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meaning of "tithe" on personal property tax

meaning of "tithe" on personal property tax

Posted: 30 Jun 2011 12:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Wilson
Can anyone direct me to a resource for understanding the meaning of :
"One tithe 2 horses", etc. on Personal Property Tax records of the late 1700s in VA?
Any other help on understanding how this assessment was made in regards to the specific mention of "Mulattoes" and "Free Negroes" after a person's name would be helpful.
Thank you very much.

Re: meaning of "tithe" on personal property tax

Posted: 7 Jun 2012 5:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
I believe it is old English for a tenth. If you goggle, Meaning of: tithe. And then click the item at the top of the list, it tells you that. I think a tithe on two horses would be a tenth of their value. (I think it can also be a small payment of about a tenth.)

Brian

Re: meaning of "tithe" on personal property tax

Posted: 9 Nov 2013 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
I think this explanation will help give you a better idea what tithe means on the Virginia personal property tax records:
http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn17_tithables.htm

Basically a count of taxable individuals as I understand it.
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