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Tax Assessment: Pencader Hundred, Welsh Settlement, New Castle Del, Before 1791
Posted by: Milisia Hanlin (ID *****7317) Date: January 12, 2009 at 08:53:37
In Reply to: Re: Pencader Hundred, Iron Hill: Welsh Settlement 1709-1720, New Castle, Delaware by Milisia Hanlin of 744

Assessment: Tax List Enumeration of Residents in Pencader Hundred, [New Castle County, Delaware] prior to 1791:

Beginning middle P:952...

“Thomas COOCH came from England, and in 1746, purchased a tract of land in Pencader, containing two hundred acres, being a part of the land warranted to William JAMES. He resided in this hundred, and purchased other lands in the vicinity of the tract above-mentioned. On the 8th of July, 1776, there was resurveyed to him two hundred and twenty-nine acres on a warrant of resurvey granted June 5, 1776.

In September of the same year, [1776] while the British were in this neighborhood just previous to the skirmish, they had their headquarters on land of Thomas COOCH, at the present site of J. Wilkins COOCH’s residence. During this skirmish, the mill on these premises was burned by the British.

At the time of his death, in 1791, Mr. COOCH was the owner of eight hundred and fifty acres and one hundred and forty-two perches of land in the Welsh tract. This property was divided among his heirs, and the larger part of it has descended and in now in the possession of William and J. Wilkins COOCH. The old forge, erected in connection with the “Abbington Iron Works” is on land owned by them.

Among the papers of Thomas Cooch was found an assessment list of Pencader Hundred, with the amount of tax paid by each person.

The assessment was made by Thos. JAMES, and contained the following names and amounts [in pounds]:

Richard Thomas, 22
John Wattson, 18
Thomas Cooch, 22
Thomas James, 22
James Jones, 18
Nathaniel Evans, 22
David John, 18
Daniel Howells, 12
David Rees, 8
David John (smith), 8
John Williams, 12
Nathaniel Williams, 22
John David (cooper), 10;
Rachel Griffith (widow), 8
John Elder, 10
John Porter, 10
James Read, 12
William Moore, 8
David Davies, 8
David Barr, 20
David Hutton, 10
John Lattimore, 8
John Mitchell, 12
James Pierson, 8
John Thomas, 15
Enoch Morgan, 10
Daniel Oborn, 16
John Steel, 14
John Griffith, 8
Thomas Wilson, 10
Thomas Rees, 10
James Anderson, 20
Phillip Grimes, 10
James Grimes, 8
William Williams, 10
Robert Stewart, 10
John Hill, 8
Jane David (widow), 8
Alexander Fairis, 12
Robert Jonson, 8
Simon James, 22
Thomas James Jr., 8
Mary Evans (widow), 8
John Henderson, 10
Benjamin Underwood, 14
Alexander Porter, 10
John Crafford, 8
William Fairis, Jr., 15
Richard Griffith, 20
John Davies, 16
David Evans, 10
John McWhorter, 10
John Fairis, 12
Denis David (widow), 10
Moris Morgan, 10
Thomas Williams, 20
David Thomas, 10
Benjamin Evans, 8
Joseph Moore, 8
John Griffith, 10
Thomas Lewis, 14
Howel Williams, 14
John Miller, 14
Francis Alexander, 8
William Fairis, 10
William Addear, 10
Hugh Haughey, 8
Joseph Thomas, 18
Thomas Thomas, 16
John Evans, 8
Henry Rowland, 10
David Rowland, 8
David Howels, 14
James McSparence, 8
John Brown (weaver), 8
James Brefford, 8
Daniel Griffith, 8
Thomas Wattson, 8
Joseph Holland, 8
Joseph Oborn, 8
Rees Jones’ estate, 12
Ezekiel Deniston, 8
Morris Evans, 8
Thomas Coleman, 8
David James, 8
James Fairis, 8
Jonathan John, 8
William Lewelin, 8
Darby McDade, 8
Mickel Law, 8
Samuel Ekins, 8
Edward Gin, 8
John Brown, 8
Adam Barr, 8
Andrew Boyde, 10
John Stewart, 8
Hugh Stewart, 8
Tobyas Burk, 8
David Thomas (batchiler), 10
Daniel Jones, 18
John Gofforth, 8
Morgan Jones, 10
Janet Davies, (widow), 8
John Ladly, 8
Sidney Jonson, 8
John Stewart, 8
William Read, 8
Hugh Stewart, 8
Jeremiah Ryne, 8
William Quigley, 8
Jacob John, 8
William McMechan, 8
William Price, 8
James Price, 8
John Ladly, 8
David Anderson, 8
John Carney, 8
Alexander Robinson, 8
Morris Williams, 10
David John, 8"
[Total Sum: L1094]

Source Citation and Source Information:

History of Delaware: 1609-1888. Local History. John Thomas Scharf. Published by L. J. Richards, 1888. Item Note: V. 2. Original from Harvard University. Digitized January 29, 2008. P:952.

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