The Resource Essex County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, (microform)

Essex County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, (microform)

Label
Essex County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1810-1861.
Title
Essex County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1810-1861.
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Registers of Free Negroes, 1810-1861, of Essex County list 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. The 1810-1843 register has an index both at the beginning and at the end of the volume. The index at the beginning is a more complete index although both should be checked. The 1843-1861 volume has an index at the end of the volume. The indexes list 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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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Essex County was formed in 1692 from Rappahannock County, a now extinct Virginia county.
  • 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
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Label
Essex County (Va.) Registers 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
4
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
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001558994
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reels (2 vol.)

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