Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Title Towns: Cornwall: General
Dates of Creation 1784
Scope & Content Deed from tax sale by sheriff Abraham Ives of original grants in Cornwall to John Scovill to Silas Hodges of Clarendon.
Administrative/Biographical History Tax sales of land belonging to absentee original proprietors was authorized in 1783 permitting towns to levy a tax on all land in order to improve services and building roads. When the absentee land owners refused or failed to pay their tax, the land was auctioned or sold at vendue to collect the past tax.
Related People Ives, Abraham
Hodges, Silas H.
Scovill, John
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2010.2.23