The Resource Portsmouth (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Portsmouth (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records

Label
Portsmouth (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1859-1861
Title
Portsmouth (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Inclusive dates
1859-1861
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Portsmouth (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1859-1861. The collection is comprised of a Free Negro Delinquent Tax List, 1859-1861, listing free negroes who were charged with failing to pay taxes for those years; and an indenture of three free negro children from the Overseers of the Poor
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Portsmouth was located in Norfolk County, which is now extinct. It was named by its founder, William Crawford, for the English seaport and was established in 1752. Portsmouth was incorporated as a town in 1836 and as a city in 1858.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Portsmouth (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from the City of Portsmouth
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
10
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Portsmouth (City) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001568306
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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