A Guide to the Botetourt County (Va.) Tithables, 1770-1790 Botetourt County (Va.) Tithables, 1770-1790 1114718-1114719

A Guide to the Botetourt County (Va.) Tithables, 1770-1790

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Botetourt County (Va.) Tithables, 1770-1790
Physical Characteristics
2 vol. (678 p.)
Botetourt County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Botetourt County (Va.) Reel 149.

Preferred Citation

Botetourt County (Va.) Tithables, 1770-1790. Botetourt County (Va.) Reel 149, Local government records collection, Botetourt County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Botetourt County under accession 23509a-b.

Historical Information

Botetourt County was formed Augusta County in 1769. Part of Rockbridge County was added in 1785.

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.

Scope and Content

Botetourt County (Va.) Tithables, 1770-1790. Consists of a photostat images of the list of tithable heads of household in the county for the years 1770-1790.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • Slaves--Virginia--Botetourt County.
  • Taxation--Virginia-Botetourt County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Botetourt County--History--18th century.