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Census from Beverly's The History and Present State of Virginia
Original Author: Robert Beverley
Created: 1705
Medium: Book table
Publisher: Documenting the American South

Census from Beverly’s The History and Present State of Virginia

Robert Beverley organized The History and Present State of Virginia into four sections: History, Natural Productions, Native Indians, and the Present State of the Colony. It is an unmatched source for the Virginia of its time—an amalgam of personal observations and stories heard, material borrowed from published and unpublished accounts, and official reports. In this table, Beverley delivers a rough attempt at a census of British subject residents in 1703, dividing them into "Titheables" (or those subject to a poll tax) and "Women & Children" by county, and listing assets like horses, militia, and supply clergy.

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