Yorkshire County, Maine Genealogy

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'''Yorkshire County''', Massachusetts (now Maine) was the new name given to the former [[Cornwall County, New York]] in 1692 at the time it was last transferred from [[New York|New York]] to the {{wpd|Dominion of New England}} and then to [[Massachusetts]].  
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'''Yorkshire County''', Massachusetts (now Maine) was the new name given to the former [[Cornwall County, New York]] in 1692 at the time it was last transferred from [[New York|New York]] to the [[Dominion of New England]] and then to [[Massachusetts]].<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Cornwall County, Province of New York" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_County,_Province_of_New_York (accessed 28 June 2012).</ref> <ref>Wikipedia contributors, "York County, Massachusetts" in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'' at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Massachusetts (accessed 28 June 2012).</ref>
  
 
The lands of Yorkshire County lay between the {{wpd|Kennebec River}} and the {{wpd|St. Croix River}} and stretched from the Atlantic Ocean on the southeast to the border of [[Quebec]] on the northwest side. Eventually the land of the old Yorkshire County became the greater part of the present-day state of [[Maine]] when it was separated from [[Massachusetts]] in 1820. Also, the name of Yorkshire was eventually shortened to [[York County, Maine|York County]].  
 
The lands of Yorkshire County lay between the {{wpd|Kennebec River}} and the {{wpd|St. Croix River}} and stretched from the Atlantic Ocean on the southeast to the border of [[Quebec]] on the northwest side. Eventually the land of the old Yorkshire County became the greater part of the present-day state of [[Maine]] when it was separated from [[Massachusetts]] in 1820. Also, the name of Yorkshire was eventually shortened to [[York County, Maine|York County]].  
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::The present-day Maine counties which partially included former '''Yorkshire County''' land are: [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]
 
::The present-day Maine counties which partially included former '''Yorkshire County''' land are: [[Aroostook County, Maine|Aroostook]] | [[Hancock County, Maine|Hancock]] | [[Kennebec County, Maine|Kennebec]] | [[Knox County, Maine|Knox]] | [[Lincoln County, Maine|Lincoln]] | [[Penobscot County, Maine|Penobscot]] | [[Piscataquis County, Maine|Piscataquis]] | [[Sagadahoc County, Maine|Sagadahoc]] | [[Somerset County, Maine|Somerset]] | [[Waldo County, Maine|Waldo]] | [[Washington County, Maine|Washington]]
  
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Yorkshire County, Massachusetts (now Maine) was the new name given to the former Cornwall County, New York in 1692 at the time it was last transferred from New York to the Dominion of New England and then to Massachusetts.[1] [2]

The lands of Yorkshire County lay between the Kennebec River and the St. Croix River and stretched from the Atlantic Ocean on the southeast to the border of Quebec on the northwest side. Eventually the land of the old Yorkshire County became the greater part of the present-day state of Maine when it was separated from Massachusetts in 1820. Also, the name of Yorkshire was eventually shortened to York County.

For information about residents of Yorkshire County after 1692 (now in Maine), try searching records of:

The present-day Maine counties which partially included former Yorkshire County land are: Aroostook | Hancock | Kennebec | Knox | Lincoln | Penobscot | Piscataquis | Sagadahoc | Somerset | Waldo | Washington

References

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Cornwall County, Province of New York" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornwall_County,_Province_of_New_York (accessed 28 June 2012).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "York County, Massachusetts" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York_County,_Massachusetts (accessed 28 June 2012).