Goochland County, Virginia, Wills & Deeds, 1736-1742
Goochland County, Virginia, Wills & Deeds, 1736-1742. Benjamin B. Weisiger, III. 1983.
Goochland County was formed in 1727 from the western portion of Henrico County. At the time of its creation, Goochland's lands stretched to include all or part of the present counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Albemarle, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Nelson, and Powhatan. In 1744 the western portion of Goochland was detached to form Albemarle County, and in 1749 Cumberland County was created out of Goochland's lands south of the James River. With the setting of the line between Fluvanna and Goochland in 1785, the latter's boundaries were stabilized. The current volume contains will and deed records from the time of its formation for the better part of the first decade of its existence as a Virginia county.