The Resource Prince Edward County (Va.) Election Records

Prince Edward County (Va.) Election Records

Label
Prince Edward County (Va.) Election Records, 1754-1758, circa
Title
Prince Edward County (Va.) Election Records
Inclusive dates
1754-1758, circa
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prince Edward County (Va.) Election Records, 1754-1758, circa. The collection contains polls, or lists of votes, for candidates running for office in Prince Edward County. The lists contain the first and last name of each voter. The collection contains a poll for Abraham Venable, undated; polls for Mr. Walker and Joseph Morton, 1754 March 22; a poll for Charles Anderson, 1755 December 8; and polls for Abner Nash, Charles Anderson, and Peter LeGrand at the election of Burgesses, 1758 July 17
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Prince Edward County was named in honor of Edward Augustus, a son of Prince Frederick Louis, a grandson of George II, and a younger brother of George III. The county was formed from Amelia County in 1753.
  • In colonial Virginia, only adult white men who owned property and a few who rented substantial farms were permitted to vote for representatives in the lower house of the General Assembly. The only elected officials in colonial Virginia were the members of the House of Burgesses. Even though voting was restricted to a minority of the population and an even smaller minority, the prosperous and better-educated members of the society, was represented in the General Assembly, politics was always a public event, and on election day many Virginians congregated to watch the voting and enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Prince Edward County (Va.) Election Records
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Prince Edward County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
14
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Prince Edward County Circuit Court
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001631794
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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