A Guide to the Charlotte County (Va.) Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Books, 1806-1858 Charlotte County (Va.) Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Books, 1806-1858 1107377-1107382, 1107389-1107390, 1107393-1107395, 1107399, 1107406, 1107408, 1107417, 1107420, 1107429, 1107432, 1107439, 1107443, 1107445-1107447, 1107449-1107452, 1107455, 1107461, 1107504/Charlotte County (Va.) Reels 151-152

A Guide to the Charlotte County (Va.) Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Books, 1806-1858

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Collection numbers 1107377-1107382, 1107389-1107390, 1107393-1107395, 1107399, 1107406, 1107408, 1107417, 1107420, 1107429, 1107432, 1107439, 1107443, 1107445-1107447, 1107449-1107452, 1107455, 1107461, 1107504/Charlotte County (Va.) Reels 151-152


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Collection numbers
1107377-1107382, 1107389-1107390, 1107393-1107395, 1107399, 1107406, 1107408, 1107417, 1107420, 1107429, 1107432, 1107439, 1107443, 1107445-1107447, 1107449-1107452, 1107455, 1107461, 1107504/Charlotte County (Va.) Reels 151-152
Title
Charlotte County (Va.) Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Books, 1806-1858
Physical Characteristics
30 v. and 2 microfilm reels
Collector
Charlotte County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

For one 1815 book and 1856-1858, use microfilm Charlotte County (Va.) Reels 151-152.

Preferred Citation

Charlotte County (Va.) Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Books, 1806-1858. Local government records collection, Charlotte County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Charlotte County. These items were microfilmed by the Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Division.

Historical Information

Charlotte County was formed from Lunenburg County in 1764.

Scope and Content

Charlotte County (Va.) Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Books, 1806-1840, are rough drafts of personal property taxes compiled by the Commissioners of the Revenue. Some of the books have a listing at the front of the volume of the tax rates for that year. Information recorded for each person includes if applicable full name, number of white tithables, tithable slaves listed by name, number of tithable slaves older than 16 years of age, number of tithable slaves older than 12 years of age, numbers of horses and mules, and number of coaches, carriages and other taxable wheeled vehicles. There is no index.

Many of the memorandum books contain lists of free negroes and mulattoes following the tax information. Lists exist in the volumes for the years 1807, 1810, 1811 (2 volumes), 1817, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825 (2 volumes), 1826, 1828, 1832, 1835, 1839, and 1840. Free negro lists give the full names of all free negroes in a particular household or family, numbers of males and females, and the occupation of the head of household.

Other books contain lists of alienations (transfers of property), lists of licenses, lists of voters, lists of militia enrollment, registers of births, and registers of deaths. Please consult the finding aid for additional information about which are included in which volume.

Lists of voters are recorded by voting district.

Lists of militia enrollment are given by voting district.

Licenses granted in the county in the 1856-1858 volumes record date of license, name of person or firm, business or professional license, name of sheriff to whom paid, standard by which amount of tax has been ascertained, amount of tax, amount of sales of ardent spirits, tax on sales of spirits, total amount of tax.

Registers of births record date of birth, name of child if named, white, colored (free/slave), sex (male/female), born (alive/dead), place of birth, father's name if free/owner's name if slave, father's occupation, father's residence, mother's name in full, how many in a birth, deformity or any other cause, source of information (name of person giving information; relation of informant).

Registers of deaths record name in full, white, colored (free/slave), name of owner of slave, sex (male/female), date of death, place of death, name of disease, age (month/week/day), name of parents, when born, occupation, consort of or unmarried, source of information (name of person giving information; designation of informant ie friend, physician, etc.).

Arrangement

Arranged more or less in alphabetical order by surname.

Related Material

Additional Charlotte County Commissioner of the Revenue and Free Negro and Slave records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Free African Americans -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Licenses -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Merchants -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Militia.
  • Slaveholders -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Tax collection -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Birth registers -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Death registers -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • First drafts -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Free negro and slave records -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Free negro lists -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Tax records -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.
  • Voters' lists -- Virginia -- Charlotte County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Charlotte County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.

Contents List

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1806 .
Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1807 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 108

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1809 .
Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1810 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 104

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1811 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 106

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1811 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes at the back of the unpaged volume.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1815 .
Commissioner of the Revenue Record Book, 1815 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 140.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1817 .
Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1817 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 113

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1818 .
Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1820 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 113

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1821 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes at the end of the unpaged volume.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1822 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 113

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1823 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes at the end of the volume.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1824 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 132

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1825 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 119

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1825 .

Includes list of alienations, pp. 130-137; and list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 139

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1826 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 127; and list of alienations pp. 130-133

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1827 .

Includes list of alienations, p. 127

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1827 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 135

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1828 .

Includes list of alienations in the back of the volume.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1828 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 143

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1830 .

Includes on last page of unpaged volume a list of merchants' licenses.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1832 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 150

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1833 .
Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1834 .

Includes list of alienations at the back of the unpaged volume.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1835 .

At the end of the unpaged volume there is a list of alienations and a list of merchants.

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1835 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 150

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1839 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 150

Commissioner of the Revenue Memorandum Book, 1840 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes, p. 145

Commissioner of the Revenue Record Book, 1856 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes (1856), pp. 112-113; list of voters (1856), pp. 114-127; list of militia enrollment (1856), pp. 128-137; licenses granted in the county (1855-1857), pp. 138-141; register of births (1855), pp. 142-159; register of deaths (1855), pp. 160-169.

Commissioner of the Revenue Record Book, 1857 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes (1857), pp. 113-114; list of voters (1857), pp. 115-128; list of militia enrollment (1857), pp. 129-138; licenses granted in the county (1856-1857), pp. 139-142; register of births (1856), pp. 143-162; register of deaths (1856), pp. 163-170.

Commissioner of the Revenue Record Book, 1858 .

Includes list of free negroes and mulattoes (1858), pp. 120-121; list of voters (1858), pp. 122-135; list of militia enrollment (1858), pp. 136-147; licenses granted in the county (1857-1858), pp. 148-151; register of births (1857), pp. 152-171; register of deaths (1857), pp. 172-180.