Cecil County Papers, 1746-1831, MS. 231

Cecil County Papers, 1746-1831
Maryland Historical Society

 
  

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Cecil County Papers, 1746-1831
Maryland Historical Society

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Descriptive Summary

Cecil County Papers, 1746-1831

MS. 231

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674



Container List

Box 1

Roads

 

 

-warrants stating powers of overseer (1760-1787)

 

 

 

-list of appointees (1760-1787)

 

 

 

-certificates of appointment (1791-1814)

 

 

 

-labor contracts between road supervisors and the State of Maryland (1794-1818)

 

 

 

-receipts/requests for safety allowances (1791-1825)

 

 

 

-Court orders to road supervisor (1794-1804)

 

 

 

-lists of roads in Cecil County

 

 

 

-lists of damages sustained to land owners by new roads (1806-1816)

 

 

 

-statements concerning damages by land owners (1794-1814)

 

 

 

-court appointments to assess damages to land (1797)

 

 

 

-accounts of road repair and labor costs to Levy Court from road supervisors (1793-1795)

 

 

 

 

Box 2

Roads continued / Levy Court

 

 

A. Roads continued

 

 

-accounts of road repair and labor costs to Levy Court from road supervisor (1796-1816)

 

 

 

-annual allowance receipts for the supervisor of public roads (1815-1816)

 

 

 

-invoices for bridge repair (1798-1802)

 

 

 

-invoices from surveyors (1796-1807)

 

 

 

-receipts for allowances (1793)

 

 

 

-petition requesting bridges to be built or repaired (1763-1802)

 

 

 

-receipt for work done on bridges (1785)

 

 

 

-petitions requesting road repairs (1763-1807)

 

 

 

-petition requesting court to assess property damages (1795-1797)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of the Commissioner of the Roads (1792-1797)

 

 

 

-opinions addressed to the Levy Court (1795-1798)

 

 

 

-an account to lay out a public road in Cecil County (1816)

 

 

 

-list of property bought by road supervisor (1793)

 

 

 

-minutes and proceedings of the Justice of the Peace on the Road Law (1792)

 

 

 

 

B. Levy Court

 

 

-Levy Court payment orders for the supervisor of the roads (1791-1799)

 

 

 

-letters from the collector of taxes by order of the Levy Court (1795-1796)

 

 

 

-County allowance receipts paid to Levy Court (1802-1824)

 

 

 

-certificate for payment of services rendered to Levy Court (1814)

 

 

 

-Levy Court vouchers (1813)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous petitions to Levy Court (1766-1799)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous documents of the Levy Court (1768-1793)

 

 

 

 

 

Box 3

Constables / Fireproofing

 

 

A. Constables

 

 

-warrants appointing various constables (1761-1813)

 

 

 

-labor contracts between various constables and the State of Maryland (1802-1817)

 

 

 

-lists of constables appointed (1802-1808)

 

 

 

-alphabetical list of constables (1761)

 

 

 

-list of those qualified to be constable (1783)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of constable position (1814-1815)

 

 

 

-lists of carriages returned by constables (1757-1759)

 

 

 

-lists of dogs taken by constables (1766)

 

 

 

-lists of squirrel scalps and crowsheads burnt before the constable (1761-1768)

 

 

 

-certificates validating number of squirrel scalps and crowsheads burnt (1761-1824)

 

 

 

-certificates concerning the constables' duty to suppress meetings of slaves (1787-1816)

 

 

 

-petitions requesting allowances from constables (1795)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous documents concerning constables (1762-1837)

 

 

 

 

B. Fireproofing

 

 

-accounts concerning expenditures for fireproofing (1832-1835)

 

 

 

-checks for the fireproofing of offices (1832-1834)

 

 

 

-invoices from the Commissioners of Cecil County (1832-1834)

 

 

 

-invoices from John Alderidge to various persons (1832-1834)

 

 

 

-invoices concerning fireproofing (1831-1837)

 

 

 

-invoices concerning bushels of line (1833)

 

 

 

-receipts concerning fireproofing (1832-1834)

 

 

 

-correspondence concerning fireproofing (1831-1834)

 

 

 

-cash received by collector for the fireproofing of offices (1832)

 

 

 

-measurements of plaster and stone for fireproofing (1833)

 

 

 

 

 

Box 4

Court Material

 

 

-account of the taxes appropriated to pay the Chief Justice's salary (1791-1792)

 

 

 

-receipt of over-payment of Chief Justice (1792)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of Court Justice (1793-1803)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of prosecutor (1767-1816)

 

 

 

-correspondence concerning prosecutor's position (1793-1806)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of court clerk (1793-1803)

 

 

 

-instructions to the clerk of Cecil County on duties (1768)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of town cryer (1762-1817)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of sheriff position (1767-1816)

 

 

 

-warrants to sheriff for summoning a jury (1794-1796)

 

 

 

-receipts from sheriff (1790-1803)

 

 

 

-annual allowance receipts for sheriff (1815-1816)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of the deputy position (1785-1795)

 

 

 

-financial accounts concerning collector's position (1800-1825)

 

 

 

-court orders to collector (1794-1825)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of the Commissioner of the public buildings (1787-1794)

 

 

 

-list of court expenses (1760-1816)

 

 

 

-invoices concerning repairs to courthouse and related buildings (1762-1834)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous invoices (1762-1816)

 

 

 

-accounts of fees Cecil County court paid in cash (1801-1825)

 

 

 

-accounts of filing fees (1761)

 

 

 

-accounts concerning food (1777-1787)

 

 

 

-list of fines due to the Lord Proprietary in Cecil County (1749-1783)

 

 

 

-list of tavern licenses granted (1783-1786)

 

 

 

-lists of persons granted ordinary licenses (1759-1782)

 

 

 

-standard list of weights and measures (1759)

 

 

 

-liquor rates settled at Cecil County court (1785)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous petitions to the court (1767-1791)

 

 

 

 

Box 5

Poor Material

 

 

-petitions concerning welfare for the needy (1756-1802)

 

 

 

-petitions requesting compensation for housing of the needy (1762-1803)

 

 

 

-petitions requesting compensation for medical services for the needy (no date)

 

 

 

-petitions concerning compensation for burials (1763-1795)

 

 

 

-petitions requesting tax reductions due to poverty (1762-1817)

 

 

 

-petition requesting court to find other homes for the needy because of poor treatment in present ones (1767)

 

 

 

-estimate of expenses of building an addition to the poor house (1800)

 

 

 

-petition for new poor house (1802)

 

 

 

-court order giving assistance to needy (1767-1834)

 

 

 

-receipts/court orders concerning money for poor (1825)

 

 

 

-invoices for providing services for needy (1761-1816)

 

 

 

-medical invoices (1762-1806)

 

 

 

-burial/funeral invoices (1763-1814)

 

 

 

-accounts of financial expense of pensioners (1768-1803)

 

 

 

-Justices of the Poor House account (1789)

 

 

 

-lists of pensioners in poor house (1786-1799)

 

 

 

-bond for the services of a woman purchased for the use of the poor (1788)

 

 

 

-inventory of goods at poor house (1798)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous poor house accounts (1796-1798)

 

 

 

-accounts of shoes mended for poor house (1798-1804)

 

 

 

 

Box 6

Property Holdings and Taxes

 

 

-list of property assessments in each district (1786-1817)

 

 

 

-financial record of amount of assessed property (1783-1803)

 

 

 

-certificates concerning property assessments by court (1793-1803)

 

 

 

-list of certificates that have become ready for patent (1812-1827)

 

 

 

-correspondence to court concerning mistaken assessments of property value (1793-1806)

 

 

 

-correspondence to court concerning refunds on property tax (1793-1817)

 

 

 

-court records of individual property holdings (1814-1817)

 

 

 

-request for the release of taxes (1816)

 

 

 

-property returns in concordance with the act to raise supplies (1782-1783)

 

 

 

-a list of eliminated lands (1746-1776)

 

 

 

-a list of transfers of land (1813-1817)

 

 

 

-alphabetical list of deeds recorded (no date)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for Back Creek hundred (1766-1776)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for Bohemia Manor hundred (1761-1776)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for Charlestown hundred (1766-1774)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for Middle Neck hundred (1759-1775)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for Octorara hundred (1766-1775)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for North Elk hundred (1762-1775)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for North Milford hundred (1766-1782)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for South Milford hundred (1766-1776)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for North Sassafrass hundred (1766-1776)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for West Sassafrass hundred (1768-1795)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for North Susquehanna hundred (1766-1791)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for South Susquehanna hundred (1759-1776)

 

 

 

-a list of taxables for unknown hundred (1766-1776)

 

 

 

-vounchers for the enlargement of insolvent debtors (1785-1787)

 

 

 

-list of insolvents in Cecil County (1790)

 

 

 

 

Box 7

Commissioner of Tax / Attendance and Allowance Records

 

 

A. Commissioner of Tax

 

 

-financial accounts of the Commissioner of Tax (1795-1802)

 

 

 

-the proceedings of the Commissioner of Tax (1784)

 

 

 

-attendance records of Commissioner of Tax (1793-1816)

 

 

 

-Commissioner of Tax minute book on assessments of the land (1782)

 

 

 

-memorandum for Commissioner of Tax (1817)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous Commissioner of Tax documentation (1816-1817)

 

 

 

-a list of persons chargeable with Treble Tax (1774)

 

 

 

-a list of insolvent taxes in Cecil County (1765-1815)

 

 

 

 

B. Attendance and Allowance Records

 

 

-attendance records of Justices at local court (1779-1838)

 

 

 

-attendance records of Judges at local elections (1803-1807)

 

 

 

-attendance records of Justices at local elections (1837-1839)

 

 

 

-juror statements on attendance of justices (1838-1839)

 

 

 

-resignation of judge at election (1804)

 

 

 

-financial record of Justice's allowances (1767-1768)

 

 

 

-annual allowance receipts for election judges (1815-1816)

 

 

 

-allowance records of individual justices (1836-1839)

 

 

 

-invoices of justices' attendance in court (1839)

 

 

 

-invoices for attendance of magistrates and sheriffs at local elections (1791-1796)

 

 

 

-certificates asserting jurors attendance at jury duty (1801-1802)

 

 

 

-certificates asserting jurors attendance as a grand juror (1830-1831)

 

 

 

-list of jurors to be allowed for their attendance (1767-1785)

 

 

 

-certificates asserting attendance of witness for court (1802-1803)

 

 

 

-attendance records of miscellaneous court employees (no date)

 

 

 

-allowances for persons serving on grand jury (1762)

 

 

 

-letters authorizing transfers of allowances (1801-1825)

 

 

 

-receipts/requests for allowances from jurors (1807-1824)

 

 

 

-annual allowance receipts for jurors (1815-1816)

 

 

 

-court financial records of juror's allowances (1773)

 

 

 

-invoices from clerks at local elections (1794-1815)

 

 

 

-invoice for construction of voting platform for elections (1794)

 

 

 

 

 

Box 8

Criminal / Miscellaneous

 

 

A. Criminal

 

 

-a list of fines and forfeitures (1763-1838)

 

 

 

-list of Americiaments in Cecil County (1756-1784)

 

 

 

-list of criminal fees due in Cecil County (1755-1776)

 

 

 

-judgments: financial (1786-1787)

 

 

 

-certificates for convictions for profanity (1766-1768)

 

 

 

-last will and testament of a prisoner to be executed (1787)

 

 

 

-petitions concerning adultery (1785)

 

 

 

 

B. Miscellaneous

 

 

-title pages (1767-1839)

 

 

 

-a list of slaves and names of their purchasers (1817)

 

 

 

-certificates validating time served by indentured servants (1762)

 

 

 

-letter claiming theft of indentured servants (1784)

 

 

 

-labor contract for warehouse inspector (1762)

 

 

 

-financial accounts of warehouse inspector (1762)

 

 

 

-petitions requesting taxes to be levied on a parish for expenses of the church (1762-1774)

 

 

 

-petition concerning distribution of salt (1778)

 

 

 

-invoices concerning the Revolutionary militia (1778-1779)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous documentation on a Cecil County ferry (1786)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous inventories and settlements of estates (1785)

 

 

 

-certification of military service (1787)

 

 

 

-bill for wood received by a Magistrate Court (1807)

 

 

 

-Inquisitions on miscellaneous persons (1791)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous claims pertaining to property (1817)

 

 

 

-receipts for printing of blanks (1836-1837)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous accounts and vouchers (1785-1834)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous receipts (1805-1833)

 

 

 

-correspondence from Cecil County to miscellaneous persons (1778-1813)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous correspondence between Cecil County and other Maryland counties (1787-1795)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous scraps, lists, and unidentifiable material

 

 

 

 

 

Box 9

Trustees of the Poor:

 

 

Vouchers with Henry Hollingsworth (1789-1803)

 

 

 

Box 10

-vouchers with James Partridge (1791-1804)

 

 

 

-vouchers with miscellaneous persons (1789-1821)

 

 

 

Box 11

-inventory of land and goods donated to poor house (1794)

 

 

 

-journals (1794-1795)

 

 

 

-certificates (1796)

 

 

 

-correspondence with Levy Court (1795-1798)

 

 

 

-report of the treasurer (1801)

 

 

 

-miscellaneous trustees of the poor documents (1801)

 

 

 

-application (1804)

 

 

 

-account books with James Partridge (1796-1802)

 

 

 

-account books with Henry Hollingsworth (1791-1804)

 

 

 

-account books with miscellaneous persons (1797-1815)

 

 

 

In Oversize

-Trustees of the Poor: Account Book with Henry Hollingsworth (1801)

 

 

 

 

 

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