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Philip Ellsworth (spelled and referenced variously) was an Albany resident who was probably born about 1740. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.

In 1766 and '67, his his first ward holdings were assessed minimally.

In 1767, the name "Philip Ellwood" appeared on the roster of an Albany militia company representing the first ward.

In 1768, his accounts were paid from the city treasury. He also was paid in 1770 and 1772.

In April 1770, he petitioned the city for a small lot of land next to that of "John Bone. That request was granted and terms were set as £40 a year. The lot was specified as "25 feet broad and the length to the river." However, in August the Council cancelled the transaction without further explanation. In February 1774, he was said to have occupied a lot south of the property of William Gamble. In 1795, probably it was that lot noted in the city records.

We seek to account for his activities during the war years.

Beginning again in 1778, he was paid (for unspecified reasons) by the city in wheat. Those transactions occurred roughly on an annual basis thru 1788.

In March 1779, his real property in the first ward was assessed modestly while his personal holdings were valued more substantially.

In 1790, the first Federal census listed several dozen "Elsworth" headed household in New York State including several in greater Albany County. None were configured for the city of Albany.

As with all CAP biographies, this offering is in-process and always should be considered to be in-progress. Past diminishing returns and with critical demographic and economic issues still unresolved, we move on for now from the life of one-time Albany resident Philip Ellsworth.