A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1790-1884 Powhatan County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1790-1884 0007549519

A Guide to the Powhatan County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1790-1884

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Powhatan County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures 1790-1884
Physical Characteristics
.45 cu.ft. (1 box)
Powhatan County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

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Preferred Citation

Powhatan County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1790-1884. Local government records collection, Powhatan 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 Powhatan County.

Historical Information

Powhatan County was named for the paramount chief of the Powhatan Indians in the tidewater of Virginia in the late sixteenth and early years of the seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added in 1850. The county seat is Powhatan.

Scope and Content

Powhatan County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1790-1884, 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 are free African Americans.

Related Material

Additional Powhatan 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.

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Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

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

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

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