A Guide to the Louisa County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1766-1900 Louisa County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1766-1900 1153165

A Guide to the Louisa County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1766-1900

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Louisa County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures 1766-1900
Physical Characteristics
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Louisa County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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Preferred Citation

Louisa County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1766-1900. Local government records collection, Louisa 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 Louisa County.

Historical Information

Louisa County was named for Louisa, a daughter of King George II and wife of King Frederick V of Denmark. It was formed from Hanover County in 1742. The county seat is Louisa.

In 1780 the Virginia General Assembly replaced the Anglican vestries and churchwardens of the colonial period with elected bodies called Overseers of the Poor. The Overseers provided food, clothing, shelter, and medical treatment for the persons who were too poor to support themselves or too ill to provide for their basic needs. They also bound out children whose parents could not support them or who failed to educate or instruct them, as well as orphans to become apprentices. The boys learned a trade and the girls learned domestic skills.

Scope and Content

Louisa County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1766-1900, are bonds and contracts of apprenticeship given by the Overseers of the Poor, 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 bound out prior to 1866 were free African Americans.

Related Material

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

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