The Resource Norfolk County (Va.) Free Negro Registers, (microform)

Norfolk County (Va.) Free Negro Registers, (microform)

Label
Norfolk County (Va.) Free Negro Registers, 1809-1861.
Title
Norfolk County (Va.) Free Negro Registers
Inclusive dates
1809-1861.
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Language
eng
Summary
Norfolk County (Va.) Free Negro Registers, 1809-1861. The collection contains a Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1809-1852 (Reel 133) and a Register of Free Negroes, 1852-1861 (Reel 105). The registers dcoument the name, and age of free negroes who registered with the county court from 1809 to 1861. Each entry also includes a brief physicial description and a reference to whether the person was born free, and where, or the circumstances of the person's emancipation. Additional information, such as names of spouses or parents or county of birth, is sometimes included
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Biographical or historical data
  • Norfolk County (extinct) probably was named by Adam Thoroughgood, a local resident, for his native county in England. It was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691. Norfolk County became extinct in 1963, when it was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk to form the city of Chesapeake. The county seat was Portsmouth.
  • Acts passed by the Virginia legislature in 1793 and 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
Norfolk County (Va.) Free Negro Registers, (microform)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
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001572493
Type of unit
microfilm reels (232 images)

Library Locations

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