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Call No.: MS Am 770
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Essex County (Mass.).
Title: Essex County (Mass.) records
Quantity: .25 linear feet (7 volumes in 1 box)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Records kept by Isaac Mansfield (1720-1792) and later his son, Isaac Mansfield (1750-1826), in their capacities as justice, coroner, and notary for the county of Essex; also includes the elder Mansfield's cashbook.
- HOLLIS for manuscripts by the elder Mansfield held by the Harvard University Archives.
- Isaac Mansfield (1750-1826) Papers (Fam. Mss. 592) Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts.
- Essex County (Mass.) Records; Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts..
Isaac Mansfield (1719? or 1720? - 1792) was born in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a son of Captain Isaac and Anna Mansfield. He received an AB from Harvard College in 1742. He settled in Marblehead and married Ruth Ames. He became Justice of the Peace in 1761 under colonial rule, and later under the Revolutionary government in 1777. He lived for a time in Topsfield and Danvers, moving back to Marblehead in 1785. He served a year in the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1789), was part of the Massachusetts convention to ratify the constitution, and served as a Marblehead selectman. His wife Ruth died in 1784 and they had had only one surviving son, Isaac Mansfield (1750-1826). In 1790 he married Mrs. Hannah Tewksbury of Marblehead, and he died on April 12, 1792.Isaac Mansfield (1750-1826) received an AB from Harvard College in 1767, was ordained in 1776, and served as a chaplain in the Revolutionary Army. He married Mary Clap of Scituate, left the ministry in 1787, and became a magistrate, later succeeding to his father's town offices. He had two sons, Theodore and Isaac. Mrs. Mansfield died in Marblehead in 1806 and he died in Boston in 1826.
Arranged into the following series:
- I. Isaac Mansfield cashbook, 1783-1786
- II. Essex County (Mass.) Coroner's records, 1800-1808
- III. Essex County (Mass.) Justice of the peace records, 1762-1764; 1766-1768; 1785; 1789-1790
- IV. Essex County (Mass.) Notary publick's records, 1787-1792
Records kept by Isaac Mansfield (1720-1792) and later his son, Isaac Mansfield (1750-1826), in their capacities as a justice of the peace, coroner, and notary for the county of Essex in Massachusetts; also includes the elder Mansfield's cashbook. Earliest records included here were for the Massachusetts Colony, later ones were kept after the American Revolution. All records kept by the elder Mansfield except the Coroner's records for 1800-1808, which were kept by his son. Most records recorded in Marblehead, Massachusetts.