The Resource This material came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Amherst County | Conserved by Etherington Conservation Services, 2013

This material came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Amherst County | Conserved by Etherington Conservation Services, 2013

Label
1822-1864
Inclusive dates
1822-1864
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Amherst County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1822-1864, lists 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 law such as a parent's name. There is no index. Following the register pages are seven loose papers that are either copies of individual registers or rough drafts of registrations recorded in the book
  • Beginning at the end of the volume is a List of Deeds recorded in the clerk's office of Amherst County subject to taxation, January 1845-May 1850. Information recorded includes names of grantor and grantee, date, and any applicable tax. There is one loose deed inserted in the pages following the list of deeds
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Biographical or historical data
  • Amherst County was named for Major Jeffery Amherst, British commander in North America during the French and Indian War and governor of Virginia from 1759 to 1768. It was formed from Albemarle County in 1761.
  • 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
Amherst County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Label
This material came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Amherst County | Conserved by Etherington Conservation Services, 2013
Note
  • This material came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Amherst County
  • Conserved by Etherington Conservation Services, 2013
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 1
  • 1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
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001504637
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Amherst County (Va.) Reel 89.
Type of unit
  • v. (102 p.) and
  • microfilm reel.

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