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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.


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