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

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

Label
Halifax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1802-1853.
Title
Halifax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1802-1853.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Registers of Free Negroes, 1802-1853, of Halifax County 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
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Halifax County was formed in 1752 from Lunenburg 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
Vi
Label
Halifax 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
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001558996
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reels (2 vol.)

Library Locations

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