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, Deeds and Wills Book, 1695–1699, beginning on page 151 through page 162, for courts held 10 February 1692 through 10 June 1692. This volume also contains records from Essex County, Virginia, Deeds No. 9 Book, 1695–1699, beginning on page 1 through page 132, for courts held 10 February 1695 through 22 November 1697. An every-name and place index adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(1991), 2020, 8½x11, paper, index, 104 pp