Massachusetts Towns

5 boxes (2 partial)

This collection is stored at Firestone Library.

Requests will be delivered to Manuscripts Division, RBSC Reading Room .

Collection Creator: De Coppet, Andre, 1892-1953..

Dates: 1691-1875.

Extent: 5 boxes (2 partial)

Languages: English.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Researchers may be required to use surrogates of collection items stored in special vault facilities.

Description

This series contains papers relating to various towns in Massachusetts. The majority of items are legal documents in the form of land deeds, writs, and tax forms. The series is arranged alphabetically by name of town and chronologically within each town file. In the cases of documents featuring multiple parties, the following arrangement generally applies: Writs are filed by the town of the defendant. Letters are filed by the town of the writer. Land deeds are filed by the town in which the land was located. Researchers should note that individuals and families may be found in multiple documents both within town files as well as across the entire series. Of particular note in this regard are Justice of the Peace Abel Lawrence and Massachusetts Congressional Representative John Locke. The final folder in the series contains miscellaneous general documents related to the state of Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

Massachusetts Towns; 1691-1875; Andre De Coppet Collection, Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University Library.

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    Abington, Mass 1764 May 17 Explore Multiple Containers
    Acton, Mass 1754 February 27-1768 July 26 Explore Multiple Containers
    Ashby, Mass 1770 June 10-1875 June 14 Explore Multiple Containers
    Ashol, Mass 1826 December 18 Explore Multiple Containers
    Bedford, Mass 1789-1792 April 9 Explore Multiple Containers
    Beverly, Mass 1690 December 25 Explore Multiple Containers
    Billerica, Mass 1827 January 18 Explore Multiple Containers
    Boston, Mass 1728 June 7-1831 May 2 Explore Multiple Containers
    Boxborough, Mass 1814 February 1 Explore Multiple Containers
    Brookfield, Mass 1748-1807 May 18 Explore Multiple Containers
    Brookline, Mass 1744 September-1785 July 16 Explore Multiple Containers
    Chelmsford, Mass 1764 March 30 Explore Multiple Containers
    Cohasset, Mass 1771 June 8 Explore Multiple Containers
    Dedham, Mass 1765 September 2 Explore Multiple Containers
    Duxbury, Mass 1804 June 22 Explore Multiple Containers
    Falmouth, Mass 1727 May 1 Explore Multiple Containers
    Gloucester, Mass 1815 Explore Multiple Containers
    Groton, Mass 1757-1856 Explore Multiple Containers
    Hadley, Mass 1786 October 20 Explore Multiple Containers
    Haverhill, Mass 1772 October 25 Explore Multiple Containers
    Hingham, Mass 1759 June 29-1784 March 15 Explore Multiple Containers
    Holliston, Mass 1775 February Explore Multiple Containers
    Ipswich, Mass 1754 July 22-1813 January 29 Explore Multiple Containers
    Leicester, Mass 1763 December 20-1789 October 14 Explore Multiple Containers
    Leominster, Mass 1832 May 7 Explore Multiple Containers
    Littleton, Mass 1755 April-1770 June 4 Explore Multiple Containers
    Lunenburg, Mass 1761 March 2 Explore Multiple Containers
    Lynn, Mass 1823 January 21-1861 March 11 Explore Multiple Containers
    Marblehead, Mass 1774 August 16 Explore Multiple Containers
    Methuen, Mass 1771 May 14 Explore Multiple Containers
    Milton, Mass dates not examined Explore Multiple Containers
    Deed 1715 April 8 Box 24, Folder 32
    Nantucket, Mass 1817 April 2 Explore Multiple Containers
    Newburyport, Mass 1774-1788 May 21 Explore Multiple Containers
    Newton, Mass 1814 June 28 Explore Multiple Containers
    Pepperell, Mass 1753 March-1826 February 11 Explore Multiple Containers
    Roxbury, Mass 1757 March 18 Explore Multiple Containers
    Salem, Mass 1787 July 16-1831 September 29 Explore Multiple Containers
    Scituate, Mass 1716 May 25-1817 January 21 Explore Multiple Containers
    Sherborn, Mass 1694 January 16-1793 April 10 Explore Multiple Containers
    Springfield, Mass 1660-1691 Explore Multiple Containers
    Stoughton, Mass 1739-1764 September 26 Explore Multiple Containers
    Stow, Mass 1764 December 19 Explore Multiple Containers
    Sudbury, Mass 1777 March 3-1815 January 24 Explore Multiple Containers
    Suffield, Mass 1727 August 10-1748 June 16 Explore Multiple Containers
    Taunton, Mass 1712 June 30 Explore Multiple Containers
    Townsend, Mass 1763 September 30-1770 June 14 Explore Multiple Containers
    Truro, Mass 1774 February 28 Explore Multiple Containers
    Tyngsborough, Mass 1794 June 30 Explore Multiple Containers
    Walpole, Mass 1749 September 28-1774 January 24 Explore Multiple Containers
    Waltham, Mass 1814 February 1 Explore Multiple Containers
    Watertown, Mass 1649 April 27-1816 February 20 Explore Multiple Containers
    West Cambridge, Mass 1815 May 22 Explore Multiple Containers
    Westfield, Mass 1699 March 2-1831 October 7 Explore Multiple Containers
    Westford, Mass 1766 May 19 Explore Multiple Containers
    Woburn, Mass 1720 June 20 Explore Multiple Containers
    Massachusetts - Miscellaneous 1729 June 14-1824 October 1 Explore Multiple Containers