A Guide to the Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1778-1781. Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1778-1781. 1114871

A Guide to the Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1778-1781.

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Barcode number 1114871


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1114871
Title
Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1778-1781.
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft.
Collector
Rockbridge 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

Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1778-1781. Local government records collection, Rockbridge 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 Rockbridge County.

Historical Information

Rockbridge County was named for Natural Bridge, an exceptional rock formation located in the county. The county was formed from Augusta and Botetourt counties in 1778, and another part of Botetourt was added later.

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

Rockbridge County (Va.) Lists of Tithables, 1778-1781, consists of lists of tithable heads of household in the county for the years 1778-1781.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

Additional Rockbridge 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:

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

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

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

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

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

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