The Resource Southampton County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Southampton County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Southampton County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1752, 1778
Southampton County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
1752, 1778
Southampton County (Va.) Lists of Tithables 1752, 1778, consists of manuscript of the list of tithable heads of household in the county
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Biographical or historical data
  • Southampton County was named, in the opinion of many authorities, for Henry Wriothesley, third earl of Southampton and treasurer of the London Company from 1620 to 1624. It is more likely, however, that the county was named for the borough of Southampton in England. Southampton County was formed in 1749 from Isle of Wight County, and part of Nansemond County 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."
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Location of other archival material
Additional Southampton 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.
Southampton County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Southampton County
Arranged chronologically.
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Southampton County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
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