A Guide to the King George County (Va.) Wills, 1832-1960 King George County (Va.) Wills, 1832-1960 1172846-1172847, 1181800-1181805

A Guide to the King George County (Va.) Wills, 1832-1960

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers 1172846-1172847, 1181800-1181805


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Barcodes numbers
1172846-1172847, 1181800-1181805
King George County (Va.) Wills, 1832-1960
Physical Characteristics
3.6 cu. ft. (8 boxes)
King George County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrctions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

King George County (Va.) Wills, 1832-1960. Local Government Records Collection, King George County (Va.) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from King George County (Va.)

Historical Information

King George County was named in honor of George I of England and was formed from Richmond County in 1720. Part of Westmoreland County was added in 1777.

Individuals dying with a written will died testate. After the death of an individual, his or her will was brought into court, where two of the subscribing witnesses swore that the document was genuine. After the will was proved, the executor was bonded to carry out his or her duties to settle the estate. The court then ordered the will to be recorded

Most loose records prior to 1830 are missing. Volumes that record deeds, court orders, and wills exist.

Scope and Content

King George County (Va.) Wills, 1832-1960, record the deceased's plan for how his or her estate was to be divided among his or her heirs following his or her death. Information commonly recorded in wills include the name of the deceased, also referred as the testator; names of heirs; a listing of real and personal property (including slaves) and how it was to be divided among the heirs; names of individuals who were to be the will's executors; the date will was written; and the date will was recorded at the court house. Additional record types may be found in this collection such as fiduciary records (inventories and accounts.)



Related Material

King George County (Va.) will books and indices can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note .

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • King George County (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans--History
  • Estates (Law)--Virginia--King George County
  • Land subdivision--Virginia--King George County
  • Slaveholders--Virginia--King George County
  • Slaves--Virginia--King George County
  • Geographical Names:

  • King George County--History
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Local government records--Virginia--King George County
  • Wills--Virginia--King George County