A Guide to the Chesterfield County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1768-1898 Chesterfield County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1768-1898 0007704127

A Guide to the Chesterfield County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1768-1898

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Chesterfield County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures 1768-1898
Physical Characteristics
.35 cu.ft. (1 box)
Chesterfield County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

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Preferred Citation

Chesterfield County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1768-1898. Local government records collection, Chesterfield County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Chesterfield County.

Historical Information

Chesterfield County was named for Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth earl of Chesterfield, British statesman and diplomat, and was formed from Henrico County in 1749. The county seat is Chesterfield Court House. Part of Henrico County was added to Chesterfield in 1922.

Scope and Content

Chesterfield County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1768-1898, are bonds and contracts of apprenticeship, showing the names of master and apprentice, the trade to be taught, details of the contract, the amount of the bond and the names of sureties. Many of the apprentices bound out prior to 1866 were free African Americans.

Related Material

Additional Chesterfield County 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's web site.

Separated Material

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans--History.
  • Apprentices--Virginia--Chesterfield County.
  • Free African Americans--Virginia--Chesterfield County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Chesterfield County (Va.)--History.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Indentures--Virginia--Chesterfield County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--Chesterfield County.