Caroline County, Virginia Order Book Abstracts 1785-1786


This volume contains rulings of the court of civil matters such as property disputes and slaves. Entries from Order Book 1785-1787 beginning on page 129 and ending on page 300 for courts held September 10, 1785 through August 11, 1786 appear in this volume.

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.

Ruth and Sam Sparacio

1997, 8½x11, paper, index, 120 pp

ISBN: 9781680345506