CD: Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Abstracts, Volumes 1-10: 1663-1710


CD: Accomack County, Virginia Court Order Abstracts, Volumes 1-10: 1663-1710 - JoAnn Riley McKey.

An original Virginia county, “Accawmak” was formed in 1634 and renamed Northampton and Accomack Counties in 1663 (the northern part receiving the original name). In April 1663, court sessions were first held in the newly formed Accomack Co. The sessions provided news, entertainment and social interaction for the isolated county inhabitants. Besides providing a wealth of names for researchers to work with, the court records reveal valuable (and often entertaining) information concerning the region’s economy, indentured servants, relations with Indians and Negroes, highway construction, justice system, social order and more. Also included, as recorded in the court books, are tax lists and abstracts of wills and deeds. Full name plus subject index. ***Vol. 1 contains court orders from 1663-1666. Close to 1,000 abstracts make up this book. ***Vol. 2 contains court orders from 1666-1670. More than 1,7000 individuals are named. ***Vol. 3 contains court orders from 1671-1673. Approximately 2,000 individuals are named in these abstracts. The county, renamed “Upper Northampton,” was placed under the control of commissioners from Northampton County. ***Vol. 4 contains court orders from 1673-1676. By January 1674 the Accomack Co. name had been restored and county commissioners for Accomack Co. had been appointed. ***Vol. 5 contains court orders from 1676-1678. This book documents Accomack Co.’s involvement in Bacon’s Rebellion. ***Vol. 6 contains court orders from 1678-1682. Contains about 1,500 entries, mainly concerning financial disagreements. ***Vol. 7 contains court orders from 1682-1690. This volume contains lists of tithables, deeds, inventories, cattle marks, and odd entries dated as late as February 1698. ***Vol. 8 contains court orders from 1690-1697. During these years the court moved from the original courthouse to Scarburgh Port Town at Onancock. ***Vol. 9 contains court orders from 1697-1703. The introduction spotlights the more interesting or unusual incidents. ***Vol. 10 contains court orders from 1703-1710. “In wills and deeds the genealogist can learn about his ancestors’ relatives and possessions; in court orders he can learn about his ancestors.”

2001, CD, Graphic Images, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, 2606 pp.

101-CD1838 ISBN: 0788418386