Kinard, June, ed. Maryland, U.S., Colonial Census, 1776 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data: Taken from Maryland Colonial Census, 1776 held by the Maryland State Archives.
Granted by the King of England to George Calvert in 1632, Maryland was home to nearly 300,000 people before the Revolutionary War. This database is a transcription of a colonial census taken in 1776. Each record provides the name of the head of the household and location of residence. In many cases, the individual's age is provided along with the number of male and female residents in the household, including slaves. It reveals the names of over 17,100 men and women. For researchers of early Maryland ancestors, this can be an informative database.