The Resource Accomack County (Va.) Lists of tithables

Accomack County (Va.) Lists of tithables

Label
Accomack County (Va.) Lists of tithables, 1738-1769 and undated
Title
Accomack County (Va.) Lists of tithables
Inclusive dates
1738-1769 and undated
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Accomack County (Va.) Lists of tithables, 1738-1769 and undated. Consists of manuscript lists of tithable heads of household in the county including in some instances the names of slaves, and squirrel and crow scalp and head claims
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Accomack County was named for the Accomac Indians, who lived on the eastern Shore at the time of the first English settlement in Virginia. One of the original eight shires established in 1634, Accomac County (spelled without a k) became Northampton County in 1643.
  • In seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Virginia, the term "tithable" referred to a person who paid (or for whom someone else paid) one of the taxes imposed by the General Assembly for the support of civil government in the colony. In colonial Virginia, a poll tax or capitation tax was assessed on free white males, African American slaves, and Native American servants (both male and female), all age sixteen or older. Owners and masters paid the taxes levied on their slaves and servants. For a more detailed history of tithables, consult "Colonial Tithables" found on the Library of Virginia's web site.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Accomack County (Va.) Lists of tithables
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Accomack County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
21
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Accomack County (Va.) Circuit Court
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001632939
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

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