King George County, Virginia Court Orders, 1754–1756

King George County, Virginia Court Orders, 1754–1756
Abstracted and Edited by Mary Marshall Brewer


This volume contains detailed abstracts of court orders, 1754–1756 (original pages: 308–627), which covered matters coming before the court such as probate, appointment of guardians and administrators of estates; appointments of county officers such as surveyors, constables, persons to take tithables, persons to inventory and appraise an estate; petitions to build a mill, build a road; adjudgements of the ages of slaves; cases of thievery, assault, and bastardy; chancery cases. Matters of probate include the date the will was presented and statements by the widow or others that an individual had died without a will. There are also civil cases dealing with debt and punishment of runaway indentured servants. These court orders often replace missing probate and land records and should be a vital part of your research.

The original page number is given at the end of each entry. Punctuation has been added in numerous instances for clarity. An index to full-names and places adds to the value of this work.

(2007), 2022, 5½x8½, paper, index, 210 pp.