The Resource These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Southampton County

These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Southampton County

Label
1794-1864
Inclusive dates
1794-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These volumes record the registration of free negroes in Southampton County and cover the years 1804-1864
Member of
Action
Described
Additional physical form
Microfilm available on Southampton County reels 86(1833-1864) and 90(1794-1832), Local Government Records Collection
Biographical or historical data
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. The register listed 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 the law.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Free Negro Registers
Label
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Southampton County
Note
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Southampton County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
2
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001504489
Type of unit
v. (210 p.)

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