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Distribution of Wealth In Early Somerset
Distribution of wealth in early Somerset County by income bracket, generated from Early Settlers of Old Somerset: A Revision and Expansion of Bogerternorton Hundred and Surrounding Areas of Old Somerset County, Maryland, Volume 1, Inventories, 1665-1700.

Transcribed and compiled by G. Ray Thompson, PhD., Salisbury, Maryland, April 2004

Wealth distribution chart:

Divided into the following brackets: 1 - 9 Lbs, 10 - 19 Lbs, 20 - 29 Lbs, 30 - 39 Lbs, 40 - 69 Lbs, 70 - 99 Lbs, 100 - 199 Lbs, 200 - 499 Lbs, 500 - + Lbs

Note: The * in the Value field indicates that the amount on the inventory was in pounds of tobacco and was converted to English currency. As such, the amounts are approximate. Click here for more information about currency in the 17th-century Chesapeake.



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Title

Last Name

First Name

Value

Year

1 - 9 Lbs Wealth

Wheatley

William

1.01.01

1698

Westlock

John

2*

1674

Poole

John

2.02.00

1693

Tomlinson

Richard

2.08.06

1700

Tomlinson

Samuel

2.10.00

1695

Lucas

William

3*

1676

Rowell

John

3.15.00

1700

Dickison

Samuel

4*

1676

Taylor

William

4.02.03

1697

Wharton

William

4.04.06

1700

Miller

Denis

4.14.00

1693

Colebourne

William

5.00.45

1695

Aldrich

Richard

5.15.00

1692

Watkins

Edward

5.17.06

1688

Parker

John

6.08.02

1696

Wood

John

6.12.10

1693

Blades

Robert

6.13.03

1699

Trubshaw

John

6.15.02

1692

Robinson

John

7.00.00

1692

Hanson

John

7.08.06

1700

Holland

Alexander

7.11.06

1690

Markham

John

8*

1678

Parsons

Nathaniel

8*

1679

Bishop

Comfort

8.01.01/2

1700

Young

Lawrence

8.05.00

1700

Clark

John

8.08.01

1688

Morgan

William

9*

1675

Captain

Walker

Thomas

9.07.05

1681

Jones

Matthew

9.10.07

1696

10 - 19 Lbs Wealth

Wilson

William

10*

1679

Attkins

John

10.00.00

1698

Cornish

John

10.03.00

1697

Dickerson

Edward

10.15.09

1682

Truman

John

12.00.08

1686

Innis

Alexander

12.02.09

1686/7

Brittain

Richard

12.07.00

1690

Carey

Thomas

12.09.06

1687

Price

Jane

12.10.00

1699

Ballard

Henry

12.14.02

1697

Light

Joshua

13.03.05

1693

Sewell

Thomas

13.14.06

1692/3

Conner

John

13.16.00

1697

Chippendale

Christopher

13.17.08

1693

O’Keane

Roger

14.01.01

1684

Pattent

William

14.02.10

1694

Russell

George

14.02.10

1693

Beauchamp

Edward

14.11.00

1691

Heather

William

14.15.00

1693

Layton

William

15.03.11

1700

Parsons

Amos

15.04.02

1698

Boucher

Robert

15.12.08

1694

Hill

Richard

15.15.00

1694

Hillman

Thomas

15.17.07

1698

Onorton

William

16.10.10

1695

Porter

William

17.09.00

1696

Minyard

James

17.14.01

1694

Teague

John

18*

1675/6

Mr

Bodkin

Peter

18.12.10

1696

Smock

John

19.14.03

1693

Smith

James

19.14.03

1693

Henderson

James

19.17.00

1700

20 - 29 Lbs Wealth

Sewell

Henry

20*

1669

Gunby

Francis

20.06.00

1694

Carpenter

Henary

20.09.00

1698

Clifton

Thomas

20.17.08

1694

Hammond

Henry

21.14.00

1686

Taylor

Gilbert

22*

1697

Cannady

William

22*

1683

Dusharoon

Michael

22.01.00

1697

Howell

Francis

22.15.01

1696

Cooper

Samuel

23.04.00

1690

Murphy

John

23.11.00

1688

Taylor

Gilbert

23.12.06

1696

Parramore

John, Sr

24*

1679

Hamlin

Margaret

24.05.00

1695

Wright

William

24.06.06

1699

Latcham

George

24.09.01

1695

Wingfield

Thomas

25*

1675

Batty

Hierome (Jerome)

26.05.03

1686

Patrick

Roger

26.16.02

1687

Reynolds

Christopher

26.16.03

1696

Fields

Thomas

27*

1682

Miskell

Teague

27.08.11

1697

Dale

David

28*

1680

Addison

Alexander

28.12.03

1688

McClemmey

Oney

29.07.00

1690

Carpenter

Nicholas

29.09.00

1693

Johnson

Thomas

29.09.11

1699

Taylor

Hope

29.11.00

1696/7

Hamlin

George

29.11.12

1692

Mrs.

Hill

Wilmot

29.19.04

1698

30 - 39 Lbs Wealth

Revell

Katherine

30.05.00

1688

Hardy

Robert

31*

1679

Lynch

Henry

31.05.00

1694

Dukes

Robert

31.06.00

1692

Johnson

George

32.02.03

1685

Long

Samuel

32.05.06

1696

McClester

John

32.13.00

1692

Townsend

John

32.18.00

1692

Smith

Thomas

33.01.00

1697

Mitchell

Patrick

34.02.06

1700

Wallis

Jane

34.15.03

1693

Hathley

William

34.19.04

1688

Revell

Randall, Sr

35.01.00

1687

Showell

Samuel

35.09.00

1698

Hayden

Samuel

36.02.00

1700

Pitts

John

36.02.00

1699

Stevens

Edward

36.09.04

1686

Wallace

William

36.11.02

1698

Hudson

Nicholas

39*

1677

Towers

Jonathan

39.01.09

1698

Dorman

Matthew

39.14.10

1692/3

Bishop

Henry, Sr

39.19.04

1687

40 - 69 Lbs Wealth

Melson

John

40*

1672

Swaine

John

40.01.00

1696/7

Kennet

William

40.02.06

1694

Morris

Jenkin

40.14.04

1688

Keane

William

41*

1676

Sterry

John

41.00.00

1688

Profitt

Thomas

41.03.00

1686

Downe

Robert

41.18.02

1696/7

Powell

Walter

42*

1696

Mcgraw

Owen

42.00.00

1693

Powell

Walter

42.09.00

1695/6

Price

Edward

42.13.00

1696

Nicholson

James

43*

1679

Jones

Samuel

43*

1679

Osborne

Thomas

43.00.00

1688

Linsey

David

44*

1681

Freeman

Joseph

44*

1689/90

Atkinson

James

44*

1699

Rust

John

44.00.00

1696

Keyser

Benjamin

44.11.00

1691

Adams

Phillip

44.14.10

1696

Williams

David and Jane

45*

1678

Williams

John, Jr

45.03.03

1697

Bond

Stephen

46*

1680

Tarr

John

46.14.00

1695

Viney

Thamazin

46.17.02

1694

Hammond

John

47.03.00

1698

Luffe

Stephen

47.08.00

1698

Bishop

Henry, Jr

47.09.04

1687/8

Robison

William

47.96.06

1696/7

Holland

John

49.02.00

1699

Plaster

Elisha

50.00.00

1694

Ennis

William, Jr

50.00.02

1696

Johnson

Cornelius

51.16.09

1687

Herb

Thomas

52*

1692

Lawes

John

53.08.02

1697

White

Archibald

54.05.03

1692

Willin

Thomas

54.05.09

1688

Ennis

Samuel

55.71.00

1690

Jackson

Samuel

56.09.06

1688

Thompson

Thomas

58.05.00

1696

Patton

William

59.01.05

1694

Venibles

William

60.03.06

1698

Holland

Richard

60.09.09

1696

Parsons

Peter

60.12.05

1687

Owens

William

61.14.06

1699

Smith

Edward, Jr

62.07.07

1687

Holland

Richard

63.09.06

1699

Hall

Charles

65.01.03

1695

Covington

John

66*

1694

Hill

Richard

66.06.08

1686

Dougherty N

athaniel

66.13.06

1688

70 - 99 Lbs Wealth

Jones

William

70.01.01

1690

Howell

John

70.04.00

1696

Caswell

William

70.17.05

1677

Waller

John

70.19.04

1685

Walter

Thomas

72*

1696

Evans

Edward

73.02.51/2

1695

Noble

Isaac

73.04.07

1690

Aydelott

John

73.06.00

1697

Seaward

Josias

75.15.04

1691

Roberts

John

76.05.08

1688

Smith

Ann

76.12.00

1688

Williams

Michael

76.14.02

1700

Boiss (Baiss)

William

78*

1667

Elgate

William

80.10.05

1687

Ereskin

Archibold

85.12.06

1686

Tompkins

William

86.16.06

1696

Dunken

James

87.12.02

1696

Shiles

Thomas

88*

1676

Walton

William

89.09.02

1688

Evendon

Thomas

89.10.06

1684

Capt

Curtis

Daniel

90*

1680

Furlong

Edward

92.15.05

1686

Allen

Sampson

95.11.03

1700

Cropper

John

96.19.00

1690

Cottingham

Thomas

98.11.15

1688

100 - 199 Lbs Wealth

Ridgely

Robert

103* 1681

Manlove

Marke

104* 1666

Mr

Richardson

David

106.10.00

1696

Turvile

William

107.14.10,

1695

Winder

John

107.19.03

1698/9

Willson

Robert

113.11.00

1688

Bishop

John

116.06.00

1697

Davis

Richard

121.01.02

1697

Mr

Hewitt

John

122.00.04

1698

Houston

Robert

126.01.04

1694

Mr

William

Ennis, Sr

126.16.00

1684

Capt

Coulborne

William

131.09.00

1700

Ennis

Nathaniel

134.00.05

1693

Henderson

James

140.19.00

1692

Dashiell

James

146.01.00

1697

Day

Edward

147.10.03

1699

Captain

Whittle

Richard

150.10.00

1693

Jones

Andrew

164.07.09

1686

Smith

Edward, Sr

171.06.05

1687

Galbraith

John

175.08.06

1691

Cornwell

Thomas

183.00.08

1694

Powell

Walter

188.06.10

1695/6

Cousten

Stephen

194.12.00

1696

White

John

199.05.11

1686

200 - 499 Lbs Wealth

Barnaby

James

200*

1666

Rackliffe

Charles

200-0300*

1666

Furnace

William

201.12.11

1685

Layton

Henry

219.06.08

1697

Evans

John

220.00.02

1686

Mr

Selby

Daniel

228.18.00

1697/8

Hearn

William

244.17.00

1691

Col

Colebourne

William

255.05.05

1690

Richardson

Robert

260.27.04

1683

Captain

Walker

Thomas

262.05.03

1681

Boston

Henry

269*

1677

Jones

James and Sarah

270*

1677

Carlisle

William

311.02.00

1700

Whittington

Andrew

316.17.01

1694

Mr

White

Ambrose

326*

1680

Dixon

Ambrose

326.03.00

1688

Ratcliffe

Charles

332.00.10

1696

Shipway

John

332.12.06

1687


Elzey

John

350*

1665

Stone

Thomas

350*

1677

Ackworth

Richard

378*

1676

Rice

Nicholas

394*

1678

Mr

Stevens

William

468.12.09

1688

Captain

King

John

474.06.09

1697

Purnell

Thomas

474.21.06

1694

Ballard

Charles

495.02.05

1682

500 - Lbs Wealth

Nuttall

John

624.00.06

1668

Monteith

William

627.18.02

1700

Col

Browne

David

1117.07.01,1/4

1697

Round

James

1732.17.02

1700




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