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Collection numbers: 1109607, 1109611-1109614, 1109616, 1109619, 1109621, 1146833/Princess Anne County (Va.) Reels 52 and 73
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Use microfilm copies, Princess Anne County (Va.) Reels 52 and 73.
Princess Anne County (Va.) Marriage Bonds, 1799-1850. Princess Anne County (Va.) Reels 52 and 73, Local government records collection, Virginia Beach (City)/Princess Anne County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
The negative photostatic copies, 1822-1850, were compiled and created, under the accession numbers 24452-24454 and 24498, by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division from the original court records found in the City of Virginia Beach Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
The negative photostatic copies, 1799-1821, were compiled and created, under the accession numbers 26681-26685, by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division from the original court records brought into the Library for restoration purposes by Mrs. William Wingo.
Microfilm Reel 52 was generated by the Genealogical Society of Utah while filming in the Princess Anne County (now City of Virginia Beach) Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
Microfilm Reel 73 was generated by the Virginia State Library's Microfilm Section.
Princess Anne County was formed from Lower Norfolk County in 1691 and became extinct in 1963, after its consolidation with the city of Virginia Beach. Princess Anne County was named for Anne, daughter of James II, who became queen of England in 1702.
Prior to 1853, when the Commonwealth began recording vital statistics, Virginia marriages were recorded at the county or city level. Beginning in 1661, in order to be married by license, the groom was required to go before the county clerk and give bond with security that there was no lawful reason to prevent the marriage. The license, issued then by the clerk, was given to the minister who performed the service. Written consent from a parent or guardian was needed for individuals younger than twenty-one years.
The original marriage records, from which these volumes were compiled, were created by the County Court.
Princess Anne County (Va.) Marriage bonds, 1799-1850, record the original bonds of marriage between a bride and groom within the county. These volumes also contain original marriage consents.
Additional Princess Anne County Marriage Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilmfound on the Library of Virginia's web site.
Princess Anne County (Va.) Marriage Bonds, 1803-1850, are found at the Library of Virginia's State Records Center.
- Virginia Beach (Va.) Circuit Court.
- Clergy--Virginia--Princess Anne County.
- Marriage--Virginia--Princess Anne County.
- Princess Anne County (Va.)--History.
- Virginia Beach (Va.)--History.
- Local government records--Virginia--Princess Anne County.
- Marriage bonds--Virginia--Princess Anne County.
- Marriage consents--Virginia--Princess Anne County.
- Princess Anne County (Va.) County Court.