, Newburyport, MA

January 16, 2013

This Day in History

Newburyport Daily News

---- — On this day in 1790, Dudley Atkins was authorized by the General Court to change his name to Dudley Atkins Tyng. The change was requested by a distant relative to allow him to receive a large inheritance, some of which today includes the town of Tyngsborough.

— Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury