Will books are one of the best resources for determining family relationships in genealogy research. This volume contains entries from Essex County Will Book No. 7 (1743–1747), beginning on page 1 and ending on page 322/323 for courts held 17 May 1743 through 19 March 1744. “N.B. Essex County Will Book 1743–1747 contains 533 pages. Pages 324 through 533 will be found in our following book, Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1745–1747.” In addition to the full name of the deceased, these records offer a rich source of names, which may include spouse, children, relatives, witnesses, and/or others. Estate inventories provide a fascinating look at possessions during this time period. An every-name and place index adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(1991), 2022, 8½x11, paper, index, 108 pp