A Guide to the Mecklenburg County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1786-1837 Mecklenburg County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1786-1837 0007761612

A Guide to the Mecklenburg County (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1786-1837

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Barcode number
0007761612
Title
previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures 1786-1837
Physical Characteristics
.35 cu.ft.
Collector
previous hitMecklenburg next hit (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1786-1837. Local government records collection, previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit 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 previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit.

Historical Information

previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit was named for Charlotte of previous hitMecklenburg next hit-Strelitz, consort of King George III. It was formed from Lunenburg previous hitCounty next hit in 1764. The previous hitcounty next hit court first met on 11 March 1765. The previous hitcounty next hit seat is Boydton.

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

previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Apprenticeship Indentures, 1786-1837, 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 previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia previous hitCounty and City Records on Microfilm."

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--History.
  • Apprentices--Virginia--previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit.
  • Free African Americans--Virginia--previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit.
  • Geographical Names:

  • previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit (Va.)--History.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Indentures--Virginia--previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit.
  • Local government records--Virginia--previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit.