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Brunswick County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index

Label
Brunswick County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index, 1751-1853
Title
Brunswick County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index
Inclusive dates
1751-1853
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Brunswick County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1751-1853, is essentially divided into two sections. The first section covering pages 1-344, 1751-1849, records the date of the marriage bond, the names of both parties, the names of the parents or guardians present and the names of the security or witnesses in attendance. The second section covering pages 345-438, 1782-1853, records the date of the marriage, the names of both parties, the minister's name and the religious denomination of the minister. In addition, pages 437-438 include the ages of both parties, the husband's profession and where the marriage was performed. Page 439 includes a list of undated ministers' returns and one undated minister's ordination bond
  • An Index to Brunswick County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1751-1853, is a separate volume. This index contains the first and last names of both parties. It is arranged alphabetically from A-Z and in addition, lists alternate spellings of last names
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Biographical or historical data
  • Brunswick County was formed in 1720 from Prince George County. Parts of Isle of Wight and Surry counties were added in 1732 (when the county's government was established.) The county was named for the duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg, one of the German possessions of George I.
  • Prior to 1853, when the Commonwealth began recording vital statistics, Virginia marriages were recorded at the county or city level. Beginning in 1661, in order to be married by license, the groom was required to go before the county clerk and give bond with security that there was no lawful reason to prevent the marriage. The license, issued then by the clerk, was given to the minister who performed the service. Written consent from a parent or guardian was needed for individuals younger than twenty-one years.
  • The original marriage records, from which these volumes were compiled, were created by the County Court.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Brunswick County Marriage Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Brunswick County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Brunswick 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.
  • The original compilations and additional negative photostatic copies of the marriage register are found at the Library of Virginia's State Records Center.
Label
Brunswick County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index
Note
  • The original volumes were compiled by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division, under the accession number 22734, from the original court records found in the Brunswick County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
  • The negative photostatic copies were created by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division, under the accession numbers 24086 and 25956, from the original compilations
  • A microfilm copy of these volumes was generated by the Virginia State Library's Microfilm Section
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 6
  • 1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Brunswick County Circuit Court
  • Virginia State Library
  • Virginia State Library
  • Virginia State Library
  • Virginia State Library's Microfilm Section
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001561479
Reproduction note
photostats (negative)
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Brunswick County (Va.) Reel 51.
Type of unit
  • v. (1811 p.)
  • microfilm reel.

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