The Resource Albemarle County (Va.) Wills

Albemarle County (Va.) Wills

Label
Albemarle County (Va.) Wills, 1778-1908
Title
Albemarle County (Va.) Wills
Inclusive dates
1778-1908
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Albemarle County (Va.) Wills, 1778-1908, record the deceased's plan for how his or her estate was to be divided among his or her heirs following his or her death. Information commonly recorded in wills include the name of the deceased, also referred as the testator; names of heirs; a listing of real and personal property (including slaves) and how it was to be divided among the heirs; names of individuals who were to be the will's executors; the date will was written; and the date will was recorded at the court house. Additional record types may be found in this collection such as fiduciary records (inventories and accounts.)
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Albemarle County was named for William Anne Keppel, second earl of Albemarle and governor of the Virginia colony from 1737 to 1754. It was formed from Goochland County in 1744, and part of Louisa County and certain islands in the Fluvanna River, now called the James, were added in 1761 and 1838.
  • Individuals dying with a written will died testate. After the death of an individual, his or her will was brought into court, where two of the subscribing witnesses swore that the document was genuine. After the will was proved, the executor was bonded to carry out his or her duties to settle the estate. The court then ordered the will to be recorded.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Albemarle County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Albemarle County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Albemarle County Will Books can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."
Label
Albemarle County (Va.) Wills
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Albemarle County
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
10.35
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Albemarle County Circuit Court
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001574778
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (23 boxes)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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