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

By: Frances Holloway Wynne

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W3608


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 contiguo... View more info

Brunswick County [Virginia] Road Orders, 1732-1746. Published With Permission from the Virginia Transportation Research Council (A Cooperative Organization Sponsored Jointly by the Virginia Department of Transportation and the University of Virginia

By: Virginia Genealogical Society

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: V3660


The establishment and maintenance of public roads were among the most important functions of the county court during the colonial period in Virginia. Each road was opened and maintained by an overseer (or surveyor) of the highways, who was appointed each year by the Gentlemen Justices. The overseer was usually assigned all the able-bodied men (the “Labouring Male Tithables”) living on or near the road. These laborers then furnished their own tools, wagons, and teams ... View more info