Inheritance in Colonial Virginia, Second Edition


The solving of an ancestral brick wall can frequently be accomplished by carefully analyzing the transfer of title to property in light of the law of inheritance in effect at the time. Not only did this law change over time, but a number of factors influenced the determination of the heir(s). – Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FUGA, FVGS

One of VGS’s best-selling publications and written by a nationally recognized Virginia research expert, this publication covers the colonial and early post-colonial periods.

Topics include primogeniture, degrees of consanguinity, the widow’s dower, dower release, entailment, curtesy, intestate and testate inheritance.

Barbara Vines Little

2014, paper, 30 pp.