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Dedham and Ardleigh Parishes Office at The Assembly Rooms
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American Connections

Connections between the Parish of Dedham, Essex U.K and the U.S.A.

Many residents of Dedham and surrounding villages emigrated to the emerging United States of America, many settling in Massachusetts. In 1636, the town of Dedham, Massachusetts was founded, taking it's name from Dedham, Essex.

From that time the links between Dedham, Essex, and descendants of early settlers in the U.S.A.have remained strong.

There are a number of celebrations of these ties between our nations in the Parish Church of St Mary.

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Psalm 8
Appolo Crew

The United States of America
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Town of Dedham

Be it here known to all that:
The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Dedham hereby offers their solicitations and best wishes to:

Officials of Dedham, England

in recognition of the Brotherhood which has always existed between our two surnamed towns, and the Friendship of it's mutual residents, and we express the Hope for future Good Fortune and continued Friendship between this Generation and Generations to come, in a Peaceful World.

Given this Sixth Day of August, in the Year of Our Lord, One Thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-Three.


George A. Coles
Helen M. Carney
Francis W. O'Brian
Gerard J. Mazzola
Marilyn Morris

Board of Selectmen
Town of Dedham