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Chapter 14: civil History. Shire-Town of Middlesex. half shires. Records removed to Charlestown; the General Court orders their return. removal and return
., II. 38. the courts continued to be held in Cambridge, as the shire-town of Middlesex.
As the business of the courts there is much increased, it was ordered, Oct. -90, that Capt. Laurence Hammond deliver to the order of the County Court for Middlesex the records of that county; that is to say, all books and files by him former fice for the registry of deeds was open in Cambridge, being the shire-town of Middlesex; the Representative of Charlestown insisted that his town was the shire; and c office for registering of deeds and conveyances of lands for the County of Middlesex be forthwith opened and kept at the shire-town of Cambridge.
Mass. Prov. R 55.
Wee, whose names are underwritten, being appoynted by the County Cort of Middlesex to provide a house of Correction, with a fit person to keep the same, do make