The Resource Princess Anne County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in the County of Princess Anne According to Law

Princess Anne County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in the County of Princess Anne According to Law

Label
Princess Anne County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in the County of Princess Anne According to Law, 1830-1862
Title
Princess Anne County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in the County of Princess Anne According to Law
Inclusive dates
1830-1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Princess Anne County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in the County of Princess Anne According to Law, 1830-1862. The register documents the name, height, age, physical appearance, circumstances of free birth or emancipation, and date registered of free African Americans living in Princess Anne County from 1830 to 1862
Member of
Action
Described
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm.
Biographical or historical data
  • Princess Anne County (extinct) was named for Anne, daughter of James II, who became Queen of England in 1702. The county was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691 and became extinct in 1963, after its consolidation with the city of Virginia Beach. The county seat was Princess Anne.
  • 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
Location of other archival material
Additional Princess Anne County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Princess Anne County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes in the County of Princess Anne According to Law
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 37116
Arrangement
Chronological by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
26
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001571071
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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