The Resource Dinwiddie County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes

Dinwiddie County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes

Label
Dinwiddie County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes, 1859-1860
Title
Dinwiddie County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1859-1860
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dinwiddie County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes, 1859-1860, consist of two lists compiled for the commissioner of the revenue of insolvent free negroes. The 1859 list includes the name, whether that individual is a free male, value of any property owned, amount of tax owed, and why this person was included on the list. All reasons given were that the person was not found and the person was not hired out for want of purchaser. The 1860 list includes only the names of insolvents and amount of tax owed
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Dinwiddie County was named for Robert Dinwiddie, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758, and was formed from Prince George County in 1752.
  • The bulk of court records prior to 1865 were stolen, mutilated, and/or destroyed by Union troops who ransacked the courthouse during the last months of the Civil War. Post-1830 volumes such as deed books, will books, chancery order books, and marriage registers exist.
  • Free negroes who were delinquent on their taxes were subject to being indentured by the county court to earn the money to pay the levy.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Dinwiddie County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Dinwiddie County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Dinwiddie County (Va.) Lists of Free Negroes
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Dinwiddie County
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4 p.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Dinwiddie County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001660209
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
Processing Feedback ...