A Guide to the Richmond (Va.) List of the taxable town lots, 1840 circa Richmond (Va.) List of the taxable town lots, 1840 circa 1154837

A Guide to the Richmond (Va.) List of the taxable town lots, 1840 circa

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Richmond (Va.) List of the taxable town lots, 1840 circa
Physical Characteristics
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Richmond (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

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Preferred Citation

Richmond (Va.) List of the taxable town lots, 1840 circa. Local government records collection, Richmond (City) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from the city of Richmond.

Historical Information

The City of Richmond is located between Henrico and Chesterfield Counties. It was named by William Byrd II, who with the help of William Mayo laid out the town in 1737. The name probably came from the English borough of Richmond upon Thames. Richmond was established in 1742 and in 1779 was designated the capitol of Virginia effective April 1780. Incorporated as a town in 1782 and incorporated as a city in 1842, it was the capital of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. Richmond was enlarged by several annexations, including Manchester/South Richmond (1910), Barton Heights, Fairmount, and Highland Park (1914), and a further annexation from Chesterfield County (1970).

Scope and Content

Richmond (Va.) List of the taxable town lots, 1840 circa, is a property tax list giving the name of owner, residence, estate (whether in fee, simple, for life, etc), number of each lot in the town, name of town, value of buildings, value of lots including buildings, yearly rent of lots, amount of tax on lots at the legal rate, and explanations of alterations during the preceding year. The name of town field mostly contains street locations although sometimes neighborhood names or areas of town or other identifying informatino is given. Explanations of alterations generally contains notes about the addition or removal of improvements or any legal transactions of the property that have taken place in the last year. Date is assigned from date printed on form.


Grouped alphabetically by surname.

Related Material

Additional Richmond City tax records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult guides to both city and state land and personal property taxes available on the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.

Separated Material

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Richmond (Va.) Commissioner of the Revenue.
  • Virginia. Circuit Court (Richmond)
  • Subjects:

  • Real property -- Virginia -- Richmond.
  • Real property tax -- Virginia -- Richmond.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Richmond (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Richmond.
  • Tax records -- Virginia -- Richmond.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Richmond (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.