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Title Towns: Essex: General
Creator Essex (Vt.)
Dates of Creation 1784-1825
Scope & Content Deed from tax sale. Report to probate court for claims against the estate of Thomson Woodworth. Letter from Polly, Elizabeth and John Calkins to brother Marshall Castle.
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 Calkins, Elizabeth
Calkins, John
Calkins, Polly
Castle, Abel
Castle, Marshall
Castle, Nathan
Davis, Charles
Hathaway, Silas
Hodges, Silas H.
Ives, Abraham
Martins, William
Morse, Walther
Woodworth, Joel
Woodworth, Nathan
Woodworth, Thomson
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2010.2.37