Richmond County, Virginia Order Book Abstracts 1704-1705


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 publication contains entries from Order Book No. 4, 1704-1708 for courts held November 1, 1704 through February 7, 1705/6.

In 1692, Richmond County was formed from the part of (Old) Rappahannock County north of the Rappahannock River when that county was divided and abolished; Essex County was created at that same time from the lands on the south side of the river.

Ruth and Sam Sparacio

(1996), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 118 pp.

ISBN: 9781680343212