The Resource Rockbridge County (Va.) Wills

Rockbridge County (Va.) Wills

Label
Rockbridge County (Va.) Wills, 1813-1913
Title
Rockbridge County (Va.) Wills
Inclusive dates
1813-1913
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rockbridge County (Va.) Wills, 1813-1913, 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
  • Rockbridge County was named for Natural Bridge, an exceptional rock formation located in the county. The county was formed from Augusta and Botetourt counties in 1778, and another part of Botetourt was added later.
  • 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 Rockbridge County Court Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Rockbridge County (Va.) Wills
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Rockbridge County
  • This 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
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Rockbridge County Circuit Court
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001617841
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
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