Order books contain records of all matters brought before the court when it was in session and may contain important information not found anywhere else. A wide variety of information is found in order books including appointments of county officials and militia officers, records of legal disputes heard before the county court, appointments of guardians, apprenticeships of children by the overseers of the poor, naturalizations, road orders, and registrations of free Negroes.
Entries are taken from Spotsylvania County Order Book, 1724–1730 (Part I), beginning on page 1 and ending on page 112, for courts held September 1, 1724 through November 1, 1726. An index to names and places adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(1990), 2023, 8½x11, paper, index, 116 pp