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Establishment and former town name(s)

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].

14 June 1763: Lands belonging to the Indians...in Mashpee be and hereby are erected into a district by the name of Mashpee..." for three years. (Prov. Laws, Vol. IV, p. 639)

20 March 1767: Act of June 14, 1763, revived, to be in force until July 1, 1770.

9 February 1776: Act of June 14, 1763, revived, to be in force until the end of the session of the general Court enxt after Nov. 1, 1779.

25 November 1779: Act of June 14, 1763, revived, to be in force until Nov.1, 1785

12 June 1788: Act of June 14, 1763, repealed; in this act the spelling is "Marshpee". The act provides that three presons be appointed as Guardians at Marshpee, for ten years.

30 January 1789: All former laws respecting Marshpee Indians repealed and a board of overseers established.

7 March 1797: Act of June 12, 1788, made perpetual until repealed by the Legislature.

28 May 1870: Incorporated as a town, by the name of Mashpee, formerly the district of Marshpee.

Archiac name: Marshpee, Popponesset, South Sea, Waquoit

Section/Villages within the town: Aquashenet, Chimquist, East Mashpee, Indian Meeting House, Maushop Village, Poponesset, Seconnet, Segreganset, South Mashpee, Succonesset, Wakeby

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Boundary Changes

22 January 1795: Bounds between "Marshpee" and Barnstable established.

26 February 1811: Part of the "plantation of Marshpee" annexed to Sandwich.

31 March 1834: the plantation of Marshpee established as the District of Marshpee.

17 March 1841: A tract of land formerly in the plantation of Marshpee annexed to Falmouth.

1 April 1859: Part of the district of Marshpee annexed to Sandwich.

13 March 1860: Part of the district of Marshpee annexed to Sandwich

19 March 1872: Part of Sandwich re-annexed.

18 June 1885: Bounds between Mashpee and Falmouth established.

27 May 1887: Bounds between Mashpee and Sandwich established and part of Sandwich annexed.

28 March 1894: Bounds between Mashpee and Barnstable established.

20 April 1905: Bounds between Mashpee and Sandwich established and part of Sandwich annexed.

24 April 1916: Bounds between Mashpee and Barnstable established.

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