Salisbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Modern town borders of Salisbury in Essex County, Massachusetts.


Changes of name and jurisdiction[edit | edit source]

1638 English settlement of Colchester in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
1640 Colchester becomes Salisbury in newly founded Norfolk County
1654 Salisbury expands and splits into Salisbury Old Town and Salisbury New Town
1668 Salisbury New Town becomes Amesbury
1680 Norfolk County becomes Essex County
1776 Massachusetts Bay Colony becomes Massachusetts, United States

Town Hall[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

5 Beach Road
Salisbury, MA 01952
Phone: 978-462-1145
Fax: 978-462-4176
Website

Early records. Information about early residents of Salisbury before 1680 may be found in Norfolk (old) County records. Norfolk (old) County was discontinued in 1680, but her records are still available.[1] For more details about these early records see Norfolk (old) County, Massachusetts.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Old Norfolk County Records," Essex Antiquarian 1, no. 2 (February 1897), 19-20. Part of NEHGS American Ancestors Search. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Film 599729 Item 2; Book 974.45 B2a.

Adjacent towns: Essex Co.: Amesbury | Newbury | Newburyport | New Hampshire: Rockingham Co.: Seabrook | South Hampton