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

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

Label
Fairfax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1822-1861.
Title
Fairfax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1822-1861.
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fairfax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1822-1861, are two volumes, one covering 1822-1835 and the other 1835-1861. They record 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 no index
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Fairfax County was formed from Prince William County in 1742.
  • 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.
  • Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing. Numerous preā€“Civil War minute books are missing as well.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Fairfax County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Fairfax County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Fairfax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
This item was microfilmed by the Administrative Services Division, Department of Environmental Management, Fairfax County, Virginia
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Administrative Services Division, Department of Environmental Management, Fairfax County, Virginia.
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001564565
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel

Library Locations

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