21 February 2013

Are Those PhDs in York County?

A reader on Genealogy Tip of the Day asked this question and since I don't have an answer I thought I would post the question here.

This image comes from a York County, Pennsylvania, tax list which appears in "Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801",  on Ancestry.com. I'm having difficulty determining the year of this entry, but that's not really the reader's question fortunately.

The question is: "What does the apparent "Phd" abbreviation stand for?

 Tax list for Mt. Pleasant in York County, page 49, in "Pennsylvania, Tax and Exoneration, 1768-1801",  digital image on Ancestry.com.

Those who would like to view the complete page can click on the image below:

I'm working on a better citation for this item as I'm not overly happy with how these records are set up and organized on Ancestry.com.

Note: the original data used to create these digital images comes from: Tax & Exoneration Lists, 1762–1794. Series No. 4.61; Records of the Office of the Comptroller General, RG-4. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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