A Guide to Goochland County (Va.) Free Negro Register, 1804-1864 Goochland County (Va.) Free Negro Register, 1804-1864 1120353

A Guide to Goochland County (Va.) Free Negro Register, 1804-1864

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the Library of Virginia
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Goochland County (Va.) Free Negro Register, 1804-1864
Physical Characteristics
1 vol. (470 p.)

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Use microfilm copy, Goochland County, Reel 43.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Goochland County (Va.) Free Negro Register, 1804-1864. Goochland County Reel 43, Local Government Records Collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Goochland County.

Historical Information

Goochland County was formed in 1728 from Henrico County.

An act passed by the Virginia legistaure 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

The volume covers the years 1804-1864. The register listed the name, age, color, stature, marks or scars, in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded information not required by the law.



Access Terms

  • African Americans - Employment - Virginia - Goochland County (LC)
  • African Americans - Virginia (LC)
  • African Americans - Virginia - Goochland County (LC)
  • Free Blacks - Virginia - Goochland County (LC)
  • Goochland County (Va.) Circuit Court (Local)
  • Local government records - Virginia - Goochland County (AAT)
  • Registers (lists) - Virginia - Goochland County (AAT)