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January 01, 1912 -


SUFFOLK gained from NORFOLK when Boston gained all of Hyde Park. (Mass. Acts 1911, ch. 469, sec. 1/p. 450 and ch. 583, sec. 1/p. 600)

May 08, 1874 - January 01, 1912


SUFFOLK gained small area from NORFOLK when Boston gained from Brookline. (Mass. Acts 1874, ch. 220, sec. 1/p. 143)

January 05, 1874 - May 08, 1874


SUFFOLK gained from MIDDLESEX and NORFOLK when Boston gained all of Brighton, Charlestown, and West Roxbury. (Mass. Acts 1873, ch. 286, sec. 1/p. 716, ch. 303, sec. 1/p. 747, and ch. 314, sec. 1/p. 810)

January 03, 1870 - January 05, 1874


SUFFOLK gained from NORFOLK when Boston gained all of Dorchester. (Mass. Acts 1869, ch. 349, sec. 1/p. 646)

January 06, 1868 - January 03, 1870


SUFFOLK gained from NORFOLK when Boston gained all of Roxbury. (Mass. Acts 1867, ch. 359, sec. 1/p. 754)

February 22, 1841 - January 06, 1868


SUFFOLK lost to ESSEX when town of Saugus gained from Chelsea. (Mass. Acts 1841, ch. 30, sec. 1/p. 350)

March 25, 1834 - February 22, 1841


SUFFOLK gained from NORFOLK when Boston gained Thompson Island from Dorchester. (Mass. Acts 1834, ch. 102/p. 129)

March 06, 1804 - March 25, 1834


SUFFOLK gained from NORFOLK when Boston gained from Dorchester. (Mass. Acts 1804, ch. 45, sec. 1/p. 412)

June 18, 1803 - March 06, 1804


SUFFOLK lost towns of Hingham and Hull to PLYMOUTH. (Mass. Acts 1803, ch. 14, sec. 1/p. 246)

June 20, 1793 - June 18, 1803


SUFFOLK lost to creation of NORFOLK. (Mass. Acts 1793, ch. 43, sec. 1/p. 272 and ch. 9, sec. 1/p. 314)

February 17, 1747 - June 20, 1793


[17 Feb 1746/1747] SUFFOLK lost to PROVIDENCE (R.I.) when Rhode Island implemented the 1746 royal settlement of the provincial boundary with Massachusetts; SUFFOLK eliminated from Rhode Island. (Arnold, 2:157; RiverI. Recs., 5:207-209)

July 10, 1731 - February 17, 1747


SUFFOLK lost to creation of WORCESTER. (Mass. Col. Acts, vol. 2, ch. 8 [1730-1731], sec. 1/p. 584)

March 15, 1690 - July 10, 1731


[15 Mar 1689/1690] SUFFOLK gained non-county area in Conn. when Mass. created the town of Woodstock. Woodstock lay almost entirely within present Conn., the result of uncertain geographical knowledge and disagreement over the line bet. the two colonies. (Bowen, Disputes, 53-58; Bowen, Woodstock, 1:31)

February 27, 1665 - March 15, 1690


[27 Feb 1664/1665] SUFFOLK gained from Rhode Island Colony when royal commissioners set the provincial boundaries of Mass., New Plymouth, and R.I. along the Blackstone River and the east side of Narragansett Bay, pending conclusive royal decision. (Arnold, 1:315)

May 31, 1664 - February 27, 1665


[May 1664] SUFFOLK lost to the New Plymouth Colony when a joint commission from Massachusetts and Plymouth demarcated their mutual boundary ("Old Colony Line"). (Bradford, 427 n.)

July 08, 1663 - May 31, 1664


SUFFOLK lost to Rhode Island when the provincial boundary was adjusted after King Charles II granted Rhode Island a charter as a self-governing corporate colony. (Bowen, Disputes, 33; Swindler, 8:368)

May 10, 1643 - July 08, 1663


SUFFOLK created as one of four original counties in Massachusetts. SUFFOLK included territory in the northeast corner of present Rhode Island. (Mass. Recs., 2:38)

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