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Suffolk County, Massachusetts
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Website Updates:

September 2018

Biography - James Bowdoin, Governor of Massachusetts
Biography - Increase Sumner, 3rd Governor of Massachusetts

Aug 2018

1790 Census, Bellingham, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Braintree, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Brookline, now of Middlesex County
1790 Census, Chelsea
1790 Census, Cohasset, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Dedham, now of Norfolk County
1790 Census, Hingham, now of Plymouth County
1790 Census, Hull, now of Plymouth County

U. S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Korean War
U. S. Military Fatal Casualties of the Vietnam War

MARRIAGES:
CHANDLER, Mr. Patrick Henry to EATON, Miss Eliza A.
CRAFT, Mr. Daniel C. to DUNTON, Miss Elizabeth
CUNNINGHAM, Mr. George W. to DOWNER, Miss Eliza J.
EMERSON, Mr. Richard W. to WILLIAMS, Miss Clarinda A.

DEATHS:
BELL, Benjamin Franklin, son of Mr. Benjamin Bell
COOLIDGE, Louisa H., wife of Mr. Amos Coolidge
COPELAND, Eliza A., wife of Joseph W. Copeland

A-G surnames pre-1850 Birth Records for Chelsea; Death Records for Chelsea

May 2018
Crime News: Henry Hickey Kills Boy

January 2018
Misc News: Bay State Prohibitionists Meeting, Fred Hurst's Wife Addicted to Opium, Estate of Ex-Govenor Washburne, George Holmes' Clerkship
Crime News: Robert Howard's Arrest for Perjury, Mnascke Arrested for Theft, Catherine Hewson Charged with Murdering Child, Bertram C. Spencer Convicted of Murder
News-Fires: Fire at Brighton Abattoir Plant
Death Notice: Henry O'Meara
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, Woods-Briggs

Suffolk County
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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