Fauquier [Virginia] Families 1759-1799 [Supplement]


In 1996, a large part of the "loose papers" from the basement of the Fauquier County Courthouse was sorted, catalogued, indexed, and filed systematically. Early in 1997, these records were brought upstairs to the Records Room and added to the deed books, will books, marriage records, etc. This Supplement, like its predecessor, covers only the period from the founding of the county in 1759 to the end of the 18th century. What it does for the genealogist and local historian is this:

  1. provides complete copies of all the extant tithable lists through 1781 except for names of negroes (slaves). It also copies the personal property tax lists for 1783 as returned by the several census takers. The list available heretofore for 1783 was a consolidated one that had been sent to Richmond. It differed from the individual lists by omitting the names of white tithables whose head tax someone else was responsible for paying.
  2. abstracts 1784 marriage bonds (and a few from other years) and copies their associated consents. They had not been bundled with those of other years and so had not been copied into the Marriage Books.
  3. abstracts leases in the Manor of Leeds that had not been recorded in the Deed Books. It also abstracts those surveys of lots in the Manor that were held in the personal papers of Lord Fairfax and his heir Denny Martin Fairfax. The surveys are in the State Archives in Richmond.
  4. presents abstracts of the papers of Chancery suits completed from 1759 through 1789.

John P. Alcock