The Resource Henrico County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes

Henrico County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes

Label
Henrico County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1831-1865
Title
Henrico County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1831-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henrico County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes are four volumes of registers and one index volume covering the years 1831-1865. Listed are 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
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Henrico County was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the oldest son of James I. It was one of the eight original shires established in 1634.
  • 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
Henrico County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vi01351.xml.frame
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Henrico County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
For additional information, see inventory,
Extent
  • 5
  • 1
Governing access note
Use microfilm copy, Henrico County (Va.) Reel 113
Immediate source of acquisition
transfer.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001556258
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • v. and
  • microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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