Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Images of Northampton Co. VA Wills, Deeds, Marriages #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Northampton County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Court House Records

Northampton County Court House

Northampton County probably was created in 1694 and was first called Accawmack. The name was changed by legislative action in 1643. As early as 1648, the terms of the county court of Northampton were held in two places. Six years afterwards, the justices adopted a resolution that they would meet on the 28th day of each month in Mr. Walter Williams' residence, which was situated near Hungars Creek. The erection of a permanent court-house was taken into consideration in the year of 1664, and "ye towne fields betwixt ye Ware Creek and ye Maine Creek" was chosen as the most appropriate site. Six years later, an Act of Assembly having authorized the voters of the county to choose a site for a new court-house, the freeholders and householders, who alone enjoyed the suffrage, were summoned by the justices to meet at the old court-house, on an appointed day, to declare their preference. Source: Northumberland County Records, vol. 1652-66, p. 188. Join our blog, Virginia Historical Tidbits

Northampton County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

  • Marriages to 1699
Images of Wills 1640-1645 (aged, imperfect images)
  • Burdett, Francis
  • Burdett, William
  • Chapman, Phillip
  • Drieu, Julia Ann
  • Holloway, John
  • Neale, John
  • Newton, Robert
  • Travellor, George
  • Walburn, John
Images of Wills 1645 to 1651 (aged, imperfect images)
  • Cotton, William
  • Logan, John
Images of Deeds
  • 1645-1651 (index)
  • 1651-1654 (no index)
Indexes to Probate Records (colonial-style handwriting)
  • Index to Orders, Wills, Inventories, 1645 to 1651
  • Index to Orders, Deeds, Wills, 1632 to 1640, Books 1 and 2
  • Orders, Deeds, Wills, 1640 to 1645 (includes index)
  • Index to Orders, Wills, Inventories, 1645 to 1651
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
  • Dixon, Benjamin, Inventory dated 1772
  • Dixon, John, LWT dated 1764
  • Dixon, John, 1799 Inventory
  • Dixon, John, LWT dated 1764. Includes Accounts of Mary, Sarah and Thomas Dixon, children of John, deceased.
  • Dixon, John, LWT dated 1774
  • Dixon, Tilney, LWT dated 1764, Book 23, p. 172
  • Dixon, Tilney, Inventory dated 1764
  • Dixon, Tilney, Estate and Inventory dated 1764
  • Dixon, Tilney, LWT dated 1770; appraisement
  • Dixon, Tilney, Estate dated 1776
  • Dixon, William, Estate Returns, Inventory, etc. dated 1772
  • Dunton, Sophia, 1778 Estate
  • Evans, Esther, appraisement 1778, Book 23, p. 194
  • Johnson, Powell, Estate (1774)
  • Wilkins, Sarah, Estate 1777

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Images of Princess Anne Co. VA Wills, Deeds, Minute Books, Registered Marks #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Princess Anne County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Indexes to Probate Records


Note: When researching Princess Anne County for ancestors, Norfolk County should also be examined as the names between the two counties were frequently inter-changed with relatives. When Admiral Christopher Newport and the colonists of the Virginia Company arrived in 1607, George Percy and his fellow Englishmen's first landing was at Cape Henry. They named the spot in honor of Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of King James I of England. It was this spot which later became Princess Anne County. A well-known planter was Adam Thoroughgood who settling along the Lynnhaven River. In 1634, the King of England directed the formation of eight shires (or counties) in the colony of Virginia. One of these was Elizabeth City Shire, which included land area on both sides of Hampton Roads. New Norfolk County was formed in 1636 from Elizabeth City Shire. New Norfolk County included all the area in South Hampton Roads now incorporated in the five independent cities located there in modern times. In 1637 this tract was divided into Upper Norfolk County and Lower Norfolk County. In 1691, Lower Norfolk County was in turn subdivided to form Norfolk County and Princess Anne County, which contained the area of Lynnhaven Parish. Princess Anne County was named for the heir to the English throne, who later became Queen Anne.

The following allowances were made in the levy of Princess Anne County for 1696 for the construction of a court-house. A new jail was erected at the same time, and to some extend the outlay for the two is given together in the entry quoted: "To Timbner for the frame of court house and prison, 1000 lbs. Tobo.; Digging Post holes for the court house, 30 lbs. Tobo.; 2850 Boards for outside work, 1425 lbs. Tobo; Bringing above down, boating them; To Joseph Godacres loading and carting them, 500 lbs. Tobo.; Taking down the table, benches and bar at old Court house, bringing here and setting up, 100 lbs. Tobo.; Taking up plank at old Court house, boat and hands bringing it to Court house and carting, 400 lbs. Tobo; 650 plank of Adam Keeling, 650 lbs. Tobo.; To a boat and hands 2 days fetching 400 feet of it to Godacres' landing; One day carting it thence to Court house, 50 lbs. Tobo; One day carting sleepers to court house, 60 bs. Tobo; 6000 8d. Nails, 480 lbs. Tbo; 1000 10. nails, 100 lbs. Tobo; 1000 4d. nails, 45 lbs. Tobo; 500 20d. nails, 150 lbs. Tobo; 1500 Boards for inside @600 lbs. p. 1000, 900 lbs. Tobo; 2 bbl. of tar and bringing same, 300 lbs. Tobo; carting course house frame, 410 lbs. Tobo; To superintendence, 800 lbs. Tobo." Sources: Princess Anne Order Book 1691-1709, p. 119. Join Virginia Historical Tidbits blog

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Images of Wills 1714 to 1724
Testators: Atwood, John; Attwood, John; Atwood, Thomas; Attwood, William; Bray, Robert; Brock, Thomas; Brooks, Job; Burrough, Benjamin; Bush, George;Capps, Richard; Carroway, Edward; Carroway, John; Cason, James; Clause, Sarah; Cock, Christopher; Corbet, Richard; Corprew, Thomas; Crashley, Peter; Dange, James; Danley, John; Davis, Edward; Dennis, Timothy; Droutt, Richard; Edmunds, John; Emperer, Tully; Etherington, Thomas;Ewell, Thomas; Fentriss, Michael; Fitzgerald, Henry; Flaborn, John; Fowler, Frances; Franklin, Thomas; Gornes, Peter; Hancock, Athen; Hancock, George; Hancock, George (2); Harvey, Thomas; Hoath, Ann; Holmes, Samuel; Holmes, William; Hoskins, Richard; Hunter, William; Hutchings, Daniel; Johnson, John; Jones, Evan; Jones, Richard; Jones, Solomon; Kempe, John; Land, Edward; Lilburn, Jane; Louott, Adam; Lovet, Thomas; Marsh, George; Martin, William; McGravy, Owin; Moore, Cason; Moore, Mathias; Morse, Francis; Moseley, Benjamin; Moseley, Edward; Moseley, Margaret; Moy, John; Nickles, Richard; Oliver, Peter; Olliver, Peter; Pallett, John; Plomton, Richard; Poad, William; Pow, Stephen; Purvine, John; Richardson, John; Richmond, John; Road, James; Scott, David Sr.; Shepherd, Samuel; Sicklemore, Samuel; Simmons, John; Smith, Tully; Snaile, Henry Sr.; Soalsy, Ann; Stireling, John; Thorowgood, John; Thorowgood, William; Walke, Thomas; Weblin, John; White, James; Whitehurst, James; Wicker, William; Williamson, Richard; Wills, Elenor; Wishard, James; Woodhouse, Henry; Woodhouse, Horatio; Woodhouse, Horatio (2); Woodhouse, John; Worrington, Clifton
Images of Princess Anne County Wills 1724 to 1735
Testators: Achis, Katherine; Achis, William; Ashley, William;Achis, Adam;Ackis, John;Albritton, Thomas; Barns, Anthony;Berry, Robert;Blake, Arthur;Bonnoy, John; Bonnoy, Richard;Bonnoy, William;Boush, Sarah;Bradshaw, Edward;Bray, Edward;Bray, Olive;Brock, Thomas;Burfoot, Ambros; Cannon, Edward;Cannon, John;Capps, William;Carroway, John; Cartwright, Ann;Clark, James Tanons;Cockroft, John;Collins, Giles;Cooper, Thomas;Cornick, John;Crood, Thomas;Croots, Catran; Cumberfoot, James;Dauloy, Dennis;Dollar, Margaret;Easter, William;Ellegood, William;Fentriss, John;Floyd, Peter;Gisborne, William;Griffin, John;Haynes, James;Hutchings, Sarah;Ivy, Lemuel; Jackson, John;James, John;James, Mary;Jones, Owen;Jones, Susannah;Kingman, Robert;Lamount, Edward;Land, Robert;Loster, William;Mackool, Naomy;Miloud, John;Montgomery, George;Moore, Cason;Moseley, Hillary;Moy, Richard;Murray, John Sr.;Nicholas, William;O'Herson, Joseph;O'Loufer, John;Poole, Esther;Purvine, Lewis;Roberts, Mary;Saunders, John;Scott, David;Scott, Thomas; Simmons, Henry;Smith, Elizabeth;Smith, George;Smith, James; Smyth, George;Spratt, Thomas;Talbot, Isaac;Thelaball, Francis;Thelaball, Lemuel;Thorowgood, Thomas;Thrillwind, Thomas; Tooly, James;Trousthan, Sampson;Walsh, Hester;Whitehurst, Elizabeth;Whitehurst, Henry;Whitehurst, Hugh;Whitehurst, John; Whitehurst, William;Wicker, William;Wishard, Thomas
Images of Guardians of Orphans 1774 to 1777
Names of Orphans: Baxter; Berry; Biddle; Bousch; Broughton; Buskey; Cannon; Carraway; Cornick; Dison; Ethridge; Gashing; Gray; Griggs; Haynes; Hopkins; Hudgins; Hunter; Jacobs; Jones; Keeling; Lamb; Lamount; Land; Leget; Mackey; Morris;Morse;Moseley;Munden;Nimms;Parsons;Salmons;Scott; Shepherd;Shepherd, Smith;Shippe;Simmons; Sparrow; Stone;Taylor;Thorowgood;Turner;Walke;Weblin; Whitehead; Wiles;Williamson;Wishart;Woodhouse
Images of Wills 1747-1755
Absalom, Edmund Achiss, Francis Achiss, William; Alderson, Worsell;Baniser, James;Batton, John; Bellegood, Jacob;Benson, William;Berry, George;Blair, Ann;Blair, James;Booth, John;Brinson, Henry;Brooks, Patrick;Brown, Edward; Brown, Francis;Buchanan, Elinor;Burfort, Ambrose;Burley, Robert; Busky, John;Capps, George;Capps, John;Cartwright, William; Cheshire, Susanna;Clark, Alexander;Constant, William;Cornick, Joel;Cornick, William;Craton, Solomon;Cummings, Martin;Dale, William;Dauge, William;Dorey, John;Dudley, Mary;Dusley, John; Dyer, John;Elk, Thomas;Ellegood, Margaret;Ellis, Peter;Etheridge, Eve;Fentriss, Michael;Fentriss, William Jr.;Franklin, Thomas;Franklin, William;Gasking, Job;Gisborn, Elizabeth; isborn, James;Goodson, Richard;Gornton, John;Grant, Thomas;Griffin, John; Gwin, John;Haines, Crapman;Harmon, Joseph;Haynes, Erasmus;Haynes, James;Henley, Cornelius;Hill, Thomas;Holmes, Henry;Holmes, Robert;Holmes, Samuel;Huggins, Robert;Hunter, John;Hutchins, John, Capt.;Hunter, John;Jacobs, William;Johnson, Margaret;Jones, James;Keeling, Capt.;Keeling, William;Lamount, Thomas;Langley, James;Latter, Dayley;Lawson, Thomas;Lester, Darcus;Lester, Thomas;Lovett, John;Lovett, Lancaster;Lovett, William;Malbone, Peter;Malbone, William;Martindale, Robert;Mason, Robert;Montgomery, Elizabeth;Moore, James;Moore, Mary;Morris, Josiah;Morris, William;Mosley, Benjamin;Munden, John;Nicholas, Andrew;Nicholas, John;Nicholason, Malachi;Nimmo, James, Captain; Oakham, William;Petree, James;Philpot, Christopher;Power, Samuel; Prescott, John;Purdy, William;Rainey, John;Robards, ark;Robinson, Tully;Roe, Kilsey;Russel, John;Salmon, William;Sayer, Margaret; Sharwood, John;Shepard, Smith;Smith, Richard;Smyth, Charles; Smythe, Tully;Spratt, Henry;Thorowgood, Argyle;Thorowgood, Robert;Turner, John;White, Isaac;Whitehurst, Antho;Whitehurst, Arthur;Whitehurst, Babson;Whitehurst, Charles;Whitehurst, Nathaniel;Whitehurst, Robert;Wiggins, William;Wilburn, Elizabeth; Wilburn, John;Williamson, Bartholomew;Williamson, Dinah;Williamson, John;Williamson, Roger;Woodhaup, Philip
Images of Wills 1779-1780
Names of Testators: Achiss, James (estate); Bonney, Jonathan; Bonney, Nathan; Burke, Samuel; Bushey, Sarah; Coates, Willis; Collins, John; Dawley, William; Henley, John; Hoggard, Harmer; Holmes, William; Hughs, Thomas; Jackson, Jonathan; Johnson, James; Kelly, John; Loftland, Barnabas; Montgomery, James; Moore, James; Moore, Willoughby; Nicholas, Susannah; Pallett, John; Peeding, Nathan; Simmons, Uriah; Stripes, Lewis; Tenant, James; Thorowgood, Robert; Thorowgood, William; Tooley, James; Turner, Thomas; Whitehurst, James
Images of Deeds, Wills, Estates 1780 to 1782
Names: Airs to Dyer;Airs, Francis to John Rany;Benney, Jonathan (estate);Blaw, Capt. Robert (estate);Boult to Boult;Boush, Maximilian;Braithwaite, James;Brown, Willis;Calloway, Alese (estate);Cannon, Edward;Clay, Peter;Collins to Kilgour;Conner, Charles (deed);Cox, George (deed);Cumberfoot, John (deed); Dickson, Amy (estate);Dudley, George;Dudley, George (estate); Dudley, James;Elks, Thomas to Jeremiah Plumer;Harrison, Henry to William West;Hill to Hill;Hill, Morris Sr.;Holmes, Amy; Holmes, Henry;Holmes, Henry (estate);Hopkins, Jonathan;Hunter, Dinah;Hunter, Jacob;Hunter, Jacob (estate);Hunter, Thomas (estate);Jones, Robert;Kempe, James to Thomas Kempe;Kempe to Kempe;Kempe to Harrison;Kenline to Harr;Lawrence to Walke; Laws, Robert;Lovett, Adam to Elizabeth (Lovett);Lovett to Shepherd;Luke, Betty;Malbone, Philip;Matthews to Berry;Matthias, James Sr.;Moore, James;Morris, John (deed);Morris to Whitehead; Newton, Lemuel;Nicholson to Burrows;Oakem, William;Old to Duran; Old, Thomas;Owens, Thomas;Phipp, Matthew (deed);Ramsay, John; Ramsay, John (estate);Seneca, William;Simpson to Wiles; Smith, John Sr.;Tipling, John;Tooley, James;Trotter, John Giles; Trowton, George;Walke, Anthony;Walke to Lawrence;Ward, George; Whitehurst to Whitehurst;Will, Susanna (deed);Williams to Capps; Williamson to Airs;Williamson, Reuben;Williamson, Sally;Wishart, William (bond);Woodhouse, Horatio;Woodhouse to Cavendar; Woodhouse to Lovett;
Images of Wills 1782 to 1793
Names of Testators: Aleph?; Agness, Thomas; Atwood, Edward; Atwood, Solomon; Berry, George; Berry, Mary; Berry, Richard; Brock, Thomas; Broughton, William; Bush, Edward; Campbell, Duncan; Capps, Edward; Clay, Ann; Clay, Peter; Collins, Nathaniel; Collins, Nathaniel (2); Cottel, Sarah; Creed, John Jr.; Dickson, Robert; Dorn, Isaac; Dudley, Henry; Duham, Amy; Elks, Thomas;Ellegood, Peter Norley;Fentriss, Aaron; Gasking, Charles;Gaskins, Henry;Gasking, Job; Gasking, Thomas;Gishborn, Edward;Hamilton, Gavin;Hancock, William; Haynes, Erasmus;Haynes, Thomas; Hill, Morris; Hutchins, Moses; Hunter, Dinah; Jones, Robert;Jones, Sarah;Kelley, William; Kelly, Francis;Kentine, John; Lewis, Thomas;Lovett, Amy; Lovey, Andrew; Luke, Polly;Makepeace, Ebenezer; Malbone, Philip;Matthias, John; Moore, Francis; Mason, James; Moore, James; Moore, John; Moseley, Edward; Moseley, Hillary; Moseley, Tully; Moseley, William; Murden, John; Owens, Thomas;Payne, Thomas;Phillips, Mitchell;Philpot, John;Pritchett, Matthew;Rampe, James; Rumpter, Dinah;Smith, John;Sonica, William;Spann, William; Stripe, Lewis;Tenant, Elizabeth;Thorowgood, Sally; Tipling, John;Trotter, Sarah;Trowton, George;Turner, John; Turner, William;Ward, Arthur;Ward, George; Waterman, Charles;Webb, George;Whitehead, William;Willeroy, John; Williams, John;Woodhouse, Horatio;Woodhouse, Jonathan; Woodhouse, Joseph;Woodhouse, Philip;Woodhouse, William; Wright, Joshua
Images of Deeds
  • 1724-1735, Part. I & II
  • 1747-1755, Book 7
  • 1779 to 1780
  • 1780 to 1782
  • 1782 to 1780
  • 1783 to 1785
  • 1785 to 1788
  • 1788 to 1790
  • 1790 to 1792
  • 1792 to 1795
  • 1795 to 1798
  • 1798 to 1800
  • 1801 to 1803
Deeds, Orders, Wills, Estates
  • 1691-1709, Books 1 and 2
  • 1702
  • 1709 to 1717
  • 1756 to 1776
Miscellaneous Land Patents, Deeds, Releases
  • 1736 Beverley Patent (map of names)
  • Ackiss, William Lease and Release to John Murden, 1729
  • Ackis to Murden, indenture, 1729
  • Bassnett Power of Attorney to Jeremiah Murden, 1729
  • Berry, deed to Epa. Munden, 1764
  • Cason, Charles Land Grant, 1767
  • Cason,James Land Grant, 1724
  • Cason,James and Ann to John Fentriss, deeds, 1696
  • Cason,James, Land Grant, 1755
  • Cason,James, Power of Attorney, 1726
  • Cason,James, Power of Attorney, 1727
  • Cason,John, Indenture to Epa. Munden, 1750
  • Fentress Land Grant adj. J. Murden, 1766
  • Fentris Deed Release to Murden, 1712
  • Fentris, Moses and Aaron lease and release to George Fentris, 174
  • Fentris, Michael deed to Hopkins, 1709
  • Hatton deed to Acquila Munden, 1744
  • Henley, Thomas deed to Thomas Cannon, 1765
  • Hopkins Land Patent adj. J. Murdin, 1703
  • Hopkins, John Land Grant adj. J. Murden, 1705
  • Ivy Lease and release to William Whitehurst; Sarah and Robert Murden, 1727
  • Iliff, Dinah deed to Robert Murden, 1714
  • Iliffe, Thomas to Richard Cook, transactions, 1696
  • Iliffe, Thomas transactions with Griffin, 1698
  • Jones, Robert Lease and Release to Epa. Munden, 1747
  • Moore, Cason, Land Grant, 1715
  • Moore, Cason, Land Grant, 1764
  • Moseley, Luke deed to John Mundon, 1721
  • Munden, Epa. deed to Chappels, 1765
  • Munden, Epa. and Mary, Release of Dower to Lovitt, 1753
  • Munden, Epaphroditus deed to John Ackis
  • Munden deed, 1785
  • Munden, John, deed to William Holmes, 1754
  • Munden, John, Lease to Moses Munden, 1765
  • Munden, John , deed to Lamont, 1742
  • Mundey, John, Power of attorney, 1730
  • Munden, John and James Harrison, Agreement, 1729
  • Munden, John and Frances deed to Moses Roberts
  • Munden, Stephen and Anne Lease to Thom Henley, 1741
  • Munden, Stephen to Brock indenture, 1739
  • Murden,John, Land Grant from William Worthington, 1755
  • Murden, John and Martha Lease to Bush, 1717
  • Murdon, Robert, 1757
  • Murdon, Robert, deed, 1763
  • Murden, Robert and Lovett, Indentures, 1724
  • Murden, Sarah, Land grant of 97 acres, 1727
  • Rutland, William deed to John Munden, 1720
  • Tucker Land Grant adj. John Mund, 1738
  • Walke Lease, Release to John Munden, 1728 Whitehurst, 1758
  • Woodhouse, Ruth, gift deeds to children, 1696
Miscellaneous Wills, Estates
  • Cason, James Sr., 1761
  • Dixson, Robert
  • Fentris, Aron, last will and testament (1738) and Moses
  • Fentris Deed of Gift Haynes, James, LWT, 1726,
  • Haynes, Enoch, LWT (1753) (transcription)
  • Henly, Charles, 1747
  • Holmes, William (transcription)
  • Keeling, Alexander, 1703
  • Iliff, Thomas, 1707/1708
  • Iliffe, Thomas, inventory of estate, 1712
  • Lovett, Lancaster, LWT, 1700
  • Mackie, William, LWT (1795) (transcription)
  • Mackey, Jonathan, LWT (1795) (transcription)
  • Murden, Jeremiah, LWT1750
  • Munden, John, LWT and inventory of estate
  • Murden, Robert, inventory of estate, 1726
Minute Books
  • Minute Book 7, pages 25 to 26
Registered Marks
  • 1718 Registered Marks
  • 1723 Registered Marks
  • 1886 Map

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Images of Westmoreland Co. VA Marriages, Wills, Estates, Deeds #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Westmoreland County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Deeds

Westmoreland Court House

Westmoreland County Virginia was formed in 1653 from Northumberland County. The county seat is Montross, Virginia. Some well-remembered residents of the county were President George Washington, President James Monroe and Robert E. Lee as well as Robert Carter, Henry Lee, Richard Lee, Daniel McCarty, George Turbeville and John Turbeville.

A bloody naval battle occurred on July 14 1813 at the mouth of the Yeocomico River when a British force with a five-to-one advantage attacked an American vessel, leaving no survivors.

Westmoreland Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

  • Marriages to 1699
  • Marriages 1772 to 1865
Digital Images of Wills 1755-1804 

Testators: Annandale, Thomas ;Bankhead, James ;Briscoe, James ;Callis, Sarah ;Carr, William ;Chancellor, Thomas ;Dozier, Joseph ;Drake, Richard ;Eckles, Solomon ;Edsor, Joseph ;Garlick, Mary; Garner, Catherine; Garner, Jeremiah ;Green, Jemima ;Harrison, William ;Hutt, Gerald ;Kirk, Randol ;Kitchen, Sarah ;Knott, Elender ;Lamkin, Matthew ;Martin, Mary Ann;Middleton, Benjamin; Mitchell, David ;Monroe, Andrew ;Monroe, George ;Monroe, Jamina ;Monroe, Rachel; Monroe, William; Moore, Judith ;Parker, Sarah Rich ;Payton, Anthony ;Price, John;Rigg, Sarah ;Short, Landman ;Smith, Peter Sr.; Thompson, Margaret ;Tidwell, Anna ;Tyler, William ;Washington, John

Digital Images of Wills and Deeds 1706-1804

Testators: Ball, Richard ;Berryman, William ;Bridges, William ;Bran, John ;Canady, Benjamin ;Carter, Robert ;Carter, Robert (2) ;Chancellor, Thomas ;Dolman, William ;Edward, William, appointed captain of the militia ;Eskridge, Jane ;Fryer, Frances;Garland, Griffin ;Garner, George ;Hague, John; Hore, James ;Johnson, Ann ;Johnston, George ;Lamkin, Ashton ;Lamkin, Matthew ;Lee, Richard Henry ;McCullock, Elizabeth ;Monroe, John ;Morgan, Daniel ;Rust, Elizabeth ;Rust, Hannah ;Sanford, Patrick ;Self, Walter ;Smith, Samuel ;Smith, Samuel and wife ;Templeton, Samuel ;Thomson, John;Tool, William; Tupman, William; Weaver, Zachariah

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills (by dates) 1653 to 1950
  • Index to Wills 1755 to 1804
  • General Index to Wills 1653 to 1950, Surnames A to Z
Indexes to Deeds
  • Index to Deeds, 1706-1804 (Grantees)
  • Index to Deeds, 1706-1804 (Grantors
Miscellaneous Documents
  1. John Washington LWT
  2. Thomas Marshall

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mary Washington did not Attend the Inauguration of George Washington #history #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Mary Washington of Fredericksburg
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin(profile) 

Mary WashingtonAccording to a 19th century newspaper article published in a Georgia newspaper, "Mrs. Eiza Garfield was the only woman who saw her son inaugurated President of the United States. Washington's mother was living in Fredericksburg Virginia when the father of his country was inaugurated but she did not witness the ceremony which took place in New York." Generally speaking, old newspapers published foreign and National news on the front pages, followed by local news, gossip and tidbits of information. 

Source:The Jones Headlight, Gray's Station, Georgia March 17, 1888. 

Frederick County was named for Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales and the eldest son of George II. It was created from Orange County in 1738; part of Augusta County was added later. The county seat is Winchester. 

Frederick County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Frederick County Wills 1743 to 1751 
Testators: Alford, John; Anderson, Thomas; Ballender, Josiah; Barrett, Arthur; Berry, Patrick; Borden, Benjamin; Branson, Thomas; Brown, Thomas Sr.; Buice, John; Chenowoth, Joseph; Dumas, Lewis; Gillaspy, Patrick; Hart, Daniel; Helm, Leonard; Hobson, George; Hoge, William; Hollingsworth, Abraham; Hollingsworth, Ann; Howell, William; Jesper, William; Job, Hannah; Jones, Spencer; Lilburn, Anna; Little, Thomas; Littler, John; Loftin, Thomas; Lucas, Rebecca; McHenry, Barnaby; McKell, James; McMahan, William; McName, Bayan; Melderick, John; Mellon, John; Meter, John; Moon, Simon; Morris, Samuel; Movebought, Jacob; Neill, John; Nickton, John; Parker, Gilbert; Parrott, Hugh; Paul, Hugh; Ross, Alexander; Ross, David; Tomson, Samuel
Miscellaneous Records
  • Crumbs, Henry H., LWT (1776) (digital image)
  • Mckee, Robert, LWT, transcription
  • Denton, John, LWT (1767) (digital image)
  • Reagan, John, LWT (1775) (digital image)
  • Hopewell Friends History 1734-194, misc. pages
  • Marriages 1771-1825, misc. pages
  • Marriage Bonds (Tilman to Webb)

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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Oldest Pensioner of War of 1812 - #history #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Oldest Pensioner of the War of 1812 in the U. S.
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin(profile)

"George S. Rogers is one of the oldest pensioonsed in the U. S. and is also one of the oldest Methodist ministers. He was born in Fauquier County, Virginia in 1793 and while very young went with his relatives to Kentucky where he lived when the War of 1812 broke out. He at once volunteered and went into the ranks of Captain V. S. Grayson's Company in a Kentucky regiment. He served through the war without being wounded and then returned to Kentucky where he has since lived." Source:The Jones Highlight, Gray's Station, Georgia. February 4, 1888.

Fauquier County was named for Francis Fauquier, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1758 to 1768. It was created from Prince William County in 1759. The county seat is Warrenton. Among some of the earliest settlers were: John Adams, John Alan, Francis Ash, Carr Bailey, Peter Beach, William Blackwell, Thomas Boggs, John Bronaugh, William Brooks, Thomas Bullitt, John Catlett, John Chilton, John Combs, Littleton Cook, John Coppedge, Peter Cornwell, Morgan Darnall, Abraham Dodson, Elizabeth Etherington, Edward Feagin, John Finnie, George Foote, John Glasscock, Samuel Brigsby, Richard Hall, John Harrison, Peter Hitt, Jacob Holtzclaw, Thomas Jackman, Augustine Jennings, Jeffrey Johnson, William Kirk, Michael Luttrell, Robert Mathis, Joseph Mentor, Simon Miller, John Morehad, Benjamin Newell, Bryan O'Bannon, Peter Pearce, William Pickett, Henry Rector, James Rennolds, William Seaton, William Settle, Edward Twentymen, Tillman Weaver, and Minor Winn. 

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  • Fauquier County Wills (abstracts) 1759 to 1783
  • Mackie, Thomas, LWT (1786), transcription

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Tornadoes in the Alleghany Mountains #history #virginiapioneersnet

Seventy Five Tornadoes East of the Alleghany Mountains
By Jeannette Holland Austin Jeannette Holland Austin(profile) 

"Of 600 tornadoes of which has been made in the US, not more than 75 were East of the Allegheny Mountains." Source: The Jones Headlight, Gray's Station, Georgia March 24, 1888. 

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Images of Amherst Co. VA Wills & Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Amherst County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates

Amherst County
Amherst County was created in 1761 from Albemarle County. Amherst is the county seat and was named for Sir Jeffrey Amherst, who was acclaimed as "Conqueror of Canada". Although named Governor of Virginia, he never came to the colony. Clifford, incorporated as Cabellsburg in 1785 and later known as New Glasgow, was for a short time the county seat. The county seat is Lynchburg.

Amherst County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Wills 1810-1831
  • Alcock, Richard
  • Crawford, John
  • Knight, William
  • Norvel, Spencer
  • Rucker, Benjamin
Digital Images of Wills 1832-1897
  • Anderson, James
  • Cabell, Paul
  • Camden, John
  • Higginbotham, Jesse
  • Higginbotham, Mica
  • London, Girzah
  • Miles, Benjamin
  • Ogden, Allison
  • Pendleton, James
  • Pleasants, George
  • Sale, Cornelius
  • Seay, Elizabeth
  • Sheehan, Samuel
  • Taliaferro, James
  • Tinsley, Chapman
  • Waller, William Macon
  • Whitehead, Virginia
Miscellaneous Wills
  • Amherst Will abstracts 1762-1782
  • Henry, Sarah, LWT (transcript) Marriages
    • Amherst County Marriages, 1753 to 1783

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    Wednesday, July 13, 2016

    Images of Amelia Co. VA Wills & Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

    Amelia County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates

    Amelia County, Virginia Amelia County was created in 1734 from Prince George and Brunswick Counties and was named after Princess Amelia, daughter of George II of England. During 1754, Prince Edward County was formed from Amelia County, and later the County was reduced to its current size when Nottoway County was separated in 1789. The British under General Tarleton, raided the county in 1781 during the Revolutioonary War. The first court house was located near Pridesville, Virginia, but was destroyed by fire in 1766. Later, it was located at Dennisville until 1849 when it was removed to its present site.

    Amelia County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

    Indexes to Wills, Inventories and Accounts
    • 1734 to 1761
    • 1761 to 1771
    • Marriages (taken from Gates County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds)
    Images of Amelia County Wills 1734-1761

    Testators: Anderson, Henry;Appling, Thomas;Baldwin, William;Blanshard, John;Booker, Edmund Sr.;Booker, Edward (2); Booker, Edward Sr.;Booker, Judith;Booker, Richard;Booker, William;Bowman, Robert;Bragg, Hugh;Brewer, Edmund;Bridgforth, John;Burton, Abraham;Burton, Ann;Butler, John; Cabiness, George; Caldwell, George;Chambers, Richard;Chiles, Henry;Claiborn, James;Clarke, Lucy;Clarke, Richard;Clements, William Sr.; Cocke, Abraham;Cobbs, Edith;Cobbs, Samuel;Coleman, Godfrey; Coleman, William;Cousins, Charles;Crawford, Sarah;Croucher, Dorothy;Duffey, John;Elmore, Thomas;Fain, William O.;Finney, William;Ford, Hezekiah;Forrest, Abraham Sr.;Garrott, John; Giles, Arthur;Grainger, Joseph;Gray, Joseph;Green, Elizabeth; Green, William;Hammons, John;Harper, Howard;Hill, Charles; Hinton, Christopher;Hinton, Richard;Hudson, James;Hulmes, Richard;Jones, Abraham;Jones, Emanuel;Jones, John;Jones, Martha; Jones, Peter;Jones, Richard Sr.;Jurden, Samuel;Lockett, James; Long, James;Lowell, John;Marchbanks, George;Mayes, William; Mayton, John;Moor, John;Morris, Isaac;Munford, James;Neall, Heph. Jr.;Neall, Roger;Neall, Thomas;Ogleby, Richard;Penix, William;Powell, John;Roberts, Thomas;Scott, James;Scott, Joseph; Shepard, George;Sherwin, Samuel;Southall, Stephen;Stanly, Daney; Stokes, Frances;Stone, William;Tally, John;Tarley, Peter;Teaston, William;Tesdale, William;Tishey, Alexander; Tomlinson, Henry;Truly, Hector;Tucker, Robert;Vasser, William; Vaughan, Henry;Vaughn, Thomas;Wallace, John Sr.;Waters, James; Watkins, Stephen;Watson, William;West, Frances;West, John(2); Wingo, John;Woodleif, Robert;Yarbrough, Hezekiah;Yarbrough, Moses;Yarbrough, William

    Images of Wills 1761 to 1771

    Testators: Adams, William;Anderson, John;Bagley, George; Baldwin, John;Bentley, John;Beville, Daniel;Booker, Richard;Booth, George;Booth, Thomas Sr.;Brewer, Ann;Burg, William; Burton, John;Cary, Mary;Chambers, Hugh;Clement, William; Coleman, William;Cornelius, Rowland;Cousens, Robert;Cumpton, John;Dudley, Marlon;Dyer, Thomas;Ellis, John;Fannen, Bryan; Farguson, Robert;Farley, John;Featherstone, William;Ferguson, James;Fitzgerald, William;Foster, William;Grigg, James;Hasslin, John;Hightower, John;Hightower, William;Hill, James; Hood, Thomas;Hudson, Nicholas;Irby, John;Irby, Susanna; Irby, William (2);Jackson, Thomas(2);Johnson, Charles;Johnson, William;Jones, Robert;Lacy, John;Lea, William;Ligon, William; Loury, Thomas;Lovern, Richard;Mann, Joel;Marshall, Robert; May, John;Maynard, William;Old, John;Pavory, Thomas;Powell, Henry;Powell, John Sr.;Ray, John;Raymner, William;Roberts, John; Robertson, Edward;Standley, William;Tabb, Thomas;Tanner, Edward; Tanner, Thomas;Thompson, Richard;Trant, Judith;Tucker, John; Tucker, Robert;Walker, Edmund;Ward, Henry;Whitworth, Thomas; Williamson,Francis;Wilson, William;Wingo, Thomas;Yarbrough, Jordan;Yarbrough, Thomas

    Miscellaneous Will and Estates (Transcripts)
    • Booker, Edward, Sr., LWT
    • Clarke, Richard, LWT
    • Collicott, Wiliam, LWT dated 1765 (Will Bk 2, 1771-1780)
    • Goode, Philip, LWT (transcript)
    • Hutcherson, Charles, LWT, 1768 (digital image)
    • Hutcheson, William, LWT, 1792 (digital image)
    • Moor, John, LWT
    • Neill, Roger, LWT
    • Ogleby, Richard, LWT
    • Penix, William, LWT
    • Scott, Joseph, Estate, inventory
    • Steagall, John, LWT dated 1769 (digital image)
    • Stone, William, Estate, Inventory
    • Tucker, Robert, LWT
    • Warick, Edward, Estate
    • Watson, William, LWT

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    Tuesday, July 12, 2016

    How to Find the Old Plantation Home #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

    Finding the old Plantation: Nottoway River Farms
    By Jeannette Holland Austin

    Jeannette Holland Austin As strange as it may sound, planters raised horses, cattle and sheep during the 18th century. John Ellis owned 600 acres in Amelia County, which lands adjoined Hardaway Wade, Finney and Samuel Smith. Part of this land bordered on the corner of Hampton Wade near Jacks branch. Also, there were 138 acres of land on both sides of the Nottoway River, which included the mill. This description of the location of the plantation was written by John Ellis and incorporated into his last will and testament in 1762. The genealogist can usually achieve some success in finding the homeplace simply by reviewing the tax digests and observing adjoining neighbors and waterways. The eariest deeds (if they survived) were quite vague in the use of chains and measures. Another popular marker were slashes upon certain trees, creeks, forests and the like. Nottoway River
    Nottoway River in Amelia County

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