The Resource Prince Edward County (Va.) Tithables

Prince Edward County (Va.) Tithables

Prince Edward County (Va.) Tithables, 1750-1787, circa
Prince Edward County (Va.) Tithables
Inclusive dates
1750-1787, circa
Prince Edward County (Va.) Tithables, 1750-1787, circa. The head of household and number of tithables in each household are listed. Most of the lists include the name of the enumerator and identify the district. The collection contains lists of tithables for the years 1750, 1753, 1755, 1757, 1760, 1769, 1776, 1782, and 1787, reports of tithes of two individuals, 1773; and an undated list
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Biographical or historical data
  • Prince Edward County was named in honor of Edward Augustus, a son of Prince Frederick Louis, a grandson of George II, and a younger brother of George III. The county was formed from Amelia County in 1753.
  • 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 "Colonial Tithables," found on the Library of Virginia's web site.
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Location of other archival material
Additional Prince Edward County court 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.
Prince Edward County (Va.) Tithables
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Prince Edward County
  • The Library of Virginia
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Prince Edward County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
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