A Guide to the Pittslyvania County (Va.), Lists of Black and White Families, 1782, 1784-1785. Pittslyvania County (Va.), Lists of Black and White Families, 1782, 1784-1785. 1114826

A Guide to the Pittslyvania County (Va.), Lists of Black and White Families, 1782, 1784-1785.

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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1114826
Title
Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Black and White Families, 1782, 1784-1785.
Physical Characteristics
1 box.
Collector
Pittsylvania County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Black and White Families, 1782, 1784-1785. Local government records collection, Pittsylvania County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Pittsylvania County under the accession number 25861.

Historical Information

Pittsylvania County was named in honor of William Pitt, earl of Chatham, a great English statesman. It was formed from Halifax County in 1766.

Scope and Content

Pittsylvania County (Va.) Lists of Black and White Families, 1782, 1784-1785. Consists of "List of number of people in each family," 1782; "List of numbers of white and black," 1782; "List of number of souls," 1782; "List of insolvents," 1784, 1785; "List of indentured certificates," 1785; "List of of white persons in buildings," 1785; "List of white people and improvements," 1785; and "List of white souls in houses," 1785. Some lists include both free and enslaved persons while others include only free persons. These records are arranged with lists of tithables and taxable property for Pittsylvania County, but some lists do not seem to have been collected for fiscal or taxation purposes, but simply as a head count.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

Additional Pittsylvania County Tax and Fiscal Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

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

  • African Americans -- History
  • Freedmen -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County
  • Slaveholders -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County
  • Slavery -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County
  • Taxation -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Pittsylvania County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.
  • Tax and fiscal records -- Virginia -- Pittsylvania County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Pittsylvania County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.