The Resource Charles City County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes

Charles City County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes

Label
Charles City County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1835-1864
Title
Charles City County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Inclusive dates
1835-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles City County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1835-1864, records the date registered, register number, name, color, age, stature, and whether born free or emancipated. In the name column, sometimes a note is recorded as to that person's familiar relationship to another (for example, daughter of George or son of Peter). Notations are occasionally made recording a person's death or removal from the county. There is an index
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Charles City County was named for Charles I of England and was one of the eight shires established in 1634.
  • Records have been destroyed at various times. The most damage occurred during the Civil War when the records were strewn through the woods in a rainstorm. A few preā€“Civil War volumes such as deed books, will books, minute books, and order books exist.
  • 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
Charles City County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Charles City County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Charles City County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Charles City County
  • This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia Photographic Services Department
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Photographic Services Department
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001564513
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Charles City County (Va.) Reel 22.
Type of unit
  • v. (23 leaves and 8 p.)
  • microfilm reel

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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