The Resource Massachusetts Tax Valuation Records, 1771

Massachusetts Tax Valuation Records, 1771

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Massachusetts Tax Valuation Records, 1771
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Massachusetts Tax Valuation Records, 1771
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This collection contains the names and descriptions of taxable property of nearly 38,000 individuals who resided in 152 Massachusetts towns in 1771. Data items include type and value (in pounds, shillings, and pence) of real estate, buildings, and other assets, as well as tabulation of livestock and farm commodities produced. Specific variables pertaining to value of real estate, buildings, and other assets include annual worth of whole real estate, tons of vessels, value of trading stock, value of factorage or commissions, value of money lent at interest, and types of buildings (e.g., tanhouses, stillhouses, warehouses, gristmills, superficial feet of wharf, ironworks). With respect to tabulation of livestock, variables provide information on number of horses, oxen, cows, goats, sheep, and swine. Data describing farm commodities cover acres of pasture, number of cows the pasture will keep, acres of tillage, bushels of grain produced per year, barrels of cider produced per year, acres of salt marsh, tons of salt marsh hay per year, acres of English and upland mowing land, tons of English and upland hay per year, acres of fresh meadow, and tons of fresh meadow hay per year. Other variables specify taxpayer name, title (e.g., widow, doctor, blacksmith), and status of taxpayer (e.g., decedent, landlord, free Negro)
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  • Pruitt, Bettye
  • Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor]
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Massachusetts Tax Valuation Records, 1771
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  • 1771
  • 7734
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ICPSR07734.v1
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Label
Massachusetts Tax Valuation Records, 1771
Publication
Note
  • 1771
  • 7734
Control code
ICPSR07734.v1
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions

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