The Resource Washington County (Va.) Will Books, Vols. 1, 2 and 6

Washington County (Va.) Will Books, Vols. 1, 2 and 6

Label
Washington County (Va.) Will Books, Vols. 1, 2 and 6, 1777-1834
Title
Washington County (Va.) Will Books, Vols. 1, 2 and 6
Inclusive dates
1777-1834
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Washington County (Va.) Will Books, Vols. 1, 2 and 6, 1777-1834 (bulk 1777-1806), 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 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. The volumes also contain internal, unnumbered, alphabetical indices
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Washington County was formed in 1776 from Fincastle County. Part of Montgomery County was added in 1777. It is the first locality in the United States known to have been named for George Washington.
  • 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 Washington County Wills 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's web site.
  • Washington County (Va.) Will Book, Volume 6, 1827-1834, is found at the Library of Virginia's State Records Center.
Label
Washington County (Va.) Will Books, Vols. 1, 2 and 6
Note
  • These negative photostatic copies were compiled and created by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division, under the accession numbers 21018 and 24182, from the original court records found in the Washington County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
  • The microfilm copies of these volumes were generated by The Genealogical Society of Utah while filming in the Washington County Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 3
  • 2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Washington County Circuit Court
  • Virginia State Library
  • Virginia State Library
  • The Genealogical Society of Utah
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001570014
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative)
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copies, Washington County (Va.) Reels 15 and 16.
Type of unit
  • v. (1107 p.)
  • microfilm reels.

Library Locations

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