Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LVI
January 1999

Digital Projects

“Growth and the Standard of Living in a Pioneer Economy”

By Frank D. Lewis and M. C. Urquhart.

Supplement Contents

Table I
Estimates of Taxables, St. Mary's County, 1660, using Data from
Lancaster, Northampton, and Charles Counties

  Taxables per Household HH in St. Mary's
N
Est. Tax in St. Mary's
N
HH in St. Mary's
N
Est. Tax in St. Mary's
N
HH in St. Mary's
N
Est. Tax in St. Mary's
Lancaster, Northamp. - Mean, 2 Co. 4.46
2.92
3.69 
121
121
121
539.66
353.32
446.49
183
183
183
816.18
534.36
675.27
152
152
152
677.92
443.84
560.88
Lancaster, Northamp., Charles - Mean, 3 Co. 4.46
2.92
1.72
3.0333
121
121
121
121
539.66
353.32
208.12
367.03
183
183
183
183
816.18
534.36
314.76
555.10
152
152
152
152
677.92
443.84
261.44
461.06
Lancaster, Northamp., Charles, St. Mary's - Mean, 4 Co. 4.46
2.92
1.72
3.2684
3.0920
121
121
121
121
121
539.66
353.32
208.12
395.48
374.48
183
183
183
183
183
816.18
534.36
314.76
395.48
152
152
152
152
152
677.92
443.04
261.44
395.48
St. Mary's - Mean, 4 Co. 2.1611
2.8153
    183
183
395.48
515.20
   
St. Mary's - Mean, 4 Co. 2.6018
2.9254
        152
152
395.48
444.67
Acceptable Estimates (300 to 400 Taxables)
  Taxables per Household HH in St. Mary's N Est. Tax in St. Mary's N
Northamp. 2.92 121 353.32
Mean of 3 Counties 3.0333 121 367.03
Mean of 4 Counties 3.0920 121 374.13
St. Mary's 3.2684 121 395.48
St. Mary's 2.6018 152 395.48
Note: In St. Mary's County, the number of taxables is fixed, hence taxables per household vary with the size of the household.