Tax book for Chestnut, Walnut and Lower Delaware Wards, Philadelphia, April 1767. 1767
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Chief Justice Benjamin Chew (1722-1810) was the only surviving son of Dr. Samuel Chew and his first wife, Mary Galloway. Born in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, he would eventually serve as recorder of Philadelphia, attorney general, recorder-general, and chief justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania under the colonial government. After the Revolution, he was selected as the president of the High Court of Errors and Appeals. His 1747 marriage to Mary Galloway (1729-1755), produced four survi...
The Philadelphia Overseers of the Poor was created in 1705/1706 by the officers of Philadelphia's Corporation to levy and collect a poor tax and distribute its proceeds among the city's indigent. In 1749 the Overseers were incorporated; in 1766 the Assembly also incorporated "The Contributors to the Relief and Employment of the Poor of the City of Philadelphia, the District of Southwark, and the Townships Northern Liberties, Moyamensing and Passyunk," a body of citizens who were given authority ...
Chaplain of the first Continental Congress. From the description of Letter to George Washington [manuscript], 1777 October 8. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647820264 Philadelphia clergyman. From the description of ALS : Chelsea, to F. Smith, 1792 June 16. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541852 ...