The Resource Northumberland County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Northumberland County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Label
Northumberland County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1803-1857
Title
Northumberland County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Inclusive dates
1803-1857
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Northumberland County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1803-1857, includes Record of food and clothing issued to Negroes (1844-1849), Births of Negroes (1841-1957), List of Free Negro (n.d.), and Register of Free Negroes (1803-1852)
  • Record of food and clothing issued to Negroes at Northumberland House Land, 1844-1849, lists the name and accounts for each person who received food or clothing. (No index)
  • Births of Negroes, 1841-1857, lists the name and birthdate of each person listed. (No index, one page)
  • List of Free Negroes, n.d., lists the name, sex, age and occupation of each person listed. (No index)
  • Register of Free Negroes, 1803-1852, of Northumberland County lists the registration number, name, age, skin 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. (No index)
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Northumberland County was formed about 1645.
  • 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
Northumberland County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Arrangement
Chronological by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Northumberland County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001556427
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Northumberland County (Va.) Reels 94, 97, 111.
Type of unit
microfilm reels.

Library Locations

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