The Resource Norfolk County (Va.) Wills

Norfolk County (Va.) Wills

Label
Norfolk County (Va.) Wills, 1744-1910
Title
Norfolk County (Va.) Wills
Inclusive dates
1744-1910
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Norfolk County (Va.) Wills, 1744-1910, 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. Additional record types may be found in this collection such as fiduciary records (inventories and accounts.) 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
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Norfolk County (extinct) probably was named by Adam Thoroughgood, a local resident, from his native county in England. It was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691. Norfolk County became extinct in 1963, when it was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk to form the city of Chesapeake.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Norfolk County Wills can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found at the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Norfolk County (Va.) Wills
Note
  • These items came to the library of Virginia in shipment of court papers from city of Chesapeake
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, direction, and hours
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3.6
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Chesapeake (City) Circuit Court
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001616615
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (8 boxes)

Library Locations

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