Essential Records of a Key Virginia Orphans Court, Part 2 (1692-1739)

Henrico county (“shire”) of earliest Virginia is key. Hundreds of names are here, and some were part of Jamestowne government. Their descendants moved all over the state and beyond. It’s almost a sure thing you can find your early ancestor here.

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Essential Records of a Key Virginia Orphans Court, Part 1 (1677-1690)

Henrico county (“shire”) of earliest Virginia is key. Hundreds of names are here, and some were part of Jamestowne government. Their descendants moved all over the state and beyond. It’s a sure thing you can find your early ancestor here.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1766 to 1775

Collected together in one post for your convenience, this is the Revolutionary generation. Washington and Jefferson appear. Lots of other names and great for research.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1761 to 1765

Put together in one post for your convenience, this is a list of members for the House of Burgesses. Lots of names. Great for research. George Washington appears in the lists for the first time.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1712 to 1761

In one post for your convenience, this is a membership list of the House of Burgesses from 1712 to 1761. Lots of names here. Great for research, both historical and family.

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Members of Virginia House of Burgesses 1660 to 1712

Dateline: Virginia, 1660-1712. This post is about the membership list of the Virginia House of Burgesses. Primary sources are offered in this post. Great list of names for family research too.

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Randolphs of Early Virginia

Henry Randolph and William Randolph were gateway ancestors (descend from royalty) who arrived in Virginia in the mid-seventeenth century. Virginia was a populous colony and then state. Surely one of your lines links up to them. They and their descendants left behind excellent records to sort out relationships.

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Parkers, Daniels, and Jenkinses of Early Virginia and Beyond

According to Douglas Richardson’s Royal Ancestry, Richard Parker is a royal gateway ancestor. This post also includes the Daniels and Jenkinses who married into the Parkers, and all of their (available) descendants. This post goes from 1683 to 1840 and includes counties outside of Virginia.

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1782 Recruitment Quota List for New Kent County, Virginia

By Act of Assembly, Virginia ordered men (and women) to be recruited for service in some capacity during the War of Independence. Here is New Kent County’s recruitment quota list, containing 428 names, done in August 1782.

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The Clopton Birth, Marriage and Death Records of St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia

They go from 1703 to 1768, including slaves. St. Peter’s Parish was in New Kent County, Virginia.

William Clopton was a “gateway ancestor.” This means that for several generations back he has royal lines and immigrated to the American colonies.

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Robert Anderson and Rebecca Perrin

This brief post goes from 1808 to 1818, when Robert’s will was written and probated. It also includes a transcription of Edmund B. Belcher’s will, his son-in-law. Robert served in the Revolutionary War.

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William Wilbourn and Cairy Hudson

This post goes from the late 1760’s and early 1770’s to 1834.

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Cairy Hudson Wilbourn

This post goes from the 1835 to 1849. Cairy married William Wilbourn. She needs her own post because she had many documents after he died and she moved from South Carolina to Mississippi and passed away.

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Amonet Washington Wilbourn and Nancy Margaret Gray

This post covers the years 1821 to 1904.

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William Harvey Wilbourn and Frances Victoria Daniel

This post goes from 1853 to 1927.

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The Records of Henry Reynolds and Prudence Clayton, Chester County, PA, 1681-1728

He was active in Chester County, Pennsylvania, in and out of courts, and incurring large debts. His last Will and Testament, however, shows him to have a lot of land.

This post shows how people lived back then, in early America.

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