The Resource King George County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes

King George County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes

Label
King George County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1794-1822
Title
King George County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1794-1822
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • King George County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1794-1822, 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 entries mention apprentice indentures including to whom apprenticed and the number of years. Familial relationships are occasionally given, particularly a mother's name. There is no index
  • The rest of the volume consists of a court Rule Book, 1785-1799. Rules and proceedings are recorded by various dates always given at the beginning of a section of entries. Information recorded includes plaintiff's attorney (usually just recorded as initials rather than full names), parties names, sort of action, defendant's attorney name, and actions taken at various court dates
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • King George County was formed in 1720 from Richmond County. Part of Westmoreland County was added in 1777.
  • 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
Location of other archival material
King George County is one of Virginia’s Lost Records Localities. Additional King George County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
King George County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from King George County under the accession number 42662
  • This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Governing access note
Volume is closed pending conservation. Use King George County (Va.) Reel 58
Immediate source of acquisition
  • King George County Circuit Court
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001566077
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, King George County (Va.) Reel 58.
Type of unit
  • v. (15 p.)
  • microfilm reel (15 images)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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