Northampton County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists 1821-1850


This is the third in a series of personal property tax records for 1782 to 1850. The previous personal property tax books cover the periods 1782–1799 and 1800–20. This volume includes the years 1822, 1825, 1828, 1830, 1832, 1835, 1838, 1840, 1842, 1843, 1845, 1848 and 1850. It correlates with the land tax record years during the period with the exception of 1826. Edmund P. Roberts, Commissioner of Revenue, collected personal property and land tax records until his death late in 1842. Starting in 1843 his son, Edward Roberts served as commissioner of revenue. This also includes totals for each year and a list of retail and ordinary licenses in the back of this work. Unfortunately both are missing in 1833. 1832 is the last year ordinary licenses are noted on the original, however details about ordinaries are found in order books and this information is included in this work. Retail licenses for 1833 in Order Book #39 are also listed as such. Names are in somewhat alphabetical order.

Allen B. Hamilton

2020, 8½x11, paper, 528 pp.

ISBN: 9780788459078