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Suffolk Deeds, 1629-1697

Identifier: 8240.001

Scope and Contents

Includes published volumes of the Suffolk Deeds, Books I-XIV. Members of the Suffolk Bar and others petitioned the Board of Aldermen to have the first volume of the Suffolk deeds printed verbatim. The Mayor approved the order on April 13, 1880 "to have printed, indexed and distributed the first volume of Suffolk deeds." In subsequent years, orders were passed and approved authorizing the printing of volumes II-XIV of the Suffolk deeds.


  • Publication: 1880-1906


Historical note

The Suffolk Registry of Deeds is responsible for recording all documents relative to real estate including deed, mortgages, releases, and liens in the cities and towns of Boston, Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop. The Suffolk Registry has been recording deeds since the early 1600's. The Registry provides access to these documents for the purpose of checking ownership and to see if a title is clear (no liens against it) before the buyer purchases property or land. Documents are indexed in books by grantor and grantee, and assigned a unique book and page number.



14 Volumes

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  • Deeds Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Suffolk Deeds, 1629-1697
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Repository Details

Part of the City of Boston Archives Repository

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