Free Negroes &Registered in the Clerks Office of Botetourt County
|Colour||Stature &||By whom & what court
emancipated or Born free
|date of Register & Occurences|
|1||Amy (alias Amy Jones}||40||dark Brown||5 feet two Inches||by Judgement of Bedford Court }
in March 1790 —-
|Registered 28th July 1802by a Certificate from Bedford Court dated 11th July 1801|
|2||Pheobe —-||23||Black —-||5 feet Six Inches||Born free —-||registered 28th July 1802 by a certificate from Issac Otey Justice of Peace for the County of Bedford of the affidavit of Mary Neal & John Neal dated 26th July 1802|
|3||Hannah —-||22||dark Brown||5 feet 2 Inches||Born free —-||the Same as next above|
|4||Sylvia —-||20||Dark Brown||5 feet 3 Inches||Born free —-||the Same as next above|
|5||Rachel Nelson||37||Black —-||5 feet 2 Inches||by Edwd Michell in Botetourt Court|| 1802
2nd of August ^ by Certificate from Clerk of Botetourt
|6||Frank —-||55||Black —-||5 feet 9 Inches —-||By John Shirely Berkly Court||7th of August 1802 by Copy Emancipation Bill under Seal of Berkly County|
|7||Fanny Gowen||20||a Dark Mulatto||5 feet four Inches||Born free||14th Augt 1805 Certificate free clk of Henrico Registrar the 3dday of Febry 1806|
|8||Diana Jones —-||20||a Black Woman||5 feet 3 Inches a
Scar on the back of her right hand & one on the end of her midale
Finger of the left —
|Born free Bedford||23d Januy 1809 certified from clerk of Bedford, registered here the 22d May 1809|
|9||Lucinda Jones —-||19||a Black woman||5 feet 1 1/2 an inch the scar of a burn on the right thumb||Born free Bedford||Certified from clerk of Bedford 23d Jany 1809- registered her 22d May 1809|
|10||Will Stoneham||31||a light Mulatto man||6 feet high the fingers of his left hand contracted
|by George Stoneham in Amhurst Court —–||The 16th of March by Certificate from Clerk of Amhurst Court dated
Subject: Registry of Botetourt County’s Free Black Population
Keywords: 1809, Free Black Registry, Gowen, Jones, Nelson, Stoneham.
Summary: One of Botetourt County’s free black registries, this registry is highly detailed compared to those in the collection that were written prior to 1809. This registry records an individual’s age, color, stature, source of freedom, and date of registration.
No an abbreviation for number.
Edwd an abbreviation for Edward.
Fanny Gowen (1785-?) http://www.genealogy.com/forum/surnames/topics/melungeon/17926/
Augt an abbreviation for August.
Clk an abbreviation for clerk.
Febry an abbreviation for February.
Januy an abbreviation for January.