The Resource York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)

Label
York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1850.
Title
York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1831-1850.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1847-1862, 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 the law
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • York County was established in 1643.
  • 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 city clerk.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional York County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
The microfilm copy of these records was generated by The Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Branch
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
York County Circuit Court.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001562947
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, York County (Va.) Reel 51.
Type of unit
microfilm reel.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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