The Resource Surry County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, (microform)

Surry County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, (microform)

Label
Surry County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1742-1862.
Title
Surry County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records
Inclusive dates
1742-1862.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Surry County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, 1742-1862. The collection contains Free Negro Registers, 1794 to 1862, and Criminal Proceedings Against Free Persons, Slaves, etc., 1742-1822. Free negro registers document the name, age, physical appearance, and evidence of free birth or emancipation for free African Americans living in Surry County from 1794 to 1862. Additional information, such as names of spouses or parents or county of birth, is sometimes included. Criminal Proceedings are a summary record of criminal proceedings brought against slaves and free African Americans from 1742 to 1822
  • Reel 49 contains a Register of Free Negro for the years 1794-1803 (18 images); Reel 57 contains the Register of Free Negroes for the years 1847-1862 (126 images), and Reel 61 contains the Criminal Proceedings, 1742-1822 (132 images) and the Register of Free Negroes for the years 1803-1847 (229 images)
Action
  • Described
  • Described
Additional physical form
is also available in a bound volume of photostats (negative).
Biographical or historical data
  • Surry County was formed from James City County about 1652.
  • Acts passed by the Virginia legislature in 1793 and 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
Label
Surry County (Va.) Free Negro and Slave Records, (microform)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
  • Genealogical Society, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Surry County Circuit Court.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001562946
Type of unit
microfilm reels (373 images)

Library Locations

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