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 Cumberland Town Records Collection


 Collected records, 1780-1870

 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 194

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, September 1997

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The town of Cumberland was annexed to Rhode Island from Massachusetts in 1747. In 1867, the most heavily industrialized section of town was set off as the town of Woonsocket.

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            The 1870 tax assessment was donated by Allen Cooke in 1997. The incidental bills file was purchased from Steven Gross in 1999. The provenance of the other items is unknown.

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Folder 1. List of freemen voting in the election, April 19, 1780

Folder 2. Instructions to town deputies re act to prevent sheep from roaming free, April 16, 1788

Folder 3. Tax list, 1822 (3 volumes)

Folder 4. Tax list, 1823 (2 volumes)

Folder 5. Tax list, school district 31, 1870

Folder 6. Incidental bills, May to August 1910

Folder 7. Incidental bills, September to December 1910

Folder 8. Incidental bills, January to April 1911

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No other cards filed

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