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 rulings of the court in civil matters such as property disputes and slaves, and much more.
This volume contains records from Caroline County Order Book, 1781–1785, beginning on page 459 and ending on page 509 for courts held 14 October 1784 through April 1785. This volume also contains records from Caroline County Order Book, 1785–1787 (Part 1) beginning on page 1 and ending on page 128 for courts held 7 May 1785 through 9 September 1785. An every-name index adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(?), 2020, 8½x11, paper, index, 118 pp