The Resource Amelia County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Amelia County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Label
Amelia County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1736-1794 and undated
Title
Amelia County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
1736-1794 and undated
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Amelia County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1736-1794 and undated. Consists of lists of tithable heads of household in the county for the years 1736-1794. Some list do not contain dates
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Amelia County was formed from Prince George and Brunswick Counties in 1734.
  • 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
Amelia County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3.4
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Amelia County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001568677
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Amelia County (Va.) Reels 103-105.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (7 boxes)

Library Locations

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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