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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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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