The Resource Orange County (Va.) List of Free Negroes

Orange County (Va.) List of Free Negroes

Label
Orange County (Va.) List of Free Negroes, circa 1810-1850
Title
Orange County (Va.) List of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
circa 1810-1850
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Orange County (Va.) List of Free Negroes, circa 1810-1850, 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. The register is indexed
Action
Described
Additional physical form
Use microfilm copy, Orange County (Va.) Reel No. 565.
Biographical or historical data
  • Orange County was formed from Spotsylvania County in 1734.
  • 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
Orange County (Va.) List of Free Negroes
Note
The microfilm copy of these records was generated by The Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Branch
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001555915
Type of unit
microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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