Maine Genealogy Archives

Census and Valuation of Newcastle, 1783

Source: David Quimby Cushman, The history of ancient Sheepscot and Newcastle: including early Pemaquid, Damariscotta, and other contiguous places, from the earliest discovery to the present time: together with the genealogy of more than four hundred families (Bath Me.: E. Upton & Son, printers, 1882).

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In 1783, the year after the Revolution, there were in town, as per valuation, 28 families, consisting of 114 persons. They were distributed in families, as follows: Widow Sarah Cunningham, 5; Thomas McNear, 5; Hugh Holmes, 4; Widow Mary Kennedy, 2; Col. James Cargill, 7; Samuel McLelland, 1; Widow Mary Hodge, 2; William Kennedy, 9; Henry Kennedy, __; Robert Cochran, 5; Nancy Hopkins, 1; Peter Patterson, 5; David Cargill, 5; David Somes, 9; John Cochran, 2; Adam Cochran, 3; James Brewer, 3; Allan Malcolm, 5; Samuel Kennedy, 1; Elias Perkins, 2; William Kennedy, 1; Samuel Kennedy, 4; John Cunningham, 6; Benjamin Cheney, 5; Capt. Samuel Nickels, 12; David Linscott, 3; Alexander Duncan, 3; Benjamin Woodbridge, 4. The number of rateable polls that year was 32; polls not rateable, 3. Dwelling houses, 15; Barns, 15; Mills, none; Buildings worth £5 and upwards, none; Acres of tillage land, 53½; Acres of English mowing land, 141; Acres of fish meadows, 16;

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Acres of salt marsh, 169; Acres of pasturage, 121; Acres of woodland, 704; Acres of unimproved land, 2,113; Acres of land unimprovable, 580; vessels two, 9½ tons each; Stock in trade, none; Horses and mares, 13; Colts two years old, 1; Colts one year old, 4; Oxen, 40; three years old, 21; two years old, 32; one year old, 47; Cows, 75; Sheep six months old, 153; Swine, six months old and upwards, 49; Ounces of plate, none; Debts due, £149; Money on hand, £9, 10s. There were also on the Eastern side of the town six colored people and some on the Western.