Gloucester County, New York Genealogy
Gloucester County, New York was a former county of New York Province that was created in 1770 from part of Albany County on land that eventually became parts of the states of Vermont and New Hampshire. In 1772 Cumberland County gave up part of her land to Gloucester County.
On 15 Janurary 1777 Gloucester County and Cumberland County were ceded from New York to Vermont. The two counties were combined into a single short-lived county called Cumberland on the east side of Vermont. Bennington was the other county on Vermont's west side.
- See also Cumberland County, Vermont.
In 1781 Vermont extinguished Cumberland County and split her into four pieces: Orange County, Windham County, Windsor County, and Washington (old) County. The next year Washington (old) County became part of the State of New Hampshire.
For records of Cumberland (and former Gloucester) County, Vermont, see Orange County, Windham County, and Windsor County in Vermont, and New Hampshire. Some Gloucester County records created prior to 1777 may also be found at the New York State Archives in Albany, New York.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Cumberland County, New York" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_County,_New_York (accessed 20 June 2011).
- Wikipedia contributors, "Gloucester County, New York" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloucester_County,_New_York (accessed 20 June 2011).
- "Vermont County Information" in Genealogy Trails at http://genealogytrails.com/ver/county_info.html (accessed 2 October 2010).