The Resource Henrico County (Va.) Wills

Henrico County (Va.) Wills

Label
Henrico County (Va.) Wills, 1775-1931
Title
Henrico County (Va.) Wills
Inclusive dates
1775-1931
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Henrico County (Va.) Wills, 1775-1931, 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
  • Henrico County was named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the oldest son of James I. It was one of the eight original shires established in 1634.
  • 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
  • Additional Henrico County Court 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.
  • Henrico County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Henrico 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.
Label
Henrico County (Va.) Wills
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Henrico County
  • The collection is located at the State Record Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
16
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
transfer.
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001604068
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
boxes.

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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