The Resource Brunswick County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Brunswick County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Label
Brunswick County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1823-1862
Title
Brunswick County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Inclusive dates
1823-1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Brunswick County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1823-1862, contains certificates and registrations of free negroes (1823-1850), lists of free negroes summoned to work on the fortifications (1862), and lists of free negroes (1851-1862)
  • Certificates and registrations of free negroes (1823-1850) contain the name of the free person, sometimes their age and a brief physical description, and a statement based either on another person's knowledge or on other official documentary evidence seen by the certifier that this person was either born free or was emancipated. If born free, reference is sometimes made to parents. If emancipated, emancipating owner, place and date of emancipation, and prior registration as a free negro are usually mentioned. Occasionally the register number is given; this number corresponds to the entry number in the register of free negroes kept by the clerk of court at the courthouse
  • List of free negroes summoned to work on the fortifications (1862) are two lists of free negro males summoned by the sheriff to report for work on the fortifications at Richmond. The first and last names of the men are given and there are remarks listed for some men as to whom they are hired to and until what date
  • Lists of free negroes (1851-1862) were compiled by the commissioner of the revenue for tax purposes. The lists give the full name, age, sex, and trade or occupation for each person on the list
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Brunswick County was formed in 1720 from Prince George County. Parts of Isle of Wight and Surry Counties were added in 1732.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Brunswick 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
Brunswick County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Brunswick County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
0.3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Brunswick County Circuit Court
Organization method
Chronological by record type.
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001555811
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft.

Library Locations

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