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Becket, Massachusetts Vital Records
Births, Deaths, & Marriages 
1755 - 1850

Order item B170
The book is 81 pages, not indexed, names listed alphabetically, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $19.98 + 3.99 shipping & handling charge (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).

THE TOWN OF BECKET, Berkshire County, was established June 21, 1765, prior to which time it was the new plantation called Number Four. 
March 12, 1783, a part of Becket was included in the new town of Middlefield. 
February 3, 1798, certain common lands lying between Becket, Blandford, Chester, and Loudon were annexed to Becket. 
March 1, 1810, a part of Loudon was annexed to Becket. 

Population by Census: 1776 (Prov.), 414; 1790 (U.S.) 751; 1800 (U.S.), 930; 1810 (U.S.), 1028; 1820 (U.S.), 984; 1830 (U.S.), 1063; 1840 (U.S.), 1342; 1850 (U.S.), 1223; 1855 (State), 1472; 1860 (U.S.), 1578; 1865 (State), 1393; 1870 (U.S.), 1346; 1875 (State), 1329; 1880 (U.S.), 1123; 1885 (State), 938; 1890 (U.S.), 946; 1895 (State), 888; 1900 (U.S.), 994. 


1. When places other than Becket 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; and where a marriage appears without the intention recorded, it is designated with an asterisk. 
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. 

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