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Whately (Mass.)

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Whately Town Records, 1717-1900.

4 reels (0.5 linear feet).
Call no.: MS 408 mf

The Connecticut River Valley town of Whately, Mass., was first settled by Europeans in about 1672, separating from the northern section of Hatfield and displacing the Norwottucks, or Fresh Water Indians. Officially incorporating in 1771, the town’s economy has been based primarily in agriculture, including the production of tobacco, potatoes, and dairy.

The four reels of microfilm that comprise this collection contain records of the town of Whately, Mass., from settlement in the middle of the nineteenth century, including records of the Congregational Church, deeds, and vital records (births, baptisms, marriages, deaths).

Background on Whately (Mass.)

The Connecticut River Valley town of Whately, Mass., was first settled by Europeans in about 1672, separating from the northern section of Hatfield and displacing the Norwottucks, or Fresh Water Indians. Officially incorporating in 1771, the town’s economy has been based primarily in agriculture, including the production of tobacco, potatoes, and dairy.

Contents of Collection

Microfilm of the town’s records include lists of baptisms, marriages, deaths, as well as minutes of meetings.

Collection inventory
Church records
1770-1875
Reel 1
Town records: Deeds (1717-1883); Financial records (1836-1867), Miscellaneous (1848-1878)
1717-1878
Reel 2
Town records: Vital records (1749-1856), Vital records: marriages (1795-1894), Deeds (1717-1883), Vital records and miscellaneous (1771-1850)
1717-1894
Reel 3
Town records: Births, marriages, and deaths (1850-1900)
1850-1900
Reel 4
Administrative information
Location of Originals

Microfilmed from originals in custody of the Town Clerk, Whately.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Dec. 2015.

Copyright and Use (More informationConnect to publication information)

Cite as: Whately (Mass.) Town Records (MS 408 mf). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Subjects

  • Whately (Mass.)--History

Types of material

  • Microfilm