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.
Richmond County Virginia Order Book 1692-1694 contains entries from Richmond County May 4, 1692 through August 2, 1694. Richmond County was formed from (Old) Rappahannock County when it was abolished with Richmond County north of the Rappahannock River and Essex County on the south side of the river.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(1991), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 110 pp