The Resource Sussex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Sussex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables

Label
Sussex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1777, 1779, 1780, and 1782
Title
Sussex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Inclusive dates
1777, 1779, 1780, and 1782
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sussex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1777, 1779, 1780, and 1782. Consists of a photostat images of the list of tithable heads of household in the county for the years 1777, 1779, 1780, and 1782
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Sussex County was formed in 1753 from Surry County.
  • 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.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Sussex 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
Sussex County (Va.) Lists of Tithables
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 29441a-f
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
23
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Sussex County (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001557410
Reproduction note
  • Photostats (negative).
  • Photostats (positive).
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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