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Brightside Farm

Brightside Farm - Historical Tax Assessments

 
The following is a table of the Tax Assessments of the 55 acre Brightside Farm (Tax Parcel 35-3-59) through 1930, compiled in 1997 by Jane E. Dorchester. The James Lewis and John Opperman names were researched by Janet Baldwin.

Owner / Occupent   Property Assessed Assessment
1767 Provincial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
James Lewis 50 Acres & Dwellings  
       
1783 Federal Supplies Tax Assessment - Charlestown
No listing for James Lewis or John Opperman      
       
1796 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
Peter Smith, smith 58 Acres Land, 2 Log Houses,  
    Stone Barn, A Steel Furnace $ 130.00
  2 Horses 36.00
  3 Cattle 15.00
      $ 181.00
1799 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
Peter Smith, smith 60 Acres Occupied Lands  
  6 Acres Occupied Lands  
  1 Log Dwelling House $ 110.00
  1 Log Dwelling House 110.00
  1 Stone Barn 150.00
  1 Steel Furnace 150.00
  1 Log Smith Shop 40.00
  2 Horses 56.00
  3 Cattle 30.00
      $ 971.00
1802 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
Griffith Jones 210 Acres & Buildings $ 2,150.00
  1 Horse 20.00
  2 Cattle 20.00
      $ 3,190.00
1805 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
Edward Lammey [tenant] 50 Acres $ 550.00
    Buildings 150.00
  2 Horses 40.00
  3 Cattle 30.00
      $ 770.00
       
1808 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
James Scott 50 Acres $ 500.00
    Buildings 120.00
  1 Horse 18.00
  2 Cattle 20.00
      $ 658.00
1811 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
John Funderwise [sic] 50 Acres $ 500.00
    *Buildings 150.00
  2 Horses 36.00
  3 Cattle 30.00
    Trade 100.00
    1 Dog  
      $ 816.00
1823 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
John Funderwise (sic] 50 Acres $ 1,750.00
  1 House 175.00
  1 Barn 120.00
  2 Out Houses 80.00
    Trade  
  2 Horses 60.00
  3 Cattle 30.00
  1 Dog  
      $ 2,221.00
1826 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
John Funderwise [sic], Sr. 50 Acres $ 1,400.00
  1 House 160.00
  1 Barn 110.00
  1 Spring House 60.00
  2 Horses 50.00
  3 Cattle 30.00
  1 Dog  
      $ 1,810.00
1829 Chester County Triennial Tax Assessment - Charlestown
John Funderweit [sic) 50 Acres $ 1,600.00
  1 *House 175.00
  1 Barn 120.00
  2 Out Houses 75.00
  1 Horse 20.00
  3 Cattle 30.00
  1 Dog  
      $ 2,020.00


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