A Guide to the Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851 Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851 Lunenburg County (Va.) Reel 410/Barcode number 1188539

A Guide to the Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851

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the Library of Virginia
Collection numbers: Lunenburg County (Va.) Reel 410/Barcode number 1188539


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Collection numbers
Lunenburg County (Va.) Reel 410/Barcode number 1188539
Title
Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851
Physical Characteristics
1 v. and 1 microfilm reel.
Collector
Lunenburg County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

Use microfilm, Lunenburg County (Va.) Reel 410 or chancery microfilm.

Preferred Citation

Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851. Local government records collection, Lunenburg County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Lunenburg County under the accession number 43641. This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Division.

Historical Information

Lunenburg County was formed in 1745 from Brunswick County. Part of Charlotte County was added in 1777.

Scope and Content

Lunenburg County (Va.) Beasley Jones and Wood Slave Trade Account Book, 1835-1851, is composed of lists of sales of negroes and lists of accounts generated as part of a slave trading business. The volume was created as part of a partnership between Richard R. Beasley, Robert R. Jones, and William H. Wood who traded slaves between Virginia and Mississippi and New Orleans. The majority of the volume consists of lists of the sales of negroes. The lists give the name of the slave, the price of purchase, and the price of sale. Some lists give ages and occupations for the slaves. Some notes exist about the hires of slaves, to whom hired, and the price of the hire. Some of the lists are titled "Natcheze", "carried to the South" or "sold by William H. Wood Port Gibson [Mississippi]". There are notes about a slave girl named Hester who claimed to be a free person. Other notes and accounts concern the settlement of the partnership of Beasley and Wood and other accounts of the business. There is a list of land and negroes purchased in Lunenburg for 1840 that also includes purchases of livestock and other goods. Another person named in the account book who appears to be involved with the business is a William H. Williams. This volume was used as an exhibit in the Lunenburg County chancery cause Christopher Wood Et cetera versus Executor of William H. Wood (1860-026).

Related Material

Christopher Wood, Et cetera versus Executor of William H. Wood (Lunenburg County Chancery Cause, 1860-026) Local Records Collection, Library of Virginia.

Additional Lunenburg County records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."

Index Terms

    Persons:

  • Beasley, R. R. (Richard R.)
  • Jones, R. R. (Robert R.)
  • Wood, William H.
  • Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Slave records -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Slave trade. -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Slave traders -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Lunenburg County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
  • New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Account books -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Accounts -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Business records -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Free negro and slave records -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Beasley, R. R. (Richard R.)
  • Jones, R. R. (Robert R.)
  • Wood, William H.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Lunenburg County (Va.) -- History -- 19th century.
  • Mississippi -- History -- 19th century.
  • New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century.