Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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Crime News: Henry Hickey Kills Boy - Contributed by Robin Line
Misc News: Bay State Prohibitionists Meeting, Fred Hurst's Wife Addicted to Opium, Estate of Ex-Govenor Washburne,
George Holmes' Clerkship - Contributed by Robin Line
Crime News: Robert Howard's Arrest for Perjury, Mnascke Arrested for Theft, Catherine Hewson Charged with Murdering
Child, Bertram C. Spencer Convicted of Murder - Contributed by Robin Line
News-Fires: Fire at Brighton Abattoir Plant - Contributed by Robine Line
Death Notice: Henry O'Meara - Contributed by Robin Line
Death Records: Deaths in New England for 1803
Marriage Records: 1788 Marriages
Obits: Mrs. Mary A. Alfred, George C. Barrett, Eliza Manning Hawthorne
Death Notices from the 1830 Barnstable Patriot: Charles Amerage, Betsey Baker, Thomas Barker, John P. Boyd, William
A. Dow, Susan Aurelia Hall, Mrs. Sarah Hall, Thomas Hill, Edward Jackson, Child of Stephen Jackson, Samuel Keep,
Rosannah Lyon, Aaron Smith, Horatio Sweet, William H. Teale, Abigail Greenleaf Tufts, John D. Wells, Henry Williams
Marriage Notices from the 1830 Barnstable Patriot: Appleton-Melcher, Dickinson-Oliver, Denny-Gardner, Francis-Folsom,
Greene-Darracott, Hastings-Packard, Jenkins-Bragg, Lovell-Pallies, Nickerson-Bangs, Rhoades-Clapp, Turner-Gardiner,
Suffolk County, established by the Massachusetts General Court on May 10, 1643, initially included Boston,
Roxbury, Dorchester, Dedham, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham and Hull. In 1793, most of the original Suffolk County
except for Boston and Chelsea split off and became Norfolk County. In 1803, Hingham and Hull split off and joined
Plymouth County. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the annexation of adjacent towns to Boston
increased the size of Suffolk County. Suffolk County includes Boston, Chelsea, Winthrop and Revere.
Boston is the seat of Suffolk County.
[source: City of Boston Archives Guide]
Suffolk County is one of four original counties created in Massachusetts in 1643
Like an increasing number of Massachusetts counties, Suffolk County exists today only as a historical geographic
region, and has no county government.
All former county functions were assumed by state agencies in 1999.
Cities and Towns
Boston * Chelsea * Revere * Winthrop
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