A Guide to the Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747, 1765. Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747, 1765. 1114844

A Guide to the Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747, 1765.

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number 1114844


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1114844
Title
Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747, 1765.
Physical Characteristics
22 leaves and 8 p.
Collector
Prince William County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747, 1765. Local government records collection, Prince William County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia Local Records Services Branch in a transfer from the Description Services Branch and under the accession number 22743.


Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content

Prince William County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1747, 1765. Consists of original records of tithable heads of household in the county for the year 1747 and photocopies for the year 1765.

Related Material

Prince William County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Prince William County Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Prince William County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Slaves--Virginia--Prince William County.
  • Taxation--Virginia--Prince William County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Prince William County--History--18th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Prince William County.
  • Tax and fiscal records--Virginia--Prince William County.
  • Tithable lists--Virginia--Prince William County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Prince William County--History--18th century.