The Resource Essex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Essex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Label
Essex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, circa 1742, 1766, 1775
Title
Essex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
circa 1742, 1766, 1775
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables circa 1742, 1766, 1775, consists of manuscript of the list of tithable heads of household in the county
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Essex County was named for the English county. It was formed from old Rappahannock County in 1692.
  • 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 the Library of Virginia's website for "Colonial Tithables."
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Essex County Tax and Fiscal Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Essex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Essex County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
0.1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Essex County Circuit Court
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001651054
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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