|1770 Providence, RI Taxpayers List & Maps|
The following information is compiled from data collected by Henry R. Chace c1905. Mr Chace painstakingly researched the names and locations of taxed plats in varoius periods of Providence history. He then published a series of maps detailing who, where, and when Providence residents lived. We owe much to his exactitude.
Chace's information in map form is too large to present
present technology, so our friend LHB of the Joseph
Bucklin Society studiously took Chace's maps and created a
of who lived where. Since many of the known raiders of the Gaspee
were prominent shopkeepers, ship-captains, and other people of
it can be surmised that these lists of taxpayers will undoubtedly
the names of people both previously known and previously unknown to us
that took part in the burning of the Gaspee. By comparing the locations
of known Gaspee raiders (presented in BOLD), we arrive at the
to discover who their close neighbors were, and, basicly, ALL are
suspects to have been involved.
|Click here to read 14June1806 article from the Providence Phenix describing all of the street naming revisions of that year (.gif)|
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