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<center>Not to be confused with the newer [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts]] created in 1793 from part of Suffolk County.</center>
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|} [[Image:{{MANor(old)locatormap}}]] '''Norfolk (old) County''' was one of the four original [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]] counties. It was created 10 May 1643 on land partially in present-day [[Essex County, Massachusetts]], and partially in present-day [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire|Rockingham]] and [[Strafford County, New Hampshire]].<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> Norfolk (old) County included these six towns: :*'''[[Haverhill, Massachusetts|Haverhill]]''' now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including the present-day towns of: :::'''in [[Massachusetts]]:''' Haverhill, [[Methuen, Massachusetts|Methuen]], and the northern part of [[Lawrence, Massachusetts|Lawrence]] :::'''in [[New Hampshire]]:''' [[Atkinson, New Hampshire|Atkinson]], [[Hampstead, New Hampshire|Hampstead]], [[Plaistow, New Hampshire|Plaistow]], and southeast corner of [[Salem, New Hampshire|Salem]] :*'''[[Salisbury, Massachusetts|Salisbury]]''' now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including the present-day towns of: :::'''in [[Massachusetts]]:''' Salisbury (or Colchester), [[Amesbury, Massachusetts|Amesbury]], and [[Merrimac, Massachusetts|Merrimac]] :::'''in [[New Hampshire]]:''' [[Newton, New Hampshire|Newton]], [[South Hampton, New Hampshire|South Hampton]], and part of [[Seabrook, New Hampshire|Seabrook]] :*'''[[Exeter, New Hampshire|Exeter]]''' now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including the present-day towns of Exeter, [[Brentwood, New Hampshire|Brentwood]], [[Epping, New Hampshire|Epping]], [[Fremont, New Hampshire|Fremont]], [[Newmarket, New Hampshire|Newmarket]], and [[South Newmarket, New Hampshire|South Newmarket]] :*'''[[Hampton, New Hampshire|Hampton]]''' now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Hampton, [[Danville, New Hampshire|Danville]], [[Hampton Falls, New Hampshire|Hampton Falls]], [[Kensington, New Hampshire|Kensington]], [[Kingston, New Hampshire|Kingston]], [[East Kingston, New Hampshire|East Kingston]], [[North Hampton, New Hampshire|North Hampton]], and parts of [[Rye, New Hampshire|Rye]] and [[Seabrook, New Hampshire|Seabrook]] :*'''[[Portsmouth, New Hampshire|Portsmouth]]''' now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including the present-day towns of Portsmouth (or Strawberry-bank), [[Greenland, New Hampshire|Greenland]], [[New Castle, New Hampshire|New Castle]], [[Newington, New Hampshire|Newington]], and part of [[Rye, New Hampshire|Rye]] :*'''[[Dover, New Hampshire|Dover]]''' now in [[Strafford County, New Hampshire]] including the present-day towns of Dover (or Cocheco), [[Durham, New Hampshire|Durham]], and [[Stratham, New Hampshire|Stratham]] '''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 officials permitted deeds to be added to the Norfolk (old) County records as late as 1714 from all parts of the old county.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," 20.</ref> '''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: [[Image:{{MANor(old)towns}}]] *"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}}. === References === {{reflist}} {{Massachusetts|Massachusetts}} {{New Hampshire|New Hampshire}} [[Category:Norfold_(old)_County,_Massachusetts]]
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| bgcolor="#ffff99" align="center" valign="middle" | <center>Not to be confused with the newer [[Norfolk County, Massachusetts]] created in 1793 from part of Suffolk County.</center>
 
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[[Image:{{MANor(old)locatormap}}]]  
 
 
 
'''Norfolk (old) County''' was one of the four original [[Massachusetts Bay Colony]] counties. It was created 10 May 1643 on land partially in present-day [[Essex County, Massachusetts]], and partially in present-day [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire|Rockingham]] and [[Strafford County, New Hampshire]].<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> Norfolk (old) County included these six towns:  
 
 
 
:*'''[[Haverhill, Massachusetts|Haverhill]]''' now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including the present-day towns of:  
 
:::'''in [[Massachusetts]]:''' Haverhill, [[Methuen, Massachusetts|Methuen]], and the northern part of [[Lawrence, Massachusetts|Lawrence]]  
 
:::'''in [[New Hampshire]]:''' [[Atkinson, New Hampshire|Atkinson]], [[Hampstead, New Hampshire|Hampstead]], [[Plaistow, New Hampshire|Plaistow]], and part of [[Salem, New Hampshire|Salem]]
 
 
 
:*'''[[Salisbury, Massachusetts|Salisbury]]''' now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including the present-day towns of:  
 
:::'''in [[Massachusetts]]:''' Salisbury (or Colchester), [[Amesbury, Massachusetts|Amesbury]], and [[Merrimac, Massachusetts|Merrimac]]  
 
:::'''in [[New Hampshire]]:''' [[Newton, New Hampshire|Newton]], [[South Hampton, New Hampshire|South Hampton]], and part of [[Seabrook, New Hampshire|Seabrook]]  
 
:*'''[[Exeter, New Hampshire|Exeter]]''' now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including the present-day towns of Exeter, [[Brentwood, New Hampshire|Brentwood]], [[Epping, New Hampshire|Epping]], [[Fremont, New Hampshire|Fremont]], [[Newmarket, New Hampshire|Newmarket]], and [[South Newmarket, New Hampshire|South Newmarket]]  
 
:*'''[[Hampton, New Hampshire|Hampton]]''' now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including present-day towns of Hampton, [[Danville, New Hampshire|Danville]], [[Hampton Falls, New Hampshire|Hampton Falls]], [[Kensington, New Hampshire|Kensington]], [[Kingston, New Hampshire|Kingston]], [[East Kingston, New Hampshire|East Kingston]], [[North Hampton, New Hampshire|North Hampton]], and parts of [[Rye, New Hampshire|Rye]] and [[Seabrook, New Hampshire|Seabrook]]  
 
:*'''[[Portsmouth, New Hampshire|Portsmouth]]''' now in [[Rockingham County, New Hampshire]] including the present-day towns of Portsmouth (or Strawberry-bank), [[Greenland, New Hampshire|Greenland]], [[New Castle, New Hampshire|New Castle]], [[Newington, New Hampshire|Newington]], and part of [[Rye, New Hampshire|Rye]]  
 
:*'''[[Dover, New Hampshire|Dover]]''' now in [[Strafford County, New Hampshire]] including the present-day towns of Dover (or Cocheco), [[Durham, New Hampshire|Durham]], and [[Stratham, New Hampshire|Stratham]]
 
 
 
'''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 officials permitted deeds to be added to the Norfolk (old) County records as late as 1714 from all parts of the old county.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," 20.</ref>  
 
 
 
'''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:  
 
[[Image:{{MANor(old)towns}}]]
 
*"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}}.
 
 
 
=== References ===
 
 
 
{{reflist}}  
 
 
 
{{Massachusetts|Massachusetts}} {{New Hampshire|New Hampshire}}  
 
 
 
[[Category:Norfold_(old)_County,_Massachusetts]]
 

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Not to be confused with the newer Norfolk County, Massachusetts created in 1793 from part of Suffolk County.
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Old Norfolk County in Massachusetts and New Hampshire red; modern Norfolk County yellow.
Norfolk (old) County was one of the four original Massachusetts Bay Colony counties. It was created 10 May 1643 on land partially in present-day Essex County, Massachusetts, and partially in present-day Rockingham and Strafford County, New Hampshire.[1] Norfolk (old) County included these six towns: :*Haverhill now in Essex County, Massachusetts including the present-day towns of: :::in Massachusetts: Haverhill, Methuen, and the northern part of Lawrence :::in New Hampshire: Atkinson, Hampstead, Plaistow, and southeast corner of Salem :*Salisbury now in Essex County, Massachusetts including the present-day towns of: :::in Massachusetts: Salisbury (or Colchester), Amesbury, and Merrimac :::in New Hampshire: Newton, South Hampton, and part of Seabrook :*Exeter now in Rockingham County, New Hampshire including the 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 the present-day towns of Portsmouth (or Strawberry-bank), Greenland, New Castle, Newington, and part of Rye :*Dover now in Strafford County, New Hampshire including the present-day towns of Dover (or Cocheco), Durham, and Stratham 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 officials permitted deeds to be added to the 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:
Norfolk County in Massachusetts and New Hampshire (created in 1643 part of Massachusetts Bay Colony) had six towns shown in red and black. This is overlaid on a map of present-day MA and NH town borders in white.
*"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. === 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.