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== Brief History  ==
 
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[[Image:MA Plymouth Co Hull map.png|right|400px|File:MA_Plymouth_Co_Hull_map.png]]Works written on the town include:  
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*[James Lloyd Homer], ''Notes on the Seashore; or, Random Sketches, in relation to the Ancient Town of Hill ...'' (Boston, 1848), vii, 54 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=FO8WAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>  
 
*[James Lloyd Homer], ''Notes on the Seashore; or, Random Sketches, in relation to the Ancient Town of Hill ...'' (Boston, 1848), vii, 54 pp.<br>Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=FO8WAAAAYAAJ Google Books].<br>  
 
*Albert Matthews, "The Naming of Hull, Massachusetts" in the ''New England Historic Genealogical Register'', 59 [1905]: 177-186.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/cu31924100647795 Internet Archive] (rep. ed.), [http://books.google.com/books?id=NMcMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA177 Google Books], [http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-naming-of-Hull-Massachusetts/book-Lg9jurWWNUC3zhGWJS5pPQ/page1.html kobo books], and [http://www.neotake.com/ebook/the-naming-of-hull-massachusetts/dyveem.html neotake].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9479123 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] - 1905 rep. ed.<br>  
 
*Albert Matthews, "The Naming of Hull, Massachusetts" in the ''New England Historic Genealogical Register'', 59 [1905]: 177-186.<br>Digital versions at [http://archive.org/details/cu31924100647795 Internet Archive] (rep. ed.), [http://books.google.com/books?id=NMcMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA177 Google Books], [http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-naming-of-Hull-Massachusetts/book-Lg9jurWWNUC3zhGWJS5pPQ/page1.html kobo books], and [http://www.neotake.com/ebook/the-naming-of-hull-massachusetts/dyveem.html neotake].<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/9479123 WorldCat (Other Libraries)] - 1905 rep. ed.<br>  
 
*William M. Bergan, ''Old Nantasket'' (North Quincy, Mass., rev. ed., 1969), 154 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15458 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].  
 
*William M. Bergan, ''Old Nantasket'' (North Quincy, Mass., rev. ed., 1969), 154 pp.<br>[http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/15458 WorldCat (Other Libraries)].  
*Ethel Farrington Smith, ''Early Families of Hull, Massachusetts'' (Boston, 2007), xii, 254 pp.<br>{{WorldCat|123753754|disp=WorldCat (Other Libraries)}}; {{FHL|1430376|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/H2 D2s}}.  
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*Ethel Farrington Smith, ''Early Families of Hull, Massachusetts'' (Boston, 2007), xii, 254 pp.<br>{{WorldCat|123753754|disp=WorldCat (Other Libraries)}}; {{FHL|1430376|item|disp=FHL book 974.482/H2 D2s}}.
  
 
::This book includes sketches on Baker, Bartlett, Benson, Bibble, Binney, Bosworth, Bunn, Camball, Chaffey, Chamberlain, Cheevers, Cole, Collier, Coomes, Goold, Green, Hanchet, Hett, Jones, Lincoln, Lobdell, Loring, Lovrell, Melby, Milton, Nightingale, Nile, Phippen, Prince, Shore, Simons, Snow, Soper, Squire, Steel, Stone, Stubbs, Torrey, Vickery, Ward, Wheaton, and Whitman.<br>
 
::This book includes sketches on Baker, Bartlett, Benson, Bibble, Binney, Bosworth, Bunn, Camball, Chaffey, Chamberlain, Cheevers, Cole, Collier, Coomes, Goold, Green, Hanchet, Hett, Jones, Lincoln, Lobdell, Loring, Lovrell, Melby, Milton, Nightingale, Nile, Phippen, Prince, Shore, Simons, Snow, Soper, Squire, Steel, Stone, Stubbs, Torrey, Vickery, Ward, Wheaton, and Whitman.<br>
  
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull,_Massachusetts Hull Wikipedia page].<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull,_Massachusetts Hull Wikipedia page].<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
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== Vital Records  ==
 
== Vital Records  ==
  
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::This includes, in part, the church records (C.R.) and the cemetery (G.R.1).<br>
 
::This includes, in part, the church records (C.R.) and the cemetery (G.R.1).<br>
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== Cemeteries  ==
 
== Cemeteries  ==
  
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Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br>(A). ''Vital Records of Hull, Massachusetts, to the year 1850'' (Boston, 1911) [see links above under Vital Records].<br>(B). W. S. Barton, "Inscriptions from the Burying-Ground in Hull, Mass." in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 12 [1858]: 207-214, from the [http://books.google.com/books?id=wZTckNLtMVEC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207 journal], [http://plymouthcolony.net/hull/nehgr/012207.html transcribed online] and [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ma/hull_ma_inscrip.htm abstracted online]; also on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=654984 findagrave].<br>  
 
Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:<br>(A). ''Vital Records of Hull, Massachusetts, to the year 1850'' (Boston, 1911) [see links above under Vital Records].<br>(B). W. S. Barton, "Inscriptions from the Burying-Ground in Hull, Mass." in the ''New England Historical and Genealogical Register'', 12 [1858]: 207-214, from the [http://books.google.com/books?id=wZTckNLtMVEC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207 journal], [http://plymouthcolony.net/hull/nehgr/012207.html transcribed online] and [http://dunhamwilcox.net/ma/hull_ma_inscrip.htm abstracted online]; also on [http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=654984 findagrave].<br>  
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== Churches  ==
 
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#''South Shore Chronicle'', 1975-1987.  
 
#''South Shore Chronicle'', 1975-1987.  
 
#''Hull Times'' (title varies), 1979-present.
 
#''Hull Times'' (title varies), 1979-present.
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== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
 
== Libraries and Historical Societies  ==
  

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Brief History

Hull was a settlement in 1622 before it became part of Massachusetts Bay Colony. The town was placed in Suffolk County when counties were formed in 1643. For a brief time, the town was part of the Dominion of New England from 1686 to 1689. When the new Norfolk County was formed in 1793, Hingham and Hull were cherry-picked to stay in Suffolk County while Norfolk County bordered it on the west and east. Hull was annexed to Plymouth County on 18 June 1803, still leaving its west and east borders with Norfolk County. Hull remains in Plymouth County.

Historical Data[1]

Associated names

Hull once was called Nantascot.

Village or section names include Allerton, Atlantic Hill, Bayside, Bumkin Island, Calf Island, Centre Hill, Great Allerton, Great Brewster Island, Green Hill, Green Island, Gun Rock, Hampton Hill Hull Beach, Hull Village, Jerry's Island, Kenberma, Little Brewster Island, Little Calf Island, Middle Brewster Island, Natasket, Nantasket Beach, Narrows Light, Outer Brewster Island, Park Island, Peddock's Island, Pemberton, Rockland Hill, Sagamore Hill, Shag Rocks Island, Spinnaker Island, Stoney Beach, Strawberry Hill, Sunset Point, Surfside, The Graves, Waveland, Whitehead, Willow Ledge, and Windemere.

Border changes
Dates Events
29 May 1644 Nantascot changed its name to Hull. [Mass. Bay Rec., 2: 74]
7 May 1662 Brewster Islands determined by court to belong to Hull. [Mass. Bay Rec., 4: 2: 56]

Town Histories

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Town of Hull in Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

]]Works written on the town include:

This book includes sketches on Baker, Bartlett, Benson, Bibble, Binney, Bosworth, Bunn, Camball, Chaffey, Chamberlain, Cheevers, Cole, Collier, Coomes, Goold, Green, Hanchet, Hett, Jones, Lincoln, Lobdell, Loring, Lovrell, Melby, Milton, Nightingale, Nile, Phippen, Prince, Shore, Simons, Snow, Soper, Squire, Steel, Stone, Stubbs, Torrey, Vickery, Ward, Wheaton, and Whitman.
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Vital Records

The town's vital records are available in many locations:

Original records
Published records
This includes, in part, the church records (C.R.) and the cemetery (G.R.1).
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Cemeteries

The following is a list of cemeteries in present-day Hull. For more details regarding these cemeteries, see the state guide under cemeteries for books on the subject.

  1. Hull Cemetery, 1710. (A, B)

Abstracts of the cemeteries above are marked and keyed to:
(A). Vital Records of Hull, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, 1911) [see links above under Vital Records].
(B). W. S. Barton, "Inscriptions from the Burying-Ground in Hull, Mass." in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 12 [1858]: 207-214, from the journal, transcribed online and abstracted online; also on findagrave.

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Churches

The following is a list of churches established in town in order of organization date (if known) and condition of records in the 1889 survey if listed.

  1. Congregational Church, 1726-1789, records to 1767, FHL film 423528 (earlier records destroyed by fire before 1847).
  2. Methodist Episcopal, 1816, records imperfect before 1860. [perhaps the church listed next]
  3. St. Nicholas United Methodist Church, n.d.
  4. St. Mary of the Assumption Parish at St. Ann's Church, 1870 (as a mission of Hingham, 1938).
  5. St. Nicholas by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 1984.
  6. Temple Beth Shalom, n.d.
  7. Tri-Town Baptist church, n.d.
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Newspapers

  1. Hull Beacon, 1897-1920.
  2. Hull News (title varies), 1955-1974, 1986-1988.
  3. South Shore Chronicle, 1975-1987.
  4. Hull Times (title varies), 1979-present.
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Libraries and Historical Societies

The following is list of research facilities in town:

Hull Public Library
9 Main Street
Hull MA 02045
Phone 781-925-2295
Email hucirc@ocln.org

Hull Historical Society
PO Box 225
127 Spring Street
Hull MA 02045
Email hullhistoric@gmail.com

References

  1. William Francis Galvin, Historical Data Relating to Counties, Cities and Towns in Massachusetts (Boston, new ed., 1997), 61-62. WorldCat (Other Libraries); FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997
Adjacent towns: Plymouth Co.: Hingham Norfolk Co.: Cohasset