SUNLIGHT ON THE SOUTHSIDE, Transcribed by Thomas Walter Duda Part 6

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Transcriber's Note: Apart from identifying misspelled words in Part 1, the transcriber has not altered the text. Any comments not clearly marked as being those of the transcriber are either those of the author or of a work cited by the author. The names in the tithe lists have been rendered precisely as found in the published text. It must be stressed that any suggestions as to alternative spellings or questioning that occur Within the tithe lists are those of the author. The full text is presented in this transcription With the exception of the index. Each year is contained in its own file. Footnotes are rendered in brackets; page numbers are rendered in braces. Any parenthetical text has been rendered using the brackets or parentheses that appear in the published text.  Between pp. 58 and 59 of the published text there appears a fold-out map of Lunenburg County as it existed in 1748, overlaid with the tithe subdivisions and the counties that were created from the original territory of Lunenburg county. A textual

Representation of the map, together with explanatory text, appears In Part 2 at the end of page 58, but prior to the start of the list of tithes. No copyright notice was printed in the published text.

{page 178} CHAPTER III, LISTS OF TITHES, LUNENBURG COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1752, 1764, 1769

   The lists embraced in this chapter are not all of the lists available for the period, 1752-1769. Lists for other years of the period are in existence. But the reproduction of the lists for every year would involve a great duplication of the names. It has, therefore, seemed advisable not to attempt to reproduce the lists for all years, but only to give those for certain years at close enough intervals to assure a reasonably complete list of the residents of the section, so far as such lists afford that information, from 1752 to 169 inclusive.

   The lists embraced in this chapter are interesting, for they cover a period during which the county of Lunenburg was several times subdivided. In 1752 Halifax County was cut off from Lunenburg,[1] while in 1754 Bedford was formed,[2] and in 1765 both Charlotte and Mecklenburg Counties were created.[3] The lists, therefore, for 1769 were taken after Lunenburg County had suffered all these diminutions of territory.

   For the years 1752 and 1753 no orders designating the tithe-taker have been found. But for 1752 what is probably a complete set of all the lists taken for that years [sic], have been discovered. For this year, 1752, lists taken by: Lyddall Bacon, William Caldwell, Cornelius Cargill,

William Gill ...............................................  1

Michael Gill ...............................................  1

Will Gill .....................................................  1

Henry Gill ..................................................  1

Wm. Gill ....................................................  1

Joseph Gill .................................................. 4

1749 Tithe Table for Lunenburg Co.: William Gill

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