York County Register of Free Negroes 1798-1831

Library of Virginia microfilm no. 65

Guardians' Accounts, 1780-1823, following the index,

 

Mary De Rozario a Short Black Negro aged about 30 years with a Pleasant Countenance when Spoken to Registered at my office this 26th day of April 1798. No. 1

 

Wm Walden 22 yrs old 5 feet 6-1/2 inches high, good Countenance, speaks low & slow, a small scar over each eye and under his left ear. regd 25th July 1798. No. 2

 

Jack Allen, 21 yrs of age 5 feet 3 inches high, good countenance, small Legs, long visage...regd same Day. No. 3. No. 3

 

James Williams of York County 22 yrs of age, 5 feet 4 1/2 inches high, yellow complexion, his right leg more crooked than the left. Regd 5th Octo. 1798. No. 4

 

Alice a Negro emancipated by John Moss of York County by Deed recorded 5 feet 2 inches high a little pock freckled, yellowish complexion, some of her upper foreteeth out, smiles when spoken to. 24th Decr 1798. No. 5

 

Israel Alvis Junr 5 feet 6-1/2 inches, twenty three years of age, dark Complexion with a flat nose, wide mouth and a voice inclined to be hoarse registered at my office this 7th day of July 1799. No. 6

 

Patty Allen a dark Mulatto of serious countenance 5 feet 1 inches speaks low...30 years of age...regd 30th April 1799. No. 7. Renewed 18th Novr 1822. renewed 21 Nov: 1831.

 

Francis Scott of very black complection 5 feet 3 inches & 1/2 high square shoulders short wooly hair & about 24 years of age. regd 23d July 1799. No. 8

 

Rachel Negro Woman liberated by Ann Ellis's will about 30 years of age 5 feet 7-1/2 inches high, long visage...very black. assumed the named of Roberts. No. 9

 

Mary Spruce about 5 feet high, aged 28 years or thereabouts, of round youthful visage, dark olive complexion, nearly black daughter of one Betty Limas a free woman registr'd the 22d of August 1800. No. 10.

 

Mary Flowers 5 feet 5 inches high aged 68 years, almost black with a large flat nose...born of free parents in the Parish of Bruton and County of York. registered the 25th of September 1800. No. 11.

 

Elizabeth Armfield 5 feet 6 inches high aged 66 years a bright Mulatto, long grey hair, born of free parents in the Parish of Bruton & County of York. registered the 25th Sep. 1800. No. 12.

 

Molly Murray a dark Mulatto, 4 feet 10 inches high, 44 years of Age, talks slow and lisps very much was born in the Parish of York Hampton in the Town and County of York. No. 13.

 

Nancy Roberts a light Mulatto with short woolly hair...5 feet 4-1/2 inches high aged about 36 yrs born of free parents in the Parish of Bruton & County of York. 17th June 1801. No. 14.

 

Edwd Taylor a very black fellow with short woolly hair, his nose rather higher than is common in Negroes 5 feet 6 inches high...rather an effeminate voice. regd 17th July 1801. No. 15.

 

Robt Gillett aged about 42 of yellowish complexion, 5 feet 8 inches high, has many scars on his forehead, and has lost many foreteeth from his lower jaw. He is illy made abt the knees & shoulders has weak Eyes and much attached to fiddling & drinking. 1st Sept 1801. No. 16.

 

Minannie a short dark Negro woman about 25 or 30 yrs of age. 5 feet high with flat nose thick lips her upper lip perforated with some instrument, both ears bored & speaks English imported into this State by Monsr Oliver about the year 1793. registered 27th October 1801. No. 17.

 

John Bartlett a bright Mulatto about 20 years of age, has grey Eyes, woolly Hair, 5 feet 8 inches high, 2 of his smallest Toes on his right foot barnt off...registerd 21st Apl 1802 born in Bruton parish. regd 18th Nov: 1805. No. 18.

 

Peter Haley a bright mulatto with woolly hair high forehead...5 feet 6-1/2 inches high, his voice hoarse and his articulation affected. He is about 45 years of age addicted to the intemperate use of ardent Spirit and when disguised very talkative. registered 28 April 1802. No. 19

 

Stephen Davenport dark mulatto with woolly hair, large flat nose, wide Mouth...5 feet 7 inches high...about 24 or 25 years proved to be born of a free woman by oaath of John Crittenden. regd. 19 Octo: 1802. No. 20.

 

Sarah Berry, a dark mulatto Girl aged about 16 or 17 years, 5 feet 4-3/4 inches a little pitted with the small pox has straight black hair resembling that of an Indian black eyes and features, rather small, was born fee in the parish of York Hampton & County of York. registered 11 Feby. 1803. No. 22

 

Judith Banks, a free negro, 36 years of age five feet 3/4 inches high of a yellowish complexion, flat nose, wide mouth & black eyes with a dimple on her right cheek when she smiles. regd. 11 Febry. 1803. No. 21

 

Sulla otherwise called Sulla Matthews a dark Mulatto woman aged abt. 39 or 40 years, 5 feet 6 inches high...has long black hair, black eyes & has a pleasing countenance when spoken to, was set free by a deed of Emancipation from Wm. Nelson Jr. of York Town.. registered 8 March 1803. No. 23.

 

Molly Redcross, dark Mulatto, about 27 years of age, 5 feet high, with woolly Hair and small regular features, born of a free woman in Bruton Parish York County. Registered 22 June 1803. (no Cert: gvn) not numbered

 

Lewis a negro emancipated by the will of Jno. Lesters decd. abt 20 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high of a complexion rather yellowish, thick lips, large eyes & short wooly hair. Has a small scar over his right Eye & his right Ear--appears to have been perforated for the purpose of wearing Ear-rings. regdd. 12 Apl 1804. No. 24

 

Wm Alvis is a fellow of a yellowish complexion about 26 years of age 5 feet 8 inches high, large flat nose, short woolly hair, beard unusually thick, a little pitted on the nose with smallpox, was born free in the parish of Bruton and County of York. Registered 15 October 1804. renewed 21 Sept. 1829, 26 Feby 1834. No. 25

 

John Redcross jr. a small black fellow about 20 years of age, 5 feet 4-1/4 inches high...black Eyes, fine Woolly hair, very slow of speech...born of free parents on Queens Creek in the parish of Bruton and County of York. regd. 16 October 1804. renewed 20 April 1841. No. 26.

 

John Alvis is a dark Mulatto man about five feet seven and a quarter inches high, 22 years of age, has a thick nose...short woolly hair...born of free parents in the parish of Bruton and County of York. Regd. 15 October 1804. Renewed 15 April 1839. No. 27.

 

 

Polly Jones a Woman of a yellowish complexion about 21 years of age, 5 feet 3-1/4 inches high large flat nose, high cheek bones, full eye, thick lips, with a gap or aperture between her upper fore teeth...was born free in the parish of York Hampton and County of York. registered 18 February 1805. No. 28.

 

Sarah Scott late Sarah Haley daughter of Peter Haley a free woman of a dark complexion about 21 years of age, 5 feet 3-3/4 inches hihg her hair resembling long wooll...was born free in the parish of Bruton & County of York. Registered 17 June 1805. No. 29.

 

Richd Haley a fellow of yellow complexion about 22 years of age, 5 feet 4-1/4 inches high, has long Woolly hair...was born of free parents on Queens Creek in the Parish of Bruton and County of York. 18 Feby 1805. No. 30.

 

Frank Banks, a spare fellow of a yellowish complexion, about 28 years of age, 5 feet 6 inches high with thick lips, thin eye brows...fine woolly hair which grows in a peak down his forehead. His left Ear appears to have been bored...was freed by J. Moss by Deed dated 20 Decr 1784. registered 19 Aug. 1805. No. 31.

 

Anthony Roberts is a fellow of light complexion about 22 years of age 5 feet 5 inches high...He is a short Dutch built fellow of pleasant countenance & appearance. Born of free parents. proved by Thos Presson 18 March 1817. No. 96 (number repeated)

 

William Barllet a very black fellow about 25 years of age, 5 feet 8-1/4 iches high has short woolly Hair, full face, proved to have been born free by Jordan Harrison. 19 May 1817. No. 97

 

Richard Davis a fellow of dark complexion about 20 years of age five feet 5 3/4 inches high, small Ears, fierce Eyes, pleasant countenance, proved to have been born free by Jordan Harrison. 19 May 1817. No. 98

 

Judith Banks a Mulo woman about 22 years of age 5 feet 2 3/4 inches high...Grey Eyes very much freckled...proved satisfactorily to have been born free. 19 May 1817. No. 99

 

William Johns is a person of light complexion about 24 years of age 5 feet 5 3/4 inches high, has thick pouting lips, high cheek bones, his eyes appear to be somewhat contracted, has whiskers...Born of free parents in York Cy. 18 August 1817. No. 100

 

John Alvis is a black fellow about 35 years of age 5 feet 9 1/2 inches high...appears to be pitted with the small pox, long visage. Born of free parents in York County. 20 October 1817. No. 101

 

Ceasar is a person of dark complexion & long visage about 62 or 63 years of age 5 feet 7 1/4 inches high, short hair which is very grey, pouting thick lips...Emancipated by deed from Harriet Savage recorded in the Court of Nedw Kent County & permitted by the court of York County to reside in the Town & County of York. 19 January 1818. No. 102.

 

Simon Richardson (son of Fanny a coloured woman freed by Benja Bates) aged 25 years of tawney complexion 5 feet 6 inches high of pleasant countenance when spoken to, oval face, flat nose, long hair...Born of free parents. 19 Jany 1818. No. 103.

 

James Jones a person of yellow complexion about 23 years of age 5 feet 8 1/4 inches high, has a bushy head of hair, large full Eyes, high cheek bones...Born of free parents. 16 Feby 1818. No. 104

 

Minor Wallis a young fellow of rather light complexion about 22 years of age 6 feet high, has long hair which he keeps combed up...pleasant countenance. Born free. 21 Sept: 1818. No. 105.

 

Stephen Davenport a fellow of light complexion about 37 years of age 5 feet 8 1/2 inches high...flat nose, wide mouth, high cheek bones, short hair & small whiskers, large gaps or apertures between his teeth. Born free. 21 Sept 1818. No. 106

 

John Minor a tawny coloured man 40 years of age 5 feet 10 Inches high...has an impediment in his speech, emancipateed by Thomas Minor recorded in Gloster Cy Court. Registered in York County 15 Feby 1819. Certified by Clerk of Gloucester Cy dated 5 August 1817. No. 107

Gloucester County to wit

This is to certify that John Minor a Tawny coloured man Forty years of age five feet ten inches high, having no scar apparent, lame in his left hip and has an impediment in his speech, emancipated by Thomas Minor is registered in my office...5th day of August 1817.

 

Richard Roberts a bright Mulatto nearly twenty two years old, five feet seven & three quarter inches high, hong hair...Born free. 17 May 1819. No. 108

 

Elizabeth Roberts a Mulatto person nearly forty eight years of age five feet four & a half inch high, has long bushy hair inclined to curl...Born free. 17 May 1819. No. 109

 

Adam Alvis a free person born of free parents in the County of York is a small black fellow about 32 or 33 years of age 5 feet 7 inches high, short knotty hair, samll black eyes. Born free. 21 June 1819. No. 110

 

Elizabeth Roberts is a bright Mulatto about 24 or 25 years of age five feet 3 1/2 inches high, long bushy hair which dhe keeps tucked up with a comb, black Eyes, thick lips and her teeth which are very large projects out so far as to be barely covered by her lips. Born on Queens Creek in the County of York of free parents. No. 111. renewed 19 Sept 1831

 

Richard Owl a Mulatto man about 28 years of age 5 feet 4 1/4 inches high. Long strait hair, dutch built very little beard. Born free in York County. 20 December 1819. No. 113 (sic).

 

Jno Cassaday is about 22 years old 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high...long bushy hair, dutch buil.. Born free. 22 March 1820. No. 114.

 

Dandridge Meekins a man of tawny complexion about 32 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high, high forehead, large eyes and a flat nose...Born of free parents in New Kent Cy as appears by a certificate by the Honble Jos Semple dated 14 Decr 1822 filed in my office. Reg 17 March 1823. renewed 21 Nov: 1826. 19 April 1830. No. 205

 

Wm Banks (called Little Billy Banks) a very black man nearly 50 years of age, 5 feet 3-1/4 inches high, shor hair which is little grey, round face, black Eyes...Born free. 17 March 1823. No. 206

 

Sally Alvis a black woman about 24 years of age 5 feet one inch high...has large nose, small mouth & pouting lips. 17 March 1823. No. 207.

 

John Jackson is a very black man about 70 years of age 5 feet 6 1/2 inches high, has large thick poutijng lips and very prominent nose for a negro, was emancipated by deed of emancipation from Benjamin Bates dated the 17th day of Jany 1785 & recorded on the same. 16 June 1823. No. 208.

 

Rhody Wallace a woman of tawny complexion about 18 or 20 years of age, five feet 2 1/4 inches high has large eyes & flat nose, has large gaps between her under fore teeth: Born free. 21 July 1823. No. 209

 

Jimmy James is a black man about 22 years of age 5 feet 5 3/4 inches high...a thick head of hair and red eyes. Born free. 21 July 1823. No. 210.

 

Betsey Roberts is a Mulatto woman about 50 years of age 5 feet 2 inches high...has bushy hair and is turning grey. Born free. 18 August 1823. No. 211

 

George Grymes is a dark fellow about 23 years of age 5 feet 6 1/2 inches high, has short hair, high cheek bones, prominent nose & forehead, wears whiskers which are rather scattering...a slender made fellow. Born free. 20 Octo: 1823. No. 212

 

James Lyon a dark Mulatto fellow, about 21 years of age, 5 feet 4-3/4 inches high...has bushy hair & flat nose. 17 Nov: 1823. No. 213.

 

Ridley Williams is a tawney coloured Woman about 25 years of age 5 feet 2-1/4 inches high, has large Eyes, flat nose, pouting lips...born free. 18 Nov: 1823. No. 214.

 

Henry als Henry Davenport a dark Mulo man about 35 years of age as appears by a Regr No. 33 granted by Clk of Hustings Ct of Williamsburg, 5 feet 10 inches & a quarter high. Born of free parents. 25 March 1824. No. 215.

 

p. 6, Henry Graves Orphan of William Graves Account with William Russell his Guardian

To pd Lawrence de Rozario his Accounty for makg ploughs &c 0/9/6

 

 

p.30-1, Estate of John Robinson Oprhan in account with Starkey Robinson junior

1787 Jany By Hire of Nell to Charles Hopson 3 pounds

Court held 17 September 1787

 

p. 126,

Sarah Berry Orphan of Edward Berry to Edward Cuttiller Guardian

1802 To board, and clothing for present year 3 pounds

Edward Berry Orphan of Edward Berry deceased to Edward Cuttiller

1802 To board and clothing for present year 3 pounds

Elizabeth Berry Orphan of Edward Berry deceased to Edward Cuttiller

1802 To board and clothing for present year 3 pounds

At a court held ofr York County the 18th day of October 1802 recorded

 

 

pp. 237-8,

Eliza H. Semple the ward of James Semple

1808, Mar 3, bal pr shoes at Desvergers $1.25

 

pp. 301-2, Hannah Orrill orphan of Edwd Orrill To Richd Coke his Guardian

1815 Decr 31

By your 1/2 Rent of Land to Jno Eaton & Wm Alvis $33.25 (or 30.25?)

 

pp. 305-6,

Eliza A. Waller in acct with Robert P. Waller her Guardian

1816, Janry 22

To paid Peter Deverges a/c for goods $12.75

January 1st 1816

By hire of Frank to Charles Jarvis $50

By hire of Billey to Antony Davenport $40

 

p.313, Eliza A. Waller in a/c with Robt P. Waller her Guardian

817, March 8th to paid Jack Dunston for work on the Mill $1.50

To paid James Web for work on the Mill $1.50

To paid Joe Dunston for work on the Mill $1.50

To paid James Jamerson for his son's work $1

March 29. To paid Tom Banks for work done on Mill $1.16

 

p.314, Littleton T. Waller in a/c with Robt P. Waller his Guardian:

1817, March 8th to paid Jack Dunston for work on the Mill $1.50

To paid James Web for work on the Mill $1.50

To paid Joe Dunston for work on the Mill $1.50

To paid James Jamerson for his son's work $1

March 29. To paid Tom Banks for work done on Mill $1.16

 

 

 

p.333, Elizabeth Orril orphan of Edward Orril

Paid P. Desverges $5.10

By Rent of Land to John Eaton & Wm Alvis $30.25

21 September 1818

 

pp. 337-8,

John D. Chapman orphn of Wm Chapmanin acct with Benjn Wooten his Guardian

1815

By rent of a small Plantation near the Creek to Jas Roberds $10.77

By rent of ditto near the Creek also to Alvis $8

By rent of ditto to Nancy Banks $6.66

1816

By rent of ditto to Hunley

By Rent of Plantation to Alvis $8

By Rent of ditto to James Roberds $10.77

By Rent of ditto to Nancy Banks $6.66

1817

By Rent of plantation whereon I now live $16.66

By ditto of a Plantation to Alvis $8

By ditto of a ditto to Nancy Banks $6.66

By Rent of ditto to John Roberds $15

By Rent of ditto to Hundley $10

Benjamin Wooten 21 September 1818

 

pp. 359-360

John Chapman in acct with Benjamin Wooten his guardian

1818

Rent of a Plantation on Creek to Sam Alvis $15

ditto of Tenament to Nancy Banks $10

ditto of a ditto Hundley $13

1819

To rent of a Tenament to Hundley $15

At a Court held for York County the 18 October 1819.

 

pp. 405-6,

John Chapman orphan of William Chapman in acct: with Bennett Kirby his Guardian

Anny Rollerson's acct dated Septr 1821 $3.00

By rent of a tenement to Samuel Alvis $20

ditto ditto to John Banks $10

ditto ditto to John Francis $15

ditto ditto to Cole Francis $6

ditto ditto to George Pool $10

ditto ditto to George Earnest $25

ditto ditto to Thomas Hundley $7.25

ditto ditto to Lyon & Banks $15.25

At a Court held for York County the 15th day of Septr 1823...ordered to be recorded.

 

Guardians' Accounts 1823-1846. end of book.

Register of Free Negroes & Mulattoes

 

p.1,

George Davenport a free person of colour aged about 33 years 5 feet 11 1/4 inches high...Registered in King & Queen Cty 12 August 1811 & renewed in same Decr 1822...recorded in this office 21 June 1824. No. 216

 

Bob otherwise called Bob Bailey is about 42 years of age 5 feet 3 3/4 inches high...yellow complexion & thin visage...emancipated by James Bates junr(?) of record in York County Court. No. 217.

 

John Jarvis is a yellow man about 24 years of age 5 feet 5 inches high...thin visage long curly hair verry little beard his register was renewed by order of York County Court this 17th July 1826. No. 218

 

Ishmael Roberts is a yellow complected mulatto about 21 years of age 5 feet 7 1/4 inches high...registered 21 Aug 1826. No. 219.

 

Comfort (alias Comfort James) is a very black woman about 54 years of age 5 feet 1 1/2 inches high...emancipated by James Bates in 1790 by deed recorded in York County Court...registered this 19th Sep 1826. No. 220.

 

p.2,

William James is a black man about 25 years of age 5 feet 7 3/4 inches high, has dark wooly hair...19th day of Sep 1826. born of free parents. renenewed 9th Novr 1831. No. 221

 

Thomas James is a mulatto about 23 years of age four feet 6 1/2 inches high has short wooly hair, quite short built, born free. 19th September 1826. No. 222

 

Polly Roberts is a bright mulatto woman about 18 years of age 5 feet 2-1/4 iches high has long hair which she keeps tucked up. 15 January 1827. No. 223.

 

Nancy Cotillo is a bright mulatto woman 5 feet 4-3/4 inches high about 28 years of age, has long hair which she keeps combed up, thin visage...born free & registered 19th Feby 1827. No. 224

 

James Williams is a dark man of about twenty one years of age 5 feet 7-1/2 inches high, has short wooly hair...born free & registered 19th Feby 1827. No. 225

 

Edward Cotillo Jun is a bright mulatto about 22 years of age 5 feet 9-1/2 inches high, has long curly hair...born free & registered 19th Feby 1827. No. 226.

 

Alick or free Alick is 5 feet 11-1/2 inches high about 28 years of age, very black large eyes, short hair...Born free. 19th Feby 1827. No. 227.

 

p.3,

Sarah Lester a black woman about 60 years of age 5 feet 5-1/2 inches high, very large mouth, has lost several teeth, much full with the small pox...emancipated by John Lester. 19th March 1827. No. 228.

 

Suckey Lester is a dark woman about 22 years of age 5 feet 7 1/4 inches high has long hair which she keeps combed quite a pleasant countenance, full eyes & thick pouting lips...Born of free parents. 19th March 1827. No. 229

 

John Combs is a bright mulatto 5 feet 8-1/2 inches high, about 50 years of age, he is much pitted with the small pox, quite grey has a broad thumb on his right hand occasioned by a whitlow & a large apperture between his upper foor teeth...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 230.

 

Joshua Banks is a mulatto man about 50 years of age, 5 feet 5-1/4 inches high, has a long forehead, much pitted with the small pox, has large whiskers & a pleasant countenance...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 231.

 

John Banks is a bright mulatto about 31 years of age, 5 feet 6-3/4 inches high has curly hair, small whiskers, high cheek bones, thin visage...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 232.

 

George Combs is a bright mulatto man 5 feet 8 3/4 inches high has tolerably straight short hair, small whiskers, pitted with the small pox...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 233.

 

Jonathan Combs is a bright Mulatto about 24 years of age, 5 feet 7 1/4 inches high has short straight hair...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 234.

 

Rachel Banks is a bright mulatto about 30 years of age 5 feet 6 inches high has long straight hair thin visage...19th March 1827. No. 235.

 

Hannah Lester is a dark woman about 32 years of age 5 feet 3(overwritten as 1?) 3/4 inches, short face, short hair...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 236.

 

p.4,

Martha Banks is a bright mulatto woman about 38 years of age, 5 feet 3-1/2 inches high has long hair which she keeps combed high...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 237.

 

Martha Banks Jr is a bright mulatto woman five feet 5 1/2 inches high about 28 years of age has long hair which is very thin...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 238

 

Hannah Banks is a bright mulatto girl 5 feet 3-3/4 inches high about 21 years of age has long curly hair which she keeps combed up...born free. 19th March 1827. No. 239

 

Robert Williams a bright mulatto about 21 years of age 5 feet & 3/4 inches high, cross eyed, large apurtures or gaps between his teeth. born of free parents in York County. 19th March 1827. No. 240.

 

Elizabeth Roberts a mulatto woman about 66 years of age 5 feet 3/4 inches high much pitted with the small pox, teeth project a good deal. 20th Augt 1827. No. 241

 

John Cotillo a bright mulatto about 35 years of age 5 feet 7 3/4 inches high, long curly hair, thin visage. 18 June 1827. No. 242.

 

James Hopson a bright mulatto about 45 years of age 5 feet 8 inches high has very long curly hair, considerable beard...born free. 18th June 1827. No. 243.

 

Peter Banks is a mulatto man about 39 years of age, 5 feet 9 inches high has short curly hair, high forehead, small whiskers...born of free parents in York County. 18th June 1827. No. 244

 

p.5,

Thomas Banks a bright mulatto about 26 years of age 5 fee5 8 1/2 inches high has a high forehead...born of free parents in York County. 18th June 1827. No. 245.

 

John Hopson a bright mulatto about 31 years of age 5 feet 8 inches high has short wooly hair has considerable beard and a large scar under his right arm from having been shot...born of free parents in York County. 18th June 1827. No. 246.

 

Mary Huson a bright Mulatto about 45 years of age 5 feet 2-1/2 inches high she has long straight hair...born of free parents in York County. 18th June 1827. No. 247.

 

Armstead Lester a bright mulatto boy about 18 years of age 5 feet 4 inches high...born of free parents in York County. 18th June 1827. No. 248.

 

Sally Banks a Bright mulatto about 39 years of age 5 feet 5 inches high has long hair which she keeps combed...born of free parents in York County. 15th October 1827. No. 249.

 

James Berry a bright mulatto about 21 years of age 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high, curly hair and pleasant countenance...17th December 1827. No. 250.

 

James Armfield a bright mulatto about 25 years of age 5 feet 6-3/4 inches high. Has long curly hair has whiskers. Born of free parents in York County. 20th October 1828. No. 251.

 

James Barber is a bright Mulatto man about forty years of age five feet five and three quarters inches high has a considerable Beard

 

p.6,

and whiskers...the same yellow servant Jemmy mentioned in the eigth clause of George Purdue's will recorded in York County the 20th day of October 1823 and was certified to be entitled to his freedom previous to the year 1806 On the 19th January 1829. Registered 16th February 1829. See under 275 for Judith Cowles register. No. 252

 

William Banks Junr is a person of tawny complexion about twenty four years of age five feet seven & three quarter inches high. Has short hair, wide mouth, of youthful appearance and pleasing countenance. 16th day of February 1829. Born free. No. 253.

 

Charles otherwise called Charles Cowles is a black boy about fourteen years of age, five feet high...16th February 1829. Born free. No. 254.

 

Edmund otherwise called Edmnud Cowles is a black boy about twelve years of age, five feet high. Has a prominent forehead...very short hair. 16th February 1829. No. 255.

 

Sally Cowles is a black person about forty six years of age five feet four & a quarter inches high has thick projecting lips...appears to have been vaccinated for the cow Pox...16th March 1829. No. 256.

 

p.7,

Willis otherwise called Willis Combs is a person of sawney complexion about twenty one years of age five feet six inches high...short thick hair and his nose is unusually prominent for a coloured person. 16th March 1829. No. 257.

 

No. 306. Samuel als Saml Johnson son of Tillah Johnson who was born free aged 27 years next June is 5 feet 10 1/4 inches high, stout made, of a bright complexion, has large & distended nostrils & a large mouth, thick lips...24 March 1823 in the office of Surry County renewed this 22 March 1828. Recorded in this office 4 April 1829. No. 258.

 

Lucretia Wilson is a small black woman about 30 years of age 5 feet & 1/2 inch high small features long woolly hair... Born of free parents. 20 April 1829. No. 259.

 

Allen alias Allen Alexander the son of Daphney Alexander a free woman of colour was born free, has a large mouth and thick lips and short forehead aged twenty eight the first day of the present month and is 5 feet 8 inches high. Numbered 256 in the office in Surry County...this 22 December 1817, Renewed this 26 April 1828 is now 5 feet 10 1/4 inches high. Surry County Court 1828. Recorded in this office 18th May 1829. Renewed 23 Sept: 1830. No. 256.

 

p.8,

Frances Porter is a bright Mulatto about nine years of age five feet five & a quarter inches high. Has large black Eyes, long hair which she wears platted & tucked up with combs, thick lips, wide mouth & broad face. 18th May 1829. No. 260.

 

Eliza Ann Elizabeth Lively is a bright Mulatto about eighteen years of age, five feet three & a half inches high...Wears long Hair, platted & with combs & her ears are perforated for the purpose of wearing earings. 18th May 1829. No. 261.

 

Sally Williams is a black woman about twenty years of age five feet three inches high long thin visage, thick lips, long bushy hair wears drops or rings in her Ears. 7th August 1829. No. 262.

 

John otherwise John Cowles is a small negro Boy about 9 years of age 4 feet 3-1/2 inches high full eyes, large forehead, short hair, long visage, very black. 7th August 1829. No. 263.

 

Henry Smith is a bright Mulatto about 28 years of age, five feet five & 3/4 inches high, long curley hair, very black fierce eyes. 7th August 1829...liberatd by the will of Benja C. Waller decd. No. 262 (sic)

 

William Hopson is a bright mulatto about 32 years of age 5 feet 4 3/4 inches high has culrly hair, small whiskers...Born free. 19th March 1827. bottom of page 8, not numbered.

 

p.9,

Emely Davenport isa black woman about twenty one years of age five feet 8 3/4 inches high large mouth & thick lips, large broad teeth projecting out, long bushy hair & high cheek bones. 16th November 1829. No. 263

 

Joanna Wade a bright mulatto woman about 44 years of age 5 feet 3/4 inches high, long black hair which she wears tucked with a comb, has been injured by a whitlow. Emancipated by deed from John Eaton dated 25 May 1807 & recorded in York County 20 March 1826. Registered 19 April 1830. No. 264.

 

Mary Ann Virginia Wade a bright mulatto woman about 22 years of age, 5 feet 2-1/2 inches high long hair which she wears tucked with a comb. Born of a woman Joanna liberated by Jno Eaton. 19th April 1830. No. 265.

 

Elizabeth McCarty Wade a bright mulatto woman about 20 years of age 5 feet 3/4 of an inch high, long straight hair which she wers tucked with combs, dark Hazle eyes. Born of a woman Joana liberted by John Eaton. 19 April 1830. No. 266.

 

Wm Wirt Wade a bright mulatto about 18 years of age 5 feet 8 inches high long black hair with a grey lock on the right side near the top. Born of a woman Joana liberated by John Eaton. 19 April 1830. No. 267.

 

John Washington Wade a bright mulatto about 15 years of age straight hair grey eyes...Born of a woman Joana liberated by John Eaton. 19 April 1830. No. 268.

 

Louisa Ann Wade a bright mulatto about 13 years of age long straight hair of a redish cast light grey eyes...Born of a woman Joana liberated by John Eaton. 19 April 1830. No. 269.

 

Cary Page Wade a bright mulatto about ten years of age light straight hair, very light, Grey eyes, born of a woman Joana liberated by John Eaton. 19 April 1830. No. 270.

 

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Sally Ann Wade a very bright mulatto about eight years of age long straight light hair...light Eyes, broad face...child of Joana emancipated by John Eaton. 19 April 1830. No. 271.

 

Henry Pink Eaton Wade a bright mulatto about 3 years of age long light hair, round black eyes...child of Joana emancipated by John Eaton. 19 April 1830. No. 272

 

John Alvis Junr is a bright mulatto man about twenty three years of age five feet five and a half inches high, large beard, short hair, thick nose resembling a Roman nose, has good teeth and lisps a little. 17th March 1828. No. 273

 

John Morris is a man of a tawney complexion five feet eight & three quarter inches high, long bushy hair & good teeth his left wrist appears to have been sprained by the fall from a horse. 18 October 1830. He is about _ years of age on this 20 Octo 1838. No. 273 (sic)

 

Wm Stevens a fellow of tawney complexion abt 22 yrs of age, 5 feet 2-3/4 inches high, high forehead, short hair which he combs back. 15 November 1830. No. 274.

 

Wm Davenport a black fellow about twenty one years of age six feet one inches high, low forehead, long bushy hair, thick lips...20 December 1830. No. 275. renewed 7 May 1838.

 

Judith Cowles is a black woman about twenty one years of age five feet four inches high has long hair which she keeps tield up upon the top of her head. 17th March 1828. No. 253. Renewed 19 March 1838.

 

Nat Cowles is a black about nineteen years of age five feet six & 3/4 inches high...has short hair which he keeps combed smooth. 17th March 1828. No. 252.

 

Charlotte otherwise called Charlotte Richardson who is now Charlotte Jones by marriage has produced in my office for record a register of her freedom in these words, No 45 Charlotte otherwise Charlotte Richardson a very likely mulatto girl about twenty four years of age five feet two and a half inches high her hair nearly straight and has a very pleasant countenance and also a handsome set of teeth and round face

 

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...emancipated by deed of Emancipation from Joseph S. Crawly dated the twelfth day of June 1797 and duly recorded in the County Court of James City on the same day and year aforesaid and was registered 14 December 1812. 27 March 1819. I do certify that the said Charlotte Jones is the identical Charlotte otherwise called Charlotte Richardson named in the foregoing register of her freedom. No. 276.

 

John Banks a black sleek fellow about 22 years of age 5 feet 9-1/2 inches high has fine smooth hair tolerably high cheek bones, regular features, good countenance & when spoken to assumes a pleasant smile. Born of free parents in Yk Hampton Parihs. 16 May 1831. No. 277.

 

Addison Hunley a small tawny fellow about 21 years of age 5 feet 4-1/2 inches high large fierce eyes large eye Brows wide mouth full eye Brows fine long hair & broad face. Has a scar on the inner part of right arm & another on the right foot. no other scares on his head face or hands worthy of notice. Registered 16th May 1831. No. 278.

 

Eve Scott a woman of tawney complexion about 17 years old five feet three inches high long bushy hair which she wears tied up and platted pleasing countenance, pouting lips has an impediment in her speech. 20 June 1831. No. 279.

 

Wm Wallace a black fellow about 35 years of age five feet five inches high short hair & whisker ...20 June 1831. No. 280.

 

Jim Lester a large black fellow about 26 years of age five feet 9-1/2 inches high large whiskers & broad nose.... 20 June 1831. No. 281

Wiatt Wallace a black fellow about 26 years of age five feet 7-1/2 inches high long hair large nose. 20 June 1831. No. 282

 

1831-1850, Library of Virginia microfilm no. 51

No. 283, Number Ninety four, The register of George Reynoldes a mulatto born free in the Counthy of King and Queen aged about forty five years, five feet six and a half inches high. Registered this 13 January 1823 and attested for the County of King and Queen. Recorded in this office 15 Augusgt 1831

No. 283 (sic) Nancy Armfield wife of Matt a person of light complexion about 43 or 44 years of age 5 feet 1 1/2 inches high black eyes, long thin face, high cheek bones....Born free. registereed 19 September 1831.

No. 284, betsy Armfield daughter of Mat a girl of light comlexion about 23 years of age four feet 9 inches high, full face, black eyes, fine long hair. 19 September 1831.

No. 285, Thomas Allen a tawny fellow about 26 years of age, five feet nine and a half inches high, pouting lips, high cheek bones, Born free. registered 19 September 1831.

No. 286. Samuel Allen Jr. a black fellow about 23 years of age 5 feet 6-1/4 inches high short hair, broad face. Born free. Registered 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 287. David Grymes a tawny fellow about 23 or 24 years of age, 5 feet 6 1/4 inches high, large teeth, somewhat projecting. Born free 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 288. William Stephens a black man 5 feet 7 inches high about 67 years of age. Born free in Northampton County, Virga. has been residing in York County upwards of 30 years. 19 September 1831.

No. 289, Samuel Allen Sr. 5 feet 3 1/2 inches high tawny complexion, about 58 years of age, large eyebrows, high cheek bones, bony face. 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 295, Thomas Berry a bright mulatto nearly 22 years of age 5 feet 9-1/4 inchesw high, tolerably long curly hair, hazle eyes. Born free. 19 Septr. 1831.

 

No. 296, Billy otherwise Billy Johnson produced in this office a register of his freedom in these words "I Robert Hall Waller clerk of James City in the state of Virginia do hereby certify to all whom it may concern that in the last will and testament of Benjamin Waller decd, "My waiting man Mulatto Billy also behaved himself well during the above trying times (The British invasion of 1781) It is therefore my desire that if he continue his good behaviour to me and mine until he attains the age of thirty one years which will be on the first day of March 1798 he be the released from slavery and be a free man." 17 March 1798.

The said Billy appears to be 64 or 65 years of age, 5 freet 6 1/2 inches high. 21 September 1831.

No. 297, Wiillim Combs a fellow about 23 years of age 5 feet 10-1/2 inches high, light  curly hair, very white and clear skin. 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 298, Hannah Banks a woman about 27 years old, 5 feet 5 3/4 inches high, quite black, Born free. 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 299 William Banks is a bright mulatto about 23 years of age, 5 feet 7 3/4 inches high. Born free.  19 Septr. 1831.

No. 300, James Ashby is a man of yellow complexion about 21 years of age 5 feet 7 inches high bushy hair small beard, wide flat nose. 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 301, Thomas Eppes Hopson is a bright mulatto about 63 years of age, 5 feet 7 inches high, black straight hair, very little grey considering his age, a little freckled, he is very loquasious and fond of ardent liquors, Born free. 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 302. John Hopson (son of Thos. Eppes Hopson) is a bright mulatto 5 feet 9 inches high twenty three years old, has long curly hair. Born free. 19 Sptr. 1831.

No. 303 Thomas Hopson (son of Thos. Eppes Hopson) is a bright Mulatto 24 yearsold 5 feet 10 3/4 inches high wide face, black eyes, straight hair, large eye brows, very small beard. Born free. 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 304. Elizabeth Grymes Besegh(?) now Allen the wife of Thos. Allen is a woman of tawny complexion 4 feet 11 1/4 inches high about 24 or 25 years of age long hair. Born free. 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 305. Thomas Ashby is a man of ___ complexion about 39 years of age 5 feet 6 1/4 inches high. Born free 19 Septr. 1831.

No. 306. Samuel Wilson is a man of dark complexion about 27 years of age 5 feet 7 1/2 inches high large teeth and large apertures between them. Born free 19 Sept 1831.

No. 307. George Redcross of light complexion twenty nine years of age 5 feet 9 1/2 i nches high, large eyes and broad nose. 17 Oct 1831.

No. 308. Martha Banks a woma of tawny complexion about 20 or 21 years of age, 5 feet 3-1/2 inches high...high forehead & large eye brows. Born free. 17 Octr. 1831.

No. 309. Rhody Grymes is a person of tawny complexion about 28 or 29 years of age 5 feet 1 inch high. Born free 17 Oct. 1831.

No. 310. Maria Alvis is a mulatto woman about 21 or 22 years of age 5 feet 4-1/4 inches high. long straight black hair. Born free 17 Octr. 1831.

No. 311. Nancy Wilson is a woman of dark complexion about 21 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high. high forehead. Born free 17 Oct 1831.

No. 312. Mary Ann Davenport a woman of dark complexion about 24 or 25 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high. Born free 17 Oct 1831.

No. 313. William Beckett a black fellow about 23 years of age, 5 feet 5 1/2 inches high, high cheek bones, large thick nose. Born free. 17 Oct. 1831

No. 314. Sally Roberts daughter of Nancy Bowser a bright mulatto girl about 15 years of age 5 feet 4-3/4 inches high, full head of hair, large nose. Born free. 17 Octr. 1831.

No. 315. Sarah Ann James is a black woman about 25 years of age 5 feet 2-3/4 inches high broad face & large flat nose. Born free. 17 Oct. 1831.

No. 316. Frances James is a woman of tawny complexion about 23 years of age 5 feet 4-1/2 inches high, Born free. 17 Octr. 1831.

No. 317, Billy otherwise called Billy Cowles is a black fellow about 21 years of age 5 feet 8 inches hig...high forehead, large nose & thick lips, born free. 17 Oct 1831.

No. 322. John Davenport is a mulatto man about 30 years of age 5 feet 10 1/2 inches high...large eyes & nose. Born free. 17 Oct. 1831.

No. 323. Tarlton Fleming a black fellow about 49 years of age 5 feet 5 inches high...broad face & flat nose. Born free. 17 October 1831.

No. 325. Betsy Roberts a woman of tawny complexion between 35 and 40 years of age, 5 feet 2-1/2 inches high...head quite grey. Born free. 17 Oct 1831.

No. 326. Number 44 William Morris a free tawny Coloured man about 30 years of age 5 feet 8 inches high, born of fre parents is registered in the office of the clerk of Gloucester county Court December 1822. The said William Morris as appears from the above is about 39 years of age. 17 Oct. 1831.

No. 338. Number 55. Lewis King a free tawny coloured man about forty nine years of age, five feet four and a half inches high...born free and is registered in the the office of the clerk of Gloucester County Court. Gloucester County Court February 1827. The Register of Lewis King a free person of Colour number fifty five was examined and found to be truly made. The said Lewis King as appears from the above is about fifty four years of age. 6 June 1832.

No. 342. Polly Lyons (now the wife of Simon Gilliat) a bright mulatto about 33 years of age 5 feet 2 inches high...born free. 18 June 1832.

No. 343. Jas Webb a fellow of tawny complexion about 21 years of age, 5 feet 8-1/2 inches high, high forehead, large mouth & eyes, has thick fine hair. Born free 20 Augt 1832.

No. 345. Polly Willliams is a bright mulatto about 48 years of age, 5 feet 6-1/2 inches high has light grey eyes, has hair which is a little grey. 18 March 1833.

No.349. No. 117, James City County. Henry Wallace son of Betsy Wallace is a free man, born of free parents in the County of James City...is a tall dark complected man about twenty four years of age, five feet 9-1/2 inches high has short wooly hair, round face, small eye brows and altogether a very likely man. 12 May 1823. The said Henry Wallace was on he 15 July 1833 duly registered he having moved to this county.

No. 391. Betsey Hopson a light mulatto about forty six years of age, five feet one & half inches high, has long black hair, dark eyes. (No date. Previous one 21 September 1835.

No. 409. Warner Allmond a mulatto man about Twenty seven years of age six feet half an inch high born of free parents in the county of Gloucester August Term 1827. York County 19 December 1838.

No. 492. Lucy Jarvis who was afterwards Lucy Pearman and now(?) Luch Scott wife of Wm Scott a Mulatto woman about 47 o4 8 years old, 5 feet 2 inches high. registered June term 1848.

No. 522, Elizabeth Banks a Mulatto woman about 64 years old 5 feet 2 inches high...hair short..15 Apl 1850.