The Resource Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Label
Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1778-1781
Title
Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
1778-1781
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables 1778-1781, consists of manuscript of the list of tithable heads of household in the county
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Rockbridge County was named for Natural Bridge, an exceptional rock formation located in the county. The county was formed from Augusta and Botetourt counties in 1778, and another part of Botetourt was added later.
  • 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 Rockbridge 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
Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Rockbridge 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
Rockbridge County Circuit Court
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001651481
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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