The Resource Accomack County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Accomack County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Label
Accomack County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1863.
Title
Accomack County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1807-1863.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Register of Free Negroes, 1807-1863, of Accomack County records the registration number, age/when born, name, color, stature, marks or scars, and in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. A column was added in the early 1800s to indicate whether or not the registered free person had permission to remain in the state or not. A notation by the clerk at the end of the volume orders that this column be added to the register. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by law. There is no index
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Accomack County was formed in 1663 from Northampton County. This county was previously named Accawmack, Accomac (original shire), and Northampton (1643).
  • An act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1803 required every free negro or mulatto to be registered and numbered in a book to be kept by the county clerk.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Accomack County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Accomack County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia’s Imaging Services Division
Arrangement
Chronological by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Division
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001554418
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reels.

Library Locations

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