A Guide to the Caroline County (Va.) Judgments (Freedom Suits), 1810 Caroline County (Va.) Judgments (Freedom Suits), 1810 0007573899

A Guide to the Caroline County (Va.) Judgments (Freedom Suits), 1810

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 0007573899


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Caroline County (Va.) Judgments (Freedom Suits), 1810
Physical Characteristics
.15 cu.ft. (1 box)
Caroline County (Va.) Circuit Court
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Caroline County (Va.) Judgments (Freedom Suits), 1810. Local government records collection, Caroline County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

These records came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from the city of Caroline County.

Historical Information

Caroline County was named for Caroline of Anspach, wife of King George II. It was formed from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties on 1 May 1728, and additional parts of King and Queen County were added in 1742 and in 1763. The county seat is Bowling Green.

Most loose records and deed books prior to 1836 and will books prior to 1853 were stolen, mutilated, and/or destroyed by Union troops who ransacked the courthouse in May 1864. A near-complete run of order books exists.

Scope and Content

Caroline County (Va.) County Judgments (Freedom Suits), 1810, consist of one freedom suit titled Annis, etc. versus Christopher Terrell. The plaintiffs claimed their freedom next on the basis they were descendants of a Native American.

Related Material

Additional Caroline County records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm".

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note.

Separated Material

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans -- History
  • Slaveholders -- Virginia -- Caroline County
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Caroline County
  • Geographical Names:

  • Caroline County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Freedom suits -- Virginia -- Caroline County
  • Judicial records -- Virginia -- Caroline County
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Caroline County

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Caroline County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.