The Resource Richmond County (Va.) Will Books

Richmond County (Va.) Will Books

Richmond County (Va.) Will Books, 1717-1787
Richmond County (Va.) Will Books
Inclusive dates
Will Books, 1717-1787, of Richmond County Court. The will book includes the name of testator, list of heirs and the year the wills were proven in court and probate records such as inventories and appraisements. The will books have indexes which contains the first and last names of both parties. It is arranged alphabetically from A-Z
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Biographical or historical data
  • Richmond County may have been named for Richmond borough in Surrey, England, or for Charles Lennox, first duke of Richmond and a son of King Charles II. It was formed from Old Rappahannock County in 1692. The county seat is Warsaw.
  • Some volumes were burned and mutilated through unknown causes; in addition, the will books prior to 1699 were missing as early as 1793, and order books for the period 1794-1816 are also missing. Numerous loose records prior to 1781 are missing as well.
  • The will books of Richmond County in this collection were created by the County Court.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Richmond 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.
  • Richmond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Richmond County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Richmond County (Va.) Will Books
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Richmond County
  • The microfilm copies of these volumes were filmed by the Library of Virginia
Arranged chronologically.
  • The Library of Virginia
  • 4
  • 2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Richmond County Circuit Court
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative)
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copy, Richmond County (Va.) Reels 23 and 24.
Type of unit
  • v. (2001 p.)
  • microfilm reels

Library Locations

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