Below I have transcribed the entire Beaufort County tax listing for 1789, including various rural districts, the town of Washington, and the town of Bath.

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A List of Taxable Property in the County of Beaufort for the year One Thousand Seven Hundred Eighty Nine

Captain Jones’s District
Persons Names Acres Land W B
Brothers, Joshua 223 1
Brothers, Samuel 100 1
Baker, Nathan 100 1
Baker, Henry 100 1
Campen, Thomas 140 1
Campen, Joseph 200 1
Campen, Robert 50 1
Dowdy, James 500 1
Dowdy, William 1
Dowdy, Elisha 1
Denny, John 100 1
Everitt, Hugh 600 1
Everett, James 120 1
Everett, Robert 500 1
Everitt, Henry 300 1
Fatchel, Perry 100 1
Holton, James 200 1
Herrington, John 100 1
Harvey, James 1
Jasper, Jonathan 500 1 2
Jones, Josiah 433 2
Jones, Josiah, Junr 300 1
Jones, David 1200
Jones, William 100 1
Jones, William 1
Jones, Francis 1800 6
7766 22 11
Leith, Elizabeth 350 4
Linton, Daniel 1
Linton, Luke 1
Muckleroy, Adam 400 1
Purnell, Mark 1
Riggs, James 1
Squires, Amy 200 1
Slade, William 1
Sparrow, Samuel 200 1
Wolston, John 1
Wise, Joseph 25 1
Wise, Joanna 75 1
Amount 9016 33 15
Captain White’s District
Brady, Benjamin 1
in trust for Warwick dec’d 800 1
Bond, John 900 1 4
Barrow, William 1 2
Bennett, John 89 1 1
Bond, Robert 380 3
Brumfield, James 250 1
Bland, Stephen 100 1
Bennett, John for the heirs of Luke Bennett 160
Collins, Timothy 150
Clark, William 1
Campen, Robert 1210 1 2
Caps, John 260 1 1
Dixon, Elizabeth 250 2
Dixon, James 100 1
Dixon, Thomas 50 1
Dunbar, James 100 1 2
Etheridge, Willoughby 1
Etheridge, Jonathan 40 1
Farris, William 250 1 3
for the Heirs of Wm Palmer 2000
Gouty, Leary (or Gary?) 1
Gainer, Benjamin 213 1 2
Gainer, Samuel 1 1
8152 22 28
Harvey, Thomas 100
Hutson, James 1
Herrington, Marmaduke 87 1
Hutson, John 100 1
Harvey, James 1
Jones, Solomon 160 1
Keel, Joseph 100
Leverage, Sarah 150
Lee, Shadrach 1
Lee, Benjamin 50 1
Lewis, John 100 1
Lewis, Joseph 1
Lockey, Henry 180 1
Landing, Richard 100
Mayo, Solomon 250 1
Mixon, Zedekiah 490 1
in trust for Robert Campen, deceased 350 2
Moore, Samuel 50 1
Purser, James 255 1
Purser, David 285 1
Purser, David Sr. 50 1
Prichet, Peter 1 1
Pritchet, Phillip 230 1
Purser, Robert 450 1
Prescott, John 200
Purser, James 100 1
Pritchet, Jacob 1 1
Peed, Henry 300 1
Pritchet, Abraham 1272 1 4
Pritchet, Abraham Jr. 550 1 2
14.111 46 38
Respess, Richard 275 1 3
in trust for Jas. Lockey 100
Rowland, John 1000 1 3
Robertson, Luke 800 1 3
Respess, John 400 1
Respess, Thomas 6820 24
ditto in trust for Esther Respess 4620 8
Spring, Aaron 600 1
Springle, George 152 1
Springle, Charles 150 1
Springle, James 1
Stapleford, Thomas 100 1
29.128 55 79
Whtehouse, Simon Jur. 1
Whitehouse, Henry 1
Whitehouse, Simon 280
White, Solomon 390 1 3
Warner, Jerry 82 1
Warner, James 100
Whitehouse, Batson 450 1 1
Wainright, Milba 125 1
Wallace, John 350 1
Wyatt, Nathaniel 100
Wood, John 50 1 1
Young, William 90 1
Amount 31.145 64 84
Captain Williams’s District
Adams, Isaac 100 1
Adams, Joshua 100 1
Acklin, Christopher 250 1
Adams, Abraham 775 1 1
Bonner, Sarah 1000 2
Brooks, James 100 1
Blango, Isaac 1
Blango, Sarah 200
Cox, Abraham 693 1
Cox, Aaron 1
Campain, John 1
Crawford, Charles 1500 1 7
Condra, William 1
Conner, Caton 300
5018 11 10
Douty, Elisha 1015 1 3
Daw, William 900 1
Dun, Francis 100 1 1
Douty, Elisha Jur 1
Everitt, John 200 1
Everitt, Thomas 147 1
Fatherly, Anns Est. by Giles Shute Adm 250 1
Fulcher, Morning 280 4
Galloway, William 195 1
Garritt, Benjamin 750 1 4
Gerrard, Forbes 600 1 3
Griffeth, Edward 1818 1 8
11.273 21 34
Hill, Joshua 85 1 1
Hagen, Darbey 95 1
Hartley, Samuel 80 1
Harrison, Stephen 100 1
Harrison, Jessee 190 2
Hollinsworth 190 2
Jones, Thomas 940 1
Jones, Walter 300 1
Jones, Jessee 300 1
Johnson, Joshua 100 1
Listium, John 1
Moore, William 300
Miller, Danice 574 1 2
Moore, Giles Punch 100 1
Moore, John Punch 100 1
Orrell, William 250 1
Orrell, Stephen 1
Orrell, Ike 1
Orrell, Sarah 100
Pilley, John 180 1 1
Purnel, Azariah 200 1
Prescott, Benjamin 300 1 1
Pearce, Hezekiah 400 1 3
Robinson, Henry 400 1
Rose, John 100
Right, Stephen 1 3
Roe, Richard 100 1
Roe, Jessee 208 1
Roe, Joshua 75 1
Roe, John Junior 1
17.040 43 52
Smith, Thomas 1220 1 5
Smith, George 1
Sirman, Benjamin 250 1
Searles, Coventon 200 1
Sirman, Thomas 300 1
Smith, Jerves(?) 75 1
Shute, Giles 200 1
Shute, Jacob decd 1550
Satterthite, Jeremiah 145 1
Tripp, Robert 400 1 6
Tomlinson, Matthew 160 1 0
Tutell, Thomas 350 1
Taylor, Jacob 1
Taylor, John 80 1
Taffey, Bikham 200 1
Tingle, Jared 200 1
Williams, John 354 1 2
Walker, Thomas 100 1
Amount 23.605 62 65
Captain Godley’s District
Blount, Thomas 374 1 2
Buck, Francis 150 1
Buck, Isaac 205 1
Blount, Lewis 330 1
Bartlet, Thomas 219 1
Butler, William 1
Buck, Isaac Junior 100 1
Blount, Bryan 1460 1 5
Barns, Jeremiah 150 1
Bryan, Thomas 312 1
Buck, Edward 100 1
Blount, Reading 1500 1 3
in trust for Moses Maul 1136 5
Blount, Nathaniel 1187 1 5
in trust for Jos & Wilson Blount Minors 1087
Blount, Jessee 508 1 4
Calf, Robert 510 1 1
Creamer, James 134 1
Downs, William 1
Denbey, Samuel 1
Edwards, Walker 400 1
Edwards, John 186 1
Edwards, James 200 1
Edwards, David 200 1
Edwards, William 216 1
Ecklin, Joshua 250 1
Edwards, Isaac 237 1
Edwards, Isaac 95 1
Edwards, Emanuel 100 1
11.346 27 25
Godley, Nathan Junr. 250 1 1
Godley, John 150 11
Godley, Elias 447 1 1
Grist, Richard 1910 1 9
Grist, Reading 315 1 1
in trust for Grist, John 550
Gin, George 1
Holmes, John 167
Harding, Israel 200 1 1
Harding, Stephen 200
Hill, Herman 900 1 3
Keel, Nathaniel 1
King, Hermon 1
Knox, James 167 1
Kinnian, Anthony 40
Kinnian, Anthony Junior 1
Lee, Timonthy 1
Lee, Joshua 1
Laughinghouse, Andrew 100 1
Laughinghouse, Thomas 103 1
Lewis, Jonathan 190 1
Long, Nathan 160 1
Laughinghouse, John 197 1
Mucklery, William 1
Morris, Elisha 100
Nobles, Isaac 100 1 1
Nobles, John 150 1
Nelson, Nathan 315 1
19.604 52 5?
Ottrey, James 50 1
Owens, Stephen 140 1 2
Paxton, Benjamin 1
Pearce, Joseph 700 1 5
Pridgeon, William 1
Palmer, George 50 1
Pearce, Lazarus 646 6
Richards, Ralph 454
Richards, Thomas 275 1 1
Richards, Elizabeth 2
21.919 59 66
Palmer, James 1
Pearce, George 850 1 2
Potten, Ann 1500 3
Pollard, Jacob 550 1
Smith, Thomas 200 1
Smith, Benjamin 96 1
Slade, Major 341 1 4
Vines, Samuel 700 3
Worsley, Joseph 1
Walls, Joseph 725 1
Walls, Joell 520 1 2
Worsley, John 200 1 1
Worsley, Thomas 820 1 2
Amount 28.421 70 84
Captain Willson Lanier’s District
Asbell, Joseph 1
Anderson, Joseph 100 1
Abraham, Witaker 200 1
Brown, Ephraim 1
Brown, Jacob 200
Ball, John 1
Brown, Ely 1
Brown, James 400 1
Bonner, Henry Junior 596 1 3
Bonner, Henry Snoad 1040 1 3
do for Bonner, Edward 500 2
Bonner, James Senr. 3621 11
do for Bonner, Elizabeth 5
do for Bonner, Joseph 418 4
ditto Bonner, Lemuel 715
ditto Bonner, Anna 1
do Bonner, John decd 1
7790 9 30
Ball, James 150 7
Brown, Richard 300 1
Bowen, John 1
Bartee, Reuben 1 1
Bonner, James, for Bonner Willis 439
Clark, George 1
Cherry, Charles Senr 1
Cherry, Charles Junior 750
Crandell, James 800 1 2
Cherry, John Junior 1243 1
Carroway, Joseph 400 1 2
do for Carroway, Jessee 50 2
Casso, Peter 1
Cole, Richard 1
Cook, Charles 1 3
11.922 21 40
Congleton, Jenney 180 1
Cherry, John Senior 200 1
Congleton, John 223 1 1
Crawford, William 750 1 1
Davis, William 360 1 1
Davis, Benjamin 127 1
Eastwood, James 1 3
Floyd, Peter 300 1 6
Floyd, John 330 1 3
Floyd, Uriah 120 1
Floyd, Simion 300 1 2
Floyd, Grissom 200 1 2
Floyd, Peter Junior 1 1
Freeman, James 100 1
Gainer, Joseph 1431 1 4
Groves, William 520 1 5
Groves, Daniel 1
Horn, George 1 3
Hoell, Elias 107 1 2
do for Griffin Floyd decd 1 2
Hodges, James 350 1 1
Holland, Phillip 110 1
Hayes, Alexander 100
Hodges, Henry 1
Hinton, Isaac 55 1
Hanrahan, Walter 300 1 5
Harvey, Augustus 1 4
Jones, Britain . 1
Jones, Rodger 200 1
Jolley, Solomon 165 1 1
18.450 48 88
Knowis, Philip 220 1 3
Knowis, Willoughby 1000 1 3
Kears?, Nathan 2000 1 6
Kennedy, John 1400 1 14
Keel, James 268 1
Lanier, William 500 1 3
do for Lanier, Seth decd. 585
Lanier, Martha 100 3
Lanier, Robert 700 1 3
Latham, John 200 1
Lanier, Hosse 435 1 1
Little, Thomas 1
Leggitt, Jeremiah 191 1
Lee, James 1 0
Little, Josiah 400 1 1
W Donald, Andrew 1
W. Donald, Randall 770 1 2
Maxwell, James 70 1
McKeel, Benjamin 150 1
Mullony, John 1
Murrey, Jacob 1
Owens, Brawnack 675 1
do for Elizabeth Bonner 1
Puguett, Joseph 1
Parker, Green 1
Pinkham, James 100 1
Rose, Mary 1
28.214 73 128
Shepherd, Solomon 1635 14
Swanner, Jessee 200 1
Short, Malborne? 200 1
Shingleton, William 250
Shoemaker, David 1
Tetterton, Joseph 1
Williams, Godfrey 750 1 1
do for Matthew Hodge 1
White, Daniel 1
Williams, James 368 1
Wills, James 1
Woollard, Jeremiah 150 1
31.757 82 144
Woollard, Absalom 520 1
Williams, James 214 1 1
do for Simon Taylor dec’d 125
Williams, Thomas 1
Wilson, P. Seth? 710 1 5
Williams, John 1 1
Walker, Thomas 100 1
Walker, Daniel 100 1 1
Williams, Thomas Jur. 100 1 1
Williams, S. Thomas 125 1 1
Willson, Seth 310 1 2
Young, John 550 1 3
Captain Smaw’s District
Boyd, Thomas 370 1 2
Brady, Rachel 100
Burbage, John 300 1 1
Bayner, John 300 1 2
Bayner, Richard 200 1 1
Beasley, Thomas 615 1 3
Boyd, William 525 1 2
Beeks, John 154 1
Bayner, Richard Sen. 300 2
Cutler, Robert 240 1
Cutler, John 200 1 1
Cutler, Moses 100 1
Cutler, Aaron 90 1
Chauncy, Samuel 700 1 1
Chester, Martha 175
Chester, Samuel 1
4.369 13 15
Congleton, James 200 1
Congleton, Daniel 200 1
Congleton, Moses 200
Ellison, Alderson 500 1 4
Elligood, John 100 1
Elligood, Jacob 270 1
Elligood, Francis 525 1
Elliott, Peter 100 1
Hawkins, Major 75 1
Hare, John 1 3
Hare, Mary 440 6
Hawkins, Martha 200
Hawkins, Benjamin 240 1
Ditto for Anna Croften 390
7.809 23 28
Jefferson, Obediah 158 1
Jones, Jonathan 250 1
Jefferson, Levy 50 1
Jones, William 398 1 1
Jones, Elizabeth 200 1
Little, Jessee 100 1
Langley, Stephen 50 1
Lucass, Henry 310 1 2
McKeel, Edmond 750 1 4
McKeel, John 100 1
McKeel, Elizabeth 150
McKeel, James 1 1
Millian, William 50 1
Nurney, John 1
North, Edward 50 1
Pilley, Thomas 50 1
10.475 37 37
Sulivan, Richard 1
Sexton, William 100 1
Smaw, Henry Junior 300 1 0
Smaw, Thomas 175 1
Smallwood, Charles 1 1
Smaw, John 300 4
Vines, Thompson 700 1 3
Woollard, Michael 75 1
Woollard, Coverton 74 1
Woollard, Coleman 50 1
Woollard, Michael Junior 1
Worsley, Thomas 355 1 3
Woollard, Absalom 300 1
Worsley, William 200 1
Woollard, Jasper 1
Woollard, Joseph 1
Amount 13.124 51 49
Captain Jackson’s District
Bowen, John 225 1
Boyd, Thomas 1230 1 4
Boyd, William 460 1 1
Chester, Henry 1
Condra, George 225 1
Daniel, John 100 1
Daniel, Arthur 50 1
Daniel, James 50 1
Daniel, Van Edwd. 200 1 1
Daniel, Edward 1
Dempsy, Smitt 1
Everitt, John 200 1
Garrott, John 137 1
Girkin, Zachariah 1
Girkin, Charles 100 1
Garrott, Shadrach 140 1
Giskin, Benjamin 175
Gaylard, Benjamin 140 1
Howren, John 75 1
Hamilton, John 550
Hamilton, James 1
Hamilton, Lazarus 1
Harris, John 186 1
4.243 21 6
Jones, Walter 200
Jackson, Elizaer 210 1
Kelley, Custus 100 1
Kelley, Laban 175 1
Lathem, Phineas 60 1
Lathem, Noell 50 1
Lathem, Charles 50 1
Moore, John 275 1
Martin, Thoroughgood William 120 1
McDonough, Henry 54 1
McDonough, John 54 1
Miller, Nathaniel 90 1
Oden, Charles 1
Oden, Charles 345 0 2
Oden, Richard 1 1
6.026 34 9
Ross, Elijah 395 1
Respess, Thomas Jur. 100 1
Redditt, Alexander 200 1 1
Respess, Robert 1
Ross, Benjamin 153 1
Squires, Appleton 271 1
Stubbs, William 100 1
Waters, John 150 1
Waters, David 50 1
Waters, Jessee 100 1
Waters, Isaac 350 1 1
Waters, Annas 165 1
Waters, Zachariah 80 1
Waters, John Junior 100 1
Waters, Jeremiah 50 1
Waters, Windfield 1
Wallace, Thomas 330 1 2
Amount 8620 50 14
Captain Perkins’s District
Adams, Henry 250 1 2
Alderson, James 100 1
Abell, Arthur 1 1
Adams, Samuel 1
Archabald, Nathan 100 1
Archabald, John 195 1
Archabald, Samuel 690 1 2
Archabald, James 188 1
Alderson, Thomas 200 1 5
1723 9 10
Adams, James 700
Adams, Abraham 1
Alderson, Simon 1194 1 4
Archabald, Nathan 270 3
Brock, John 100 1
Benton, Bailey 150 1
Barrow, William 23 1 1
Barrow, Thomas 300 1 1
Boyd, William Sr? 1250 1 3
5710 16 22
Cogdell, Richd 830 1 2
Clifford, William 100
Condrey, John 100 1
Condrey, Dennis 100 1 1
Corden, Thomas 550 1 4
Clifford, John 100 1
Eckols, Joses 66 1
Fullerton, Andrew 361 1 1
Franks, Daniel 1
Gaylard, Winofd.? 1 1
Guy, William 150 3
Guy, John 200 1
Garrey, John 640
Harvey, John 118 1
Hammond, Levi 95 1
Hammond, Philip 196 1
Hammond, John 190 2
Hammond, Will 190 1 1
Hammond, John Jur. 1
James, William 100 1
Jones, John 285 1
Jones, Thomas 1
Lathem, James 150 1
Langley, George 1
Lanier, John 550 1 3
Mixon, Elijah 300 1
McCabe, James 250 1
11.331 39 40
Perkins, William 150 1
Pearce, William 290 1 2
Routhac, P.G.D. 1646 1 6
do for Moses Maul 635 1
Rogers, Thomas 1 2
Smith, James 56 1
Smith, James Junior 1
Smith, Robert 51 1
Smith, Jeremiah 150 1
Smaw, William 400 1 4
Smaw, Henry Senior 600 1 5
Turner, John 1
Woodard, Isaiah 1150 1 1
Whitley, William 100 1
Whitley, Arthur 1
Welch, William 100 1 1
Witley, Arthur Junior 1
Wood, John 100 1 1
Willis, Samuel 300 1 3
Windley, Israel 207 1
Windly, Aaron 300 1 4
Windley, Moses 380 1
Windly, Israel Senr 786 1 4
Whitley, Arthur 450 1
Whitley, John 1
Amount 19.132 63 74

 

 

 

List and Valuation of Property in the Town of Washington for the year 1789
Persons Names Property Valuation
Old Town New Town £ S d
Bonner, James No. 7 No. – 200
for Bonner, Lemuel 7 250
do for Bonner, Joseph 31 200
ditto ditto 32 40
ditto for Lemuel 43 5
ditto for Willis 39 20
Bertie, Reubin 36 5
Blount, John G. 19 500
ditto 55 50
ditto 49 66
ditto 60 8
Baldwin, William 9 100
Cook, Charles 8 80
Casso, Peter ½ 8 150
Carroway ½ 22 10
Collier, John ½ 40 15
Cartha, David ½ 55 50
Campbell, William 60 20
Crowson, Thomas 11 10
Clark, George 31 40
Dessaux, Leonard 7 600
Dennison, Geo. ½ 8 80
Eastwood, James 1 400
Gavin, James 26 40
ditto ½ 1 100
Grist, Richard 27 80
Groves, Daniel 10 60
Groves, William 19 200
Horn, George 15 250
ditto 6 60
ditto 30 20
Hanrahan, Walter 25 800
Hoell, Elias 35 100
Jones, David 2 200
ditto 46 40
Jones, John 37 100
Jasper, James 43 140
Kears?, Nathan 4 200
ditto 10 30
ditto 28 20
ditto 24 130
Kennedy, John 34 100
Lathem, John 5 60
Loomiss, Jonathn. 12 60
ditto 33 80
ditto 35 100
ditto 41 10
ditto 56 200
ditto 40 40
ditto for William Fullerton decd 36 80
ditto 37 5
ditto 38 5
ditto 41 5
ditto 42 5
ditto 43 5
Lewy, John ½ 1 100
Loughead 44 140
£6.264
McDaniel, William 34 200
McDaniel, Andrew 21 80
Newmans ½ 22 30
Owens, Brawk. 23 60
Owens, Stephen 14 100
OBryan, Laurance 20 20
Puguett, Joseph 20 60
ditto 4 100
Palmer, Joseph 45 80
Parker, Green ½ 8 80
Parker, William 12 30
Reilly?, Philip 49 250
Robinson, Benjm. 30 5
Rose, Mary 45 30
Shoemaker, Davd ½ 8 150
Salter, John Sr. 9 100
Salter, John Jr. 13 150
ditto 14 40
Stowe, Nathl 11 10
ditto 39 200
Shepherd Solo. 16 20
Stewart, Willim. ½ 40 20
Simons, Mrs. 2 75
ditto 3 30
Shereden, Dennis 15 80
Tinker, Edward 13 80
Wallace, John 29 12
White, Christophr. 51 20
Welch, James 5 15
Williams, Thomas 16 150
Worden, John 29 250
Young, John 57 150
Non-intested (Several nameless lots listed here) (Various amounts listed for valuations)
£9.211
Bath Town Property for 1789
Persons Names Property Valuation
impre= =old unim= =proved £ S D
Alderson, Thomas 1 2 180 10
Adams, Josias 2 40
Barrow, John 1 10
Brown, William 1 5 400
Barrow, George 3 24
Boyd, William 1 10
ditto for Garner? 3 24
Cogdell, Richard 3 24
Farris, William 1 24 495
Langly, George 1 2 225
Rogers, Thos. 2 170
Smith, Mary Ann 1 40
Willis, Samuel 1 1 112 10
Willis, Thomas 2 ½ 75
Tankard, George 1 150