Monday, July 22, 2019

Images of Fluvanna County VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Fluvanna County Genealogy, Wills, Indexes to Probate Records

Fluvanna County, Virginia
Fluvanna County was once part of Henrico County, an original shires of the Virginia Colony which was divided in 1727 so that the Fluvanna County area became a part of Goochland County. In 1744 Goochland was divided and the area presently known as Fluvanna became a part of Albemarle County. Finally, in 1777, Albemarle County was divided and Fluvanna County established. Actually, the James River and the Rivanna Rivers run through the county. The Fluvanna River and was the name given to the James River which ran west of Columbia. Fluvanna means "Anne's Rive"" in honor of Anne, Queen of Great Britain. The county seat is Palmyra. 

Probate Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
  • Wills, Inventories, Estates 1777 to 1808
  • Wills, Inventories, Estates 1808 to 1823
Images of Wills, Inventories, Estates 1777 to 1808, Book 1 

Adams, James | Allegree, Judith | Allen, Richard | Anderson, George | Ashlin, Christopher | Ashlin, John | Bailey, Thomas | Baler, Thomas Sr. | Barley, Thomas | Barnett, John | Barth, Thomas | Baskett, Thomas | Bentley, John | Berry, John | Bethell, Oliver | Bethell, Rebecca | Bice, F. | Bishan, Spencer | Bowers, Davis | Bradshaw, William | Brown, Philip | Bryant, John | Bugg, William | Cawtheon, Thomas | Chandler, Richard | Cheatham, Richard | Clarke, Jesse | Clarke, Thomas | Cocke, Richard | Creasey, Judy | Creasey, William | Crewdson, James | Dawson, Thomas | Dillon, Thomas | Duncan, George | England, John | England, William | Fitzpatrick, Joseph | Ford, John | Ford, Tandy | Forose, John | Foster, James | Fowler, Robert | Garrets, Henry | Garrett, William | Glass, William | Good, John | Grant, Alexander | Hall, Richard | Hackney, John | Haggard, James | Harlow, William | Haslip, William | Henry, William | Hinsley, William | Hughs, Anthony | Humphrey, Edmund | Kent, Thomas | King, Daniel | Knight, Isaac | Lambert, Joseph | Lane, Littlebury | Lightfoot, John | Lilly, Arminger | Lockman, G. | Loving, William | Lyon, James | Magruder, Mary | Martin, Elizabeth | Martin, James | May, John | McLauchlan, Duncan | Mellon, John | Milton, W. | Moon, Turner | Moore, John | Napier, Patrick | Oglesby, Shadrach | Pace, Jesse | Pace, John | Pasley, Mary | Payne, Robert | Perkins, Abram | Perkins, Richard | Perry, George | Perry, James | Peyton, John | Price, Alexander Pope | Priddy, William | Pullium, Sarah | Resley, Abraham | Richardson, Robert | Richardson, William | Roads, William | Rodes, George | Ross, James | Rowe, William | Sasler, William 
. . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, July 19, 2019

Images of Montgomery Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Montgomery County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Property Taxes,

Montgomery County VirginiaMontgomery County was established in 1777 from Fincastle County and was named after General Richard Montgomery of the Revolutionary War, killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. County seat: Christianburg, Virginia. Early Settlers: Jasper Garlick, John Robinson, Henry Price, Isaac Taylor, Enoch Muirhead, Charles Stapleton, Alexander Baine, Adam Wiser, Joseph McDonald, Michael Drake, Thomas Lewis, William Deweese, William Lyons.

Montgomery County Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Images of Will Book 1, 1796 to 1809

Testators:Allen, Nicholas; Baine, Alexander ;Beckett, Richard; Bowles, William ;Boyles, Daniel ;Brook, Palserly ;Brown, Margaret; Burnett, James ;Copher, Joseph ;Cubbage, George ;Davis, John ;Deweese, William ;Drake, Michael ;Garlick, Jasper ;Heavener, Philip ;Howell, Benjamin;Lawrence, John ;Lewis, Thomas ;Lyons, William ;McDonald, Joseph ;McDonald, Susanna ;Muirhead, Enoch ;Owens, David ;Pepper, Samuel ;Price, George ;Price, Henry ;Price, Michael ;Rayburn, John ;Robinson, John ;Read, George Jr. ;Scott, John ;Shell, Jacob; Shell, John Sr. ;Shovelbarger, Jacob ;Smith, Frederick ;Smith, Matthew ;Stapleton, Charles; Taylor, Isaac ;Taylor, Isaac(2) ;Taylor, William ;Thompson, John ;Wade, David ;Wall, Adam ;Waterson, John ;Weddle, Benjamin ;Wiser, Adam;

Images of Wills, Book 2, 1809 to 1817

Testators:Baker, Josiah; Barkett, Gardner ;Bratten, James ;Burk, Samuel ;Connor, Daniel ;Deyerle, Peter ;Dulaney, Samuel; Farmer, Thompson ;Frazer, Henry ;Gardner, John Sr. ;Goodson, Thomas ;Graham, Jacob ;Harless, David ;Huff, Absalom; Henderson, John; Kent, Jacob ;Kester, Philip ;Kirby, William ;Lykins, Marcus ;McNeely, William ;Pate, Christina; Rayburn, James ;Robinson, Gertrude ;Scott, Matthew ;Shell, Jacob ;Shelton, Lawrence ;Smith, Margaret ;Taylor or Traylor, George; Taylor, John ;Thompson, James ;Townsley, James ;Walwood, William;West, Isaac ;White, Richard;Wood, James

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Index to Wills, Estates, Deeds, 1796 to 1809.
  • Index to Wills, Estates, Deeds, 1809 to 1817.

Tax Digests

  • Property Tax 1782
  • Property Tax 1787 to 1789

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, July 15, 2019

Elizabeth City Virginia Ancestors - Wills, Estates, Genealogies

Elizabeth City County, Virginia Genealogy, Loose Wills, Estates

Map of Elizabeth City County

Elizabeth City County was created in 1634 as the Elizabeth River Shire, being one of eight shires in the Virginia Colony by the order of the King of England. The county is located in southeastern Virginia and survived from 1634 to 1952. It was subdivided in 1636 and that portion located north of the harbor of Hampton Roads became known as Elizabeth City Shire, afterwards renamed Elizabeth City County. When the Englished arrived in 1607, the area was known as Kikotan after the native Indians. The shire and county were named for Elizabeth of Bohemia, daughter of King James I, sister of Princes Henry and Charles. The county seat is Hampton, established in 1680. In 1952, Elizabeth | City County merged with Hampton and is today the independent city of Hampton. The city also includes the former Town of Phoebus.


  • Licenses 1689 to 1699
  • Marriages to 1699

Images of Loose Wills 1700 to 1805 (Vols. 1, 2, 3)

Images of Loose Wills 1700 to 1805 (Vols. 1, 2, 3) Adams, John Nelson | Allen, John | Allen, Phillip | Allen, William | Allin, Elenor | Armistead, Anthony | Armistead, Booth | Armistead, Catharine Armistead, Edward | Armistead, Elizabeth | Armistead, James Bray | Armistead, John | Armistead, Martha | Armistead, Moseley | Armistead, Robert | Armistead, Robert Sr. | Armistead, Samuel | Armistead, Starkey | Armistead, Wallace | Armistead, Westwood | Armistead, Westwood, Capt. | Armistead, Williams | Armistead, William | Avera, Charles | Avera, Hannah | Badget, William | Bagley, Sarah | | Baines, Henry Baker, James | Baker, John | Baker, Sarah | Ballard, Edward | Ballard, Francis | Ballard, James | Ballard, William | Baner, Richard | Banister, Joseph | Banks, John | Barber, Gray | Barron, Samuel | Bayley, Charles | Bayley, John Wallace | Bayley, Judith | Bayley, Nicholas | Bayley, Sarah | | Bayley, Thomas | Baylis, William | Bedingfield, Nathaniel | Belfont, Mary Jemima | Bell, Nathaniel Bennett, John | Berry, James | Betts, 
. . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, July 12, 2019

Images of Nansemond Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Nansemond County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Indexes to Probate Records, Tax Digests

494 Kingsale Road, Holland, VirginiaIn 1634, the King of England directed the formation of eight shires (or counties) in the colony of Virginia. One of these was Elizabeth City Shire, which included land area on both sides of Hampton Roads. New Norfolk County was formed in 1636 from Elizabeth City Shire. It included all the area in South Hampton Roads. In 1637, New Norfolk County was divided into Upper Norfolk County and Lower Norfolk County and Upper Norfolk County became Nansemond County in 1646. Now an extinct county, Nansemond is part of the City of Suffolk, where the records are now located. 

Note: All of the probate records burned during the Civil War. Nansemond County is no longer in existence. The records were sent to Suffolk, Virginia.

Nansemond County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

Pictured is the site of 404 Kingsale Road, Holland, (now Suffolk, Virginia) (left) and the site of 504 Kingsale Road, Holland, (now Suffolk, Virginia)(right).


  • Nansemond County Marriages to 1699; taken from Gates County, North Carolina (1783 to 1877) and miscellaneous sources

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Wills and Inventories 1866-1872
  • Wills and Inventories 1900-1909
  • Wills and Estates 1909 to 1919
  • Fiduciaries 1866 to 1889

Nansemond County Fee Book (Clerk's records of lawsuits, wills filed, etc.) 1770-1800

  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames A-B
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames C-D
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames E-F
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames G-H
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames I-J
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames K-M
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames N-O
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames P-Q
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames R-S
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames T-U
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames U-V
  • Abstracts of Feebooks 1789-1800, Surnames W-Z

Miscellaneous Accounts in Feebooks

  • Holland, Carr
  • Holland, Elias and Esther
  • Holland, Everitt
  • Holland, Jacob
  • Holland, James, admr of Henry Holland, deceased
  • Holland, John and Joseph Sr.
  • Holland, Joseph
  • Holland, Joseph (2)
  • Holland, Joseph Sr.
  • Holland, Solomon
  • Holland, Solomon and Job
  • Holland, Thomas
  • Holland, William and Elias
  • Holland, William and George
  • Holland, William, Elias, Arthur and Job

Digital Images of Old Wills Recovered, 1676 to 1824 (re-filed in Will Book 1909 to 1919)

Testators: Godwin, Thomas; Godwin, Thomas; Godwin, Thomas; Godwin, Thomas; Yeates, John

Digital Images of Wills 1866-1872

Names of Testators: Ames, John; Ames, Mary Ann; Atcher, Stephen; Archer, William; Babbs, Samuel; Banes, Nancy Jane ; Boyt, Nancy; Briggs, Merit; Bryant, Joshua; Bunch, Julia A.; Burn, Thomas; Cohoon, John C.; Colburn, James; Creecy, Lemuel; Cross, Hardy; Darden, Edward H., estate; Darden, John D. H., estate; Darden, Sally, estate ; Draper, William H.; Duke, Elisha; Daughtrey, Elizabeth, estate; Daughtrey, Jacob K.; Dorton, Joseph, estate; Eley, Josiah, estate; Elliott, Sarah; Ellis, Wilson; Eppes, Hamlin L.; Frost, Priscilla; Godwin, George; Goodman, Barnes ; Goodman, James; Graves, James; Gray, Hal; Griffin, Richard H.; Harrell, Isaac; Harris, James H.; Harrison, Margaret; Hatchell, Armstead; Holland, Augustus H.; Holland, Harrison; Holland, Margaret Sr.; Holladay, Edith; Holladay, Francis D.; Howell, David; Jenkins, Elizabeth; Johnson, Isaac; Jones, Wiley; Jones, William M.; Joyner, William; Kerr, William Harvey; King, William; Langston, Lot; Lawrence, James; Lawrence, Robert; Lee, Isaac; Lewis, Mary A.; Livesey, Joshua; Mansfield, Joseph  . . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, July 8, 2019

Dinwiddie County VA Genealogy Records #virginiapioneersnet #vagenealogy

Dinwiddie County Genealogy, Wills, Estates

Petersburg, VirginiaDinwiddie County was formed May 1, 1752 from Prince George County, Virginia and is named after Robert Dinwiddie, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia from 1751 to 1758. Revolutionary War battles were fought in and around Petersburg. 

Probate Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Digital Images of Dinwiddie County Wills 1758-1799
---Fragments of the only surviving wills---
Testators: Brewer, John;Brown, Noah;Cardwell, Jane; Davis, Edward;Jackson, Joseph;Poythress, Francis;Poythress, Mary;Poythress, Mary (2);Ravenscroft, Robert;Skipwith, Tulwar; Williams, Rachel;Wills, Amey
Digital Images of Dinwiddie Wills 1801-1869
---Surviving records---
Testators: Allgood, John;Bass, Elizabeth;Coleman, Robert;Cryers, Elizabeth; Coupland, Mary;Crowder, Nelson;Grant, John;Hardaway, Frances; Hargrove, J. E.;Ledbetter, Suzanne;Lewis, William;Meriwether, Francis;Perkins, Elizabeth;Perkins, Lewis;Pool, Mary;Poythress, P. H.;Reese, William;Scott, Rebecca;Stewart, Thomas;Stewart, Thomas(2);Thomas, Anna;Valentine, Howard;Vaughan, Philip;Wells,William;Wills, Martha
  • 1752 Dinwiddie Militia
  • Unrecorded Wills
  • Cardwell, Jane, LWT (extract of lost records)
  • Davis, Edward, LWT (extract of lost records)
  • Eppes, Francis, LWT (extract of burned records)
  • Grant, John, LWT (extract of burned records)
  • Hudson, William, LWT (extract of burned records)
  • Jackson, Joseph, LWT (extract of lost records)
  • Muir, Anne Downman, LWT, transcript
  • Skipwith, Fulmer, LWT (extract of lost records)

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, July 5, 2019

Images of New Kent Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

New Kent County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records, Marriages

New Kent Court House

Captain John Smith visited this area in 1607 and since that time many Europeans began immigrating into Virginia. New Kent County once formed part of Charles River County, one of the eight shires into which the colony of Virginia was divided in 1634. It origiinally included part or all of the present day counties of King & Queen, King William, Spotsylvania and Hanover, the modern day borders of New Kent took place in 1766 through exchange of land with James City County. Actually, researchers will see the mention of "Brick House". This was the first town and this was the seat of the first government. This historical site knows its history, starting with Nathaniel Bacon who, when the Governor refused to do anything about Indians who killed settlers and looted the area, formed his famous rebellion among his neighbors. The historical genealogy of the Bacon family is traced on Virginia Pioneers and is available to members. The village of New Kent appears to have been the County seat since 1691. Most of the County's colonial records were destroyed in the burning of the clerk's office in 1787, and later records were destroyed in the burning of Richmond during the Civil War. Providence Forge was one of the earliest settlements and the site of a colonial forge that was destroyed by Banister Tarleton during the Revolutionary War. Another site, St. Peter's Church at Talleysville was established in 1678 and built in 1701. It was enlarged in 1740 by the addition of a tower and vestry room and in the 1760's by the building of a north wing, believed to have been torn down in 1854. Martha Dandridge Custis who lived in White House on the Pamunkey, worshiped here at the time of her marriage to George Washington. The road leading from Richmond to Williamsburg is one oldest roads in America. 

New Kent Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers


  • Marriages to 1699
  • Consents and Licenses
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills 1864-1887
  • Index to Wills, Inventories, Appraisements, 1880-1938
Images of Wills 1864-1887

Testators: Adams John;Apperson, John C.;Atkinson, Thomas M.;Atkinson, William F.;Bailey, Nancy;Baker, Sarah;Bailey, William B.;Bond William;Bowles, Ira;Brawers, William B.;Chandler, Harman;Chandler, Robert;Christian, Ann; Couch, Isaac;Craborn, Judith;Crump, Anderson;Crump, William B.; Drake, Robert;Ellyson, Daniel;Elmore, James;Foster, Sarah;Fox, Susan;Gordon, John N.;Higgins, John;Higgins, Josiah;Jones, Chesley;Jones, Roland;Lester, Elizabeth;MacGhee, John;Merry, William B.;Moody, Phil;Odell, Thomas;Otey, Isaac;Parrish, Mary; Pervue, Alexander;Pearman, Thomas;Pollard, Caroline Nelson; Pollard, E. D.;Pollard, Jane;Pollard, William A.;Rabineau, William F.;Richardson, John;Rives, Nathaniel;Royster, Susan; Savage, Harriett;Sherman, Henly;Slater, John;Smith, William C.; Stamper, James;Tally, Nannie;Taylor, Richard B.;Terrell, Leigh; Terrell, William;Timberlake, Benjamin;Timberlake, Sally;Timberlake, William J.;Tyree, Mary;Vaiders, William;Williams, David;Williams, Leroy  . . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, July 1, 2019

The Substance of Genealogy = Old Wills and Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

The Substance of Genealogy = Old Wills and Estates

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin

There is more personal family information and clues contained in old wills and estates than a census record. And it is more accurate because it was written by an ancestor who wished to be remembered, and found later in time; after he had gone. It usually provides all the names of the children and their spouses, grandchildren, siblings, parents and could even include the names of relatives residing in foreign countries. Reading an old last will and testament, along with its inventories, sales, annual returns and other estate data is an open book into the life experiences of another person. Also, it provide multiple clues to discovering other relatives, should we examine it more closely. Not only do we get the whereabouts of family members, but also origins. One mention of a relative in a foreign country, for example, is worth thousands of research hours. Actually, estate details provide a parcel of clues in the Annual Returns. These returns commence with the last illness, funeral details, and as additional returns are filed (annually until the final settlement), tidbits appear of personal data appears, such as letters received from relatives in other places and all sorts of clues where to search next. Names of relatives, neighbors and friends are plastered all over those records. And do not forget to search for receipts! If you do this much, more family members will emerge and as well as a pattern of clues.

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, June 28, 2019

Images of Norfolk Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Norfolk County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Deeds, Marriages, Indexes to Probate Records

Norfolk VirginiaIf you have Virginia ancestors, Norfolk is one of the first counties to research. The earliest records survived, thus providing a scope of genealogical discoveries. Norfolk County was created in 1691 and existed as a county until 1963 when it was consolidated with the city of South Norfolk to form the new City of Chesapeake. After the American Civil War, for a period of about 100 years, portions of Norfolk County were lost and the territory of the county reduced as they became parts of the separate and growing independent cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth and South Norfolk. Many of the earliest records did not survive, but Bks have been published on Lower Norfolk County. 

Suggested Books: Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Court Records: Bk A, 1637-1646 and Bk B, 1646-1651/2; Historical Southern Families by Boddie; Transcription of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Records. Volume One: Wills & Deeds, Bk D, 1656-1666 by Brayton. 

Historical Tidbits: During 1666, Walter Bruce of Nansemond County who had married the widow of Thomas Sayer, one of the most prominent citizens of Lower Norfolk, increased his stepchildren's estates by presenting them with a considerable number of cattle. His wife sold four of these during his absence from Virginia to meet the expense of sending her daughter to school. By the terms of the will of John Russell, his daughter was to continue to be educated until she should marry. 

Sources: Lower Norfolk Records, vol. 1656-66, p. 438. 

Norfolk County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Miscellaneous Probate Records

1674 Court Orders, Bk E, pp. 124
1675 Court Orders, Bk E, pp. 124-126
Bouring, John (1672 LWT) Order Bk E, pp. 124
Connor, Lewis and Henry Jenkins and Elizabeth Lawson, 1709, Deed Bk 8, pp. 154-156
Corbett, John and Sarah. Transaction dated 1669, Order Bk E, pp. 123A
Johnson, Benjamin and Osborn Johnson (Land Transaction), Order Bk E, pp. 124
Mackie, Josias, LWT (transcription)
Shore, Dishard married Relict of Thomas Watkings (transaction dated 1/1669, Order Bk E, pp. 124
Smith, Humphrey. Transaction dated 1669, Order Bk E, pp. 123
Thoroughgood, Margery (Deposition dated 1669, Order Bk E, pp. 123
Wickliff, Mary. Deposition dated 1669, Order Bk E, pp. 123
Willoughby, Thomas (1671 Inventory) Order Bk E, pp. 125-6
Wood, John. Transaction dated 1/1669, Order Bk E, pp. 124 

  • Marriages (taken from Gates County Marriage Bonds)
  • Marriages to 1699
  • Marriage Bonds 1706 to 1759
  • Marriage Register 8, 1901-1911
  • Marriage Register 9, 1911 to 1912
Indexes to Wills and Deeds
  • 1646 to 1651
  • 1651 to 1656
  • 1656 to 1666
  • 1666 to 1675
  • 1719 to 1723
  • 1721 to 1725
  • 1742 to 1749
  • 1747 to 1759
  • 1725 to 1730
  • Wills 1755 to 1772
  • Wills 1760 to 1762
Images of Norfolk County Wills 1651 to 1656 
Testators: Chessey, Thomas | Cossan, Thomas | Fowler, Robert | Gilham, Thomas | Godby, Thomas | Goodwell, Edward | Gouldinge, John | Henrys, Robert | Moseley, William | Nordham, Thomas | Powes, Robert | Riglesworth, Peter | Sherwood, Samuel | Sibsey, John | Starling, James | Ward, Thomas | Wilkinson, Arnall | Woodhouse, Henry | Workman, Thomas | Wright, Thomas . . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, June 24, 2019

What to do when the Records Burned #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

What to do when the Records Burned

Genealogy Tips from Jeannette Holland Austin Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin

Most of the first immigrants to Virginia came from England. Other Europeans began migrating during the middle of the 17th century. The London Company and Virginia Company were invested in the colony and shipped people and supplies into Jamestown on a continuous basis dating from 1607. Can one locate all the ship manifests? No. Although there is a list of the first voyagers to Jamestown on this website, we have been unable to discover the ship manifests. The records of Jamestown were destroyed during an armed rebellion in 1676 when the settlers, led by Nathaniel Bacon against the rule of Governor William Berkeley, burned the town. An alternate place to research would be Williamsburg (York County). 

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, June 21, 2019

Images of Northampton Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Northampton County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages

Northampton County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers


  • to 1699
  • Bonds and Consents 1706 to 1858
  • Bonds and Consents 1853 to 1860

Images of Wills 1640-1645 (aged, imperfect images)

  • Burdett, Francis
  • Burdett, William
  • Chapman, Phillip
  • Drieu, Julia Ann
  • Holloway, John
  • Neale, John
  • Newton, Robert
  • Travellor, George
  • Walburn, John

Images of Wills 1645 to 1651 (aged, imperfect images)

  • Cotton, William
  • Logan, John

Images of Deeds

  • 1645-1651 (index)
  • 1651-1654 (no index)

Indexes to Probate Records (colonial-style handwriting)

  • Index to Orders, Wills, Inventories, 1645 to 1651
  • Index to Orders, Deeds, Wills, 1632 to 1640, Books 1 and 2
  • Orders, Deeds, Wills, 1640 to 1645 (includes index)
  • Index to Orders, Wills, Inventories, 1645 to 1651

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

  • Dixon, Benjamin, Inventory dated 1772
  • Dixon, John, LWT dated 1764
  • Dixon, John, 1799 Inventory
  • Dixon, John, LWT dated 1764. Includes Accounts of Mary, Sarah and Thomas Dixon, children of John, deceased.
  • Dixon, John, LWT dated 1774
  • Dixon, Tilney, LWT dated 1764, Book 23, p. 172
  • Dixon, Tilney, Inventory dated 1764
  • Dixon, Tilney, Estate and Inventory dated 1764
  • Dixon, Tilney, LWT dated 1770; appraisement
  • Dixon, Tilney, Estate dated 1776
  • Dixon, William, Estate Returns, Inventory, etc. dated 1772
  • Dunton, Sophia, 1778 Estate
  • Evans, Esther, appraisement 1778, Book 23, p. 194
  • Johnson, Powell, Estate (1774)
  • Starling, William (1698)
  • Wilkins, Sarah, Estate 1777


  • 1671 tithables
  • 1704 Quit Rent Rolls
  • School Board Minutes 1922 to 1936

Traced genealogies and family histories of Northampton County available to Members !


Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, June 17, 2019

Accessing Immigration Records #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Accessing Immigration Records

Genealogy Tips from Jeannette Holland Austin Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin

Except for some regional libraries who have a set of books containing names of immigrants, the best opportunity to find immigration records is at the National Archives. For various reasons, the Ship Manifest was not always given over at the time of arrival. And, sometimes several months passed after the voyage. The genealogist can expect to learn the name of the vessel and date of entry into the United States. A list of passengers with information concerning their nationality, where born, age, height color of hair, occupation, and place of last residence. The National Archives has records of arrivals to the United States from foreign ports between approximately 1820 and 1982 and are arranged by Port of Arrival. As in all research, diligence is the key. However, one also needs to educate himself concerning common ports of entry for different time periods.

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, June 14, 2019

Images of Nottoway Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Nottoway County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records

Burkeville, VirginiaIn 1788 the Nottoway Parish district of Amelia County was established as Nottoway County. The county seat is Nottoway, Virginia. 

Nottoway County, Virginia Probate Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Images of Wills 1788 to 1802 

Names of Testators: Anderson, Henry; Anderson, John; Bagley, George; Bagley, James; Baldwin, John ;Baldwin, William; Beasley, John; Bennett, William; Bolling, Stith ;Boram, Edmund; Boram, Richard; Brown, Lawrence; Bruce, Alexander Sr.; Buford, Henry; Burks, Richard Sr.; Cabaness, George; Cabaniss, Matthew; Clardy, Benjamin; Clark, John; Clarke, Lew Cocke, Stephen Connally, Charles Craddock, William; Crenshaw, William; Crenshaw, William (2); Cross, William; Davis, Davis, William; Dennis, Henry; Donati, Francis; Dudley, William; Dupuy, John Bartholomew; Dupuy, Mary; Eckles, Thomas; Elliott, John; Farguson, Peleg; Foard, Abraham ;Forrest, Abraham; Foster, Richard ;Fowlkes, Gabriel; Fowlkes, Jenning;s Fowlkes, John; Fowlkes, Joseph Sr.; French, Robert; Grammer, Joseph; Greenhill, Philip; Hall, Ann; Hart, William; Hatchett, Margaret; Hightower, Joshua; Holland, Zachariah; Howson, John; Hudson, Mary; Hundley, John; Jackson, Burwell ; Jackson, Edward ;Jeffreys, Thomas; Jennings, John; Jennings, Robert ;Johns, Mary; Johns, Nathaniel; Jones, Ball; Jones, Daniel ;Jones, Peter; Jones, Thomas; Lamkin, Peter; Leath, Sarah; Mann, John; May, John; May, Martha; Oliver, Isaac Sr.; Osborne, William; Parham, William; Pincham, Samuel ;Ramsey, Richard; Robertson, James; Robertson, Nathaniel; Smith, Richard; Smith, . . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, June 10, 2019

Where to Find Information Concerning Jamestown Settlers #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Where to Find Tidbits of Information concerning Jamestown Settlers

Genealogy Tips from Jeannette Holland Austin Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin

The early vessels to Jamestown delivered mostly male settlers. It was not until later that women were brought over for the purpose of marriage. The wife of my own ancestor, Gabriel Holland, was killed in the massacre of 1622. This is probably the situation for other ancestors as well. He then married a widow whose husband had been slain and there a slight mention of his taking up the lot previously owned by her husband. However, two or three years later, he returned to London and married the third time. Gabriel was appointed one of the Burgesses for Jamestown, and made several trips to London on the business of the colony. One issue they were discussing is the taxing of tobacco, and Gabriel was sent to have an audience with King Charles I. This was a period when the king was not convening Parliament, so Gabriel's attempts to settle this tax, went unresolved. I found some mention of this in the English Court of Chancery. We have to remember that the colony was subjugated to the King, and that the King's business was tended by Burgesses. The accounts of the House of Burgesses published in the Virginia Magazine is another instance where tidbits of information can be gleaned and studied. 

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, June 7, 2019

Images of Orange County VA Wills, Estates #genealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Orange County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Maps, Virginia Probate Records


Orange County was created in 1738 from Augusta County, Virginia. It was named in honor of William, the Prince of Orange, who in that year married Anne, Princess Royal of England. Orange County is known as having been the largest Virginia county ever formed. Orange covered a vast territory extending from its present eastern boundary west to the Mississippi River and north to the Great Lakes. The states of Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and West Virginia were once part of Orange County. 

Orange County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

  • Marriages 1747-1810 (Watson to Waugh)
  • Original Marriage Bonds 1775 to 1786 (no index)
  • Original Marriage Bonds 1787 to 1791 (no index)

1736 Beverley Patent (map of names) 

Miscellaneous Records
  • Births 1751 to 1766
  • Deed Books 1, 2 (1735-8), 2 misc. pages
  • Deed Book 3, (3 misc. pages)
  • Deed Book 20, 1 misc. page
Indexes to Probate Records
  • Index to Wills and Inventories 1735 to 1744
  • Index to Wills and Inventories 1744 to 1778
Digital Images of Wills 1735 to 1744 
Names of Testators: Calvert, John | Curtiss, Mary | Griffin, John | Hanslee, Samuel | Jennings, John | Kanady, John | Lightfoot, John | Mallory, Roger | Naylor, Ann | Nicholas, John | Perkins, Elisha | Rhodes, William | Rucker, John | Rucker, Peter | Smith, Augustus | Smith, Elizabeth | Smith, William | Spotswood, Alexander | Stanton, Thomas | Strother, Jeremiah | Watts, Robert 

Digital Images of Wills 1744 to 1748 
Testators: Banks, Girard | Barnett, John | Beale, Elizabeth | Beale, Richard | Beale, Taverner | Beasley, Bennett | Bell, Roger | Bohannon, Duncan | Boston, John | Bradburn, Sarah | Bradbourne, William | Bramham, John | Brockman, John | Brockman, Samuel | Brown, Daniel | Bryson, John | Burk, Philip | Bush, John | Campbell, Thomas | Campbell, William | Carpenter, William W. C. | Catlett, John | Cave, Benjamin | Cave, David | Cavenaugh, Philemon | Chiles, Anna | Chiles, Malachi | Coleman, James | Collins, John | Cox, William | Coyne, Edward | Coyne, Elizabeth | Crosthwart, Timothy | Davis, Berreman | Dawson, Robert | Deering, Richard | Duglass, Robert | Earley, John | Easlin, Philip | Embry, William | Eve, Joseph | Faulker, William | Finleson, John | Fleet, Weedom | Frazier, Alexander | George, Samuel | Goodall, Charles | Gore, John | Green, Robert | Hansford, Charles | Harper, Samuel | Harris, Esther | Hawkins, Moses | Hawkins, William | Hughes, Thomas Sr. | Jackson, Thomas | James, Samuel | Johnson, William | Jones, John | Ker, Jacob | Kindel, William | Lathom, John | Lindon,  . . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, June 3, 2019

Images of Tazewell County VA Wills, Estates etc #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Tazewell County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriage Bonds, Probate Records

Tazewell County

During 1771, Thomas and John Witten established the first permanent settlement at Crab Orchard. Tazewell County, Virginia was created in 1799 and was taken from portions of Wythe and Russell Counties. The county seat is Tazewell. 

Marriage Bonds
  • 1801 to 1845
  • 1845 to 1853
Images of Wills and Estates 1800 to 1832 

Asberry, George | Asberry, Henry | Asbury, Moses | Asberry, Poly | Baily, Eli | Barns, Robert | Belcher, Isham | Belches, James | Belches, Joseph | Belsches, Robert | Boston, Isaac | Bowen, Rees | Brewer, James | Brown, Isaac | Brown, James | Carter, James | Carter, Simeon | Cecil, Joshua | Compton, John | Corder, Elijah | Correl, Martha | Correl, Samuel | Curion, Hugh | Davis, Elizabeth | Davis, John | Day, William | Deenenger, Joseph | Dells, William | Deskins, Mary | Drake, John | Duskins, John | Evins, Robert | Gent, William | George, Jane | George, William | Gere, Philip | Goodwin, Robert | Griffith, William | Harman, Daniel | Harman, Henry | Harrison, Hannah | Harrison, Thomas | Helman, William | Hines, Francis | joshix Hix, Joseph | Jones, Solomon | Justice, John | Kindrick, Patrick | King, Martha | Laird, John | Lockheart, Mary | Lockler, Andrew | Marrs, Henry |   . . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, May 31, 2019

Images of Pittsylvania Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Pittsylvania County Genealogy, Wills, Estates

Berryhill Plantation

Pittsylania County was formed in 1767 from Halifax County, Virginia. It was named after William Pitt, the first Earl of Chatham, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1755 to 1768. In 1777 the western part of Pittsylvania County was divided and became Henry County.

Probate Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Indexes to Probate Records
Wills, Estates, Inventories 1809 to 1853
Wills, Estates, Inventories 1854 to 1865 (Circuit Court)
Digital Images of Wills 1854 to 1865
Banks, Will B.
Graves, James
Green, Nathaniel
Harper, George
Holland, Stephen
Nelson, Lucy Mann
Newton, William
Parker, George
Price, Hutchings B. estate
Price, Hutchings B. (will)
Prad, Samuel A.
Robertson, Samuel
Stone, James H.
Digital Images of Wills 1809 to 1853
Adams, James
Adkins, William
Boaz, Shadrack
Buford, William
Clark, William
Clay, Joseph
Doody, Thomas
Fitzgerald, Thomas
Guy, Samuel
Hagood, William R.
Henry, Charles S.
Henry, Samuel H.
Price, Cuthbert
Silly, William A.
Waddell, Charles
Wells, Matthew
Woodson, Murry

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Monday, May 27, 2019

Washington County VA Genealogy Records #virginiapioneersnet #vagenealogy

Washington County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Deeds

Washington Co. VAWashington County was formed by Virginians in 1776 from Fincastle County. It was one of the first counties to be named for George Washington, who was then commander-in-chief of the Continental Army. During 1786 the northwestern portion of the county became Russell County and the remaining western part of the county was combined with parts of Lee and Russell counties to form Scott County in 1814. Then, in 1832 the northeastern part of Washington was combined with part of Wythe County to form Smyth County.

Indexes to Wills, Estates, Deeds

  • 1777 to 1791
  • 1806 to 1812

Images of Wills, Estates, Deeds 1777 to 1791

Testators: Anderson, Jacob | Atkinson, James | Barksdale, John | Beater, Francis | Beater, John | Bell, Samuel | Berry, James | Berry, William | Blackburn, Arthus | Blackburn, George | Blackburn, William | Blackmore, John | Bowen, Lilly | Brasley, John Sr. | Brooks, Castelton | Brown, Nathaniel | Buchanan, Robert | Buchanan, Samuel | Bush, Josiah | Butcher, Joshua | Campbell, Ann and John Campbell (deed) | Campbell, David | Campbell, John to Thomas Edmondson (deed) | Campbell, Margaret | Campbell, Tom, Captain | Campbell, William | Carr, James | Carr, William | Carswell, Henry | Carter, Charles | Carter, Susanna | Chrisman, Isaac | Christian, Sampson | Coil, James | Cole, Hugh | Cole, Joseph | Cole, William | Colvill, Andrew to Montgomery (deed) | Colvill, Samuel | Cooper, Abraham | Cope, John | Cope, John to Joseph Gray (deed) | Cowen, Samuel | Crabtree, William | Crocket, David | Cross, Benjamin | Cross, Samuel to Joseph Ingleman (deed) | Curry, James | Cusick, John | Darnel, David | De Bel Cour, 

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Friday, May 24, 2019

Images of Powhatan Co. VA Wills, Estates #vagenealogy #virginiapioneersnet

Powhatan County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records


Powhatan County was named after Powhatan, the Indian chieftain who ruled and terrorized the native inhabitants of tidewater Virginia in the early seventeenth century. It was formed from Cumberland County in 1777, and part of Chesterfield County was added later. The James River forms its northern border and the Appomattox River is on the south side. Historically the area had been occupied by the Monacan, and in 1700 French Huguenot refugees settled at their abandoned village, known as Manakin Town. Powhatan County is located southwest of Richmond along US Route 60 in the Richmond-Petersburg region.

Wills available to Members of Virginia Pioneers

Images of Wills 1777 to 1795

Testators: Ballow, Thomas; Banton, William Sr.; Baskerville, John; Baugh, Joseph; Bayley, William; Bingley, Matthew; Bryant, James; Cheatwood, William; Cox, Edward; Cox, George; Cox, Henry ;Cox, John; Dickens, Ann; Edwards, William; Elam, Lodowick ;Farley, Matthew ;Flournoy, Elizabeth; Flournoy, Thomas; Franklin, John; Harris, Edith ;Harris, Joseph ;Harris, William; Haskins, Edward; Hatcher, Elizabeth; Hughes, Martha ;Hughes, Robert ;Jordan, Robert ;Langston, Esther ;Macon, John ;McCraw, James ;Moseley, Benjamin; Moss, James; Moss, Mary ;Porter, John ;Roper, Shadrack; Smith, Magdalene ;Trent, Alexander ;Wilkerson, Nicholas ;Wilks, Thomas; Woodson, Charles; Woodson, Joseph

Images of Wills 1797 to 1806

Testators: Ballew, Tabitha; Baugh, John; Brackett, Boyle ;Brackett, Thomas ;Causby, James ;Cosby, Charles ;Cox, John ;Crump, Abner ;Davis, Elizabeth; Davis, Jerry; Elam, Thomas ;Goode, Thomas ;Gordon, Robert; Harris, Benjamin ;Harris, John Sr. ;Haskins, Martha ;Hughes, Ann; Hughes, Mary ;Jude, Benjamin ;Marshall, William ;Martin, Anthony ;Maxey, John ;Mayo, Joseph ;Mayo, William ;McLaurine, Elizabeth ;Miller, Jesse ;Moseley, John ;Netherland, John ;Royall, John Jr.; Smith, Betsy ;Smith, John ;Smith, Mary; Smith, W. S. ;Spears, Nancy ;Taylor, Elizabeth ;Thompson, Josiah ;Toney, Edmund; Willbourn, Tabitha;Woodson, Ann

Images of Wills 1806 to 1811 

Testators :Bagby, Elizabeth; Barnes, John ; Brummer, William ; Bryant, James; Davis, Walter ;Depp, Peter; Dupuy, Judith ;Hobson, Samuel ;Hobson, Sarah ;Logwood, Mary ;Macon, Henry ;Mosby or Mosley, Littleberry ;Mosley, Arthur ;Owens, David; Pankey, Samuel ;Pleasants, Robert; Porter, William ;Price, Jerusha ;Swann, John ;Tucker,  . . . more . . .

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy

Genealogy Holiday Discount

Over the holiday we are offering a discount for 1-year's membership in Georgia Pioneers (8 genealogy websites) for $135.00 (instead of $150.00).  To take advantage now please click here

Offer expires Monday, May 27th!

Index to Virginia Wills and Estates

Online Genealogy