A Guide to the Lancaster County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1734, 1745-1746, 1775-1777, 1779, 1781. Lancaster County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1734, 1745-1746, 1775-1777, 1779, 1781. 1134998, 1156702

A Guide to the Lancaster County (Va.) List of Tithables, 1734, 1745-1746, 1775-1777, 1779, 1781.

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers 1134998, 1156702


[logo]

Library of Virginia

The Library of Virginia
800 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219-8000
USA
Phone: (804) 692-3888 (Archives Reference)
Fax: (804) 692-3556 (Archives Reference)
Email: archdesk@lva.virginia.gov(Archives)
URL: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/

© 2011 By The Library of Virginia. All Rights Reserved.

Processed by: LVA Staff

Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1134998, 1156702
Title
Lancaster County (Va.) List of Tithables, 1734, 1745-1746, 1775-1777, 1779, 1781.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft.
Collector
Lancaster County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Lancaster County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1734, 1745-1746, 1775-1777, 1779, 1781. Local government records collection, Lancaster County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These records came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Lancaster County.


Historical Information

Lancaster County was named for the English county. It was formed from Northumberland and York Counties in 1651.

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

Scope and Content

Lancaster County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1734, 1745-1746, 1775-1777, 1779, 1781, consists of the list of tithable heads of household in the county for the years 1734, 1745-1746, 1775-1777, 1779, and 1781.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

Additional Lancaster County Tax and Fiscal Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Lancaster County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans -- History
  • Slaveholders -- Virginia -- Lancaster County
  • Slavery -- Virginia -- Lancaster County
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Lancaster County
  • Taxation -- Virginia -- Lancaster County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Lancaster County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Lancaster County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.