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Register of free negroes, 1840-1847 [or 1853-1861]

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
English
Richmond, Virginia : Filmed by the Virginia State Library, 1973
on 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm.

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Microfilm of original records at the Northampton County Courthouse in Eastville, Virginia.

Dates on title board are inaccurate and should probably be 1853-1861.

Free Negroes were registered with the county clerk. The dates given may be the registration dates. However, birth dates appeared for 1795-1860.

Gives certificate number; age (birth date); name of free Negro; color; stature (feet and inches); apparent marks or scars on face, head or hands; by what instrument emancipated, and when and where recorded; in what court or place born free; and if emancipated since May 1st, 1806, whether permission has been granted to reside in this state, and by what court and when. Information is not complete.

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