First Tax List for Philadelphia County, 1693

In the 59th Chapter of "The Great Law," passed at Upland in 1682, it had been provided that no money or goods should be raised upon or paid by any of the people of the province by way of a public tax, but by a law for that purpose made by the Governor and freemen thereof, and that no tax at any time should continue any longer than the space of one whole year. This law was substantially re-enacted, and approved by the Governor, Benjamin Fletcher, June 1st, 1693, and forms the 37th section of the law known as the " Bill of Right."

The Province of Pennsylvania was then composed of but three counties, Philadelphia, Chester, and Bucks and the Territories, or Three Lower Counties upon Delaware, New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, now comprising the State of Delaware. Philadelphia County extended indefinitely toward the northwest, bounded on either side by the counties of Chester and Bucks. Chester County included all the territory (except a small portion now in Philadelphia County) southwest of the Schuylkill River, to the extreme limits of the province, and Bucks County had for its northern boundary the Kittatinny Mountain, or as far as the land might be purchased from the Indians, a very indefinite limit, as subsequent events proved. Read more.....

Note: These pages are presented in the same manner as listed in book.

For Granting One penny per pound to King William & Queen Mary &c Wee the Assessors under Written have Taxed and Assessed the Inhabitants the respective Sums following:

Samuel Rowland £100 £__ 8s. 4d.
Peter Sherbone __ __   __
Thomas January __ __ 6 __
Thomas Bud 400 1 12 4
Joseph Kirl 250 1 __ 10
Abraham Carpenter 350 1 9 2
Andrew Derickson 800 3 6 8
John Fisher 75 __ 6 __
Edward Shippy 200 __ 16 8
Patrick Robinson 400 1 13 4
John Cox 50 __ 4 2
Henry Flower 150 __ 12 6
Arthur Cook 200   16 8
Thomas Harding __ __ 6 __
William Coleman __ __ 6 __
      Carried over £13 11 8
      Brought from other side £13 11 8
Thomas Lacey __ __ 6 __
Augustine the Trumpeter __ __ 6 __
Francis Little 30 __ 2 6
Fran Jobson Lott & Land 100 __ 8 4
Richard Basnett 150 __ 12 6
Richard Whitpains Building 500 2 1 8
Jasper Yates 500 2 1 8
Peregrine Stockdale __ __ 6 __
Francis Jones & Company 800 3 6 8
John Songhurst 30 __ 2 6
Charles Goss 800 3 6 8
John Whitpain 100 __ 8 4
James Claypoole 50 __ 8 4
Edward Claypoole 100 __ 8 4
John Claypoole 100 __ 8 4
Griffith Jones Front & Second Streets 1000 4 3 4
Thomas Parsons 80 __ 6 8
Widow Dean 30 0 2 6
Abraham Hooper 150 0 12 6
John Felles 70 __ 5 10
Bentall & Harts Brewhouse 500 2 1 8
Thomas Griffith 50 __ 4 2
James Filler 30 __ 2 6
Wm. Salshury 30 __ 2 6
John Shippy __ __ 6 __
     Sum carried over  £36 09 __
     Brought from the other side  £36 09s. __d.
Joseph Pidgeon & Company 1300 5 8 4
Anthony Burgis 100 __ 8 4
Widow Delaval 250 1 __ 10
Thomas Morris 60 __ 5 __
Samuel Cart 150 __ 12 6
Samuel Carpenter 1300 5 8 4
Samuel Jennings 150 __ 12 6
Widow Eckley 200 __ 16 8
Ben Waller __ __ 6 __
John Fleckny 60 __ 5 __
John Philpott __ __ 6 __
John Crapp 80 __ 6 8
Hermon Johnson 30 __ 2 6
Tho. Hooton & Mother 400 1 13 4
John Deplove 200 __ 16 8
Thomas Wharton 100 __ 8 4
Arthur Holdens __ __ 6 __
Joshua Carpenter 1000 4 3 4
Samuel Holt 70 __ 5 10
James Wood __ __ 6 __
Jeremiah Price __ __ 6 __
Peter Goit 300 1 5 __
Richard Kees 800 3 6 8
     Sum carried over  65 4 10
      Brought from other side £65 4s. 10d.
John Godfry 100 __ 8 4
Robert Eure 600 2 10 __
John Debran 100 __ 8 4
Peter Basilon 300 1 5
George Robinson 120 0 0
John Murry 150 __ 12 6
William Hern 72 __ __ __
Widow Alen 80 __ __ 8
John Heath Sadler __ __ __ __
John Smith __ __ __ __
Edmond Dutton __ __ __ __
Anthony Morris 800 3 6 8
Thomas Short __ __ 6 __
John Test 150 __ 12 6
Nicholas Collins __ __ 6 __
James Fox 200 __ 16 8
Cornelius Dire __ __ 6 __
Christo. Lob __ __ 6 __
John Haukins __ __ 6 __
John Otte __ __ 6 __
Edmond Ducastle 800 3 6 8
     Sum carried over  82 8 2
     Brought over  £82 8s. 2d.
Alexander Berdsly 200 __ 16 8
William Alloway __ __ 6 __
William Pascal 100 __ 8 4
John Patrick __ __ 6 __
Ceser Geslein 100 __ 8 4
James Delaplain 72 __ 6 __
Nat Sikes 100 __ 8 4
John Sands __ __ 6 __
Humphry Murry 500 2 1 8
Samuel Griffith 72 __ 6 __
Richard Perec __ __ 6 __
Thomas Harris 50 __ 4 2
John Harris __ __ 6 __
Thomas Hartly __ __ 6 __
Widow Culcup 40 __ 3 4
John Howard 30 __ 2 6
Thomas Marie 80 __ 6 8
Nat Edgcome 30 __ 2 6
Richard Barnes __ __ 6 __
Richard Cockett __ __ 6 __
William Bevan 100 __ 8 4
John Holmes 100 __ 8 4
     Sum Carried over  £__ 91 7 4
     Brought over  __ 91 7 4
Samuel Buckly 30 __ 2 6
Daniel Beaks 100 __ 2 6
Peter Charles 800 3 6 8
Philip James 200 __ 16 8
Widow Guest 250 1 __ 10
William Say 100 __ 8 4
Mary Hauge 100 __ 8 4
John Colly 72 __ 6 __
John Ward __ __ 6 __
Jeremiah Collets 200 __ 16 8
Peter Debuke 800 3 6 8
John Nash 60 __ 5 __
Abra Hardiman 100 __ 8 4
Causper Hoote 120 __ 10 __
Christo Sibthorp 150 __ 12 6
Samuel Nichols __ __ 6 __
John Heath __ __ 6 __
Tho. Meekin __ __ 6 __
Edward Shaw __ __ 6 __
John Roberts __ __ 6 __
     Carried over  £106 __ 2
     Brought over  £000 £106 __s. 2d.
John Jones __ __ 6 __
William Hunne 50 __ 4 2
Philip Howell 100 __ 8 4
John Smart 100 __ 8 4
Mathew Clements 100 __ 8 4
William Salway 50 __ 4 2
John White 50 __ 4 2
William Hudson 100 __ 8 4
Nicholas Perce 100 __ 8 4
Francis Cook 100 __ 8 4
Samuel Richardson 250 1 __ 10
James Poltis __ __ 6 __
Thomas Prichart 30 __ 2 6
William Kelly 50 __ 4 2
John Wait 30 __ 2 6
Robert Merrifeild __ __ 6 __
Bernard Vigore __ __ 6 __
John Williams 80 __ 6 8
William Wallker 80 __ 6 8
Randal Spikra 80 __ 6 8
William Brightwell 100 __ 8 4
James Vaveere __ __ 6 __
     Carried over  £113 11 __
     Brought over  £113 11s. __d.
William Laycock __ __ 6 __
Robert Wallis 50 __ 4 2
John Prichart __ __ 6 __
William Davis 40 __ 3 4
Joseph Knight 100 __ 8 4
Josh Knight 30 __ 2 6
Thomas Roberts 100 __ 8 4
Jeremiah Osborn 30 __ 2 6
George Paris 100 __ 8 4
Richard Jones __ __ 6 __
Joseph Willcox 150 __ 12 6
Abigal Willcox 60 __ 5 __
William Wait 100 __ 8 4
Ben. Holt 72 __ 6 __
Edward Douty 120 __ 10 __
Widow Elfrith 50 __ 4 2
William Carter 200 __ 16 8
John Mneooni 100 __ 8 4
John Rodman 50 __ 4 2
James Staufeild 100 __ 8 4
     Carried over  £120 10 __
     Brought over  £120 10 __
Jacob Coffin __ __ 6 __
Richard Turner 30 __ 2 6
Robert Bono __ __ 6 __
John Austin 30 __ 2 6
Constant Gray 40 __ 3 4
Doctor Hudson 100 __ 8 4
Robert Pound __ __ 6 __
Thomas Achely 40 __ 3 4
Daniel Ridges House 40 __ 3 4
Thomas Truss 200 __ 16 8
Ralph Ward 80 __ 6 8
Evan Jones 30 __ 2 6
James Polter 80 __ 6 8
Widow Welch 100 __ 8 4
Francis Rawlea 150 __ 12 6
Robert Turner 900 3 15 __
Anthony Sturgis 30 __ 2 6
Andrew Robinson 600 2 10 __
John Farmer 80 __ 6 8
Thomas Wait 100 __ 8 4
John Stevens __ __ 6 __
     Carried over  £132 13 2
     Brought over  £132 13s. 2d.
Thomas Peart 120 0 10 __
James Chick 40 __ 3 4
James Thomas 150 __ 12 6
Gabriel Willkeson 80 __ 6 8
Ellis Jones 30 __ 6 8
Gilbert Wheler 30 __ 2 6
Lionel Britton 150 __ 12 6
Benjamin Chambers 100 __ 8 4
Henry Johnson __ __ 6 __
Richard Sutton 100 __ 8 4
Jonas Smith 60 __ 5 __
John Furnis __ __ 6 __
John Palmers house &c 60 __ 5 __
James Jacob 100 __ 8 4
Thomas Fittswater Jr. __ __ 6 __
Robert Stacy 100 __ 8 4
Thomas Bristol 80 __ 6 8
Thomas Langstone 80 __ 6 8
William Southersby 40 __ 3 4
John Day 200 __ 16 8
Joshua Tittery 30 __ 2 6
  140 __ 4
     Brought over  __ £140 __ 4
James West 100 0 8 4
Jacob Turner __ __ 6 __
Henry Furnia 30 __ 2 6
John Jennett 120 __ 10 __
William Dilling 150 __ 12 6
Richard Jenett __ __ 6 __
William Freeman 30 __ 2 3
Benjamin Whithead 60 __ 5 __
Edward Farmer 200 __ 16 8
Nat Lamply 100 __ 8 4
Israel Hobs 60 __ 5 __
James Cooper 100 __ 8 4
John Otter 400 1 13 4
John Jones 500 2 1 8
Captain Billops house 100 __ 8 4
John Griffith 60 __ 5 __
German the Weaver __ __ 6 __
Edward German __ __ 6 __
Evan Griffith 30 __ 2 6
William Hard 60 __ 5 __
Joseph Taylor 100 __ 8 4
  150 7 8
     Brought from other side  £150 7s. 8d.
William Sneed 60 __ 5 __
Ralph Jackson 80 __ 6 8
John Roads 80 __ 6 8
George Harmer 72 __ 6 __
Edward Smout 150 __ 12 6
William Snoden 40 __ 3 4
Robert Tate 30 __ 2 6
Richard Whitfeild 30 __ 2 6
William Lee 200 __ 16 8
John Griffith __ __ 6 __
John Redwood 30 __ 2 6
Philip Richards 400 1 13 4
Johanes Van Laure 30 __ 2 6
Berbadoa House 100 __ 8 4
Herbert Curry 80 __ 8 4
Semercy Adams 80 __ 06 8
George Emlin 150 0 12 6
Abell Noble 60 __ 5 __
James Shaddock 50 __ 4 2
John Bolt 120 __ 10 __
Anthony Taylor 30 __ 2 3
     Carried over  £158 9 8
     Brought over  £158 9s. 8d.
Hance Peters 100 __ 8 4
Thomas Willard 30 __ 2 6
Hanah Wood 30 __ 2 6
John King 100 __ 8 4
Henry Stirk __ __ 6 __
Thomas Hill 100 __ 8 4
Samuel Atkins 250 1 0 10
George Cock __ __ 6 __
John Landisb __ __ 6 __
Mary Lash 30 __ 2 6
Charles Pickering 100 __ 8 4
Daniel Standish 100 __ 8 4
Andrew Griscome 100 __ __ 4
John Busby 40 __ 3 4
John Goodson 150 __ 12 6
Hugh Derbora 30 __ 2 6
John Parsons 150 __ 12 6
James Coat 30 __ 2 6
Henry Badcock 250 1 __ 10
James Gresham 100 __ 8 4
     Carried over  £166 8 6
     Brought over  £166 8 6

Note: The original Tax list is in the possession of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. The spelling of names, though decidedly phonetic, can scarcely be said to be worse than that which has been found in some tax books of later years.

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Source: The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, Volume VIII, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1884.


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