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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Massachusetts]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Norfolk_(old)_County,_Massachusetts|Norfolk (old) County]]'' <br> '''Norfolk (old) County''' was one of the four original [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]] counties. It was created in 10 May 1643.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," ''Essex Antiquarian'' 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx American Ancestors Search]. {{WorldCat|18623145|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a}}. Includes a map of the six towns.</ref> It included these six towns: :*'''[[Haverhill, Massachusetts|Haverhill]]''' (now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including present-day towns of Haverhill, Methuen, and the northern part of Lawrence in Massachusetts, and Atkinson, Hampstead, Plaistow, and part of Salem in New Hampshire) :*'''[[Salisbury, Massachusetts|Salisbury]]''' (now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including present-day towns of Salisbury (or Colchester), Amesbury, and Merrimac in Massachusetts, and Newton, South Hampton, and part of Seabrook in New Hampshire) :*'''[[Exeter, New Hampshire|Exeter]]''' (now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Exeter, Brentwood, Epping, Fremont, Newmarket, and South Newmarket) :*'''[[Hampton, New Hampshire|Hampton]]''' (now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Hampton, Danville, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, East Kingston, North Hampton, and parts of Rye and Seabrook) :*'''[[Portsmouth, New Hampshire|Portsmouth]]''' (now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Portsmouth (or Strawberry-bank), Greenland, New Castle, Newington, and part of Rye) :*'''[[Dover, New Hampshire|Dover]]''' (now in [[Strafford County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Dover (or Cocheco), Durham, and Stratham) Old Norfolk County was discontinued 22 January 1679/1680 when the Province of [[New Hampshire]] was formed. '''Records.''' Land deeds 1639-1678 of the old Norfolk County and her towns are housed at the Essex County Registry of Deeds in Salem, Massachusetts. These deeds were abstracted and published as part of: *"Old Norfolk County Records," ''Essex Antiquarian'' 1, no.&nbsp;2 (February 1897): 19-24 continued in additional issues. Each volume indexed. Part of NEHGS [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx American Ancestors Search]. {{WorldCat|18623145|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL Film 599729 Item 2+; Book 974.45 B2a}}. *Essex Society of Genealogists (Lynnfield, Massachusetts), ''Essex County deeds 1639-1678&nbsp;: abstracts of volumes 1-4, copy books, Essex County, Massachusetts'' (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2003). {{WorldCat|54973077|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1169736|item|disp=FHL Book 974.45 R28e}}. Includes a fullname index. === References === {{reflist}}
 
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'''Norfolk (old) County''' was one of the four original [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]] counties. It was created in 10 May 1643.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," ''Essex Antiquarian'' 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx American Ancestors Search]. {{WorldCat|18623145|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a}}. Includes a map of the six towns.</ref> It included these six towns:  
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:*'''[[Haverhill, Massachusetts|Haverhill]]''' (now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including present-day towns of Haverhill, Methuen, and the northern part of Lawrence in Massachusetts, and Atkinson, Hampstead, Plaistow, and part of Salem in New Hampshire)  
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:*'''[[Salisbury, Massachusetts|Salisbury]]''' (now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including present-day towns of Salisbury (or Colchester), Amesbury, and Merrimac in Massachusetts, and Newton, South Hampton, and part of Seabrook in New Hampshire)  
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:*'''[[Exeter, New Hampshire|Exeter]]''' (now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Exeter, Brentwood, Epping, Fremont, Newmarket, and South Newmarket)  
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:*'''[[Hampton, New Hampshire|Hampton]]''' (now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Hampton, Danville, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, East Kingston, North Hampton, and parts of Rye and Seabrook)  
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:*'''[[Portsmouth, New Hampshire|Portsmouth]]''' (now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Portsmouth (or Strawberry-bank), Greenland, New Castle, Newington, and part of Rye)  
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:*'''[[Dover, New Hampshire|Dover]]''' (now in [[Strafford County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Dover (or Cocheco), Durham, and Stratham)
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Old Norfolk County was discontinued 22 January 1679/1680 when the Province of [[New Hampshire]] was formed.  
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'''Records.''' Land deeds 1639-1678 of the old Norfolk County and her towns are housed at the Essex County Registry of Deeds in Salem, Massachusetts. These deeds were abstracted and published as part of:  
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*"Old Norfolk County Records," ''Essex Antiquarian'' 1, no.&nbsp;2 (February 1897): 19-24 continued in additional issues. Each volume indexed. Part of NEHGS [http://www.americanancestors.org/search.aspx American Ancestors Search]. {{WorldCat|18623145|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|53754|item|disp=FHL Film 599729 Item 2+; Book 974.45 B2a}}.  
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*Essex Society of Genealogists (Lynnfield, Massachusetts), ''Essex County deeds 1639-1678&nbsp;: abstracts of volumes 1-4, copy books, Essex County, Massachusetts'' (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2003). {{WorldCat|54973077|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1169736|item|disp=FHL Book 974.45 R28e}}. Includes a fullname index.
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=== References ===
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United States Gotoarrow.png Massachusetts Gotoarrow.png Norfolk (old) County
Norfolk (old) County was one of the four original Massachusetts Bay Colony counties. It was created in 10 May 1643.[1] It included these six towns: :*Haverhill (now in Essex County, Massachusetts including present-day towns of Haverhill, Methuen, and the northern part of Lawrence in Massachusetts, and Atkinson, Hampstead, Plaistow, and part of Salem in New Hampshire) :*Salisbury (now in Essex County, Massachusetts including present-day towns of Salisbury (or Colchester), Amesbury, and Merrimac in Massachusetts, and Newton, South Hampton, and part of Seabrook in New Hampshire) :*Exeter (now in Rockingham County, New Hampshire including present-day towns of Exeter, Brentwood, Epping, Fremont, Newmarket, and South Newmarket) :*Hampton (now in Rockingham County, New Hampshire including present-day towns of Hampton, Danville, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, East Kingston, North Hampton, and parts of Rye and Seabrook) :*Portsmouth (now in Rockingham County, New Hampshire including present-day towns of Portsmouth (or Strawberry-bank), Greenland, New Castle, Newington, and part of Rye) :*Dover (now in Strafford County, New Hampshire including present-day towns of Dover (or Cocheco), Durham, and Stratham) Old Norfolk County was discontinued 22 January 1679/1680 when the Province of New Hampshire was formed. Records. Land deeds 1639-1678 of the old Norfolk County and her towns are housed at the Essex County Registry of Deeds in Salem, Massachusetts. These deeds were abstracted and published as part of: *"Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897): 19-24 continued in additional issues. Each volume indexed. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2+; Book 974.45 B2a. *Essex Society of Genealogists (Lynnfield, Massachusetts), Essex County deeds 1639-1678 : abstracts of volumes 1-4, copy books, Essex County, Massachusetts (Bowie, Md.: Heritage Books, 2003). At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974.45 R28e. Includes a fullname index. === References ===

  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a. Includes a map of the six towns.