The Resource Chesterfield County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Chesterfield County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Label
Chesterfield County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747-1821
Title
Chesterfield County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
1747-1821
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chesterfield County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747-1821. Consists of manuscript and photostat images of the list of tithable heads of household in the county for the years 1747-1821. The 1821 list is for insolvents
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Chesterfield County was formed in 1749 from Henrico County.
  • 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
VIC
Label
Chesterfield County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Chesterfield County (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001573829
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive).
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Chesterfield (Va.) Reel 330.
Type of unit
boxes (1 cu. ft.).

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
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