The Resource Richmond County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His

Richmond County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His

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Richmond County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His, 1866 Feb. 27
Title
Richmond County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His
Inclusive dates
1866 Feb. 27
Title variation
Richmond County (Va.) Cohabitation Register
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Language
eng
Summary
Richmond County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons in Richmond County, Whose Parents had Ceased to Cohabit on 27th February, 1866, which the Father Recognizes to be His, 1866, Feb. 27. Also commononly called Richmond County (Va.) Cohabitation Register. The list records the name of the child, along with the child's age, place of birth, residence, last owner, and last owner's residence; the signature and name of the father, along with the father's age, residence, last owner, and last owner's residence; the name of the mother, along with the mother's age, residence (if alive or if dead), last owner, and last owner's residence
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Biographical or historical data
  • Richmond County may have been named for Richmond borough in Surrey, England, or for Charles Lennox, first duke of Richmond and a son of King Charles II. It was formed from Old Rappahannock County in 1692. The county seat is Warsaw.
  • Some volumes were burned and mutilated through unknown causes; in addition, the will books prior to 1699 were missing as early as 1793, and order books for the period 1794-1816 are also missing. Numerous loose records prior to 1781 are missing as well.
  • The Virginia legislature passed an act on 27 February 1866 to legalize the marriages of former slaves and provided for the legitimization of children of couples no longer cohabiting as long as the father recognized the children to be his. See Virginia Acts of Assembly, 1866-1867, Chapter 18, An act to amend and re-enact the 14th section of chapter 108 of the Code of Virginia for 1860, in regard to registers of marriage; and to legalize the marriages of colored persons now cohabiting as husband and wife.
  • The Federal Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands directed the Assistant Superintendents of the states to order the county clerks to make a registry of such children. See Circular No. 11, dated 19 March 1866, in Orders, Circulars, Circular Letters, and Letters of Instruction, vol. 2 (1866). Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Virginia, 1865-1869. Miscellaneous reel 3880, Library of Virginia. National Archives microfilm M1048 (reel 41), Record Group 105.
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Vi
Location of other archival material
Richmond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Richmond County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
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Richmond County (Va.) Register of Children of Colored Persons whose Parents Ceased to Cohabit which the Father Recognizes to be His
Link
http://digitool1.lva.lib.va.us:8881/R/?func=dbin-jump-full&object_id=21078
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Richmond County
  • Digital images were created by the Library of Virginia's Photographic and Digital Imaging Services. Photolab number 09_0940_01-02
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 2
  • digital images.
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Richmond County Circuit Court.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001563087
Terms governing use
Patrons are to use digital images with searchable transcription available through the Library of Virginia's Virginia Memory website.
Type of unit
p. and

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