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1774 Rhode Island Census Project: Barrington

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This page is part of the 1774 Rhode Island Census Project.

Contents

Introduction

Barrington was originally part of Swansea in Plymouth Colony, later part of the Province of Massachusetts Bay. In 1747, parts of the Province were ceded to Rhode Island, including a piece of Barrington that was subsumed into the town of Warren -- Barrington was not at that time a "town" in Rhode Island. Barrington was set off as a town distinct from Warren in 1770, just four years before the census in 1774. But this Barrington was a different region than the town originally incorporated from Swansea in 1711. This changing of names, boundaries, and governing colonies can cause confusion in searching for pertinent genealogical records. Bicknell gives a good summary of the details of these changes.[1]

The 1774 census is a particularly important record for Barrington because the Barrington records of the 1782 census of Rhode Island were lost. The original 1774 census pages from 1774 have not been digitally imaged (or at least, such images are not online), so the official source for the Barrington census records adopted by this project is the transcription of Annie Austin published in the June 2007 issue of Rhode Island Roots.[2] (Note: this transcription is on the American Ancestors website, but can be accessed free of charge by registering for a guest account.)

The following are transcriptions of the Barrington census pages, along with links to the corresponding profiles. The first column gives the name of the head-of-household exactly as it is written in Annie Austin's transcription. The next twelve columns provide the distribution of household members into different categories, with only counts of people in each category. The twelve categories are, in order:

  1. white males above 16
  2. white males under 16
  3. white females above 16
  4. white females under 16
  5. Indian males above 16
  6. Indian males under 16
  7. Indian females above 16
  8. Indian females under 16
  9. black males above 16
  10. black males under 16
  11. black females above 16
  12. black females under 16

The final column gives a link to the profile of the head-of-household, when available, and otherwise shows the individual's name in red.

Page 1

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Thomas Allin 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 3   0   2   0 Thomas Allin
Matthew Allin 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 3   0   2   0 Matthew Allin
Wd Ruth Allin 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   1   0 Ruth (Stockbridge) Allin
Samuel Allen 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Allen
Viall Allen 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Viall Allen
Samuel Allen 2nd 1 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Allen
Joseph Allen 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Allen
Joseph Allen jr 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0   0   0   0 Joseph Allen
Edward Adams 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Edward Adams
James Adams 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Adams
Samuel Adams 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Adams
Nudigate Adams 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Newdigate Adams
Wd Hannah Adams 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Hannah (Allen) Adams
William Andrews 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Andrews
Joshua Bicknell 5 3 5 1 0 0 0 0 1   1   1   0 Joshua Bicknell
Asa Bicknell 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   2   0   1 Asa Bicknell
Wd Rachel Bicknell 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1   1   2 Rachel (Smith) Bicknell
James Brown 3 0 2 1 0 1 1 3 1   1   1   0 James Brown
William Brown 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Brown
James Brown Jr 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Brown
Henery Bowen 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Henry Bowen
James Bowen 1 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Bowen
Josiah Bowen 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Josiah Bowen
Samuel Barnes 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Barnes
Thomas Barnes 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Barnes
Levi Barnes 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Levi Barnes
Edward Bosworth 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   1   0 Edward Bosworth
Jonathan Bosworth 2 1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Jonathan Bosworth
Samuel Bosworth 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Bosworth

Page 2

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Charles Bears 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Charles Beers
Spencer Bears 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Spencer Beers
Ebenezer Bishop 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Ebenezer Bishop
Michel Cary 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Michael Cary
Benjamin Drown 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Drown
Benjamin Drown Jr. 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Drown
Joseph Grant 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Grant
Joseph Grant Jr 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Grant
Shubale Grant 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Shubael Grant
Thomas Grant 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Thomas Grant
Wd Marther Garnzey 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Martha (Morey) Garnzey
Frances Fuller 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Frances Fuller
Josiah Humphry 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Josiah Humphrey
Samuel Humphry 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Humphrey
Nathanell Humphry 1 3 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Humphrey
Elknah Humphry 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Elkanah Humphrey
Samuel Humphry Jr 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Humphrey Jr.
Nathanell Heath 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Heath
Peleg Hath 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Peleg Heath
John Harding 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Harden
Richard Harding 3 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Richard Harding
Moses Horton 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Moses Horton
Simeon Horton 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Simeon Horton
Spicer Hewse 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Spicer Hughes
Benjamin Hathaway 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Benjamin Hathaway
Samuel Kent 1 4 4 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Samuel Kent
Joshua Kent 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joshua Kent
John Killey 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 John Kelley
William Killey 3 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 William Kelley

Page 3

Head of Household 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Profile
Daniel Kinicut 1 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Daniel Kinnicutt
Hezekiah Kinicut 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Hezekiah Kinnecutt
Hooker Low 3 3 1 5 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 Hooker Low
Caleb Luther 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Caleb Luther
John Martin 3 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0   1   0   0 John Martin
Nathanell Martin 5 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Martin
Wd Mary Martin 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Mary (Bowen) Martin
Rebeckah Medbury 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Rebeckah Medbury
Solomon Peck 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Solomon Peck
Solomon Peck Jr 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Solomon Peck
Wd Sarah Peck Jr 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Sarah (Humphrey) Peck
Enock Reminton 1 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Enoch Remington
James Smith 1 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 James Smith
Nathanell Smith 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Nathaniel Smith
Wd Sarah Smith 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0   0   0   0 Sarah (_____) Smith
Peter Smith 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Peter Smith
John Short 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 John Short
George Salsbury 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 George Salisbury
Wd Ester Tiffany 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1   0   0   0 Esther (Viall) Tiffany
Hezekiah Tiffany 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1   1   1   2 Hezekiah Tiffany
Rev. Solomon Townsend 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Solomon Townsend
Solomon Townsend Jr 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Solomon Townsend
Moses Tyler 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 1 0   0   0   0 Moses Tyler
Phillip Traffen 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Phillip Traffen
Eunice Twogood 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0   0   0   0 Eunice (Manchester) Toogood
Consider Tripp 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Consider Tripp
Joseph Viall 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Joseph Viall
Josiah Viall 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Josiah Viall
Matthew Watson 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 2   1   1   0 Matthew Watson
Matthew Watson Jr 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0   0   0   0 Matthew Watson
Charles Young 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0   0   0   0 Charles Young
Sippeo Richmon 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0   0   0   0 Scipio Richmond
Joshua Quom 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0   0   0   0 Joshua Quom

Slavery in the census

Most likely some people categorized as Indian or black in the census were slaves and others were free -- the census did not distinguish. Bicknell provides information about some of the enslaved people of Barrington,[3]<but unfortunately did not provide dates, so it is difficult to identify the people he describes within the census records.

References

  1. Bicknell, Thomas Williams. A History of Barrington, Rhode Island, Snow & Farnham Printers, Providence, 1898, pages 277-281
  2. Annie Austin, "The 1774 Census of Rhode Island: Barrington" in Rhode Island Roots 33 pages 90-92, June 2007.
  3. Bicknell, Thomas Williams. A History of Barrington, Rhode Island, Snow & Farnham Printers, Providence, 1898, Pages 402-410




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