The Resource Fairfax County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Fairfax County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Fairfax County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1749
Fairfax County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
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Fairfax County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1749, consists of negative photostat images of the list of tithable heads of household in the county for the year 1749
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Biographical or historical data
  • Fairfax County was named for Thomas Fairfax, sixth baron Fairfax of Cameron, proprietor of the Northern Neck. It was formed from Prince William County in 1742.
  • 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."
  • Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing. Numerous preā€“Civil War minute books are missing as well.
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional Fairfax 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.
  • Fairfax County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Fairfax County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Fairfax County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
These records came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Fairfax County under the accession number 27171
Arranged chronologically.
  • The Library of Virginia
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Fairfax County Circuit Court
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There are no restrictions.
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