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Kings County census of 1786

Call Number



1786, inclusive


Kings County (N.Y.)


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Language of Materials

English .


The Kings County Census of 1786 consists of a single handwritten document and provides population figures within the different towns that comprised Kings County at this time, including Brooklyn, Flatbush, New Lots, Gravesend, Flatlands, and Bushwick. The census includes the number of families in each town, the number of males and females under age 16, the number of males and females between the ages of 16 and age 60, the number of males over age 60, and the numbers of enslaved African American men and women. The census information was compiled by Peter Vandervoort, Sheriff.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Kings County census of 1786, 1981.012, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Veronese, date unknown.

Collection processed by

Matthew Gorham

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This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-21 11:16:36 +0000.
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Language: English

Processing Information

Oppressive descriptive language was remediated from the abstract note in this finding aid as part of an anti-racist descriptive language audit performed in December 2020.

Revisions to this Guide

December 2020: Revised by Amy Lau, Archivist, to remediate oppressive language from abstract note.


Brooklyn Historical Society


Box: A0097 (Material Type: Text)
Center for Brooklyn History
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Brooklyn, NY 11201