Sandwich, Barnstable County, Massachusetts Genealogy

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Town of Sandwich in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

Town Hall[edit | edit source]

Town Clerk[edit | edit source]

145 Main St
Sandwich, MA 02563
Phone: 508-888-0340
Fax: 508-888-2497

Quick Facts[edit | edit source]

Establishment and former town name(s)[edit | edit source]

Historical data relating to counties, cities, and towns in Massachusetts (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1997), [FHL book 974.4 H2h 1997].

6 March 1638: Certain persons were ordered to "... goe to Sanditch, and set forth their bounds of the lands graunted to them". (Ply. Col. Rec., Vol I, p. 80)

Archiac name: Pocasset, Pokesset, Sanditch, Scusset, Shaume

Section/Villages within the town: East Sandwich, Farmersville, Forestdale, Greenville (extinct), Jarvesville, Monument Village (current town of Bourne), Plowed Neck, Sagamore Hill, Sand Hill, Scorton, South Sandwich, Spectacle Pond, Spring Hill, Wakeby

Wikipedia: Sandwich, Massachusetts

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

2 March 1652: Bounds between Sandwich and Barnstable to be established.

10 June 1662: Bounds between Sandwich and Barnstable to be established.

7 June 1670: Bounds between Sandwich and Plymouth as established Jan. 19, 1663, ordered to be recorded.

29 October 1672: Bounds between Sandwich and Barnstable established.

7 July 1681: Bounds between Sandwich and "Suckanesset" established.

28 October 1684: Bounds established.

28 November 1735: Bounds between Sandwich and lands of the proprietors of Mashpee confirmed.

26 February 1811: Part of the plantation of "Marshpee" annexed.

1 April 1859: Part of the district of "Marshpee" annexed.

13 March 1860: Part of the district of "Marshpee" annexed.

19 March 1872: Part re-annexed to Mashpee.

19 March 1880: Bounds between Sandwich and Falmouth established.

2 April 1884: Part established as Bourne.

27 May 1887: Bounds between Sandwich and Mashpee established and part annexed to Mashpee.

20 April 1905: Bounds between Sandwich and Mashpee established and part annexed to Mashpee.

24 April 1916: Part annexed to Barnstable.

Neighboring Towns[edit | edit source]

Barnstable | Bourne | Falmouth | Mashpee | Cape Cod Bay to the north

Resources[edit | edit source]

Biography[edit | edit source]

Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Bay View Cemetery (1864)
Main St.

Cedarville Cemetery (1805)
Rte 6A

Forestdale Cemetery (1826)
Falmouth Rd

Freeman Cemetery (1806)
Grove St.

Mount Hope Cemetery (1775)
Rte 6A

New Town Cemetery (1977)
Rte. 130

Old Quaker Cemetery (ca. 1670s)
end Quaker Road (no stones)

Old Town Cemetery (1683)
Grove St.

Percival-Hablin Family Cemetery (1831)
Farmersville Rd

Poor Farm Cemetery (1823)
Crowell and Charles Sts (no stones)

Quaker Cemetery (1694)
behind Quaker Meetinghouse

Saddle and Pillion Cemetery (1676)
at the end of Wilson Rd

St. Peters Cemetery (1865)
Grove and Pine Sts

South Sandwich Cemetery (1811)
Boardley St.

Spring Hill Cemetery (1812)
Rte. 6A

Tobey Cemetery (ca. 1788)
Quake Meetinghouse Rd.

Joe Wilson Family Cemetery (1886)
off Rte. 130

Wakeby-Goodspeed Family Cemetery (1803)
Cotuit Rd

Church History and Records[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

  1. USGS GNIS FID 618259
  2. Google
  3. Hometown Locator

Minorities[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

Societies, Libraries and Museums[edit | edit source]

Websites[edit | edit source]

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