Maidstone, Essex County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Historically, the largest religious groups in Vermont were the Congregational, Baptist, Roman Catholic, and Methodist churches. For general information about Vermont denominations, view the New Hampshire Church Records wiki page.

To see the churches in TOWN, visit.

Church records and the information they provide vary significantly depending on the denomination and the record keeper. They may contain information about members of the congregation, such as age, date of baptism, christening, or birth; marriage information and maiden names; and death date. The following are church records available online for the town of TOWN:

City Directories[edit | edit source]

Land Records[edit | edit source]

The following are online land records for the town of TOWN:

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

The following are online maps of the town of TOWN:

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most probate records are kept at the town level. The following are online probate records for the town of TOWN:

Town Histories[edit | edit source]

Town Records[edit | edit source]

In Vermont, most records are kept at the town level and generally began being kept at the founding of the town. These records may include the following:

  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Burials
  • Cemetery records
  • Appointments
  • Earmarks
  • Estrays (stray animals)
  • Freemens' oaths (men eligible to vote)
  • Land records
  • Mortgages
  • Name changes
  • Care of the poor
  • School records
  • Surveys
  • Tax lists
  • Town meeting minutes
  • Voter registrations
  • Warning outs (of town)

The following are TOWN town records available online:

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

The town clerk is responsible for these records, and so most originals can be found at the town clerk's office.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Births[edit | edit source]

Marriages[edit | edit source]

Deaths[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Brief History[edit | edit source]

Maidstone was chartered on October 12, 1761. Despite Hamilton Child's enthusiastic comment in his 1887 Gazetter that "probably no town in the state has more valuable bottom lands [for farming] than Maidstone," the town never attracted many residents. Its top population was reached with just under 300 at the time of the Civil War, and the number has declined ever since. The population at the 2010 US Census was 208.

Many interesting aspects, such as first automobile, first lawsuit, first physician, etc.,  of Maidstone's history can be found in the 2007 Maidstone Town Plan[1]  [2]

Historical Data
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Town Histories
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Early Settlers of Maidstone, Vermont

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records
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Probate Records
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The probate district for Maidstone is Essex.
Essex Probate Court
Main St.
Box 426
Island Pond, VT 05846
Phone: (802) 723-4770

Church Records
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City Directories
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Maidstone Town Directory

Maps
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Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Maidstone. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Essex County, website at this link.  

Town Records
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The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Maidstone Town Clerk's Office. These include Vital records, Maidstone, Vermont, 1796-2000, and Deeds and land records, 1788-1905; index, 1788-1932.

Maidstone Town Office
508 Vermont Route 102
Maidstone, VT 05905
Mailing Address: PO Box 118, Guildhall, VT 05905
Phone: (802) 676-3210
Email: maidstonetownclerk@gmail.com
Website: http://www.maidstone-vt.org/town-hall

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Libraries and Historical Societies[edit | edit source]

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.

References
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Adjacent towns: