County court order books contain records of all matters brought before the court while in session. The information contained in these records may not appear elsewhere. The order books typically provide a synopsis of court cases in a relatively organized format. Records you may find include appointments of local officials and militia officers, records of legal disputes, appointments of guardians for minors, apprenticeships of minors authorized by overseers of the poor, naturalizations, road orders, and the register of free Negroes.
This volume contains records from Essex County, Virginia, Order Book, 1723–1725, beginning on page 180 and ending on page 368 for courts held 22 July 1724 through 15 March 1725. An every-name, place and subject index adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(), 2020, 8½x11, paper, index, 124 pp