A Guide to the Brunswick County (Va.) Records, circa 1791-1951 Brunswick County (Va.) Records, circa 1791-1951 1044564, 1044599, 1140953, 1208256

A Guide to the Brunswick County (Va.) Records, circa 1791-1951

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1044564, 1044599, 1140953, 1208256


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Barcode numbers
1044564, 1044599, 1140953, 1208256
Brunswick County (Va.) Records, circa 1791-1951
Physical Characteristics
4 boxes--2 found at State Records Center--Archives Annex, Library of Virginia and 2 found at Library of Virginia.
Brunswick County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Brunswick County (Va.) Records, circa 1791-1951. Local government records collection, Brunswick County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These records came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Brunswick County.

Historical Information

Brunswick County was named for the duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg, one of the German possessions of King George I. The county was formed by statute in 1720 from Prince George County. On 31 October 1723, the boundaries of the county were ordered to be laid out but, because of the sparse population, the county court first met in June 1732. On 1 January 1733, Brunswick County was enlarged by the addition of parts of Surry and Isle of Wight Counties.

Most loose records prior to 1781 are missing. Pre-1781 volumes that record deeds, court orders and wills exist.

Scope and Content

Brunswick County (Va.) Records, circa 1791-1951, consist of the following series: Road and Bridge Records, County Administrative Records (subfield series include Treasurer's Records, Sheriff's Records and Overseers of the Poor Records), Tax and Fiscal Records, Court Records (subfield series include Finance, Clerk's Records, Personal Documentation and Criminal Records), Election Records, Marriage Records and Vital Statistics, Organization Records, School Records, Town Administrative Records, Fiduciary Records, Health and Medical Records and Public Buildings and Grounds.

Related Material

Additional Brunswick County Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia's web site.

Brunswick County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Brunswick County Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection .

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

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Contents List

Barcode number 1044564: Records, 1821-1903

Road and Bridge Records; County Adminstrative Records: Treasurer's Records, Tax and Fiscal Records.

Barcode number 1044599: Records, circa 1808-1951

Court Records: Witness attendance book, 1821, Clerk's Records: Clerk's fees, 1920's; Tax and Fiscal Records: Dog tax, 1921, County Adminstrative Records; Sheriff's expenses, Capitation List 1951; Election Records ; Witness claims, 1809-1813; Attendance orders, 1808-1815 (from box with records labeled "slave trials, 1811-1820.)

Barcode number 1140953: Records, 1800-1944

Marriage Records and Vital Statistics, 1800-1942; County Administrative Records: Overseers of the Poor Records, 1878-1944; Organization Records: Church Petitions, 1923-1926; School Records, 1823-1919; Town Administrative Records, 1816, 1909, 1928; Tax and Fiscal Records, 1793; Fiduciary Records, 1796-1812; Court Records: Personal Documentation: Naturalization Records, 1808-1921.

Barcode number 1208256: Records, circa 1791-1903

Court Records: Criminal Records: Commonwealth Causes, 1791-1806; summonses, venire facias, and warrants, 1807-1813, circa; pardons granted by the Governor, 1898-1903; Clerk's Records: Clerk's Correspondence, 1805-1807, circa; and Health and Medical Records: Smallpox epidemic papers, 1799 Jul 2; Public Buildings and Grounds Records: Jail construction, 1819.