When the Parishes were created by the General Assembly of Virginia, the Vestries were assigned some of the civil administrative functions, and all of such civil functions were official in nature, and the records of theactions taken were recorded in the vestry book. This book serves a unique as well as double purpose in that it contains two different sets of records: the minutes of the vestry (civil functions) and the order for Processing. The latter was the surveying of land to attempt to eliminate lawsuits over boundary lines. This book is filled with hundreds of early inhabitants. In the last portion of this book are "Notes" from the author. These notes contain genealogies of some 30 founding families and individuals.
Dr. R.A. Brock
(1904), 1995, cloth, 204 pp.