[APG Public List] Virginia taxation

Barbara Vines Little, CG bvlittle at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 7 13:01:05 MDT 2009

What time period and for what reason? For example, during the colonial 
period you have quit rents, county and state taxes and the tax levied by 
the vestry to cover costs of maintaining the churches and caring for the 
poor. There were also militia services and upkeep of the roads which 
could be considered a tax. In addition, during the 1700s tobacco lists 
(generated in response to laws limiting the amount of tobacco that could 
be grown) survive that list most individuals and the number of 
tithables. There were taxes on imported goods. There is no single source 
for any of these. A study of the laws found in Hening's _Statutes at 
Large_ (13 volumes) would be a start.

Barbara Vines Little, CG
Dominion Research Services
PO Box 1273
Orange, VA 22960

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Rondina Muncy wrote:
> To all,
> A poster on the Virginia History list stated that he had noticed that 
> "in addition to a tax on tithables some counties, like Augusta, levied 
> a tax on every head of cattle driven into/through the county and a tax 
> on every horse brought into the county." He desires to know if this 
> was a practice common in the entire Commonwealth. I thought this was 
> an interesting question. I would like to know what books would be 
> recommended for a study of Virginia taxation?
> Thank you.
> Rondina
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