The Resource Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills

Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills

Label
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills, 1765-1967
Title
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills
Inclusive dates
1765-1967
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills, 1865-1967, 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
  • Mecklenburg County was named, like Charlotte County, for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of George III. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1764.
  • 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 Mecklenburg 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.
Label
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Mecklenburg County
  • The collection is located at the State Record Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
Arrangement
Arranged chronological by year and then alphabetical by surname.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
11.25
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Mecklenburg County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001608551
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft.(25 boxes)

Library Locations

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