The Resource Rockbridge County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Rockbridge County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Label
Rockbridge County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1805-1831.
Title
Rockbridge County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1805-1831.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Rockbridge County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1805-1831, contains a register of free negroes and a register of boats, 1811-1828
  • The register of free negroes 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 law. If a free person was emancipated, the name of the emancipator is given and in what county and court this took place. If a person was born free, occasionally the mother's name is given. There is no index
  • At the back of the volume is a Register of Boats, 1811-1828, kept as required by an act of the General Assembly of Virginia entitled "An act regulating the navigation of James River above the falls of said river." The register records the date registered, the proprietor of the boat, the residence of the proprietor, and the number (of boats?)
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Rockbridge County was formed in 1778 from Augusta and Botetourt Counties. An additional part of Botetourt was added in 1785.
  • 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 Rockbridge 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.
  • The original volume is held by the College of William and Mary Earl Gregg Swem Library (Collection Number Mss. MsV Lev13).
Label
Rockbridge County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 42845. The original volume was lent to the Library of Virginia for microfilming by the College of William and Mary Earl Gregg Swem Library and was returned upon completion
Arrangement
Chronological by registration date.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Local Records Services Branch
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001554402
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (92 p.)

Library Locations

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