The following guide to tax valuations was compiled to aid researchers in the use of tax valuation materials in the State Library's collection. The Library has valuations that list individuals' names and property holdings as well as those with aggregate measures, only. Many valuations include information on towns that are now part of Maine.

The guide contains a brief overview of the valuations' contents followed by a chronological listing of towns for which the Library holds information. For valuations available on microfilm, the microfilm box number is also included. Valuations are available on microfilm only up until 1811.

All of the valuations and corresponding microfilm can be consulted in the State Library's Special Collections Department.

Prior to 1780

For tax and valuation lists prior to 1780, the user should consult the following microfilm reels in the State Library's collection:
City/Town & YearsReel Number(s)
Beverly, 1735-1779Reel no. 469
Boxford, 1760-1775Reel no. 466
Chelmsford, 1727-1778Reel nos. 472,473
Danvers, 1752-1773Reel no. 464
Dedham, 1648-1750Reel nos. 482-483
Lunenburg, 1761-1770Reel no. 476
Marblehead, 1734-1776Reel no. 471
Medford, 1684-1735Reel no. 463
Middleton, 1729-1798Reel no. 474
Milton, 1674-1792Reel no. 479
Needham, 1712-1732Reel no. 477
Reading, 1664-1703; 1756-1776Reel no. 462
Salem, 1689-1773Reel nos. 467-468
Stoughton, 1727,1752-3;1771-1776Reel no. 481
Topsfield, 1744-1779Reel no. 465
Walpole, 1726-1751Reel no. 480
Waltham, 1738-1820Reel no. 484
Wenham, 1731-1777Reel no. 470
Westford, 1728-1777Reel no. 475
Woburn, 1673-1779Reel nos. 460-461
Wrentham, 1736-1776Reel no. 478
For a detailed guide to the microfilm collection, the user should consult Tax and Valuation Lists of Massachusetts Towns before 1776: Finding List for the Microfilm Edition compiled by Ruth Crandall, Cambridge, MA: Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History, 1971. (State Library call number: F 61 .C73 1971).
 

1780

Amherst
Ashfield
Belchertown
Berkley
Bernardston
Braintree
Brimfield
Buckland
Charlemont
Chelsea
Chesterfield
Conway
Cummington
Dartmouth
Deerfield
Dighton
Dorchester
Easton
Granby
Granville
Greenfield
Greenwich
Hadley
Leominster
Leverett
Ludlow
Mansfield
Milton
Monson
Montague
Montgomery
Murrayfield
Myrifield
New Salem
Newton
Northampton
Norton
Norwich
Oxford
Pelham
Raynham
Rehoboth
Shelburne
South Brimfield
Southampton
Stoughton
Swansea
Taunton
Warwick
West Springfield
Westhampton
Whately
Wilbraham
(Also on microfilm; see film boxes 374, 375)

Maine Towns
Cape Elizabeth
Chesterfield
Cumberland
Scarborough
(For Maine towns see film box 393).

Aggregates of valuation returns for Barnstable, Berkshire, Hampshire and Plymouth Counties. Includes a page for each of those counties, with a valuation rate for each town within that county.
 

1783

Abington
Acton
Ashburnham
Ashby
Athol
Barnstable
Barre
Becket
Belchertown
Billerica
Bolton
Boxford
Braintree
Brimfield
Brookfield
Brookline
Cambridge
Carlisle
Charlemont
Charlton
Chelmsford
Chester
Chesterfield
Chilmark
Cohasset
Colrain
Danvers
Dighton
Douglas
Dracut
Dudley
Duxbury
Eastham
Edgartown
Egremont
Falmouth
Fitchburg
Framingham
Franklin
Gloucester
Grafton
Greenfield
Greenwich
Hadley
Halifax
Hancock
Hanover
Hatfield
Haverhill
Holden
Holland
Hopkinton
Hubbardston
Hull
Ipswich
Lancaster
Lee
Leicester
Lenox
Leominster
Leverett
Longmeadow
Ludlow
Lunenburg
Lynn
Marshfield
Medfield
Medway
Mendon
Methuen
Middleboro
Milford
Milton
Monson
Mt. Washington
Natick
New Braintree
New Marlboro
Northampton
Northboro
Oakham
Oxford
Palmer
Partridgefield
Paxton
Pelham
Pembroke
Pepperell
Petersham
Pittsfield
Richmont
Roxbury
Rutland
Sandisfield
Scituate
Sheffield
Shelburn
Shirley
Shrewsbury
Shutesbury
South Hadley
Southampton
Southboro
Spencer
Springfield
Stockbridge
Stoughton
Sturbridge
Templeton
Tisbury
Townsend
Upton
Uxbridge
Walpole
Waltham
Ware
Wareham
Warwick
Watertown
Wendell
West Springfield
West Stockbridge
Westboro
Western (Warren)
Westford
Westhampton
Westminster
Weymouth
Whately
Wilbraham
Williamsburg
Williamstown
Wilmington
Winchendon
Windsor
Woburn
Wrentham
Yarmouth

Maine Towns
Arundel
Biddeford
Buxton
Coxhall
Fryeburg
Kittery
Newcastle
Pownalboro
Wells
Windham
Woolwich
York
(For microfilm see film box 376, 377)

(For Maine towns see film box 393.) Aggregate listing: One sheet listing number of inhabitants, buildings, acres of land, and dwellings for selected towns in Hampshire, Bristol, and Berkshire Counties, Massachusetts, and for York, Cumberland and Lincoln Counties, Maine.
 

1784

Abington
Acton
Alford *
Amesbury
Amherst
Ashburnham
Ashby
Ashfield *
Athol
Attleboro *
Barnstable
Barre
Becket
Bedford *
Belchertown
Bellingham *
Berkley *
Berlin
Bernardston *
Billerica
Blandford
Bolton
Boston (No names given)
Boxboro
Boxford
Braintree
Bridgewater
Brimfield
Brookfield
Brookline
Buckland
Cambridge
Carlisle
Charlemont
Charlton
Chatham
Chelmsford
Chelsea
Chester
Chesterfield
Cohasset
Colrain
Concord *
Conway *
Cummington *
Dalton
Dartmouth *
Dedham
Deerfield *
Dighton *
Dorchester *
Douglas
Dover
Dracut
Dudley
Dunstable *
Duxbury
East Sudbury *
Eastham
Eaton *
Egremont
Falmouth
Fitchburg
Foxboro
Framingham
Franklin
Freetown *
Gardner *
Gloucester
Goshen *
Grafton
Granby *
Greenfield
Great Barrington *
Greenwich
Groton *
Hadley
Halifax
Hancock
Hanover
Hardwick
Harvard
Harwich
Hatfield
Haverhill
Heath
Hingham *
Holden
Holland
Holliston *
Hopkinton
Hubbardston
Hull
Ipswich
Kingston
Lancaster
Lanesboro
Lee
Leicester
Lenox
Leominster
Leverett
Lexington *
Leyden
Lincoln *
Littleton *
Longmeadow
Loudon
Ludlow
Lunenburg
Lynn
Malden
Mansfield *
Marlboro *
Marshfield
Medfield
Medway
Mendon
Middleboro
Middlefield *
Milford
Milton
Monson
Montague *
Montgomery *
Mt. Washington
Myrifield
Natick
Needham *
New Ashford
New Braintree
New Marlboro
New Salem *
Newburyport
Newton *
Northampton *
Northboro
Northbridge
Northfield *
Norton *
Norwich *
Oakham
Orange
Oxford
Palmer
Partridgefield
Paxton
Pelham
Pembroke
Pepperell
Petersham
Pittsfield
Plymouth
Plympton
Princeton
Raynham *
Reading *
Rehoboth *
Richmont
Rochester
Roxbury
Royalston
Rutland
Sandisfield
Sandwich
Scituate
Sharon *
Sheffield
Shelburne
Sherburn *
Shirley
Shrewsbury
Shutesbury
South Brimfield
South Hadley
Southampton
Southboro
Southwick
Spencer
Springfield
Sterling
Stockbridge
Stoneham
Stoughton
Stow *
Sturbridge
Sudbury *
Sunderland
Sutton
Swansea *
Taunton
Templeton
Tewksbury *
Townsend
Truro
Tyringham
Upton
Uxbridge
Walpole
Waltham
Ward *
Ware
Wareham
Warwick
Washington
Watertown
Wellfleet *
Wendell
West Springfield
West Stockbridge
Westboro
Western (Warren)
Westfield
Westford
Westhampton
Westminster
Weston
Weymouth
Whately
Wilbraham
Williamsburg
Williamstown
Wilmington
Winchendon
Windsor
Woburn
Worcester
Worthington *
Wrentham
Yarmouth
(Summary only: Acres of land, number of inhabitants, and number of dwellings given. Also on microfilm; see film boxes 378 - 383)

Maine Towns
Arundel
Balltown *
Bath *
Berwick
Biddeford
Boothbay *
Bowdoinham *
Bridgton
Bristol
Brownfield
Brunswick *
Buxton
Canaan
Cape Elizabeth
Coxhall
Durham
Edgecombe
Falmouth
Fryeburg
Georgetown *
Gorham *
Gray
Hallowell *
Harpswell
Kittery
Lebanon
Lewiston *
Limerick
Lisbon Falls *
Little Falls *
Medumcook *
Newcastle
New Gloucester *
North Yarmouth *
Pepperellboro
Pittston *
Pownalboro
Sandford
Scarboro *
Shapleigh
Standish
Sylvester *
Thomaston
Topsham *
Union
Vassalboro
Wales
Walpole
Warren *
Waterboro *
Wells
Windham
Winslow
Woolwich
York
(Also on microfilm. For these Maine towns, see film boxes 393, 394)
 

1784-1785

Aggregates of the polls and valuations of real and personal property in the towns of Massachusetts, 1784-1785]. 1 volume. Does not include every town; includes some Maine towns.
 

1791

Ashburnham
Belchertown
Bernardston
Boxborough
Bridgewater
Brookfield
Carlisle
Charlestown-oversized
Chester
Deerfield
Dunstable
Easthampton
Easton
Franklin
Gardner
Gloucester
Granville-oversized
Holden
Ipswich-oversized
Lancaster
Lee
Lenox
Leominster
Lynnfield
Malden
Mansfield
Medfield
Medford
Milton
New Braintree
Oakham
Plainfield
Rowley-oversized
Salem
Sandwich
Sharon
Shutesbury
Somerset
Spencer
Tyringham
Ward
Watertown
Wendell
Westford
Weymouth
(Also on microfilm, see film box 384)

Maine Towns
Balltown
Brunswick
Buxton
Camden-oversized
Cape Elizabeth
Edgcombe-oversized
Gorham
Gouldsboro
Islesboro
Lewiston *
Monmouth
Newcastle
North Yarmouth
Sedgwick
Trenton
Winthrop
Woolwich
York
(For Maine towns see film box 394)

Aggregates of valuations showing polls rateable and not rateable, and estates real and personal, in the towns of Massachusetts. 2 volumes. Volume 1 includes Suffolk, Essex, Middlesex, Hampshire, Plymouth, Bristol, Barnstable, Dukes, York and Cumberland Counties. Volume 2 includes Washington, Hancock, Berkshire, Lincoln, Cumberland and Worcester Counties.
 

1792

Ashburnham
Bedford
Belchertown
Boxboro
Bridgewater
Brookfield
Carlisle
Charlestown
Chester
Cohasset
Colrain
Deerfield
Dunstable
East Sudbury
Easthampton
Easton
Falmouth
Framingham
Franklin
Gardner
Gloucester
Haverhill
Holden
Holland
Kingston
Lancaster
Lee
Lenox
Leominster
Leyden
Ludlow
Malden
Mansfield
Medford
Milton
New Ashford
New Braintree
Rowley
Roxbury
Russell
Salisbury
Sandwich
Sharon
Shutesbury
Somerset
Spencer
Taunton
Tyringham
Upton
Ward
Warwick
Watertown
Wendell
Westford
Westport
Weymouth
Whately
Williamstown
(Also on microfilm see film boxes 385 - 388)

Maine Towns
Balltown
Bangor Adj.
Biddeford
Bluehill
Boothbay
Bowdoin
Bristol
Brunswick
Buxton
Camden
Cape Elizabeth
Edgecomb
Frankfort
Georgetown
Gorham
Gouldsboro
Harpswell
Islesboro
Lewiston
Limington
Little Falls
Monmouth
Newcastle
New Gloucester
North Yarmouth
Orrington
Penobscot
Plantation 2
Scarboro
Sedgwick
Trenton
Vassalboro
Warren
Windham
Winthrop
Woolwich
(For these Maine towns see film box 395)

Abstract of valuations, 1792, 1801 for Middlesex County (aggregates only). Totals for both 1792 and 1801; lists types of property (dwellings, warehouses, horses, oxen, etc.). 44 pages. Abstract of valuations for counties of Cumberland, Hampshire and Plymouth. For each town within a county, lists types of real property (dwellings, warehouses, sawmills, horses, etc.). 3 sheets.
 

1793

[Valuation, new draft, 1793 of the aggregates of polls and rates on the thousand for each Massachusetts town]. Arranged by county; gives number of polls and rates on the thousand for each town within the counties. Includes Maine counties. 13 pages.
 

1800

Maine Towns
Augusta
Balltown
Bangor
Bluehill
Boothbay
Bowdoin
Bowdoinham
Bristol
Buckston
Camden
Canaan
Castine
Cushing
Deer Isle
Dresden
Edgecomb
Fairfield
Gouldsboro
Hallowell
Harlem
Islesboro
Lewiston
Monmouth
Mount Vernon
Newcastle
New Milford
Nobleboro
Norridgewock
Northport
Orland
Orrington
Pownalboro
Prospect
Sedgwick
Sidney
Stark
Thompsonboro
Topsham
Trenton
Union
Vassalboro
Vinalhaven
Warren
Winslow
Winthrop
Woolwich
(Also on microfilm, see film box 396)
 

1801

Maine Towns
Anson
Augusta
Balltown
Bangor
Beadfield
Belfast
Belgrade
Bluehill
Boothbay
Bowdoin
Bowdoin Adj.
Bowdoinham
Bristol
Buckston
Buxton
Camden
Canaan
Castine
Clinton
Cornville
Cushing
Deer Isle
Dresden
Edgecombe
Ellsworth
Fairfield
Farmington
Fayette
Frankfort
Georgetown
Gouldsboro
Greene
Hallowell
Hampden
Hancock
Harlem
Islesborough
Leeds
Lewiston
Medumcook
Monmouth
Mount Desert
Mount Vernon
Newcastle
New Milford
New Sharon
Nobleboro
Norridgewock
Northport
Orland
Orrington
Penobscot
Pittston
Pownalboro
Prospect
Sedgwick
Sidney
Starks
Strong
Sullivan
Thompsonboro
Topsham
Trenton
Tyngstown
Union
Vassalboro
Vinalhaven
Waldoboro
Warren
Wayne
Winslow
Winthrop
Woolwich
(Maine towns also on microfilm; see film boxes 397, 398.)

Abstract of valuations, 1792, 1801, Middlesex County (aggregates only). Totals for both 1792 and 1801; lists types of property (dwellings, warehouses, horses, oxen, etc.). An agrate [sic] of the Countyes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1801, 1811. Lists totals for polls and income for the counties in Massachusetts and Maine for both years. 1 sheet.
 

1810

Ashfield
Bernardston
Brookfield
Buckland
Charlemont
Colrain
Conway
Deerfield
Falmouth
Georgetown
Hampden
Hardwick
Hawley
Heath
Leverett
Leyden
Montague
New Salem
Northfield
Orange
Palmer
Rowe
Shutesbury
Sunderland
Wales
Warwick
Wendell
Whately
(Also on microfilm see film box 389)

Maine Towns
Bangor-oversized
Belfast-oversized
Belgrade
Bluehill-oversized
Bowdoin
Bridgton
Buckstown
Canaan
Castine
Chesterville
Cushing
Durham
Eden
Ellsworth
Farmington
Fayette
Frankfort
Freeport
Gray
Harrison-oversized
Hope-oversized
Islesborough
Jefferson
Lincolnville-oversized
Litchfield
New Gloucester
Orland
Orono
Orrington
Otisfield
Pejepscot
Penobscot
Poland
Pownal
Prospect
Raymond
Scarborough
Sedgwick
Standish
Surry
Trenton
Vinalhaven
Whitfield
Windham
(Also on microfilm see film box 399)
 

1811

Ashfield
Bernardston
Buckland
Charlemont
Colrain
Conway
Deerfield
Gill
Greenfield
Hawley
Heath
Leverett
Leyden
Montague
New Salem
Northfield
Orange
Rowe
Shelburn
Shutesbury
Sunderland
Warwick
Wendell
Whately
(Also on microfilm see film boxes 389, 390)

Maine Towns
Bangor
Belfast
Belgrade
Bluehill
Bowdoin
Brunswick *
Buckstown
Cape Elizabeth *
Castine
Chesterville
Cushing
Deer Isle
Dixmont
Eddington
Eden
Ellsworth
Exeter
Farmington
Fayette
Frankfort
Garland
Georgetown
Gouldsboro
Hampden
Hope
Islesborough
Jefferson
Lincolnville
New Charleston
Northport
Orland
Orrington
Palermo
Penobscot
Prospect
Sedgwick
Sullivan
Surry
Trenton
Vinalhaven
Wales
Warren
Whitfield
Wiscasset *
(Also on microfilm see film box 400)

Aggregate listing: An agrate [sic] of the countyes in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1801, 1811. Lists totals for polls and income for the counties in Massachusetts and Maine for both years. 1 sheet. Aggregates of towns, plantations, townships and other lands in the County of Hancock, Maine. Also includes town of Mt. Vernon, Kennebec Co., Maine; aggregate for county of Lincoln, Maine.
 

1831

Aggregates of valuations. Contact the Special Collections department with specific questions.
 

1841

Aggregates of valuations. The volume is titled: Report of the Valuation Committee. Contact the Special Collections department with specific questions.
 

1850

Aggregates of valuations. The volume has the title: Report of the Committee Appointed to Make a Valuation of the Polls and Property of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1850. Contact the Special Collections department with specific questions.
 

1860

Aggregates of valuations. The volume has the title: Report of the Committee Appointed to Make a Valuation of the Polls and Property of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 1860. Contact the Special Collections department with specific questions.
 

Contents of Valuation Lists

1780
Lists names of individual property holders and their dwellings, barns, acres of land, tons of hay, bushels of grain, ounces of silver, sheep, swine and other real property.

1783
Lists names of individual property holders. For each individual , there is a column for polls, real estate and personal estate, with numerical values for each column.

1784
Lists names of individual property holders and their dwellings, barns, acres of land, tons of hay, ounces of silver plate and other real property.

1791
Lists names of individual property holders. For each individual, there is a column for polls, real estate and personal estate, with numerical values for each column.

1792
Lists names of individual property holders and their dwellings, barns, acres of land and other real property.

1800
Lists names of individual property holders. Some valuations list only polls, real estate, personal estate/income and total condition for each individual. Other valuations list a detailed breakdown of personal property.

1801
Lists names of individual property holders and their dwellings, barns, acres of land and other real property.

1810
Lists names of individual property holders. Some valuations list only polls, real property, and personal property for each individual. Others, especially for Maine towns, list a detailed breakdown of personal property.

1811
Lists names of individual property holders and their dwellings, barns, acres of land and other real property.

This information is provided by The State Library of Massachusetts.