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, 1777–1780, beginning on page 104 and ending on page 243 for courts held 13 August 1778 through 15 October 1780. This volume also contains records from Caroline County Order Book, 1781–1785 beginning on page 1 and ending on page 20 for courts held 8 March 1781 through 9 August 1781. An every-name index adds to the value of this work.
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
(1994), 2020, 8½x11, paper, index, 120 pp.