Vital Records Of Washington,
Berkshire Co., Massachusetts,
To The Year 1850
The New England Historic Genealogical Society,
At The Charge Of The Eddy Town-Record Fund.
Boston, Mass., 1904.
[Transcribed by Dave Swerdfeger]
THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON, Berkshire County, was founded April 12, 1777, from the plantation called Hartwood and several contiguous grants.
October 21, 1777, a part of Washington was included in the new town of Lee.
March 12, 1783, a part of Washington was included in the new town of Middlefield.
January 31, 1795, a part of Washington was annexed to Lenox.
February 18, 1802, a part of Washington was annexed to Lenox.
POPULATION BY CENSUS:
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 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.
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.