A Guide to the Cumberland County (Va.) Processioner's Records, 1804-1841 Cumberland County (Va.) Processioner's Records, 1804-1841 1044002

A Guide to the Cumberland County (Va.) Processioner's Records, 1804-1841

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Barcode numbers: 1044002


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1044002
Title
Cumberland County (Va.) Processioner's Records, 1804-1841
Physical Characteristics
1 b.
Collector
Cumberland County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Cumberland County (Va.) Processioner's Records, 1804-1841. Local government records collection, Cumberland County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Cumberland County.

Historical Information

Cumberland County was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of King George II. It was formed from Goochland County in 1749. The county seat is Cumberland.

Two freeholders were appointed on order of the county court to procession or review the bounds of farms or tracts of land in each precinct in order to renew or replace old landmarks. This was originally a function of the church vestry, but was continued by the court after disestablishment. Persons who walked the boundaries were called processioners.

Scope and Content

Cumberland County (Va.) Processioner's Records, 1804-1841 typically record an area of land processioned with geographical landmarks, roads, property lines noted, the names of the persons present, the date(s) when the processioning occurred, the names of the processioners, and the date that the return was recorded by the local court.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

Additional Cumberland County records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."

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