King George County, Virginia Court Orders, 1740-1746
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
This volume contains detailed abstracts of the order books, which covered probate, appointment of guardians and administrators of estates; appointments of county officers such as surveyors, constables, persons to take tithables, persons to inventory and appraise an estate; petitions to build a mill, build a road; adjudgements of the ages of slaves; cases of thievery, assault, and bastardy; chancery cases. Matters of probate include the date the will was presented and statements by the widow or others that an individual had died without a will. There are also civil cases dealing with debt and punishment of runaway indentured servants. These court orders often replace missing probate and land records and should be a vital part of your research. The original page number is given at the end of each entry. Punctuation has been added in numerous instances for clarity. An index to full-names and places adds to the value of this work.
(2007), 2022, 5½x8½, paper, index, 242 pp