Whittredge court cases, Essex County, MA, 17th century



My earliest Whittredge ancestors (on my paternal grandmother’s side) came from England and settled in Essex County, Massachusetts. They, like many others at the time, were a disputatious lot and were involved in numerous court cases, often over what we — from a distance, historically speaking — would consider minor matters. The Essex County court records are extraordinarily complete and well preserved.

Below is a downloadable Word document wherein are contained excerpts of a few such cases.



— Roger Whittredge Smith






See also:

Whittredge court case, Essex County, MA 1668








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