The Resource Westmoreland County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes

Westmoreland County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes

Label
Westmoreland County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1817-1826, 1828-1861
Title
Westmoreland County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1817-1826, 1828-1861
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Registers of Free Negroes, 1817-1826, 1828-1861, of Westmoreland County 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 law
  • Register of Free Negroes, 1828-1849, also includes additional information such as Record of Estrays, 1833-1836 and Record of Fines Imposed by Justices of the Peace and of Court, 1831
Member of
Action
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 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
Label
Westmoreland County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Westmoreland County
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Westmoreland County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001553340
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Westmoreland County Reel 100.
Type of unit
v. (178 p.)

Library Locations

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