NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY (Formed 1645)


Prior to 1847, Deeds, Wills, and Estate Accounts were all recorded in a single series of volumes entitled "Record Books", except for a volume dating 1650 - 1652, entitled "Deeds & Orders" (which contains no wills).

Prior to 1749, the above mentioned volumes are not indexed in the General Index to Deeds, the General Index to Wills, or the General Index to Fiduciary Accounts.

Reel 1 Deeds & Orders, 1650 - 1652 c Unpaged index, [1], 39(b)-64 fo., [1] p.

Reel 2 Record Book, 1652 - 1658 c 1. p., 3-146 fo., [1] p.

Reel 2 Record Book, 1658 - 1666 c [3] p., 2-178 fo., [4] p.

Reel 2 Record Book, 1666 - 1672 c 236 p.

Reel 3 Record Book, 1706 - 1720 c [1], unpaged index, [1], 267 p.

Reel 3 Record Book, 1710 - 1713 c 346 p.

Reel 4 Record Book, 1718 - 1726 c Unpaged index, 1-335 p., 336-422 fo.

Reel 4 Record Book, 1726 - 1729 c [xiii] index, [1], 147 fo.

Reel 4 Record Book, 1738 - 1743 c [xx] index, 267 fo.

Reel 5 Record Book, 1743 - 1749 c [xxiv] index, 269 fo.

Reel 5 Record Book, 1747 - 1749 c [1], [xi] index, 424 p.

Reel 6 Record Book No. 1, 1749 - 1751 c [xxii] index, 348 p.

Reel 6 Record Book No. 2, 1751 - 1753 c [xxxii] index, 449 p.

Reel 7 Record Book No. 3, 1753 - 1756 c Unpaged index, [xx] duplicate index, 330 p.

Reel 8 Record Book No. 4, 1756 - 1758 c [xxx] index, 330 p.

Reel 8 Record Book No. 5, 1758 - 1762 c [xliv] index, 561 p.

Reel 9 Record Book No. 6, 1762 - 1766 c [xlii] index 726 p.

Reel 10 Record Book No. 7, 1766 - 1770 c [xxvi] index, 553 p.

Reel 11 Record Book No. 8, 1770 - 1772 c [xxvi] index, 557 p.

Reel 12 Record Book No. 9, 1772 - 1776 c [xi] index 1-559 p., 560 - 649 fo., 650 - 653 p.

Reel 13 Record Book No. 10, 1776 - 1780 c [xxvii] index, 558 p.

Reel 13 Record Book No. 11, 1780 - 1782 c [xxix] index, 320 p.

Reel 14 Record Book No. 12, 1782 - 1785 c [1], [xxxix] index, 438 p.

Reel 14 Record Book No. 13, 1785 - 1787 c [1], [xxxi] index, 353 p.

Reel 15 Record Book No. 14, 1787 - 1793 [xi] index, 729 p.

Reel 16 Record Book No. 15, 1794 - 1799 [xi] index, 633 p.

Reel 17 Record Book No. 16, 1799 - 1803 [xii] index, 560 p.

Reel 18 Record Book No. 17, 1803 - 1808 [xi] index, p. 642

Reel 19 Record Book No. 18, 1808 - 1811 [xxx], [1] index, 533 p.

Reel 20 Record Book No. 19, 1811 - 1815 [xi] index, 633 p.

Reel 21 Record Book No. 20, 1815 - 1816 [x] index, 534 p.

Reel 22 Record Book No. 21, 1816 - 1819 [1], [i-xviii] index, [xix-xxxviii] duplicate index, 596 p.

Reel 23 Record Book No. 22, 1819 - 1822 [xx] index, 636 p.

Reel 24 Record Book No. 23, 1822 - 1824 [1], [i-xxiv] index, [xxv-xlv] duplicate index, 535 p.

Reel 25 Record Book No. 24, 1824 - 1826 [xi] index, 630 p.

Reel 26 Record Book No. 25, 1826 - 1829 [xix] index, 511 p.

Reel 27 Record Book No. 26, 1829 - 1832 [xx] index, 611 p.

Reel 28 Record Book No. 27, 1831 - 1833 [xiii] index, 484 p.

Reel 29 Record Book No. 28, 1833 - 1835 [xv] index, 686 p.

Reel 30 Record Book No. 29, 1835 - 1837 [xix] index, 489 p.

Reel 31 Record Book No. 30, 1838 - 1839 [xix] index, 536 p.

Reel 32 Record Book No. 31, 1839 - 1841 Unpaged index, 538 p.

Reel 32 Record Book No. 32, 1841 - 1843 Unpaged index, 568 p.

Reel 33 Record Book No. 33, 1843 - 1845 Unpaged index, 414 p.

Reel 33 Record Book No. 34, 1844 - 1846 522 p.

Reel 34 Record Book [Deeds] A, 1847 - 1852 [1], [xvi] index, 60] p.

Reel 34 Deed Book B, 1852 - 1857 [xxix], [5] index, 452 p.

Reel 34 Deed Book C, 1857 - 1866 Unpaged index, 428 p.

Reel 35 General Index to Deeds, 1, 1749 - 1892

Reel 36 District Court Orders, Deeds [Wills] etc., 1789 - 1825 [1849] [xii] index, 702 p.

 

For Wills prior to 1847 See Record Books on Reels 2 - 33

Reel 37 Will Book A, 1847 - 1872 [1], unpaged index, 143 p.

Reel 38 General Index to Wills, 1, 1749 - 1950 Does not index District Court Orders, Deeds, etc., 1789 - 1825 [1849] on Reel 36 (which contains Wills)

For Estate Accounts prior to 1847 See Record Books on Reels 2 - 33, and Deeds & Orders, 1650 - 1652, on Reel 1

Reel 39 Estate Book A, 1847 - 1849 [1], unpaged index, 319 p.

Reel 39 Estate Book B, 1849 - 1851 Unpaged index, 480 p.

Reel 39 Estate Book C, 1851 - 1856 Unpaged index, 651 p.

Reel 40 Estate Book D, 1856 - 1860 Unpaged index, 686 p.

Reel 40 Estate Book E, 1860 - 1867 Unpaged index, 651 p.

Reel 41 Guardianship Accounts, 1788 - 1824 [xiii] index, 549 p. Not indexed in General Index to Fiduciary Accounts

Reel 42 Guardianship Accounts, 1824 - 1835 [xxi] index, 607 p. Not indexed in General Index to Fiduciary Accounts

Reel 43 Guardianship Accounts, 1834 - 1843 630 p. Not indexed in General Index to Fiduciary Accounts

Reel 44 Guardianship Accounts No. 1 ["A"], 1843 - 1851 [xii], [3] index, 719 p. Indexed in General Index to Fiduciary Accounts as Guardianship Accounts "A".

Reel 44 Guardianship Accounts No. 2, 1851 - 1855 Unpaged index, 472, [1] p.

Reel 45 Guardianship Accounts No. 3, 1855 - 1859 Unpaged index, 640 p.

Reel 45 Guardianship Accounts No. 4, 1859 - 1865 Unpaged index, 678 p.

 

Reel 46 General Index to Fiduciary Accounts, Etc., 1749 - 1950

Indexes: Record Books, 1 - 34 (referred to by number only) on Reels 6 - 33

Guardianship Accounts, 1 - 4, on Reels 43 & 44 (In the index, Guardianship Accounts "A" refers to Guardianship Accounts No. 1)

Estate Books, A - E, on Reels 38 - 39 (referred to as E. B. "A", etc.)

(Does not index Guardianship Accounts, 1788 - 1824, 1824 - 1835, 1834 - 1843, on Reels 40 - 42)

For Orders, 1650 - 1652 See Deeds & Orders, 1650 - 1652, on Reel 1

Reel 47 Order Book, 1652 - 1665 * 227 fo., [2] p. Film of original

Reel 47 Order Book, 1652 - 1665 c 227 fo., [2] p. Film of photostat

Reel 47 Order Book, 1666 - 1678 c * 179 fo., [1] p.

Reel 48 Order Book, 1678 - 1698, Pt. 1 c * [1] index, p. 1-389

Reel 48 Order Book, 1678 - 1698, Pt. 2 c * p. 390-848, [2]

Reel 49 Order Book, 1699 - 1713, Pt. 1 c * p. 1-412

Reel 49 Order Book, 1699 - 1713, Pt. 2 c * p. 413-843

Reel 49 Order Book, 1713 - 1719 c * [1], unpaged index, [2], 357 p.

Reel 50 Order Book, 1719 - 1729 c * [1], unpaged index, 350 p.

Reel 50 Order Book [Minutes] 1724 - 1726 c p. 24, [2] p., 29-52 fo., [1] p.

Reel 50 Order Book, 1729 - 1737 c * Unpaged index, 269 p.

Reel 50 Order Book, 1737 - 1743 c * Unpaged index, 368 p.

Reel 51 Order Book, 1743 - 1749 c * [1], [xliii] index, 528 p.

Reel 51 Order Book, 1749 - 1753 c * Unpaged index, 406 p.

Reel 51 Order Book, 1753 - 1756 c * [xxxviii] index, 506 p.

Reel 52 Order Book, 1756 - 1758 c [xlviii] index, 361 p.

Reel 52 Order Book, 1758 - 1762 c [vi] index (incomplete), 552 p.

Reel 53 Order Book, 1762 - 1766 c [xxxii] index, 718 p.

Reel 54 Order Book, 1767 - 1770 c [xxxiv] index, 517 p.

Reel 55 Order Book, 1770 - 1773 [xxxiii] index, 518 p.

Reel 56 Order Book, 1773 - 1783 c [xxxii] index, 550 p.

Reel 57 Order Book, 1783 - 1785 [lxxvii] index, [1], 429 p.

Reel 58 Order Book, 1786 - 1790 [xxxii] index, 616 p.

Reel 59 Order Book, 1790 - 1795 [xxxviii] index, 598 p.

Reel 59 Order Book, 1796 - 1797 [xxi] index, 114 p.

*Reel 59a SEE BELOW

Reel 60 Order Book, 1807 - 1811 [lvi] index, [1], 277 [1] p.

Reel 60 Order Book, 1811 - 1815 [xcvi] index, [1], 396 [1] p.

Reel 61 Order Book, 1816 - 1820 [xlviii] index, 429, [1] p.

Reel 61 Order Book, 1820 - 1825 [1], [xli] index, [1], 462 [2] p.

Reel 62 Order Book 1825 - 1830 [2], [xcvii] index, 468 [1] p.

Reel 62 Order Book, 1830 - 1835 [1], [lxxxvi] index, 522 [2] p.

Reel 63 Order Book, 1835 - 1844 [2], [liv] index, 402 [2] p.

Reel 64 Order Book, 1844 - 1852 [liv] index, [3], 473 p.

Reel 65 Order Book, 1852 - 1861 [1], [xlix] index, 614 p.

Reel 66 Order Book, 1861 - 1871 Unpaged index, 510 p.

*Reel 59a Minute Books, 1793-1797, 1797-1800 1801-1805, 1805-1807

Reel 67 District Court Order Book, 1789 - 1793 [1], [xxiv] index, 268 p.

Reel 67 District Court Order Book, 1793 - 1802 [2], [lx] index, [1], 453 p.

Reel 68 District Court Order Book, 1802 - 1811 445 p.

Reel 68 District [Superior] Court Order Book, 1812 - 1830 [xx] index, 379 p.

Reel 69 Chancery Order Book, 1831 - 1871 [1], unpaged index, 518 p.

Reel 69 Circuit Court Common Law Order Book No. 1, 1831 - 1854 [xxx] index, 518 p.

Reel 70 Marriage Records, 1735 - 1850 p. 41-47, 142-146 (Marriage License Records, 1735 - 1795, taken from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 47); p. 1-132 (Marriage License Bonds, 1783-1850, Compilation by Stratton Nottingham - p. 114-132 are an index)

Reel 70 Record of Marriages, 1850 - 1853 Unpaged

Reel 70 Marriage Register, White, 1854 - 1917 Unpaged index, 130 fo.

Reel 70 Birth Register, 1853 - 1896 Unpaged index, 153 fo.

Reel 70 Death Register, 1853 - 1895 Unpaged index, 37 fo., remainder unpaged

Reel 71 Church Record of Births & Deaths, 1650 [1661] - 1810 c [1], 1-43 p., 44-178 fo.

Reel 72 Land Causes, 1846 - 1850 [1], unpaged index, 45 p.

Reel 72 Land Causes, 2, 1850 - 1873 Unpaged index, 170 p.

Reel 73 Processioners Reports, 1795 - 1839 423 [1] p.

Reel 74 Fee Books

1718 - 1721 [1], [vi] index, 66 [1] p.
1721 - 1724 [ii] index (incomplete), 74 p.
1740 - 1742 [iv] index, 59 p.
1742 - 1743 [1], [iv] index, 60 p.
1743 - 1744 [1], [v] index, 57 p.
1744 - 1745 [1], [v] index, 45 p.
1745 [1], [v] index, 50 p.
1746 p. 5-29
1746 [iii] index, 23 p.
Reel 74 Fee Books, continued

1746 - 1747 [vi] index, p. 1-59, 62 - 73
1747 - 1748 [vi] index, 78 p.
1748 - 1749 [iv] index, 70 p.
1785 [vii] index, 105 p. (p. 105, Marriage Licenses, 1785)
1727 [ii] index (incomplete), 64 p.
1727 - 1729 [ii] index, 83 p.
1729 - 1733 [viii] index, 82 p.
1732 - 1734 [1], [v] index, 65 p.
1734 [1], [v] index, 73 p.
1735 - 1736 [v] index, 79 p.
1736 - 1737 p. 2-62



*Northumberland County, 1678-1713, comp. by Beverley Fleet. "Virginia Colonial Abstracts", Series II, Vol. 1, [1952]. 118 p.

Abstracts selected records from Order Book, 1678-1698 (848 p.), and Order Book, 1699-1713 (837 p.)

*Northumberland County, Record of Births, 1661-1810, comp. by Beverley Fleet. "Virginia Colonial Abstracts", Vol. 3, [1937]. 134 p. Included are a few death records.

Text of St. Stephen's Parish Register, 1661-1810. Material arranged as in original volume i.e. by letter of the alphabet. Partial general index included.

*Northumberland County Records, 1652-1655, comp. by Beverley Fleet. "Virginia Colonial Abstracts", Vol. 2, [1937]. 141 p.

Abstracts pp. 1-52 (Sept. 1652 - Aug. 1655) of Record Book, 1652-1658.

Abstracts pp. 1-37 (Sept. 1652 - Oct. 1655) of Order Book, 1652-1665.

*Northumberland Collectanea, 1645-1720, comp. by Beverley Fleet.

"Virginia Colonial Abstracts", Vol. 19, [1943-44]. 2 Vols., 240 p.

Abstracts Record Book, 1706-1720 (267 p.)

Abstracts selected records from Record Books, 1652-1749, and Order Books, 1650-1756.

Arranged by family surname with references following.

*Northumberland County, Virginia, Wills and Administrations, 1750-1770, comp. by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, 1964. 191 p.

Abstracts Record Books, Nos. 1-7, 1749-1770.

Abstracts Order Books, 1750-1770.

*Northumberland County, Virginia, Wills, 1770-1793, and Administrations, 1770-1790, comp. by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, 1964. 197 p.

Abstracts Record Books, Nos. 8-14, 1770-1793.

Abstracts Order Books, 1770-1790.

*Northumberland County, Virginia, Wills, 1793-1816, and Administrations, 1790-1816, comp. by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, 1964. 207 p.

Abstracts Record Books, Nos. 15-20, 1794-1816.

Abstracts Order Books, 1790-1816.

Abstracts Minute Books, 1793-1797; 1801-1807.

Abstracts Fiduciary Bonds, 1797-1801.

*The Marriage License Bonds of Northumberland County, Virginia from 1783 to 1850, comp. by Stratton Nottingham, [1929]. 132 p. Based mainly on marriage bonds, but also abstracts supplementary sources e.g. ministers' returns.


Records in the Library of Virginia: Northumberland- Births: Reel 28, 1853-1896, missing 1855, 1863-64, 1868-69, 1882, 1887, 1889, 1895. Deaths: Reel 21, 1853-1896, missing 1861, 1863, 1864, 1868-69, 1882, 1887, 1895. Marriages: Reel 36, 1853-1881; Reel 36, 1882-1935.


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