RETURNS OF INHABITANTS AND LANDS OWNED AND IMPROVED IN PORTIONS OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY IN 1684
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(Copied verbatim) RETURNS OF INHABITANTS AND LANDS OWNED AND IMPROVED IN PORTIONS OF PHILADELPHIA COUNTY IN 1684. The following papers are contained in a MS. volume belonging to the American Philosophical Society. The returns were probably made in consequence of an order of Nicholas More, Thomas Holme, and Thomas Fairman, Justices of the Peace, dated 14th 2d mo. 1683 (0.S.), to be executed "betwixt this and three weeks inclusive: John Cocke Aged 27 yeare bath 3 hondred Acres of land whearof hee bath Improved 8 ackers. Lacey Cocke Aged 37 yeares bath 550 Ackers of land whearof hee hath Improved 30 ackers. Lacey Cocke hath A negroe 20 yeares of Age. And a _____ named Bartholomew Sprint 21 years. Widdow Jacop hath one hondred Ackers of land whearof thear is 12 ackers Improved. ffrances Jacop her Sonn living with her Aged 26 years. Petter Cake the yeounger Aged 25 years hath one hundred Ackers of land whearof hee hath Improved 3 ackers. Mathew holstin Aged 41 yeare bath one hondred & fifty Ackers of land whear thear is 12 Ackers Improved. William Snowden Aged 22 yeare bath one hondred Ackers whearof thear is 12 Ackers Improved. Peter Rambow hath 6 hondred Ackers of land whearof hee bath Improved 16 Ackers. Andrew Rambow Aged 25 yeare. John Rainbow Aged 22 yeare. Petter Dallbow Aged 36 yeare bee bath 6 hondred Ackers of land & bath Improved 12 ackers. John meefelon Aged 45 yeare hath 3 hondred Ackers of land & bath Improved 10 Ackers. John Meefelon the younger Aged 22 year. Dennis Rotchford above 16 years hath a hondred & 60 acker of land & one Acker Improved. William Askill his sarvant. John Svenson his sarvant. Pattreck Robbinson Aged 30 years bath one hondred Ackers of land Improved 12 Ackers. Robert neverbeegood his negor sarvant. [Endorsed "John Cocke Returned."] By Vertue of a Warrent Recived from Beniamin Chambers I have taken a True Account of all ye male Inhabitants from Peter Coxs Island to Andros Boons and Carcors Hooke and a Long ye mile Crick to Peter Yocumbs & King Sas to Siamancen that are above 16 years of Age to ye Age of 60 years and ye quantity of Land they Hold and How much of ye said Land is Clear. By me LAURENO DALBOE Colectr ye quantity whearof is Cleard years ould of Land Acors ========== =========== ================= Peter Coxs: 072 200 30 Gabrill Coxs abt 20 Mats Handrix abt 21 William Shute 040 Tho: Shute 017 Andris Swanson Boon 63 750 60 Swan ditto about 22 Peter ditto about 19 Andris Homan 62 160 10 Lawrence ditto 20 Banke Johnson 50 Hance Peterson 35 Luck Hank 50 Peter Ellitt 40 Lawrence Dalboe 26 120 10 William ditto 23 Andris Peterson 26 150 10 Jonas Nelson 63 200 08 Mouns ditto 20 Rennar Peterson 25 50 08 Mouns Justis 25 250 10 Charts ditto 23 Hance ditto 21 Justa Justason 28 50 6 Tho: Paschall 46 500 04 William ditto 18 Tho: Rogers 22 Henry Love 30 Obdiah Hyerson 17 Neils Johnson 200 6 Peter Yocumbe 30 400 10 John Minsterman 36 100 John Neilson 300 Wm Clayton Junr 100 [Indorsed: "Lawrence Dalboe's Return."] G. B. K.
Note: Alternate spellings for some of the above names: Nicholas Moore Thomas Holmes Widow Jacobs Frances Jacobs Peter Cake Matthew Holsten Peter Rambo Andrew Rambo John Rambo Peter Dalbow (Dalboe) Patrick Robinson Robert Neverbegood Benjamin Chambers Peter Cox Gabriel Cox Matt Hendrix Thomas Shute Peter Elliott Obadiah Hyerson William Clayton, Jr.
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