The Resource Free Negro Registers

Free Negro Registers

Label
Free Negro Registers, 1794-1864
Title
Free Negro Registers
Inclusive dates
1794-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Carroll County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1846-1860, lists the 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 such as a parent's name. There is no index
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
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. The register listed the 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 the law.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Free Negro Registers
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Carroll County under accession number 52016
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001737618
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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