A Guide to the Page County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1896-1910 Page County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1896-1910 1090435

A Guide to the Page County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1896-1910

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Page County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1896-1910
Physical Characteristics
1 v. (135 p.)
Page County (Va.) Circuit Court.
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Page County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1896-1910. Local government records collection, Page County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Page County.

Historical Information

Page County was formed from Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties in 1831. The county was named, according to most sources, for John Page, revolutionary patriot, congressman, and governor of Virginia from 1802 to 1805.

Prior to 1853, when the Commomwealth 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 submitted a return to the county clerk. Written consent from a parent or guardian was needed for individuals younger than twenty-one years. In 1853, the General Assembly passed a law requiring the statewide recording of vital statistics. In Virginia, a statewide index of marriage records was compiled from 1853 to 1935.

The original marriage licenses, from which this volume was compiled, were created by the County Court until 1904. After this date, marriages were recorded in the Circuit Court.

Scope and Content

Page County (Va.) Marriage Register, 1896-1910, is a list of marriage licenses issued by the county court clerk. The listings indicate the month, day and year when the license was issued as well as the full names of both parties. On the opposite page following each listing are notes on race (whether the parties were white or colored) and the individual or individuals giving consent to the marriage. As indicated by a clerk's note, pages 111-112 are blank and missing. Entries for pages 136 and 137 (Jan. 1911) have been crossed out.


Arranged chronologically.

Related Material

This volume is found at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions and hours.

Additional Page County Marriage Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"

Additional Page County Marriage Records can also be found on microfilm on the Library of Virginia's web site under "Vital Statistics." Additional records are noted in the collection guide, "Birth, Marriage and Death Registers," a statewide index compiled from 1853 to 1935 and arranged alphabetically by county and city.

Separated Material

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Page County (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--Marriage--Virginia--Page County.
  • African Americans--Virginia--Page County.
  • Marriage--Virginia--Page County.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Page County (Va.)--History.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--Page County.
  • Marriage records--Virginia--Page County.
  • Marriage registers--Virginia--Page County.
  • Added Entry - Corporate Name:

  • Page County (Va.) County Court.