Register of Free Negroes and of Dower Slaves, Brunswick County, Virginia, 1803-1850


During the colonial period of Virginia, free Negroes had to register with the county of residence or run the risk of being apprehended and sold as slaves. This is a verbatim transcript showing name, age, distinguishing marks, free birth or emancipation (and by whom), and date. A few show previous residencies and occupation. Although the practice ceased in 1865, no registrations have been found in Brunswick County for the period 1850-1865. Map of area showing contiguous counties and dates of formation. Abstract of free blacks from federal censuses for 1830 and 1840. Justices of the Peace are listed by years of office.

Frances Holloway Wynne

1983, 6x9, cloth, x+219 pp. 

ISBN: 9780788436086