by the New-England Historic Genealogical Society,
At the Charge of
The Eddy Town-Record Fund.
publication is issued under the authority of a vote passed by
the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 6 November, 1901,
Voted: That the sum of $20,000, from the bequest of the late
Robert Henry Eddy, be set aside as a special fund to be called
the Eddy Tow-.Record Fund, for the sole purpose of publishing
the Vital Records of the towns of Massachusetts, and that the
Council be authorized and instructed to make such arrangements
as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer
is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized
by the Council for this purpose.
Committee on Publications.
C. B. TILLINGHAST,
CHARLES KNOWLES BOLT0N,
FRANCIS EVERETT BLAKE,
DON GLEASON HILL,
EDMUND DANA BARBOUR
HENRY ERNEST WOODS.
P. H. GILS0N COMPANY
TOWN OF WASHINGTON, Berkshire County, was founded April 12,
1777, from the plantation called Hartwood and several contiguous
October 21, 1777, a part of Washington was included the new
town of Lee.
March 12, 1783, a part of Washington was included the new town
January 31, 1795, a part of Washington was annexed Lenox.
February 18, 1802, a part of Washington was annexed to Lenox.
by Census: 1776 (Prov.), 75O; 1790 (U.S.), 588; 1800 (U.S.),
914 1810 (U.S.), 942 ; 1820 (U.S.), 750; 1830 (U.S.), 701 ;
1840 (U.S.), 991 ; 1850 (U.S.), 953 ; 1855 (State), 1068; 1860
(U.S.), 948 ; 1865 (State), 859; 1870 (U.S.), 694; 1875 (State),
603 ; 1880 (U.S.), 493 ; 1885 (State), 470; 18go (U.S.), 434;
1895 (State), 423 1900 (U.S.), 377.
1. When places other than Washington 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
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
a. -- age
abt. -- about
b. -- born
ch. -- child
chn. -- children
Co. -- county
d. -- daughter; died; day
Dea. -- deacon
dup. -- duplicate entry
h. -- husband
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
1st. -- first
2d. -- second
3d. -- third