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Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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:'''in [[Massachusetts Genealogy|Massachusetts]]:''' Haverhill and [[Lawrence, Massachusetts|Lawrence]] north of the Merrimack River, and [[Methuen, Massachusetts|Methuen]]
:'''in [[New Hampshire Genealogy|New Hampshire]]:''' [[Atkinson, New Hampshire|Atkinson]], a southern wedge of [[Hampstead, New Hampshire|Hampstead]], [[Plaistow, New Hampshire|Plaistow]], and the southeast corner of [[Salem, New Hampshire|Salem]]
*'''[[Salisbury, Massachusetts|Salisbury]]''' now in [[Essex County, Massachusetts]] including the present-day towns of:
:'''in [[Massachusetts Genealogy|Massachusetts]]:''' Salisbury (or Colchester), [[Amesbury, Massachusetts|Amesbury]], and [[Merrimac, Massachusetts|Merrimac]]
:'''in [[New Hampshire Genealogy|New Hampshire]]:''' a northeast wedge of [[Hampstead, New Hampshire|Hampstead]], southern [[Kingston, New Hampshire|Kingston]], [[Newton, New Hampshire|Newton]], [[South Hampton, New Hampshire|South Hampton]], and [[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]], [[Newfields, New Hampshire|Newfields]], and [[Newmarket, New Hampshire|Newmarket]]
*'''[[Dover, New Hampshire|Dover]]''' now in [[Strafford County, New Hampshire]] including the present-day towns of Dover (or Cocheco), [[Durham, New Hampshire|Durham]], [[Lee, New Hampshire|Lee]], [[Madbury, New Hampshire|Madbury]], [[Rollinsford, New Hampshire|Rollinsford]], and [[Somersworth, New Hampshire|Somersworth]]
'''Discontinued.''' Old Norfolk County was for most purposes discontinued 22 January 1679/1680 when the Province of [[New Hampshire Genealogy|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 old Norfolk County records as late as 1714 from all parts of the old county.<ref>"Old Norfolk County Records," 20.</ref>
'''Records.''' Land deeds 1639-1714 of the old Norfolk County and her towns are housed at the Essex County Registry of Deeds in Salem, Massachusetts. These records were partially abstracted and published in:
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