The Resource Fairfax County (Va.) County Court Minute Book

Fairfax County (Va.) County Court Minute Book

Fairfax County (Va.) County Court Minute Book, 1749-1751
Fairfax County (Va.) County Court Minute Book
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Fairfax County (Va.) County Court Minute Book, 1749-1751, along with closely related court records such as order books, records all matters brought before the court when it was in session and may contain important information not found anywhere else. Generally minute books contain brief entries as they were the clerk of court's rough draft that would later be transcribed into an order book. A locality's loose papers are the raw materials from which this type of book was created. Like order books, a wide variety of information is found in its pages including: appointments of county officers, appointments of guardians and administrators, records of legal disputes heard before the court, recordation of deeds and wills, estate settlements, wolf bounties, licenses for ordinary keepers, road surveys, and matters related to the fiscal management of the court
Member of
  • 06/13/2012
  • 02/97/2013
Biographical or historical data
  • Fairfax County was named for Thomas Fairfax, sixth baron Fairfax of Cameron, proprietor of the Northern Neck. It was formed from Prince William County in 1742.
  • Original wills and deeds as well as many other loose papers were destroyed during the Civil War; deed books for twenty-six of the fifty-six years between 1763 and 1819 are missing. Numerous preā€“Civil War minute books are missing as well.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
Fairfax County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Fairfax County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Fairfax County (Va.) County Court Minute Book
  • A vellum volume binding labeled "court martial records Fairfax Co." came along with the two volumes in this accession. The binding does not go with either volume
  • This volume came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 50447
  • This volume was microfilmed by Backstage Library Works, Bethlehem, PA
Chronological by court date.
  • The Library of Virginia
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  • 1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Terms governing use
Use microfilm, Fairfax County (Va.) Reel 95.
Type of unit
  • v. and
  • microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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