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Mansfield, Connecticut Vital Records
Births, Marriages, & Deaths
1703 - 1850
(Records extracted from the town registers.)
For Births - Order item B361
The book is 201 pages, not indexed, names listed alphabetically, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $39.98 + $3.99 shipping & handling charge (Add $1.00 S&H for each additional volume ordered).
For Marriages - Order item B362
The book is 74 pages, not indexed, names listed alphabetically, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $14.98 + $3.99 shipping & handling charge.
For Deaths - Order item B399
The book is 35 pages, not indexed, names listed alphabetically, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $6.98 + $3.99 shipping & handling charge.
For All 3 Books - Order item B400
The book is 314 pages, not indexed, names listed alphabetically, soft cover with a plastic comb binding, and available for $59.98 which includes shipping & handling charges.
For All 3 Books on CD-ROM - Order item B400.1
Available on CD-ROM disk. All three books published in Portable Document Format (PDF) which can be read by the Adobe Acrobat Reader program. This program is free and is included on the disk. You may then search the file for names, dates, and places using the FIND or SEARCH function. Cost is $14.95 plus $3.99 shipping and handling.
COPIED FROM THE TOWN RECORDS BY
SUSAN W. DIMOCK
THE BAKER & TAYLOR COMPANY
5 AND 7 EAST SIXTEENTH STREET
TOWN OF MANSFIELD, CONN.
Miss Ellen D. Larnedís valuable History of Windham County, tells us that Mansfield was included in a tract of land left by Joshua, third son of a Mohegan chief, to Capt. John Mason and fifteen other gentlemen from Norwich. After the tract was surveyed, and divided into lots, three sites were "selected for villages. The Hither Place, now Old Windham village, the Ponde Place, now Mansfield Centre, and the valley of the Willimantic, near the site of the Willimantic Borough."
The town of Mansfield was incorporated in May, 1703, but it was not until 1710 that Mr Eleazer Williams, son of Rev. John Williams of Deerfield, Mass, was ordained a pastor of the first church.
In 1737, the town was divided into North and South Parishes, and in 1744 a second church was established in the North Parish, over which Rev. Wm. Thorp from Lebanon, was ordained as pastor. There are very few records of the second church in its early days.
In these old records, I find what are evidently the same names, spelled differently; for instance, Slaughter and Slater, Royse and Royce, Dimuck, Dimmick, or Dimock. Often under the same entry, you will find all the spellings. I have copied them according to original spelling as far as possible.
The records of Coventry, Conn., have been received with so much appreciation, that I have been encouraged to compile the records of Mansfield, Conn.
I hope that the State may be induced to print the records of the old towns. They are fast becoming illegible. In many cases they are already partly destroyed. This is especially true of church records. Unless this subject is soon taken up systematically, much that is of the greatest value will be lost forever.
I have received most valuable assistance in this work from Mr. Bradley M. Sears, the present Town Clerk of Mansfield.
I also wish to make acknowledgment for assistance rendered by Mr. A. W. Buchannan, of Mansfield Centre.
SUSAN WHITNEY DIMOCK.
August 1, 1898.
25 EAST 60TH STREET, NEW YORK,
AND SOUTH COVENTRY, CONN.
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