The Resource Essex County (Va.) List of Negroes Belonging to Those Under a Guardian and Unsettled Estates

Essex County (Va.) List of Negroes Belonging to Those Under a Guardian and Unsettled Estates

Label
Essex County (Va.) List of Negroes Belonging to Those Under a Guardian and Unsettled Estates, 1821-1825
Title
Essex County (Va.) List of Negroes Belonging to Those Under a Guardian and Unsettled Estates
Inclusive dates
1821-1825
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Essex County (Va.) List of Negroes Belonging to Those Under a Guardian and Unsettled Estates, 1821-1825, is a volume that records lists of slaves held by persons who inherited via a will still in probate or as a result of widow's dower rights, and lists of the slaves belonging to an unsettled estate. Several of these lists are for slaves held by a guardian for his charge. The lists give the name of the owner, widow, and/or guardian; to whose estate the slaves belong; the names and ages of the slaves; some familial relationships, especially that of mother and child; and the date that the list was recorded by the court. Some of the lists are additions to previous lists that give slave births or deaths since the original list was recorded. There is an index at the beginning of the volume that lists in alphabetical order by surname the names of either the estate holder or the legatee and the page number where the list can be found
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Described
Biographical or historical data
Essex County was formed in 1692 from Rappahannock County, a now extinct Virginia county.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Essex 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
Essex County (Va.) List of Negroes Belonging to Those Under a Guardian and Unsettled Estates
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Essex County
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Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Essex County Circuit Court
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001555814
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (7 p.)

Library Locations

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