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Buckingham County (Va.) Tithable List A-G, 1764. Local government records collection, Prince Edward County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.
This record came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Prince Edward County.
Buckingham County was named for either the English county or for the duke of Buckingham. Some sources say that the county's namesake is Archibald Cary's tract of land called Buckingham, on what was then Willis's Creek. It was formed from Albemarle County in 1761.
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
Original tithable list was used as a wrapper for a suit heard in Prince Edward County District Court.
Records were destroyed by fire in 1869.
Buckingham County (Va.) Tithable List A-G, 1764, consists of photocopied images of a list of tithable individuals and property in the county for the year 1764.
Arranged alphabetically by surname.
Original tithable list is filed with Prince Edward County District Court Records located in barcode number 0007321718.
Additional Buckingham 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
See 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.
- Prince Edward County (Va.) Circuit Court.
- African Americans -- History
- Slaveholders -- Virginia -- Buckingham County
- Slavery -- Virginia -- Buckingham County
- Slaves -- Virginia -- Buckingham County
- Taxation -- Virginia -- Buckingham County.
- Buckingham County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
- Local government records -- Virginia -- Buckingham County.
- Tax and fiscal records -- Virginia -- Buckingham County.
- Tithable lists -- Virginia -- Buckingham County.