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

Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Label
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1765
Title
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
1765
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1765. Consists of photocopies of tithable heads of household in the county for the year 1765
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 originals duplicates
LVA accession 34683.
Location of other archival material
  • Photocopies made from originals found in Melvin Steadman Collection, Accession number 34683.
  • 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
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
22
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Library of Virginia, Description Services Branch,
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001557484
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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