Vital Records Of Tyringham,
Massachusetts, To The Year 1850

[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]

THIS publication
is issued under the authority of a vote passed by the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 6 November, 1903, as follows:

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 Town-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 sucharrangements as may be necessary for such publication. And the treasurer is hereby instructed to honor such drafts as shall be authorized by the Councilfor this purpose.

Committee on Publications. C. B. Tillinghast, Francis Everett Blake, Charles Knowles Bolton, Don Gleason Hill, Edmund Dana Barbour.
Editor. Henry Ernest Woods.

THE TOWN OF TYRINGHAM, Berkshire County, was established March 6, 1762, prior to which time it was the new plantation called Number One.

February 27, 1811, a part of Tyringham was annexed to New Marlborough.

February 11, 1812, a part of New Marlborough was annexed to Tyringham.

April 12, 1847, a part of Tyringham was established as Monterey.

  • 1765(Prov.), 326;
  • 1776(Prov.), 809;
  • 1790(U.S.), 1397;
  • 1800 (U.S.), 1712;
  • 1810(U.S.), 1689;
  • 1820(U.S.), 1443;
  • 1830(U.S.), 1350;
  • 1840(U.S.), 1477;
  • 1850(U.S.), 821;
  • 1855(State), 710;
  • 1860(U.S.), 730;
  • 1865(State), 650;
  • 1870(U.S.), 557;
  • 1875(State), 517;
  • 1880(U.S.), 542;
  • 1885(State), 457;
  • 1890(U.S.), 412;
  • 1895(State), 363;
  • 1900(U.S.), 386.


1. WHEN places other than Tyringham 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 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. Prior to 1850, there are few entries of marriages, and no intentions of marriage, found in Tyringham town-records.

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.

  • a. ----age.
  • abt. ----about.
  • b. ----born.
  • ch. ----child.
  • chn. ----children.
  • Co. ----county.
  • C.R. ----church record (Congregational, at Monterey).
  • 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.
  • 2d. ----second.
  • 3d. ----third.

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