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Re: 1789 & 1800 Personal Property Tax List
Posted by: Marcel Gutierrez (ID *****4029) Date: September 19, 2003 at 18:11:59
In Reply to: 1789 & 1800 Personal Property Tax List by Linda Mills of 1955

Linda - good question. The answer can be found at

http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~ysbinns/vataxlists/index.htm

part of which I have pasted below. Do a search for "column headings", you'll find the link about half way down the page.

And thanks to the Binns for maintaining this great web site.
Good hunting,
MCG


"For a generic list of Land Tax List column headings use the following as a guide:

Name of individual charged with tax
Quantity of land
Rate of land per acre
Value of land
Amount of tax

The Land tax lists vary. There may be extra columns for city lots. The "1790" lists usually give monetary amounts in English pounds and shillings. The "1800" lists usually use dollars and cents.

For a generic list of Personal Property Tax List column headings use the following as a guide:

Name of individual charged with tax
Number of white male tithables over 16
Blacks over 16
Blacks over 12 and under 16
Horses, etc
Carriage wheels
Ordinary licenses
Stud horses
Rates of covering and season
Amount of tax

The Personal Property tax lists also vary. There may be extra columns additional taxable items such as different kinds of carriages or wagons. Billiard tables were sometimes included. Practicing physicians also had a special column. The column headings could also be different from page to page within the same tax list. The "1790" lists usually give monetary amounts in English pounds and shillings. The "1800" lists usually use dollars and cents."



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