The Resource Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book

Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book

Label
Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851
Title
Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book
Inclusive dates
1835-1851
Title variation
Lunenburg County (Va.) List of Sale of Negroes/List of Debts, 1835-1845
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851, is composed of lists of sales of negroes and lists of accounts generated as part of a slave trading business. The volume was created as part of a partnership between Richard R. Beasley, Robert R. Jones, and William H. Wood who traded slaves between Virginia and Mississippi and New Orleans. The majority of the volume consists of lists of the sales of negroes. The lists give the name of the slave, the price of purchase, and the price of sale. Some lists give ages and occupations for the slaves. Some notes exist about the hires of slaves, to whom hired, and the price of the hire. Some of the lists are titled "Natcheze", "carried to the South" or "sold by William H. Wood Port Gibson [Mississippi]". There are notes about a slave girl named Hester who claimed to be a free person. Other notes and accounts concern the settlement of the partnership of Beasley and Wood and other accounts of the business. There is a list of land and negroes purchased in Lunenburg for 1840 that also includes purchases of livestock and other goods. Another person named in the account book who appears to be involved with the business is a William H. Williams. This volume was used as an exhibit in the Lunenburg County chancery cause Christopher Wood Et cetera versus Executor of William H. Wood (1860-026)
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Action
  • Microfilmed
  • Described
  • Accessioned
Biographical or historical data
Lunenburg County was formed in 1745 from Brunswick County. Part of Charlotte County was added in 1777.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Local Records Collection, Library of Virginia.
  • Additional Lunenburg County records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lunenburg County under the accession number 43641. This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Division
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
  • Lunenburg County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001581128
Terms governing use
Use microfilm, Lunenburg County (Va.) Reel 410 or chancery microfilm.
Type of unit
  • v. and
  • microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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