Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

Third Series, Volume LVI
January 1999

Digital Projects

“Wealth and Welfare in Early Maryland:  Evidence from St. Mary’s County.”

By Lois Green Carr and Russell R. Menard.

Supplement Contents

Table VII
Household Structure

1704
Male Heads 0.925
Female Heads
Adult Sons
Male Indentured Servants
0.075
0.200
0.254
Male Free Inmates 1.790
Wives 0.547
Adult Daughters 0.100
Other Free Female Inmates 0.710
Female Indentured Servants 0.120
Children, Servant and Free 2.909
Slaves, Taxable 0.780
Slaves, Not Taxable 0.311
Wealthholders 3.650*
Wealthholding Inmates 2.650*
Total Persons per Household 8.720
Total Whites per Household 7.629
1755
Male Heads Taxed .9230
Male Heads Untaxed .0138
Female Heads
Adult Sons
Male Indentured Servants
.0632
.2046
.0624
Free Hired Servants .1160
Other Free Male Taxed Inmates .1212
Poor Untaxed Free Men .0374
Wives .6968
Adult Daughters .4475
Female Indentured Servants .0166
Free Servant Women .1250
Other Free Female Inmates .2373
Children, Servant and Free 2.9360
Slaves, Taxable 1.3184
Slaves, Not Taxable 1.5648
Wealthholders 2.2516**
Wealtholding Inmates 1.2516**
Total Persons per Household 8.8840
Total Whites per Household 6.0008
Note:      * indicates one-half of adult children counted as wealthholders
              ** indicates all adult children counted as wealthholders