A Guide to the Norfolk County (Va.) Records, 1740-1899 (bulk 1800-1899) Norfolk County (Va.) Records, 1740-1899 (bulk 1800-1899)0007582015, 0007582016, 0007582018, 0007616361

A Guide to the Norfolk County (Va.) Records, 1740-1899 (bulk 1800-1899)

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Barcode number: 0007582015, 0007582016, 0007582018, 0007616361


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Processed by: Mary Dean Carter

The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
0007582015, 0007582016, 0007582018, 0007616361
Norfolk County (Va.) Records, 1740-1899 (bulk 1800-1899)
Physical Characteristics
1.70 cu. ft. (4 boxes)
Norfolk County (Va.) Circuit Court
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions. A portion of the collection is unprocessed.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Norfolk County (Va.) Records, 1740-1899 (bulk 1800-1899). Local government records collection, Chesapeake (City) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

This collection came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of records from the circuit court of Chesapeake.

Historical Information

Norfolk County was created in 1691 when Lower Norfolk County was divided into Norfolk County and Princess Anne County. Norfolk County became extinct on 1 January 1963, when it was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk to form the city of Chesapeake. The county seat was Portsmouth.

Scope and Content Note

Norfolk County (Va.) Records, 1740-1899 (bulk 1800-1899), consist predominantly of Judgments, Road and Bridge Records, and Land Records. Road and Bridge records include plats. The collection also includes Wills, Overseers of the Poor Records, Bonds, Commisions, and Oaths, School Records, Military and Pension Records, Organization Records, Tax and Fiscal Records, Fiduciary Records, and Miscellaneous Records - an eighteenth century broadside advertising the play Hamlet.


Arranged chronologically.

Related Material

Additional Norfolk County Court Records are found at the Library of Virginia.

Additional Norfolk County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia. See A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Chesapeake (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • Public records -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
  • Geographical Names:

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

  • Civil actions -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
  • Deeds -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
  • Judicial records -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
  • Petitions -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
  • Plats -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.
  • Road and Bridge records -- Virginia -- Norfolk County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Chesapeake (Va.) -- History.
  • Norfolk County (Va.) -- History.