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Ms. Codex 1261 - Philadelphia County (Pa.). Commissioners - The particulars of each person's estate, as appears by the township and ward assessors' returns as follows
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Other: Ms. Codex 1261 - Philadelphia County (Pa.). Commissioners - The particulars of each person's estate, as appears by the township and ward assessors' returns as follows
Author:
Philadelphia County (Pa.). Commissioners.
Title:
The particulars of each person's estate, as appears by the township and ward assessors' returns as follows [manuscript] / by Jacob Umstat, Barnaby Barnes, Andrew Bankson, John Roberts [?], Joseph Stamper, and Paul Engle Jun[ior], County Assessors.
Origin:
[Philadelphia], 1767.
Physical description:
279 leaves : paper ; 375 x 245 mm. bound to 385 x 257 mm.
Summary:
Records of individual tax assessments for Philadelphia County for 1767, arranged by township or ward. A table of contents at the beginning of the manuscript lists the townships and wards (f. i recto). Entries list real property, livestock, and financial debts and assets, as well as often listing occupations and occasionally noting number of children. Slaves and servants are listed in some entries. A few women, mostly widows, have their own entries. An assessment of the property of Thomas and Richard Penn, proprietors of Pennsylvania, follows the ward and township entries (f. 251r).
Notes:
Ms. codex.
Title from caption title (f. 1r); additional title supplied by cataloger based on similar lists at other repositories.
Foliation: Paper, i + 277 + i; [i, 1], 2-251, [25 blank, ruled leaves]; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto. The flyleaf before the manuscript is detached and laid in.
Layout: 2 columns of entries, each divided into 5 columns for a rough whole-number assessment; name, itemized property, and notes; and pounds, shillings, and pence of itemized property and total assessment. Verticals and divisions between entries ruled in red ink.
Script: Written in a cursive script.
Binding: Modern cloth, with leather spine label for the title Philadelphia tax record.
Origin: Written in Philadelphia in 1767.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1261
Manuscript location:
Rare Book & Manuscript Library University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1261
 
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