The Resource Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Label
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747
Title
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
1747
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747. Consists of manuscript lists of tithable heads of household in the county for the year 1747
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Prince William County was formed from Stafford and King George Counties in 1730.
  • 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.
  • Many pre-Civil War records were lost, destroyed, or stolen by Union troops in 1863 during the Civil War. Sixteen deed books and five will books are missing.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Prince William County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Prince William County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession numbers 22743b
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Frank L. Cushing
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001557458
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Prince William County (Va.) Reel 33.
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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