Caroline County, Virginia Order Book Abstracts 1786-1787


This volume contains rulings of the court of civil matters such as property disputes and slaves. Entries from Order Book 1785-1787 beginning on page 301 and ending on page 447 for courts held August 11, 1786 through January 11, 1787 appear in this volume.

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.

Ruth and Sam Sparacio

1997, 8½x11, paper, index, 120 pp

ISBN: 9781680343908