A Guide to the Giles County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1807-1885 Giles County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1807-1885 0007715413

A Guide to the Giles County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1807-1885

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Giles County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures 1807-1885
Physical Characteristics
.35 cu.ft.
Giles County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Giles County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1807-1885. Local government records collection, Giles 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 Giles County.

Historical Information

Giles County was named for William Branch Giles, United States senator from Virginia in 1806 when the county was created from Montgomery, Monroe (now in West Virginia), and Tazewell Counties. Several subsequent additions were made from Wythe (1808), Monroe in 1829 and Mercer in 1841 (both now in West Virginia), Craig (1880), and Tazewell (1826 and 1836) Counties. The county seat is Pearisburg.

Scope and Content

Giles County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1807-1885, 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 Giles 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:

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

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

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

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