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 Warren Town Records Collection

 Records, 1765-1876

 Size: 0.25 lin. ft.

 Catalog number: MSS 220

 Processed by: Rick Stattler, April 1995

©Rhode Island Historical Society

Manuscripts Division


Historical note:

            The present boundaries of Warren were originally within Swansea, Massachusetts. It was set off as Barrington in 1717. In 1746, the town was transferred to the state of Rhode Island, as the town of Warren. The present town of Barrington was set off from Warren in 1770. A portion of the town of Bristol was annexed to Warren in 1873.

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Scope and content:

            This collection contains several tax lists, school lists, a voting list, and miscellaneous other early town records.

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            The provenance of this material is unknown; it was probably assembled in one place circa 1980 from miscellaneous items that had been in the collection for many years. Several of the tax lists arrived in 1975 as part of the Harris-Hawes family papers.

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School records, 1874-1876, including several student lists.

Tax lists, 1765, 1774, 1786

Tax list, 1780

Tax list, 1781

Tax list, 1785

Tax list, 1787

Tax list fragments, undated, circa 1770s-1780s

Tax list, 1822

Tax list, 1823

Tax list, 1833

Voter list (by proxy), 1800

Miscellaneous: School receipt, 1770

               Petitions from Barrington, 1770, 1776

               Town meeting, 1776 (to settle election prox)

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Barrington, Rhode Island

Tax lists - Rhode Island - Warren

Schools - Warren, Rhode Island

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