Index to Decedents and Index to Persons and Places in Will Book B (1713-1734) Middlesex County, Virginia



Middlesex County Will Book "B" was abstracted by John Frederick Dorman in a series of articles in The Virginia Genealogist of which he was also the publisher. ….. While most of the names are to be found in Dorman’s Index to the Virginia Genealogist, Vol. I, it is difficult to determine which volume and page number refers specifically to Middlesex County Will Book B.

This present work is in two parts. Part I is an index to the wills, administrations and inventories themselves, arranged alphabetically by decedent. In essence, a general index such as one might find in the will book itself. Part II is an every-name index with a brief comment about the role each person played in a particular document (e.g. John Smith, Jr. son of John Smith, Sr.) Each entry refers to the Volume and page number in The Virginia Genealogist.

It is hoped this work will serve as a convenient and useful finding aid to the researcher. The book spans a long period of time in the early history of Middlesex County. The reader should also keep in mind that while Middlesex County was formed from Lancaster County in 1699, the part that became Middlesex was originally in York County until Lancaster County was formed from both Northumberland and York Counties in 1651. The dividing line had been, and still is, the Rappahannock River.

John Frederick Dorman, abstractor; Craig M. Kilby, compiler