1774 Hopewell Township

Tax Assessment ~ Part 3


This image includes the top portion of the second page of the original 1774 tax assessment return for Hopewell Township, within Bedford County, showing the names of the Inmates.


Note: This image was scanned from a photocopy of the original 1774 tax assessment for Hopewell Township, within Bedford County. The originals of the tax assessment returns were stored, for many years, in Vault #1 in the basement of the Bedford County Court House. The webmaster of this site was given permission by the officials of the Bedford County Court system to photocopy the original returns in the 1980s. A year or two after the original returns were photocopied, a pipe burst in the vault in which the returns were stored, causing water damage to many records, and the original tax assessment returns were subsequently transferred to the Pioneer Historical Society of Bedford County for storage.

   The following is a transcription of the names of the Inmates which appear on the 1774 Hopewell Township, Bedford County tax assessment return, as shown in the image above. It is as accurate as possible. Certain names are followed by a name in brackets { }. These are included in order to show how the names are spelled in the published Pennsylvania Archives (1897 Edition, Third Series, Volume XXII, Pages 81-83). Apparently, the compilers of the published Pennsylvania Archives decided that the names should be spelled the way they thought proper, rather than how the tax assessors and/or collectors actually spelled them.

Daniel Dimond
Charls Clark {Charles Clark}
Richard Kimber
Christopho Whitsone {Christopher Whitestone}
Hugh Kelley {Hugh Kelly}
Richard Plummer
Peter Hartsack {Peter Harstack}
Hugh Guthrey {Hugh Guthery}
Daniel Guthrey {Daniel Guthery}
James Harden {James Hardin}