The Resource Lancaster County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes

Lancaster County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes

Label
Lancaster County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1803-1860
Title
Lancaster County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Inclusive dates
1803-1860
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1803-1860, of Lancaster County lists the regsitration 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
  • Lancaster County was formed in 1651 from Northumberland and York counties.
  • 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
Lancaster County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lancaster County
Arrangement
Chronological by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Lancaster County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001561604
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Lancaster County Reel 337.
Type of unit
v. (68 p.)

Library Locations

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