The Resource Cumberland County (Va.) Original Wills

Cumberland County (Va.) Original Wills

Label
Cumberland County (Va.) Original Wills, circa 1750-1860
Title
Cumberland County (Va.) Original Wills
Inclusive dates
circa 1750-1860
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cumberland County (Va.) Original Wills, circa 1750-1860, 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
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Cumberland County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of George II. It was formed from Goochland County in 1749.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Cumberland County (Va.) 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" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Cumberland County (Va.) Original Wills
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Cumberland County
  • The collection is located at the State Record Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
Arrangement
Arranged alphabetically by surname.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4.05
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Cumberland County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001601316
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (9 boxes)

Library Locations

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