A Guide to the York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1850 York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1850 51

A Guide to the York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1850

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number York County (Va.) Reel Number 51


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number
York County (Va.) Reel Number 51
Title
York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1850
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel
Creator
York County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Shelf Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, York County (Va.) Reel 51.

Preferred Citation

York County (Va.) Reel 51, Local Government Records Collection, York County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from York County.

Historical Information

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.

Scope and Content

The York County (Va.) Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1850, 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.

Related Material

Additional York County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found in the Local Government Records Collection and on microfilm at The Library of Virginia. See http://www.lva.lib.va.us/whatwehave/local/local_rec/index.htm.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • York County (Va.)--Circuit Court.
  • Geographical Names:

  • York County (Va.)--Virginia--19th century.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Virginia--York County.
  • African Americans--Virginia.
  • Free African Americans--Virginia--York County.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--York County.
  • Registers (lists)--Virginia--York County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • York County (Va.)--Virginia--19th century.