The Resource Lynchburg (Va.) Register of Free Negroes

Lynchburg (Va.) Register of Free Negroes

Label
Lynchburg (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1843-1865
Title
Lynchburg (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1843-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Registers of Free Negroes of Lynchburg, 1843-1865, list the name, age, 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
  • This collection contains a separate index that records in alphabetical order the names of the registered free negros and mulattoes and either the page or registration number where their information can be found in the corresponding register
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • The city of Lynchburg was established in 1786. It was incorporated as a town in 1805 and as a city in 1852. Parts of Campbell and Bedford counties were annexed in 1976.
  • 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
Additional Lynchburg Free Negro and Slave 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 website.
Label
Lynchburg (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Lynchburg
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Lynchburg (City) Circuit Court
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001553341
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, City of Lynchburg Reel 37.
Type of unit
v. (224 p.)

Library Locations

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