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Questions tagged [taxation-records]

For questions regarding records retained and made available by taxation authorities.

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What is this word for untaxed tithe in Virginia in 1761?

I need help reading this word (?Tist?) that keeps occuring in the Chesterfield tithe list for 1761 in Colony of Virginia: It seems to be repeated on each entry that is not counted for the tithes. ...
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Historical Business Documents (1905-1930) Colorado

My family owned a book store in Aspen from around 1905 to around 1930, and I'm trying to find whatever documentation I can on it. The Aspen Historical Society has a few city directories and a lot of ...
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What is this first name or Haynes surname?

I need help recognizing this first name for Haynes: I think it begins with a B perhaps something like Barimanus? This comes from the Franklin County, Virginia personal tax list for 1786.
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What does 'for the ferm' (or possibly 'farm' or possibly 'feren') mean in Welsh Land Tax records?

I'm transcribing the Land Tax records (circa 1796-1831) for a set of contiguous parishes in Pembrokeshire (all North of the admittedly mobile "Landsker" line.) Most of them have amounts 'for the ...
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Interpreting Georgia property tax digest record from 1850?

What does "g for Jane Burnett of color" mean other than her being a woman of color in the tax digest?
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What is this annotation on tax record for Virginia with no males?

I have a 1792 Charlotte County, Virginia Tax record for Harrison Monday that contains some kind of annotation: The tax record records zero tithable males and 2 horses for a tax of $0.04. Since there ...
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What is this percentage column in the Virginia Land Tax Records?

Looking at the Frederick County Virginia Land Tax Records for 1782 What is this percentage in the Virginia Land Tax Records? And another image from the first page of the ledger: I read the column ...
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What first name for Brizendine surname is shown in this tax record?

I'm looking at the Charlotte County Personal Tax records for 1798 (paywalled) as shown in this image: I cannot read the first name of the last Brizendine on that page of four of them. First is Isaac ...
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Understanding entries in Charlotte County Personal Tax Table for Deceased Person?

I'm looking at the Charlotte County Personal Tax records for 1798 (paywalled) as shown in this image: Isaac Brizendine died in 1797, and I believe the first line ends with Estate and the second line ...
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Reading first name for Samples surname in Virginia Tax records of 1806?

In the Virginia Tax records for Rockingham County in 1806, I see the following name written: I read the last name as Samples, but the first name I can't figure out. As best as I can read, it says ...
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How to Decipher months in Virginia tax records with Information on the Collection Methodology?

I'm browsing the Binns Virginia Personal and Land tax records from 1780s, 1790s, and 1800s and often the month is very hard to read. For example, I think William Samples is July 12, 1799, but very ...
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Locating given surname listed in Virginia Tax Records from late 18th and early 19th century?

I'm browsing the Binns Virginia Personal and Land tax records from 1780s, 1790s, and 1800s to try and locate more sources in my research. In so doing, Binns has some indexing, but it appears to be ...
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Has the 1524 Lay Subsidy for Cambridgeshire (UK) been transcribed and published?

Has the 1524 Lay Subsidy for Cambridgeshire (UK) been transcribed and published? If so, where can I find a copy? National Archives and County Records Office sources aren't showing any holdings
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What does the 1810 tax records state about Jesse Monday in Halifax County, Virginia?

The 1810 Cenus for Halifax County, Virginia was destroyed by the British when they occupied Washington, however, tax lists are available in the book: A supplement to the 1810 census of Virginia: tax ...
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Accessing returns from the Marriage Duty Act (1695)?

In The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History, on the subject of the Marriage Duty Act (1695), David Hey writes: A tax on 'Marriages, Births and Burials and upon Bachelors and Widowers for ...
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What was required to be entered into “England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832”

My ancestor, George Dutton, was in Cheshire, England, living there around 1800. I noticed he was in Coddington for a few years in the tax records (1796-1798), disappeared for a few years, got married ...
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Understanding a notation in the Georgia Tax Digest 1793-1892

Martha Allison and David Allison(her son) are listed in this tax record. Also there is what looks like Trustee Boyd, Sophronia. This is his sister and I think she may have been dead at that time or ...
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Was this 1791 Pennsylvania taxpayer an owner or renter?

In a 1791 tax record for Bedford County, PA, my relative is listed as a single freeman "on hous and lott". Does this mean he owned the property, was renting, or lived with someone else? He would have ...
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What was the nature of record keeping for land ownership in the Pfalz prior to the introduction of the cadastre/Kataster system?

Some time in the 1840s the French cadastre system of recording land ownership for tax purposes was introduced into the Pfalz region of Bavaria. Records such as the one shown below identified parcels ...