The Resource Northampton County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes

Northampton County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes

Label
Northampton County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1840-1847
Title
Northampton County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1840-1847
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Northampton County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1840-1847, lists the 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 the law
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Northampton County is an original Shire. Previously named Accomac County from 1634 to 1643.
  • 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 city clerk.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Northampton County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Northampton County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Northampton Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001555913
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Northampton County (Va.) Reel 81.
Type of unit
microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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