Richmond County, Virginia Order Book Abstracts 1708-1709


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 beginning on page 371 and ending on page 411 for courts held 7 July 1708 through 3 February 1708/09; and Order Book No. 5, 1708-1711 beginning on page 1 and ending on page 92 for courts held 2 March 1708/09 through 8 September 1709.  

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

(1997), 2016, 8½x11, paper, index, 118 pp.

ISBN: 9781680343229