The Resource Westmoreland County (Va.) Register of Slaves Held for Life

Westmoreland County (Va.) Register of Slaves Held for Life

Label
Westmoreland County (Va.) Register of Slaves Held for Life, 1859, 1861
Title
Westmoreland County (Va.) Register of Slaves Held for Life
Inclusive dates
1859, 1861
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Register of Slaves Held for Life, 1859, 1861, of Westmoreland County contains only three entries for the years 1859 and 1861. Each entry lists the name of the person who holds the slave(s) for life, the names and ages of the slaves, and the former owner of the slaves or to whom the slaves would descend upon the death of the tenant
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Westmoreland County was formed from Northumberland County in 1653. Part of King George County was added in 1777.
  • An act passed by the Virginia legislature required that a register be kept by the clerk of court for every slave held by any person for his or her life only. See Revised Code of Virginia 1819, volume 1, p. 439, section 70; Code of Virginia 1849, chapter 103, section 8; and Code of Virginia 1860, chapter 103, section 14.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Westmoreland County (Va.) Register of Slaves Held for Life
Note
This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Westmoreland County
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Westmoreland County Circuit Court
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001552915
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v. (3 p.)

Library Locations

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