Homicide among Adults in Colonial and Revolutionary New England, 1630-1797

Compiled by Randolph Roth and Cornelia Hughes Dayton

October 2009 version

The data on homicide among adults in colonial New England were compiled by Randolph Roth for his study of American Homicide (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2009) and by Cornelia Hughes Dayton for her study of Women before the Bar: Gender, Law, and Society in Connecticut, 1639-1789 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1995). The sources are described in those studies. The data on Massachusetts were gathered with the assistance of Robb Haberman, Brian Carroll, Alexis Antracoli, and Eliza Clark. The data on murders of children under the age of 16 will be posted when Roth completes his study of Child Murder in America.

The spreadsheets and worksheets contain homicide data from the entire region over the entire period, with the exception of Rhode Island. The data on Rhode Island are incomplete after 1720. Roth plans to complete the research in the Rhode Island newspapers and judicial archives at a later date and post a full set of worksheets.

Spreadsheets

Worksheets


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