The Resource Greensville County (Va.) Processioners Returns, (microform)

Greensville County (Va.) Processioners Returns, (microform)

Label
Greensville County (Va.) Processioners Returns, 1796-1857.
Title
Greensville County (Va.) Processioners Returns
Inclusive dates
1796-1857.
Title variation
Greensville County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Title variation date
1802-1832.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Processioners Returns, 1796-1857, of Greensville County are three volumes that give for each entry the area processioned with geographical landmarks, roads, property lines noted, the names of the persons present, the date(s) when the processioning occurred, the names of the processioners, and the date that the return was recorded by the county court. There are no indexes
  • At the end of Processioners Returns, 1796-1820, there is a Register of Free Negroes, 1802-1832. The register 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 no index
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Greensville County was formed in 1780 from Brunswick County. Additional parts of Brunswick and Sussex counties were added in 1787 and 1802.
  • Two freeholders were appointed on order of the county court to procession or review the bounds of farms or tracts of land in each precinct in order to renew or replace old landmarks. This was originally a function of the church vestry, but was continued by the court after disestablishment. Persons who walked the boundaries were called processioners.
  • 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
Greensville County (Va.) Processioners Returns, (microform)
Note
The microfilm copy of these records was generated by Genealogical Society of Utah at the Greensville County courthouse in Emporia, Virginia
Arrangement
Chronological by entry or registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Genealogical Society of Utah
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001559005
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel (3 v.)

Library Locations

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