VA Tax Records | Gilliams of Virginia

GILLIAMs of Virginia's Land and Property Tax Records
Updated March 24, 2016



Background:
In 1782 the General Assembly of Virginia enacted a major revision of the tax laws of the commonwealth. The act provided for statewide enumeration on the county level of land and certain personal property. The act created a permanent source of revenue for the operation of government in Virginia.

Various revenue acts passed by the General Assembly established the tax rates and procedures for the collection of land taxes. At first, justices of the local court were designated to collect the taxes. By 1786, the county courts were directed to divide each locality into precincts and to appoint “commissioners” to collect the tax. Taxes were assessed between March and April of each year and were payable by the end of December. The commissioners prepared four “fair and correct” copies of the land tax books. Copies were prepared for the commissioner, county clerk, sheriff, and Auditor of Public Accounts.

Form of Land Tax Records:
The earlier manuscript lists are small booklets that record the names of property owners arranged by the initial letter of the surname. There is a separate volume for each district within the county, if the county was so divided. The district may be identified by the name of the commissioner for that district or by a geographical designation, such as “upper district” or “lower district.” Local militia designations such as “First battalion” or “District of Colonel Clay” were used also. Descriptions of tax districts may sometimes be recorded in the county court order books.


Overview:

The following data was taken from
Binns Genealogy: 1790/1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia.

Last Name
First Name
County/City
List

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Gilham

John
Albemarle
1789 Personal A

7

Gilham

John, Junr
Albemarle
1789 Personal A

6

Gilham

John, Senr
Albemarle
1789 Personal A

6

Gillum

Elisha
Albemarle
1789 Personal B

8

Gillum

James
Albemarle
1789 Personal B

8

Gillum

John
Albemarle
1789 Personal B

8

Gillum

John, Jr.
Albemarle
1802 Personal A

10

Gillum

John
Albemarle
1802 Personal A

11

Gillum

Pleasant
Albemarle
1802 Personal A

12

Gillum

John
Albemarle
1802 Personal B

13

Gillum

Elisha
Albemarle
1802 Personal B

13

Gilliam

James
Amelia
1790 Personal

7

Gilliam

John
Amelia
1800 Land

11

Gilliam

John
Amelia
1791 Land

5

Gilliam

William
Amelia
1800 Land

10

Gilliam

William
Amelia
1800 Personal

10

Gilliam

William
Amelia
1790 Personal

7

Gilliam

William
Amelia
1791 Land

5

Gillum

Archibald
Amherst
1790 Personal B

5

Gillum

John
Amherst
1790 Personal B

6

Gilliam

John
Amherst
1799 Personal B

7

Gilliam

Jarrett
Amherst
1799 Personal B

7

Gilliam

Archerbald
Amherst
1799 Personal B

7

Gilham

William
Augusta
1790 Personal A

10

Gilliam

Richard
Bedford
1789 Personal B

6

Gilliams

Richard (Estate)
Bedford
1800 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Hinchia
Brunswick
1788 Personal B

10

Gilliam

John
Brunswick
1798 Personal

15

Gilliam

John
Brunswick
1788 Personal B

10

Gilliam

Susanna
Buckingham
1788 Personal A

6

Gilliam

Jas
Buckingham
1788 Personal A

6

Gilliam

Epaproditus
Buckingham
1788 Personal B

5

Gilliam

William
Buckingham
1788 Personal B

5

Gilliam

David
Buckingham
1788 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Richard
Buckingham
1800 Personal A

8

Gilliam

John, Jr.
Buckingham
1800 Personal A

8

Gilliam

Richard Curd
Buckingham
1800 Personal A

8

Gilliam

Isham
Buckingham
1800 Personal A

8

Gillom

James
Buckingham
1800 Personal B

5

Gillom

John, Son of David
Buckingham
1800 Personal B

5

Gillom

Richard
Buckingham
1800 Personal B

5

Gillom

David
Buckingham
1800 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Charles
Campbell
1791 Personal B

12

Gilliam

Charles
Campbell
1800 Personal B

7

Gilliam

James
Campbell
1800 Personal B

7

Gilliam

James
Charles City
1800 Personal

9

Gilliam

Jeffrey
Charles City
1790 Personal

8

Gilliam

Jeffry
Charles City
1800 Personal

9

Gilliam

John
Charles City
1800 Personal

9

Gilliam

James
Charlotte
1790 Personal A

7

Gilliam

Robert
Charlotte
1790 Personal A

6

Gilliam

Harrison
Charlotte
1800 Personal A

9

Gilliam

John
Charlotte
1800 Personal A

9

Gilliam

Robert
Charlotte
1800 Personal A

9

Gilliam

Thomas
Charlotte
1800 Personal A

9

Gilliam

William
Charlotte
1800 Personal A

9

Gilliam

James
Cumberland
1791 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Robert
Cumberland
1791 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Charles M.
Cumberland
1800 Personal

10

Gilliam

James
Cumberland
1800 Personal

11

Gilliam

John
Cumberland
1800 Personal

11

Gilliam

Samuel (Sussex)
Dinwiddie
1790 Personal A

5

Gilliam

Richard
Elizabeth City
1798 Personal

3

Gilliam

William
Elizabeth City
1798 Personal

3

Guillams

Archulus
Franklin
1799 Personal A

8

Guillams

Delphey
Franklin
1799 Personal A

8

Guillams

John
Franklin
1799 Personal A

7

Guillams

William
Franklin
1799 Personal A

8

Guilliams

Edgcomb
Franklin
1788 Personal B

9

Gilliam

Boyde (P George)
Goochland
1801 Personal A

4

Gilliam

Jacob
Goochland
1802 Personal B

4

Gilliam

Jacob
Goochland
1789 Personal B

4

Gilliam

John
Goochland
1802 Personal B

4

Gilliam

John (PG)
Goochland
1789 Personal A

3

Gilliam

John, Jr.
Goochland
1789 Personal B

4

Gilliam

John, Sr.
Goochland
1789 Personal B

4

Gilliam

Robert (P. George)
Goochland
1789 Personal B

4

Gilliam

Taylor
Goochland
1789 Personal B

4

Gilliam

Richard
Halifax
1789 Personal B

11

Gilliam

John
Hanover
1800 Land B

9

Gilliam

W. B. [Walter Boyd]
Hanover
1800 Land B

18

Gillum

Peter
Hanover
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

William
Hanover
1789 Land A

3

Gillum

William
Hanover
1799 Personal A

4

Gillum

William
Hanover
1800 Land A

5

Gillum

William
Hanover
1789 Personal B

5

Gilman

Austin
Hanover
1789 Personal A

7

Gilman

Dudley
Hanover
1799 Personal B

7

Gilman

Edmund
Hanover
1799 Personal A

4

Gilman

Edmund
Hanover
1789 Personal B

5

Gilman

John
Hanover
1799 Personal B

7

Gilman

John
Hanover
1789 Personal B

5

Gilman

John
Hanover
1789 Personal B

5

Gilman

Richard
Hanover
1799 Personal B

7

Gilman

Richard
Hanover
1800 Land B

9

Gilman

Richard
Hanover
1789 Personal A

7

Gilman

Richard, Jr.
Hanover
1799 Personal B

7

Gilman

William
Hanover
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Dehix [Devereaux]
Henry
1790 Personal A

6

Gilliam

William
Henry
1790 Personal A

6

Gilmon

Richard
King & Queen
1790 Personal B

8

Gillum

William
Louisa
1791 Personal B

6

Gulliam

William
Louisa
1798 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Epaphroditus
New Kent
1800 Land

8

Gilliam

Epaphroditus
New Kent
1800 Personal

7

Gilliam

Jane
New Kent
1791 Personal

8

Gilliam

William (Estate)
New Kent
1790 Land

6

Gilliam

John
Nottoway
1791 Personal

11

Gilliam

John
Nottoway
1801 Personal

11

Gilliam

Doctor
Petersburg City
1790 Land B

15

Gilliam

James S.
Petersburg City
1799 Personal B

5

Gilliam

James S.
Petersburg City
1790 Personal B

7

Gilliam

Monmouth [Meriwether]
Petersburg City
1799 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Robert
Petersburg City
1790 Land C

3

Gilliam

William
Petersburg City
1790 Land C

3

Gilman

Samuel
Petersburg City
1790 Land B

17

Guilliams

William
Pittsylvania
1800 Personal A

11

Gillium

John
Prince Edward
1792 Personal A

8

Gillum

James
Prince Edward
1800 Personal B

5

Gillum

James
Prince Edward
1800 Personal B

5

Gillum

John
Prince Edward
1800 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Elizabeth
Prince George
1790 Land

6

Gilliam

Gilliam
Prince George
1790 Land

7

Gilliam

James S.
Prince George
1800 Personal

7

Gilliam

John
Prince George
1799 Land

8

Gilliam

John
Prince George
1790 Land

6

Gilliam

John
Prince George
1790 Personal

5

Gilliam

John
Prince George
1790 Personal

6

Gilliam

John (Estate)
Prince George
1790 Personal

6

Gilliam

John, Jr.
Prince George
1800 Personal

7

Gilliam

John, Sr.
Prince George
1800 Personal

7

Gilliam

M. Skelton
Prince George
1800 Personal

6

Gilliam

P. H. [Patrick Henry]
Prince George
1790 Personal

6

Gilliam

Reubin
Prince George
1799 Land

9

Gilliam

Reubin
Prince George
1800 Personal

7

Gilliam

Robert
Prince George
1790 Land

6

Gilliam

Robert
Prince George
1790 Land

7

Gilliam

Robert
Prince George
1790 Personal

5

Gilliam

Rubin
Prince George
1790 Personal

5

Gilliam

W. B.
Prince George
1790 Personal

6

Gilliam

William
Prince George
1799 Land

9

Gilliam

William
Prince George
1790 Personal

5

Gilliam

William (Estate)
Prince George
1800 Personal

7

Guilliams

Edgcomb
Richmond
1789 Personal A

5

Gilham

William
Shenandoah
1799 Personal B

16

Gilliam

Arthur
Southampton
1790 Personal A

15

Gilliam

Arthur
Southampton
1790 Personal A

15

Gilliam

John
Southampton
1790 Personal A

14

Gilliam

John (of Robert Barham)
Southampton
1790 Personal A

15

Gilliam

Penelope
Southampton
1790 Personal A

14

Gilliam

Richard
Southampton
1790 Personal A

14

Gilliam

Thomas, Jr.
Southampton
1790 Personal A

14

Gilliam

Thomas, Sr.
Southampton
1790 Personal A

14

Gilliam

William
Southampton
1790 Personal A

15

Gilliam

Thomas
Southampton
1798 Personal B

11

Gilliam

Celia
Southampton
1798 Personal B

11

Gilliam

Elizabeth
Southampton
1798 Personal B

11

Gilliam

Penelope
Southampton
1798 Personal B

11

Gilliam

Arthur Estate
Southampton
1798 Personal B

11

Gilliam

Anselem
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Anslem
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Burwel
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Carter
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Carter
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Charles
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Charles
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Charles, Jr.
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Elisebeth
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Gray
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Hinche
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Isham
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Levy
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Levy
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

Levy, Jr.
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Lucy
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Prissiller
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Samuel
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Samuel
Sussex
1789 Personal B

6

Gilliam

Walter
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

William
Sussex
1799 Personal A

7

Gilliam

William
Sussex
1799 Personal B

6

Gilliam

William
Sussex
1789 Personal A

6

Gilliam

William
Sussex
1789 Personal B

5

Gilliam

William
York
1800 Personal

5





Sources:
  • Binns Genealogy. 1790/1800 County Tax Lists of Virginia.
  • Edwards, Conley L. Using Land Tax Records in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. Research Notes Number 1, Library of Virginia.