In Colonial Virginia, royal taxes and church tithes were paid through and to the Anglican Church. Taxes were usually in the form of “hogsheads” of tobacco (shown here). Tobacco was considered “cash.” There were two parishes in Stafford which recorded the taxes. Parish documents show Stafford landowners’ names, the amount of land owned, and the amount of tobacco that had to paid to the established church. Hogsheads were shipped to England.