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

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

Label
1803-1860
Inclusive dates
1803-1860
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bedford County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes are two volumes dated 1803-1820 and 1820-1860 that record the registration of free negroes. The registers list 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
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Bedford County was probably named for John Russell, fourth duke of Bedford, who, as secretary for state for the southern department from 1748 to 1751, had general supervision of colonial affairs. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1753. Parts of Albemarle County were added in 1754, and an additional part of Lunenburg County was added later.
  • 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
Form designation
Bedford County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Location of other archival material
The Register of Free Negroes for 1861-1864 is located in the front of the Bedford County (Va.) Minute Book, 1870-1873 (barcode 1099278).
Label
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Bedford County
Note
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Bedford County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Immediate source of acquisition
Bedford Circuit Court
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001504635
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Bedford County (Va.) Reel 120a.
Type of unit
v. (80 p.)

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