The Resource Bland County (Va.) Wills

Bland County (Va.) Wills

Label
Bland County (Va.) Wills, 1885-1977
Title
Bland County (Va.) Wills
Inclusive dates
1885-1977
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bland County (Va.) Wills, 1885-1977, 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 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
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Bland County is said to have been named for Richard Bland, a leader of colonial Virginia's resistance to Great Britain in the 1760s and 1770s. It was formed from Giles, Wythe, and Tazewell Counties in 1861, and another part of Giles was added in 1900. Its area is 369 square miles, and the county seat is Bland.
  • Most loose records were destroyed by fire in 1888. All volumes and part of the chancery papers were saved.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Bland County (Va.) Wills
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Bland County
  • This collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2.87
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Bland County (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001678426
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (3 boxes)

Library Locations

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