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What is this percentage column in the Virginia Land Tax Records?

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

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 ...
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What is this first name or Haynes surname?

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: ...
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Has the 1524 Lay Subsidy for Cambridgeshire (UK) been transcribed and published?

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. ...
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What was required to be entered into "England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832"

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 ...
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What does the 1810 tax records state about Jesse Monday in Halifax County, Virginia?

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 ...
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Accessing returns from the Marriage Duty Act (1695)?

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 ...
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What first name for Brizendine surname is shown in this tax record?

I think that you are right. The fourth name is John Brizendine.
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Understanding entries in Charlotte County Personal Tax Table for Deceased Person?

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 ...
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What is this annotation on tax record for Virginia with no males?

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 ...
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Understanding a notation in the Georgia Tax Digest 1793-1892

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, ...
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What does 'for the ferm' (or possibly 'farm' or possibly 'feren') mean in Welsh Land Tax records?

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 ...
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Interpreting Georgia property tax digest record from 1850?

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 ...
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Which archives have the Imperial-era revision lists & metrical books from Kamchatka?

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, ...
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Father and Son on Same Tax List

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, ...
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Historical Business Documents (1905-1930) Colorado

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 ...
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Historical Business Documents (1905-1930) Colorado

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 ...
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Reading first name for Samples surname in Virginia Tax records of 1806?

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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Locating given surname listed in Virginia Tax Records from late 18th and early 19th century?

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 ...
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What was required to be entered into "England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832"

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 ...
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