Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book, 1719-1721
Ruth and Sam Sparacio
Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book Abstracts, 1719–1721 contains entries from Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book No. 5, 1710–1721 beginning on page 421 and ending on page 535 for courts held 5 May 1719 through 4 July 1721 and Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book No. 6, 1721–1726 beginning on page 1 and ending on page 22 for courts held 1 August 1721 through 2 February 1721/1722. County court order books contain records of all matters brought before the court while in session.
The information contained in these records may not appear elsewhere. The order books typically provide a synopsis of court cases in a relatively organized format. Records you may find include appointments of local officials, records of legal disputes such as property disputes, estate disputes, and disputes involving slaves and servants, certificates granted for apprehending runaway servants and delivering letters, and much more. This information is similar to our present day small claims and civil courts. An index to full-names, places and subjects adds to the value of this work.
(2000), 2022, 8½x11, paper, index, 122 pp.