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List of taxables in Virginia
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February 23, 1756
Volume 05, Pages 564-565

[Reprinted from Dinwiddie Papers. Vol. 2. P. 352.]
A List of Tithables [in Virginia] Sent the Lords of Trade, February 23rd, 1756—(Per Capt. Teage.)
Counties.
Whites.
Blacks.
Accomack,
1,506
1,135
Amelia,
1,251
1,652
Albemarle,
1,344
1,747
Augusta,
2,273
40
Brunswick,
1,299
976
Bedford,
357
143
Chas. City,
537
1,058
Caroline,
1,208
2,671
Chesterfield,
841
1,198
Culpeper,
1,221
1,217
Cumberland,
704
1,394
Dinwiddie,
784
1,175
Eliz'h City,
316
812
Essex,
889
1,711
Fairfax,
1,372
921
Frederick,
2,173
340
Gloster,
1,137
3,284
Goochland,
569
935
Henrico,
529
898
Hanover,
1,169
2,621
Hampshire,
558
12
Halifax,
629
141
James City,
394
1,254
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Isle of Wight,
810
966
King & Queen,
944
2,103
King W'm,
702
1,834
King Geo.,
720
1,068
Lancaster,
426
1,124
Louisa,
655
1,452
Lunenburg,
1,209
983
Middlesex,
371
1,056
Norfolk,
1,132
1,408
Nansemond,
989
1,264
No'ampton,
609
902
New Kent,
465
1,209
No'umberland,
980
1,434
Orange,
627
1,016
Princess Ann,
840
880
Prince Geo.,
650
1,138
Prince Edw'd,
416
410
Richmond,
761
1,235
Surry,
587
1,006
Stafford,
889
1,126
Spotsylvania,
655
1,468
So'hampton,
973
1,036
Sussex,
778
1,388
Westmoreland,
944
1,588
Warwick,
181
665
York,
562
1,567
Total,
43,317
60,078

Observations on the Tithables.—The White Tithables are only the Males from 18 years and upw'ds. Women and those under the Age of 18, both Males and Females are not tithed, and from best Informt'n they may be computed at four Times the No. of Tithables, that is, 43,329 multiplied by four, makes 173,316, the whole No. of Whites in y's Dom'n. The Negroes or Blacks are Tithables from the Years of 16 and upwards, both Males and Females, and under y't Age they are not subject to be tith'd, therefore I think the No. of Black Tithables may be doubl'd, y't is to say, 60,078, with the young Negroes at the above Calculat'n will amo. to 120,156, the full No. of Slaves in y's Colony added to the Whites makes the 295,672 the complete No. of Inhabitants.