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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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TOWN CENSUS AND VALUATION
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.