King George County, Virginia Court Orders, 1731-1736


This book contains abstracts of King George Order Book, original pages 550 to end of the book covering 1731 to 1734 and King George Order Book, original page 1 to 72 covering the period 1735 to 1736.

This volume contains detailed abstracts of the order books, which covered 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, except for the later pages of 1734. Punctuation has been added in numerous instances for clarity. An index to full-names and places adds to the value of this work.

Mary Marshall Brewer

(2007), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 204 pp.

ISBN: 9780788430381