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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.  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:  
 
'''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.  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:
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:*'''[[Haverhill, Massachusetts|Haverhill]]''' (now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including present-day towns of Haverhill, [[Methuen, Massachusetts|Methuen]], and the northern part of [[Lawrence, Massachusetts|Lawrence]] '''in [[Massachusetts]]''', and [[Atkinson, New Hampshire|Atkinson]], [[Hampstead, New Hampshire|Hampstead]], [[Plaistow, New Hampshire|Plaistow]], and part of [[Salem, New Hampshire|Salem]] '''in [[New Hampshire]]''')
:::'''in [[Massachusetts]]'''
 
:::*Haverhill  
 
:::*[[Methuen, Massachusetts|Methuen]],  
 
:::*the northern part of [[Lawrence, Massachusetts|Lawrence]]  
 
:::'''in [[New Hampshire]]'''  
 
:::*[[Atkinson, New Hampshire|Atkinson]]  
 
:::*[[Hampstead, New Hampshire|Hampstead]]  
 
:::*[[Plaistow, New Hampshire|Plaistow]]  
 
:::*part of [[Salem, New Hampshire|Salem]]
 
 
 
 
:*'''[[Salisbury, Massachusetts|Salisbury]]''' (now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including present-day towns of Salisbury (or Colchester), [[Amesbury, Massachusetts|Amesbury]], and Merrimac, Massachusetts|Merrimac]] '''in [[Massachusetts]]''', and Newton, South Hampton, and part of Seabrook in New Hampshire)  
 
:*'''[[Salisbury, Massachusetts|Salisbury]]''' (now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including present-day towns of Salisbury (or Colchester), [[Amesbury, Massachusetts|Amesbury]], and Merrimac, Massachusetts|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)  
 
:*'''[[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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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:

Discontinued. Old Norfolk County was mostly discontinued 22 January 1679/1680 when the Province of New Hampshire was formed. The northern four towns were transferred to New Hampshire. The towns of Haverhill and Salisbury were added to Essex County, Massachusetts for court purposes. But the government permitted deeds to be recorded in Norfolk (old) County records as late as 1714 from all parts of the old county.[2]

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 in:

References

  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19. 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.
  2. "Old Norfolk County Records," 20.