A Guide to the Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills, 1765-1967 Mecklenburg County (Va.), Wills 1765-1967 1012802-1012824, 1012826, 1012828

A Guide to the Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills, 1765-1967

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1012802-1012824, 1012826, 1012828


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Barcode numbers
1012802-1012824, 1012826, 1012828
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills 1765-1967
Physical Characteristics
11.25 cu. ft. (25 boxes)
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Circuit Court
State Records Center - Archives Annex, Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills 1765-1967. Local government records collection, Mecklenburg 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 Mecklenburg County (Va.)

Historical Information

Mecklenburg County was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, consort of King George III. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1764. The county court first met on 11 March 1765. The county seat is Boydton.

Created in 1764. Numerous loose records prior to 1783 are missing. Volumes that record deeds, court orders,and wills exist

Scope and Content

Mecklenburg County (Va.) Wills, 1765-1967, 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 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. Wills recorded prior to April 1865 include names of enslaved people.

A donation to the Library of Virginia's Adopt Virginia's History program to conserve the Will of Alexander Boyd, 1801, found in this collection was made for Mrs. Robin Boyd Rawles by her son, Alexander Rawles, in honor of her forthcoming birthday, in the fall of 2016.



Related Material

Mecklenburg County Will Books can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."

Mecklenburg County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Mecklenburg Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localites Database found on the Library of Virginia's web site.

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