The Resource Norfolk County (Va.) Deed, Order and Will Books

Norfolk County (Va.) Deed, Order and Will Books

Norfolk County (Va.) Deed, Order and Will Books, 1646-1749
Norfolk County (Va.) Deed, Order and Will Books
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  • Deed Books, 1646-1749, of Norfolk County Court. The deed book records the name of the grantor and grantee, the residence of both individuals and the description of property being sold or transferred. The volumes have indexes which contains the first and last names of both parties. It is arranged alphabetically from A-Z.</p>
  • Order Books, 1665-1675 and 1724-1734, of Norfolk County Court. The order books records all matters brought before the court when it was in session. It provides a synopsis of cases in a neater, more organized form. These volumes are sometimes internally indexed; more rarely, there is a comprehensive index. A wide variety of information is found in this order book including: deeds, chancery causes, judgments, records of legal disputes heard before the county court and road orders. All the order books have indexes except (1665-1675)
  • Will Books, 1646-1749, of Norfolk County Court. The will books include the name of testator, list of heirs and the year the wills were proven in court and probate records such as inventories and appraisements. All the will books have indexes
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Biographical or historical data
  • Norfolk County was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691. Now extinct, Norfolk County was incorporated into the city of Chesapeake in 1963.
  • The deeds, orders and will books of Norfolk County in this collection were created by the County Court.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
Additional Norfolk 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.
Norfolk County (Va.) Deed, Order and Will Books
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from the City of Chesapeake Virginia
  • The microfilm copies of these volumes were filmed by the Library of Virginia
Arranged chronologically.
  • The Library of Virginia
  • 8
  • 11
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Norfolk County Circuit Court
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative)
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Norfolk County (Va.) Reels 1-7 and 44-47.
Type of unit
  • v. (2107 p.)
  • microfilm reels

Library Locations

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