A Guide to the William Norvell Tax Book, 1768-1769 Norvell, William. Tax Book, 1768-1769. MS 28.2

A Guide to the William Norvell Tax Book, 1768-1769

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Manuscript Number MS 28.2


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Repository
John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Manuscript number
MS 28.2
Title
Tax Book, 1768-1769.
Extent
1 vol. (312 pp.), 1 item.
Creator
Norvell, William, 1725-1802.
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

William Norvell Tax Book, Manuscript # MS 28.2, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1928.

Alternative Form

Microfilm (M-1129) and photostat (PH/02/12) copies available.


Biographical/Historical Information

William Norvell was sheriff of Williamsburg during the 1760s.

Scope and Content Information

Accounts kept by William Norvell (1725?-1802), sheriff, of the quitrents and taxes levied and paid for 1768 and 1769. Taxes included a per capita tax on tithables, levied in pounds of tobacco, and a chariot and chair tax. Also listed are Corporation of Williamsburg fines, and fines for failure to attend militia musters. The sheriff's deputies did most of the actual collecting, and received a fee for doing so. Among those taxed were Edward Ambler, James Anderson, William Armistead, John Blair, Lewis Burwell, James Carter, Thomas Everard, James Geddy, George Gilmer, John Greenhow, William Harwood, David Minitree, Peter Pelham, John Prentis, John Randolph, Peyton Randolph, James Southall, Elizabeth Tarpley, John Tazewell, Edward Travis, William Trebell, Jane Vobe, and Benjamin Waller. Also, account of Mr. Beverley with Rebeckah Ball for "lodgings Viz Mr. Lawson & boy" in March and April 1777. This volume has its own rough index.

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Ambler, Edward, 1758-1775.
  • Anderson, James, ca. 1740-1809.
  • Armistead, William.
  • Blair, John, 1732-1800.
  • Burwell, Lewis, 1716-1784.
  • Carter, James, d. 1794.
  • Everard, Thomas, 1719-1781.
  • Geddy, James, 1731-1801.
  • Gilmer, George, 1743- 1795.
  • Greenhow, John, 1724-1787.
  • Harwood, William, fl. 1768-1776.
  • Minitree, David, d. 1774.
  • Pelham, Peter, 1721- 1805.
  • Prentis, John, 1729- 1775.
  • Randolph, John, 1727-1784.
  • Randolph, Peyton, 1721-1775.
  • Southall, James, 1726-1801.
  • Tarpley, Elizabeth, d. 1772.
  • Tazewell, John, 1745-1782.
  • Travis, Edward, fl. 1758-1775.
  • Trebell, William, d. 1789.
  • Vobe, Jane.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786.
  • Subjects:

  • Carriages and carts --Taxation.
  • Property tax --Virginia --Williamsburg --History --18th Century.
  • Property tax --Virginia -- James City County --History - -18th Century.
  • Taxation --Virginia -- Lists.
  • Geographical Names:

  • James City County (Va.) --Economic Conditions --18th Century.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) --Economic Conditions --18th Century.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) --People -- 18th Century.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Ambler, Edward, 1758-1775.
  • Anderson, James, ca. 1740-1809.
  • Armistead, William.
  • Blair, John, 1732-1800.
  • Burwell, Lewis, 1716-1784.
  • Carter, James, d. 1794.
  • Everard, Thomas, 1719-1781.
  • Geddy, James, 1731-1801.
  • Gilmer, George, 1743- 1795.
  • Greenhow, John, 1724-1787.
  • Harwood, William, fl. 1768-1776.
  • Minitree, David, d. 1774.
  • Norvell, William, 1725-1802.
  • Pelham, Peter, 1721- 1805.
  • Prentis, John, 1729- 1775.
  • Randolph, John, 1727-1784.
  • Randolph, Peyton, 1721-1775.
  • Southall, James, 1726-1801.
  • Tarpley, Elizabeth, d. 1772.
  • Tazewell, John, 1745-1782.
  • Travis, Edward, fl. 1758-1775.
  • Trebell, William, d. 1789.
  • Vobe, Jane.
  • Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • James City County (Va.) --Economic Conditions --18th Century.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) --Economic Conditions --18th Century.
  • Williamsburg (Va.) --People -- 18th Century.