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 Hopkinton Town Records Collection

 Records collection

 Size: 0.25 linear feet

 Catalog number: MSS 200

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, March 2000

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The town of Hopkinton was formed in 1757, when it was set off from the town of Westerly. It is located in Washington County (formerly Kings County), in the southwestern part of Rhode Island.

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            The two copies in folder 2 were made from a family record book donated to the genealogical manuscripts collection by Reginald Dean in 2000. The tax records from 1820 and 1821 were acquired from the estate of Arthur W. Brown in 1909 and 1910. The school record was a gift of Ruth Crandall in 1962. The list of freemen was found in volume 3 of the "R.I.H.S.M." collection and was probably donated before 1900, but no accession record was found. The provenance of the 1822 and 1823 tax records is unknown, but they presumably arrived with similar records from other towns before 1970.

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Folder 1. Freemen - List of freemen voting on April 19. 1780.

Folder 2. Marriages recorded by Justice of the Peace David Nichols, 1790 (copy):

                        Nicholas Wilbur to Margaret Larkin, November 9 1790

                        Edward Babcock to Mary Clarke, February 14 [1790 or 1791?]

                Oath of confirmation of Constitution, recorded by David Nichols, 1790 (copy):

                        Caleb Potter, Josiah Witter, Randall Wells (twice), Samuel Wells, John Palmer

Folder 3. Schools - Daily attendance in 7th District, 1829-1830 recorded by W.H. Crandall

Folder 4. Taxes - Commission of Thomas Brightman Jr. as tax collector, 1820

Folder 5. Taxes - Tax list, 1821

Folder 6. Taxes - Tax list, 1822

Folder 7. Taxes - Tax list, 1823

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Babcock, Edward

Hopkinton, R.I. - Tax records

Schools - Rhode Island - Hopkinton

United States - Constitution

Wilbur, Nicholas

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