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, 1699–1702, beginning on page 1 and ending on page 132 for courts held 10 August 1699 through 11 August 1702. An every-name, place and subject index adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(1991), 2020, 8½x11, paper, index, 148 pp,