The Resource Surry County (Va.) Records

Surry County (Va.) Records

Surry County (Va.) Records, 1760-1913
Surry County (Va.) Records
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  • Surry County (Va.) Records, 1760-1913. Wills records 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 to 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
  • This collection contains photocopies of Surry County. Also included are photocopies of unrecorded wills in Surry County dated 1812 through 1911. There are photocopies of wills recorded in Henrico, Isle of Wight, Northampton, Southampton, and Sussex Counties. There are photocopies of wills recorded in the Cites of Norfolk and Richmond. There is a photocopy of a will recorded in Massachusetts and and a photocopy of a will recorded in New York
Biographical or historical data
  • Surry County is the was named for the county of Surrey in England, and was formed for James City County about 1652.
  • Surry was created in 1652. Deed Book 10 (1835-1838) is missing and order books for 1718-1741 and various other early volumes are fragmentary. Most loose records prior to 1806 are missing. Courthouse fires in 1906 and 1922, however, did not result in loss of records, which were then housed in a separate clerk’s office.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Surry County Court Records can be found on microiflm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
  • Surry County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Surry County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Surry County (Va.) Records
These items are photocopies of original documents found in Surry County Courthouse
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Contents list
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Surry County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (2 boxes)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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