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

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

Label
Dinwiddie County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1850-1864.
Title
Dinwiddie County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1850-1864.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Register of Free Negroes, 1850-64, of Dinwiddie County lists the registration number, age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by law. There is an index at the beginning of the register that lists in alphabetical order by surname the names of registered free persons and the page number where their registration information can be found
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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.
  • 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
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.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia’s Imaging Services Division
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001558992
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel (13 p.)

Library Locations

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