Medfield Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

Discover your
family's story.

Enter a grandparent's name to get started.

choose a state:
Start Now
The Pool - Medfield Massachusetts
The Pool, Medfield. 1889. Oil on canvas.

The town of Medfield, Norfolk County (formerly in Suffolk County, until 1793), was established May 22, 1650, from a part of Dedham, May 28, 1659, land was granted to Medfield. October 24, 1713, a part of Medfield was established as Medway.

Explanations

  1. When places other than Medfield and Massachusetts are named in the original records, they are given in the printed copy.
  2. In all records the original spelling is followed.
  3. The various spellings of a name should be examined, as items about the same family or individual might be found under different spellings.
  4. Marriages and intentions of marriages are printed under the names of both parties, but the full information concerning each party is given only in the entry under his or her name. When both the marriage and intention of marriage are recorded only the marriage record is printed; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk.
  5. Additional information which does not appear in the original text of an item, i.e., any explanation, query, inference or difference shown in other entries of the record, is bracketed. Parentheses are used only when they occur in the original text or to separate clauses found there — such as the birth-place of parents, in late marriage records.
  6. The double date is used in the months from January to March inclusive, prior to 1752, only when it so appears in an entry, or when it is obvious from the position of the entry in the records.

Abbreviations Used in Medfield Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850

a.— age
abt. — about
b. — born
ch. — child
chn. — children
Co. — county
d. — daughter; died; day
Dea. — deacon
dup. — duplicate entry
h. — husband
hrs. — hours
inf. — infant
int. — publishment of intention of marriage
Jr. — junior
m. — married; month
prob. — probably
rec. — recorded
s. — son
Sr. — senior
w. — wife; week
wid. — widow
widr. — widower
y. — year
2d. — second
3d. — third.

Birth Records

Marriage Records

Death Records



MLA Source Citation:

Medfield, MA. Vital Records of Medfield, Massachusetts: To the Year 1850. New-England historic genealogical society, at the charge of the Eddy town-record fund, 1903. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 10 October 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/massachusetts/medfield-massachusetts-vital-records-to-1850.htm - Last updated on Apr 6th, 2013


Categories: , ,
Topics: , ,
Locations: ,

Contribute to the Conversation!

Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Page Contents

Newsletter Signup

We currently provide two newsletters. Why not take both for a run?

Genealogy Update: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new, or significantly updated, collection or database on our website.

Circle of Nations: We send out this newsletter whenever we feature a new (or significantly updated) Native American collection or database on our website.

Once you've clicked on the Subscribe button above you'll receive an email from us requesting confirmation. You must confirm the email before you will be able to receive any newsletter.