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c. 1688 - List of Kent County Landowners

List of Kent County Land Owners

Partial list of Kent County freeholders, their families, and their servants made around 1688, listing their names, ages, and amount of land they owned.

Transcription:

(Page six)  FREEHOLDERS AND FAMILIES

NAMES

AGE

NO.

ACRES OF LAND

NAME L.

Nicholas Bartlett

55

 

50

 

 

John Newell 

50

5

500

 

Elizabeth his wife (Newell's)

22

 

 

 

John Newell Jr.

3

 

 

 

William his son

1

 

 

 

Thomas Hethard

50 

5

800

 

Anna his wife

40

 

 

 

William his son

15

 

 

 

Ralph his son

9

 

 

 

Mellesent his daughte

17

 

 

 

John Robbison

30

5

200

 

Elinor his wife 

20

 

 

 

George Robbinson his brother

23

 

100

 

Thomas Groves  

58

 

100

 

Tho. Robbison

2

 

 

 

Robert Edmons

35

3

200

 

His wife, Priscilla

26 

 

 

 

John, his son b. 1685 

2

 

 

 

Jacob Emerson 

30

3

150

 

His wife

27

 

 

 

His son  

5

 

 

 

George Cendall & wife

25  or thereabouts

 

 

 

Samuel Mott  

35

200

 

His wife Sarah  

23

 

 

 

His son 

2

 

 

 

One French servant man 

40

 

 

 

Thos. Rouse

60

500

 

Mary his wife

55

 

 

 

3 negroes, 2 men & 1 woman

 

 

 

 

A negro child

3

 

 

 

Wm. Nichols  

45

5

100

 

Margarett, his wife

40

 

 

 

Robert, his son 

18

 

 

 

One daughter 

16

 

 

 

 son more  

14 

 

 

 

Reference:

 RG 0000.003 Proprietary Papers, 1688.