The Resource Lancaster County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index

Lancaster County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index

Label
Lancaster County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index, 1715-1852
Title
Lancaster County (Va.) Marriage Register and Index
Inclusive dates
1715-1852
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Lancaster County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1715-1852, is essentially divided into two sections. The first section covering pages 1-220, 1715-1848, records the date of the marriage bond, the names of both parties, the names of the parents or guardian of the wife and the security or witnesses present. The second section covering pages 221-262, 1752-1852, records the date of marriage, the names of both parties, the minister's name and the religious denomination of the minister. The last page of the volume (263) records a Minister's Bond from 1810
  • An Index to Lancaster County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1715-1852, is a separate volume. This typescript index is arranged alphabetically from A-Y according to the last and first names of both parties. Alternate spellings of last names are offset with a see also. Occasionally, this volume also lists alternate names of individuals (aliases) in parentheses
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Lancaster County was formed from Northumberland and York counties in 1651. It was probably named for the English county.
  • 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 Lancaster 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's web site.
  • The original compilations are found at the Library of Virginia's Records Center.
Label
Lancaster 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 from the original court records found in the Lancaster County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
  • The negative photostatic copy was created by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division from the original compilations
  • The microfilm copy of these volumes was generated by The Genealogical Society of Utah--while filming on-site at the Virginia State Library
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 3
  • 1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Lancaster County Circuit Court
  • Virginia State Library
  • The Genealogical Society of Utah
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001564750
Reproduction note
photostat (negative)
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Lancaster County (Va.) Reel 44.
Type of unit
  • v. (636 p.)
  • microfilm reel.

Library Locations

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