Caroline County, Virginia Order Book Abstracts 1787 Part 1


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 448 and ending on page 534 for courts held March 8, 1787 through March 14, 1787; and Order Book 1787-1789 beginning on page 1 and ending on page 72 for courts held April 12, 1787 through May 15, 1787.

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, 126 pp

ISBN: 9781680343915