A Guide to the Albemarle County (Va.) Fiduciary Records, 1789-1956 circa Albemarle County (Va.) Fiduciary Records, 1789-1956 circa 1042624-1186764 circa

A Guide to the Albemarle County (Va.) Fiduciary Records, 1789-1956 circa

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Barcode number: 1042624-1186764 circa


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Barcode number
1042624-1186764 circa
Albemarle County (Va.) Fiduciary Records 1789-1956 circa
Physical Characteristics
13.0 cu. ft. ; 2 boxes ; and 13 v.
Albemarle County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Library of Virginia

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Albemarle County (Va.) Fiduciary Records, 1789-1956 circa. Local government records collection, Albemarle County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

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

Historical Information

Albemarle County was named for William Anne Keppel, second earl of Albemarle, and governor of Virginia from 1737 to 1754. It was created by a statute of 1744 and formed from Goochland County; part of Louisa County was added in 1761 and islands in the Fluvanna (now the James) River in 1770. The court met for the first time on 8 February 1745.

Created in 1744. All order books except the first and many loose papers between 1748 and 1781 were destroyed by British general Banastre Tarleton’s raid on Charlottesville in 1781 during the Revolutionary War.

Scope and Content

Albemarle County (Va.) Fiduciary Records, 1789-1956 circa, include miscellaneous records filed in a local court by trustees, administrators, executors, guardians, and committees that related to the performance of their duties managing a person's estate. These records typically include the following; bonds, appraisements, audits, inventories, accounts, estate divisions, settlements, dowery records, etc. Information related to enslaved people are commonly found in these records.

Related Material

Additional Albemarle County records 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 .