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The survey results indicate a fair amount of consensus on what items belong in the tithable income base.
The responses to questions 2A and 2B indicate strong agreement that cash inheritances belong in the tithable income base.
At a meeting on 22 January 1781 the Petsworth vestry authorized the solicitation of voluntary contributions of 10 pounds of tobacco per tithable--all slaves over age 15 and all free males over 15--for Price's "services for the year 1780." At 780 tithables in the parish, a perfect response--an unrealistic expectation--would have yielded 7,800 pounds, less than half the 16,000 pounds of tobacco clergy received before the Revolution.