Maryland tax lists
The Maryland tax lists are a large collection of tax records for Maryland and Washington, D.C. dated between 1798-1805. The collection contains general assessment lists, particular assessment lists, and general tax books or lists.
- Majority of material found in 1798-1805
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This collections is restricted to microfilm.
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35.17 Linear Feet (23 boxes; 25 oversize folders)
15 Reels : microfilm
Language of Materials
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Deposit; U.S. Customs House, Baltimore; April 1922
Scope and Contents
This collection contains general assessments, which are lists containing the names of owners, possessors or occupants of dwelling houses, lands, wharves and slaves. Property subjected to valuation, proerpty exempt from valuation, valuation as determined by the principal assessor and valuation as revised by the Tax Commissioners are also featured in the general assessment lists.
This collection also features particular assessment lists which are descriptive lists giving dimensions of dwelling houses, cut houses, etc. and lands.
Also included in the Maryland tax lists are general tax books or lists that give the names of persons by whom the tax is the amount of valuation, rate per cent centum.
There is a general assessment list for Anne Arundel County in a large bound volume, and particular assessment lists for the following hundreds: Annapolis and Middleneck Hundreds Broad Neck and Town Neck Hundreds Elkridge and Elkridge Landing Hundreds Lyons' Creek and Lower Herring Creek Hundreds Patapsico and Magothy Hundreds Patuxent and Huntington Hundreds Severn and South River Hundreds Upper Fork and Bear Ground Hundreds Upper and Lower Road River Hundreds West River and Herring Creek Hundreds.
There are bound combined general and particular lists for Baltimore City, in addition to an 1801 general tax book. These bound volumes cover the following areas: Upper District of Baltimore City, all to the west of McClellan's Alley Eastward of Jones Falls and Binding with the run that lands under the Causeway Bridge Deptford Hundred, Fells Point Western Precints of Baltimore City.
There is a bound general assessment list for Baltimore County, a general tax book for the county, and particular assessment lists for the following hundreds: Back and Middle River Hundreds Back River Upper Hundred Middlesex Hundred North and Pipe Creek Hundreds Patapsco Hundred Patapsco Upper and Soldier's Delight Hundreds Delaware Lower and Upper Hundreds Gunpowder Upper and Mine Run Hundreds Patapsco Lower Hundred (Baltimore County).
There is a bound general assessment list for Caroline County in addition to a general tax book, and particular assessment lists for the following areas: Choptank and part of Bridge Town Hundred Done Hundred Fork and Part of Bridge Town Hundreds Part Tuckahoe and Done Hundreds.
There is a bound general assessment list, a general tax book, and particular assessment lists for Charles County.
There is a general assessment list, a general tax book, and particular assessment lists for the District of Columbia.
There is a bound general assessment list, a general tax book and particular assessment lists for the following areas: Bush River Lower and Spesutia Upper Hundreds Deer Creek Upper and Deer Creek Middle Hundreds Deer Creek Lower and ____Creek Hundreds Harford Lower and Spesutia Lower Hundreds Bush River Upper and Eden Hundreds.
There are Prince George's County particular assessment lists for the following areas: Horsepen and Patuxent Hundreds Prince Frederick Hundred King George and Grubb Hundreds New Scotland, Oxen and Bladensburg Hundreds Piscattaway and Hynson Hundreds Eastern Branch and Rock Creek Hundreds.
There are bound Queen Anne's County general assessment lists, a general tax book, and particular assessment lists for the following areas: Chester Hundred Island Hundred Town Hundred Tuckahoe Hundred Walsey, Upper and Lower Hundreds Worrell Hundred.
There are bound St. Mary's County general assessment lists, a general tax book, and particular assessment lists for the following areas: Upper and Lower St. Mary's Hundred Upper and Lower St. Clements Hundred Harvey and Lower New Town Hundred.
There are bound Somerset County general assessment lists, a general tax book, and particular assessment lists for the following areas: Little Annamessex Hundred Great Annamessex Hundred Nanticoke Hundred Rewastico Hundred Dividing Creek Hundred Wicomico Hundred Broad Creek Hundred Pocomoke Hundred Momie, Manokin and Princess Anne Hundreds.
There are bound Talbot County general assessment lists, a general tax book, and particular assessment lists for the following areas: Bay Hundred King Creek and Tuckahoe Hundreds Island and Tuckahoe Hundreds Bullenbrook Hundreds Third Haven Hundred Mill Hundred.
- Guide to the Maryland tax lists
- Under Revision
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- 2019-09-27: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Micah Connor.