The Early Records of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts, 1672-1706: Volume V


A Complete Transcript of the Town Meeting and Selectmen’s Records Contained in Book Five of the General Records of the Town

In 1886, the Town of Dedham published its first volume of printed records including births, deaths, and marriages (1635–1845). In 1888, they published the second volume, records from several churches, and inscriptions from cemeteries (1638–1845). Volume Three, Book One of the town records and a transcript of the Selectmen’s Day Book (1636–1659), was published in 1892. The fourth volume, published in 1894, contains a complete transcript of the Town Meeting and Selectmen’s Records contained in Book Three of the General Records of the town (1659–1673). This fifth volume “reproduces the record book known as Book Five, and is a continuation of the general records of the town and of the selectmen from the end of Book Three, the last published volume of ancient records.” It contains “a large number of tables of tax assessments. The tables found in the first one hundred and ninety-two pages have here been reproduced in table form, but from that point the tables and figures have been omitted from the printed pages, but all the names found in the table have been printed.” An illustration of the official town seal and separate indices to full-names and subjects augment the text.

Don Gleason Hill

(1899), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, 420 pp.

ISBN: 9780788426391