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

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

Label
1804-1854
Inclusive dates
1804-1854
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These volumes record the registration of free negroes in Chesterfield County and cover the years 1804-1854
Member of
Action
Described
Additional physical form
Microfilm available on Chesterfield County reel 351, 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 Chesterfield County
Note
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Chesterfield County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically
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Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
3
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001504449
Type of unit
v.

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