Pipkin Family Association

John Pipkin Jr. on Quit Rent List, 1750


NC Archives, SS.X Land Office, Deputy Auditor, Box 2

The term "Quit rent" is one that was used in Colonial America to refer to a personal property tax, which was assessed by the Crown. The local Sheriff collected it, and it was sent to the Governor for distribution and administration. It was paid in cash or tobacco. It was one of the "Taxation Without Representation" issues leading to the Revolution, after which it was abolished.

Patentee, No of Acres, Date of Patent, Last Rent, When paid

Arthur Fort, 640, March 17th 1740, 320 sold to John Pipkin, 10 yr at 4, 12:16

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