The Resource This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Goochland County

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Goochland County

Label
1804-1864
Inclusive dates
1804-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The volume records the registration of free negroes in Goochland County and covers the years 1804-1864
  • 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
Member of
Action
Described
Additional physical form
Microfilm available on Goochland County reel 43, Local Government Records Collection.
Biographical or historical data
  • Goochland County was formed in 1728 from Henrico County.
  • 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
Free Negro Register
Label
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Goochland County
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Goochland County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
1
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001531725
Type of unit
v. (470 p.)

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