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The word is 'List'. As far as I can make out,the name preceding the word List is that of the 'Master' and the names that follow are those of their household, slaves or servants. So, for the extracts in your question, we have: First image: Mary Clay's List ... Second image: John Sturdivant's List ... Third image: Obadiah Smith's List ...


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The third column is the "Rate / acre" amount in shillings and pence. (e.g. 10/ is 10 shillings and 0 pence. 7/6 would be 7 shillings and 6 pence ...) There were 12 pennies in a shilling and 20 shillings in a pound. For the first row, the rate is 10 shillings per acre on 100 acres = 1000 shillings = £60 For the second row, the rate is 4 shillings / acre ...


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I think it reads Parmenus. Parmenas is a rare biblical name of Greek origin, referring to one of the seven men appointed to care for the poor of Jerusalem. Specifically, he was mentioned in Acts 6:5: And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, ...


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Tax records only list the owners of a property, unlike census records which list the individuals present at a certain address on a specific day. You can assume that your relative owned the house in question and the land on which it stood.


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Devon County Council has a good explanation of the Land Tax Assessment. There are a few possibilities that spring to mind. Firstly, he could have moved out of the area or into a dwelling that wasn't assessed. And then come back. Secondly, the Devon reference explains that: "From 1798, the tax could be redeemed or exonerated with a lump sum payment ...


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The majority of original records for the lay subsidies are archived at The National Archives, not the local archives. For Cambridgeshire you will find the majority of c.1524 subsidy rolls in E 179/81. I prefer to look at what's available in the E 179 Database on TNA website. You need to browse through the records to see if particular hundreds or localities ...


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I think that you are right. The fourth name is John Brizendine.


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I can't speak intelligently to the question of whether or why the first entry is a reference to Isaac Brizendine's estate, although the quote that WilliamKF added seems to provide an answer to that question. As far as the second entry goes, I believe it is for Isaac Brizendine Jr. Specifically, to me, the first letter of the last word appears to be very ...


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The entry would appear to read: 22 Harrison Monday (L free) In this context, I think "L free" is an abbreviation for "Levy Free". This seems to be confirmed by comparison with other Virginia tax records. For example, in Personal Property Tax Lists of Buckingham County, Virginia 1764-1792, or those transcribed on this list of Personal Property Tax Lists ...


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My reading would be that David Allison is a trustee for Sophronia Boyd (or possibly for her estate if she was dead). If you look you will see that there are ditto marks before the word trustee, indicating that you need to read David's name there. If you look further down the page you will see a similar arrangement with Milton Boyd as guardian for Margaret ...


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I don't have access to the book, but some of these things can be worked out, I think. Genealogyresources.org has numerous full and substitute Virginia census records (for purchase, but with summaries online). As an example, the page for Halifax County notes: The early laws required ... the names of the person chargeable with the tax, the names of white male ...


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Vaguely remember Christine Viall's list coming in when I was librarian at IHGS over 20 years ago. Think it may have been part of her IHGS exams thesis. Worth emailing librarian at IHGS to see if they can supply copy of the Notts section. No copy of this work at SoG sadly


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The Geschichte der Vermessung in Bayern (History of Surveying in Bavaria) can be found at http://vermessung.bayern.de/historisches.html. The emphasis appears to be more on mapping than land ownership but it may suggest some more focused lines of inquiry.


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There are two spellings here – ferm and fearm – both of which, I suspect are a variant spelling of farm. The term is English, which explains why it does not show in a Welsh dictionary. A few excerpts from the entry for Farm (n.2) in the Oxford English Dictionary: A fixed yearly amount (whether in money or in kind) payable as rent, tax, or the like (as ...


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I believe it means that Augustus Hinton was Agent of Rebecca Flinn (white) and Guardian for Jane Burnett a free person of color. Check the laws in effect at that time and place because people of color may have needed a court-appointed person to act on their behalf. In this case, paying taxes on Rebecca's land as her agent and (perhaps) a poll tax for Jane.


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They might be kept in few other places. Please note that I didn't do real research about that, just a quick google search. It's just a hint that might or might not lead to something. Unfortunately, the vast majority of Russian archives are not digitized, even catalogs with descriptions are not always available on the Internet. Instead of writing to archives ...


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The order of people in documents vary by document. For example, in the US Census (and most if not all state censuses), the order is generally: male head of household, wife of head of household, children of head of household from oldest to youngest (but not by gender), stepchildren, other relatives (grouped together in the same order), other residents of the ...


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Here are some suggestions for a research plan to get you started. First, a basic principle: Most records that we use for genealogy (such as church records or government records) were not created for genealogy, but for a different purpose. They are usually mandated by a law, and we can learn more by finding the law which says a record should be created and ...


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A good place to start is Familysearch's information on Colorado genealogy, which also has a page on records to do with taxation. It would appear that whatever exists would likely be held at the Colorado State Archives. An additional source of interesting information you haven't mentioned would be newspaper records, so you may want to look at sites such as ...


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Here it is again in 1809: And in 1810: In 1811: So it appears that Bethuel is correct. Bethuel is an Aramean name from the bible.


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With respect to the question of how the records were manitained, the Library of Virginia (which holds many of these tax records) publishes a document entitled Using Personal Property Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia that includes these excerpts: Taxes were assessed between March and April of each year and were payable by the end of ...


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A quick search pointed me to the correct information. First of all, there are two things that the registration could mean. The person could be a land owner (or renter) The record doubled as a voter registration record. I have been able to identify one of the records from Ancestry, which indicated he was a land tenant. It seems likely he was indeed gone for ...


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