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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1782-1785
Inclusive dates
1782-1785
Creator
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Lists of inhabitants, dated 1782 to 1785, for thirty-nine Virginia counties and the town of Williamsburg. Information found in the lists for 1782 and 1783 include the name of the head of the household, the number of white inhabitants, and the number of slaves. The lists for 1784 and 1785 include the heads of households, the number of whites, and the numbers of dwelling houses and "outhouses." Clerks of the county courts were responsible for collecting the lists from justices and transmitting them to the Governor. The exact disposition of the records after their transmittal to the Governor is unclear
  • Lists for the following counties and their year(s) are included in the collection: Albemarle (1785), Amelia (1782-1785), Amherst (1783-1785), Bedford (1783), Charlotte (1782-1783), Chesterfield (1783), Cumberland (1782,1784), Essex (1783), Fairfax (1782, 1785), Fluvanna (1782), Frederick (1782), Gloucester (1783-1784), Greenbrier (1783), Greensville (1783), Halifax (1782, 1785), Hampshire (1782, 1784), Hanover (1782), Harrison (1785), Isle of Wight (1782), Lancaster (1783, 1785), Mecklenburg (1782), Middlesex (1783), Monongalia (1782), Nansemond (1783-1785), New Kent (1782, 1784), Norfolk (1782, 1784-1785), Northumberland (1782, 1784), Orange (1784-1785), Pittsylvania (1782, 1785), Powhatan (1783), Prince Edward (1783, 1785), Princess Anne (1783, 1785), Richmond (1784), Rockingham (1783), Shenandoah (1785), Southampton (1783, 1785), Stafford (1785), Surry (1782, 1784), Sussex (1782), and Warwick (1782, 1784). There is also a list for the town of Williamsburg for 1782. of
  • Lists of inhabitants both black and white, and of white persons and buildings, distinguishing dwelling houses from other buildings, in accordance with several acts of the General Assembly, particularly thos of May 1782 (Chapter XXIII) and May 1784 (Chapter XXXVIII). The returns dated 1782 and 1783 are for inhabitants (i.e. 'souls'), while those dated in 1784 and 1785 are for buildings. Occassionally includes a covering letter or forwarding note
Note
Agency history record (VASV92-A29) describes the history and functions of the Virginia Office of the Governor.
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Accessioned and described
Additional physical form
Also available as Miscellaneous Reel 1263.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Lists of inhabitants
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
Arrangement
Alphabetical by county.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2.6
Immediate source of acquisition
Office of the Governor
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000492636
Type of unit
cu. ft.

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