Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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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:

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:


  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.