Tax Lists
1683 & 1708/9
Extracted from
Two Centuries in the History of the
Presbyterian Church, Jamaica, Long Island
The Oldest Existing Church of the
Presbyterian Name, in America
James M. MacDonald, D. D.
1862


[Transcribed by Jane Devlin]




[Transciber's note:-- The following list from 1683 provides the name of the taxpayer, the amount of land & the value of the estate. The units by which the land is measured is not provided, but may be acres. The estate is given in terms of , s. d. -- jd]

1683 Tax List
Taxpayer Land Estates
, s. d.
Capt. CARPENTER 52 186 00 00
John RODES, Sr. 40 120 00 00
Thomas SMITH, Sr. 45 145 00 00
Jonathan DEINE 18 058 00 02
John EVERIT 30 104 00 00
Joseph SMITH 42 170 00 00
Thomas BAYLES 33 119 00 00
Thomas WIGENS, Jr. 08 022 00 00
John WIGENS 00 036 00 00
Girsham WIGENS 00 041 00 00
Edward HIGBEE 30 092 00 00
Joseph THURSTON 46 164 00 00
William FOSTER 35 116 00 00
Samuel SMITH 50 204 00 00
Nicholas EVERIT 50 176 00 00
Daniel WHITHED 45 118 00 00
Clem SALMON 10 033 00 00
William CREED 70 160 00 00
Peter STRINGHAM 12 061 00 00
Benjamin COE 27 085 00 00
Samuell MESSENGER 10 080 00 00
Nathaniell LYNAS 10 032 00 00
John OLDFIELD 36 124 00 00
George WOOLSEY, Jr. 25 081 00 00
John MAN 22 111 00 00
Sam MATHEWS 24 108 00 00
John FOSTER 8 047 00 00
Jane FOSTER 22 066 00 00
Richard JONES 14 037 00 00
Jonahtan MILLS 16 119 00 00
Jonas WOOD 5 051 00 00
John WOOD 15 055 00 00
Elias BAYLES 4 040 00 00
John SMITH, Jr. 8 065 00 00
Samuell DENTON 6 064 00 00
Alexander SMITH 13 047 00 00
Zachariah MILLS 19 083 00 00
Abell GALLE 21 098 00 00
Fulke DAVIS 8 039 00 00
Samuell DAVIS 11 050 00 00
John HINDES 6 048 00 00
Richard DENTON 0 042 00 00
Nehemiah SMITH 22 116 00 00
Wait SMITH 36 110 00 00
John SMITH, Sr. 26 086 00 00
John & Jos. LUDLY 30 154 00 00
John CARPENTER 13 078 00 00
Samuell MILS 30 103 00 00
Nath DENTON, Jr. 15 087 00 00
Sam DEINE, Sr. 34 139 00 00
Sam DEINE, Jr. 4 022 00 00
John DEINE 5 040 00 00
Nath DENTON, Sr. 55 153 00 00
George MILLS 4 034 00 00
George WOOLSEY, Sr. 36 168 00 00
Widow ASHMAN 21 075 00 00
John ROWLIFSON & Fred 16 104 00 00
Thomas WELLIN 30 065 00 00
John BAYLES 22 098 00 00
Sam RUSCOE 16 044 00 00
John HANSON 14 118 00 00
Derick POWLESON 22 107 00 00
Cornelius BARNSON 10 050 00 00
Rich EVERIT 10 022 00 00
Hugh FORDE 0 030 00 00
Thomas SMITH, Jr. 9 043 00 00
William BRINGSCEL 3 044 00 00
Edw. BURROWS 5 032 00 00
Caleb CARMAN 19 198 00 00
John RODES, Jr. 9 079 00 00
Tho FOSTER 0 032 00 00
John CARMAN 0 028 00 00
Tho. WOOLSEY 10 040 00 00
John FREEMAN 6 089 00 00
Beniamin JONES 6 058 00 00
William WHITE 3 038 00 00
Hope CARPENTOR 4 055 00 00
Randolph EVANS 9 009 00 00
Barnet CATERLIN 0 018 00 00
John FOSTER 0 046 00 00
Jerem HUBARD 6 034 00 00
Daniel DENTON 0 056 00 00



"Remarks on the [following] list: The donominations of money are , s., d., qrs., & wampum. I suppose 5 wampus were a farthing. We have here all the taxable inhabitants of the town of Jamaica. We see odd affixes to persons of the same name, as SMITH, Cord, i.e. Cordwainer or shoemaker; SMITH, Red hd, i.e. red haired, red head; FOSTER, Comb, whether it means wool comber, or what, I can't guess; SMITH, Pond, who lived at Bever Pond; Sam'l DENTON, Smith, i.e., blacksmith. -- H. O. Jr."

4 Feb 1708/9 Rate List for 51
Taxpayer s. d. q. w.
Cornelius BAISE 0 3 3 0 0
Widow COE 0 3 6 3 1
John CARPENTER, Jr. 0 3 8 2 0
John BRASS 0 3 0 1 1
Andrew GAILE 0 4 10 0 2
Daniel COE 0 6 4 2 2
Nathan'l SMITH 0 2 1 2 4
John COKEFAIR 0 8 1 1 4
Joseph COE 0 5 3 1 3
John MILLS 0 4 5 1 1
Jona'n MILLS, Sr. 0 4 1 1 1
Jona'n MILLS, Jr. 0 0 2 0 0
Powel AMBERMAN 0 4 5 2 2
Samuel SCITMORE 0 4 6 3 3
Daniel WHITHEAD 0 3 9 0 0
John CLEARE 0 4 9 0 0
John TALMAN 0 1 0 0 0
Eliacam HEDGER 0 0 5 0 0
John HENDRICKSON 0 0 3 0 0
Johanas ELDERTSON 0 0 3 0 0
Christian SNEDICER 0 0 3 0 0
William JOHNSON 0 7 1 0 0
Charles RANDALL 0 0 10 0 0
Richard EVERITT 0 0 4 0 0
William CORNELL 0 0 7 0 0
Gershom WIGGINS 0 6 9 3 1
Simum BLOOME 0 5 10 2 0
John BLEUW 0 5 8 2 2
William GOLDER 0 3 3 3 3
Samuel HIGBIE 0 4 10 1 3
Thomas THURSTON 0 0 4 0 0
John COE 0 0 5 0 0
William BLOODGOOD 0 0 1 2 0
Justice MASTIN 0 0 1 2 0
John GRAY 0 0 5 0 0
Anthony WATERS 0 17 5 2 3
Johanas BRUER 0 5 9 1 3
Obadiah WILKINS 0 1 11 2 0
Richard BETTS 0 0 10 0 0
Hope RODES 0 3 6 2 2
Jonas DEAN, Jr. 0 4 10 1 3
Benjamin SMITH 0 4 3 0 4
Nicolas EVERIT, Jr. 0 2 1 0 0
John HANSON 0 17 6 1 2
Hanse BARGIN 0 2 9 1 1
Tunis HANSON 0 0 2 0 0
William CREED, Sr. 0 9 7 1 3
Widow OKLY 0 2 9 0 4
John GARISON 0 0 7 0 0
John RODES 0 7 10 1 1
Mrs. WOOLSEY 0 1 9 0 0
William LUDLUM 0 5 11 2 0
John GAILE 0 16 8 0 0
John MOREHEAD 0 2 4 2 2
John WRIGHT 0 0 7 0 0
Adrian HEGEMAN 0 1 2 0 0
Nathaniel HIGBE 0 7 1 1 3
Sam'l DENTON (Smith) 0 5 10 0 0
Elias DOUGHTY 0 0 7 0 0
Daniel SMITH 0 5 1 2 2
Thos. WELLING 0 7 3 3 3
Sam'l SMITH (red hd) 0 7 11 3 1
Jos. CARPENTER 0 0 2 0 0
Nath'l DENTON, Jr. 0 6 0 0 2
Sam'l BAYLUYS 0 7 7 0 4
Wm. CREED, Jr. 0 9 10 1 1
Thos. WHITHEAD 2 15 1 1 3
Capt. Geo. WOOLSEY 0 7 3 1 1
John SMITH, Jus 0 10 11 2 0
Thos. HUMPHRES 0 1 4 0 0
Rem DURLAND 0 9 11 0 4
Garret DURLAND 0 9 9 0 4
Peter GARASON 0 8 5 2 2
Jacob RAMSON 0 10 7 0 0
Johanas WILLIAMSON 0 8 1 2 0
John SNEDICER 0 7 1 0 0
John LAMBERSON 0 7 102 0
Theodorus POLEHEMUS 0 19 7 1 3
Jacob COLYER 0 1 6 0 0
Eldert LUCAS 0 12 5 2 4
Jehonas BUKOUT0 1 4 0 0
Hendrik LOT 0 16 5 2 2
Jacob JOHNSON 0 3 7 1 3
Dow JOHNSON 0 12 2 1 3
John DEANE 0 4 1 3 1
Samuel DEANE 0 4 7 0 4
Hendrick BRASS 0 4 2 2 2
Tunes HUFF 0 2 0 2 0
Peter HENDRICKSON 0 0 4 2 0
Garitt JOHNSON 0 8 11 2 4
Garitt CLASON 0 16 10 0 4
John OKEY 0 12 4 2 0
John WESON 0 0 7 1 1
Samuel DURLING 0 0 7 2 0
Stephen STEPHENSON 0 8 2 2 2
Benj. THURSTON 0 18 6 0 0
Benj. WIGGINS 0 5 6 0 0
Wm. CARPENTER 0 4 11 0 0
John PROBASCO 0 8 4 1 1
Elias BAYLIES 0 5 6 1 1
Samuel CARPENTER 0 8 1 3 1
Wm. BRINKLEY 0 0 5 3 1
Jacob LOWESE 0 1 11 2 0
Jos. OLDFIELD 0 7 2 2 2
Sam'l THURSTON 0 3 11 1 3
Hope MILLS 0 5 6 2 0
John MESSENGER 0 2 8 0 0
Abm. LOT 0 8 1 0 2
David FORMAN 0 1 10 3 1
Wait SMITH, Jr. 0 3 3 0 0
Nathan SMITH 0 2 6 2 4
Nicolas STILLWELL 0 5 1 0 2
Peter WHITE 0 5 10 2 2
Justice Robt. READE 0 2 5 2 0
Josiah WIGGINS 0 9 4 3 3
Sam'l SMITH (Cord) 0 6 9 3 3
Ebenezer SMITH 0 2 1 1 1
Jonas DEAN, Jr. 0 0 2 0 0
Nath'l DENTON, Jr. 0 10 0 3 1
Daniel DEAN 0 4 2 1 1
Samuel CLOWS (Clerk) 0 1 6 0 0
Sam'l MILLS, Jr. 0 6 0 0 0
Thos. HOWEL 0 2 6 0 0
John FOSTER (Comber) 0 1 4 0 0
Gavrill LUFF 0 3 11 0 0
Jos. SMITH 0 11 5 2 2
James DEATON 0 0 8 8 8
Widow GOLDIN 0 0 1 2 0
Zachariah MILLS 0 5 0 0 0
John CARMAN 0 0 10 0 0
Sam'l MILLS, Sr. 0 4 8 1 8
Jos. LUDLUM 0 3 8 0 0
John LUDLUM 0 8 8 0 0
Jas. LEWIS 0 0 5 0 0
Waite SMITH, Sr. 0 9 7 0 2
Neh'h SMITH, Sr. 0 4 11 2 4
Neh'h SMITH, Jr. 0 2 9 1 3
Capt. John CARPENTER 0 6 3 2 4
Daniel BULL 0 1 8 0 0
Thomas SMITH, Jr. 0 4 10 3 3
Abell GAILE 0 3 8 1 4
Thos. GAILE 0 5 6 0 4
Neb'h GAILE 0 2 3 0 0
Wm. MOSS 0 3 0 2 4
Jona's WATERS 0 11 0 0 0
Doc. BEEKMAN 0 3 4 2 0
John SMITH, Jr. 0 4 2 2 4
Jos. BURTON 0 3 5 2 4
Sam'l FISCH 0 4 8 0 0
Hope CARPENTER 0 7 10 8 8
Jonas WOOD, Jr. 0 10 10 0 0
Timothy WOOD 0 1 10 1 1
Thos. WIGGINS 0 6 4 0 4
Charles WILLIAMS 0 0 11 0 0
John WOOLSEY 0 5 11 1 3
Hend'k HEGEMAN 0 11 5 2 4
Thos.BURUS 0 4 11 0 0
John BURUS 0 1 4 0 0
Sam'l DENTON 0 1 4 0 0
John FOSTER, Jr. 0 6 5 3 1
Wm. Jones 0 5 3 2 0
Charles SMITH 0 1 8 0 0
Thos. WOOLSEY 0 5 5 1 1
Jonas WOOD, Jr. 0 0 2 0 0
Solomon CARPENTER 0 2 5 0 0
Thos. SMITH (Cord) 0 3 10 0 0
Richard OLDFIELD 0 13 6 0 2
Wm. OLDFIELD 0 8 0 2 4
John PEARCE 0 0 5 0 4
Frederick VAN LEW 0 17 10 2 2
John EVERITT 0 7 8 0 0
David WATERS 0 5 1 3 3
Sam'l SMITH, Sr. 0 6 3 3 1
Mrs. WHITHEAD 0 4 9 1 1
Doct. OCQUART 0 2 0 0 0
Francis SAWYER 0 0 7 0 0
Justice EVERITT 0 9 10 1 3
Noah SMITH 0 0 2 0 0
Thos. PETIT 0 2 6 1 3
George CIMBAL 0 0 2 0 0
Justice WHITHEAD 2 11 10 2 4
Joseph FANTON 0 0 2 0 0
Andrew MARINER 0 1 8 0 4
Widow HINKSMAN 0 0 3 0 0
Widow HADLOCK 0 3 2 2 0
Thos. WATERS 0 6 2 0 4
Amos SMITH 0 5 4 2 0
Edward HARE 0 0 4 2 0


The above rate being 51 16s 9d, whereof 50 3s 1d to be paid ot Col. Abm. DEPEYSTER, Treasurer of the Colony, and the remainder 1, 13s 8d to remaine to ye townes use. made by us
Thos WATERS & Amos SMITH, Assessors
Town Records, III, 58 to 60.

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