A Guide to the Halifax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes,, 1802-1831 Halifax County Registers of Free Negroes, 1802-1831 Halifax County reel 83a

A Guide to the Halifax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes,, 1802-1831

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Microfilm reel number 83a


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number
83a
Title
Halifax County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1802-1853
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel
Creator
Halifax County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Halifax County (Va.) Reel 83a.

Preferred Citation

Halifax County (Va.) Reel 83a, Local government records collection, Halifax County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

The microfilm copy of these records was generated by The Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Branch.

Historical Information

Halifax County was formed in 1752 from Lunenburg County.

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.

Scope and Content

Registers of Free Negroes, 1802-1853, of Halifax County lists the registration number, 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. There is no index.

Arrangement

Chronological by registration date.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Halifax County (Va.). Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Virginia--Halifax County.
  • African Americans--Virginia.
  • Free African Americans--Virginia--Halifax County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Halifax County--History--19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Free negro and slave records--Virginia--Halifax County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Halifax County.
  • Registers (lists)--Virginia--Halifax County.

Contents List

Reel number 83a: Register of Free Negroes, 1802-1831
Reel number 83a: Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1853

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Halifax County--History--19th century.