Accomack County, Virginia, Court Order Abstracts, Volume 11: 1710-1714


Accomack County's eleventh book of court orders began in May 1710, and continued through November 1714. Either the populace was generally satisfied with the court's judgments or the citizenry had learned that criticism was counterproductive; complaints about the court and its justices are not as evident as in previous years. The introduction spotlights the more interesting, revealing or unfortunate incidents found among the court orders issued during those years. These pages comprise a fascinating collection of accounts of assault, fornication and adultery, thievery and wills. Much can be learned about the economy, orphans and servants, old age and sickness, religion, household items, mills, roads and storehouses, taxes and more. This chronological collection of court orders is attractively presented and includes a fullname plus subject index. "In wills and deeds the genealogist can learn about his ancestors' relatives and possessions; in court orders he can learn about his ancestors."


JoAnn Riley McKey


(2000), 2012, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 200 pp.

ISBN: 9780788415371