A Guide to the Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1767, 1770, 1773-1781. Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1767, 1770, 1773-1781. 1114826-1114829

A Guide to the Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1767, 1770, 1773-1781.

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Barcode numbers 1114826-1114829


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1114826-1114829
Title
Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1767, 1770, 1773-1781.
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes
Collector
Pittsylvania County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1767, 1770, 1773-1781. Local government records collection, Pittsylvania 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 Pittsylvania County under the accession number 25861.

Historical Information

Pittsylvania County was named in honor of William Pitt, earl of Chatham, a great English statesman. It was formed from Halifax County in 1766.

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

Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1767, 1770, 1773-1781, consists of lists of tithable heads of household in the county for the years 1767, 1770, and 1773-1781.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

Additional Pittsylvania 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

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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