Thursday, March 3, 2016

Remember the Hounds of Bakerville? Cumberland Co. VA Wills, Estates, Marriages, Tax Digests - #genealogy -

Remember the Hounds of Baskerville?

By Jeannette Holland Austin
Jeannette Holland Austin
The Baskerville name certainly existed in England dating from the 11th century when Ralph Baskerville owned Pencelli Castle. Then there was the printer, John Baskerville, who used a transitional typeface during the mid-18th century. Of course, there is the Sherlock Holmes mystery, Hounds of Baskerville.It is said of the village of Eardisley located in Herefordshire England (pictured above) that the Baskerville family had a castle.

Village of EardisleyTherefore, the question arises as to whether or not the Baskerville family found its way to America. And the answer is "yes". Norvelle Baskerville, born 1709 probably in Hereford, England, came to Virginia during the early part of the 18th century and settled in Cumberland County, Virginia where he died in January of 1750, leaving a last will and testament. This testament is available to members of Virginia Pioneers in PDF format. 

Cumberland County Genealogy Records, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Maps, Tax Digests

Cumberland County Court HouseCumberland County was formed 1749 from Goochland County. Cumberland is the county seat. Early settlers were Germans and Irish. The county was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland, third son of George II.

Cumberland County Records available to members of Virginia Pioneers

  • 1736 Beverley Patent (map of names)
  • 1886 Map

Marriages to 1699

Digital Images of Wills 1759 to 1769
  • Allen, Abraham | Barnes, James | Baskerville, Norvell | Bassam, William | Bowker, Achilles | Butler, John | Cannifax, John | Carlyle, John | Chandler, Joett | Cheatwood, Martha | Cox, Frederick | Cox, Stephen | Davis, Ann | Dudley, Jonas | Fleming, John | Ford, John | Godwin, Isaac | Hambleton, Martha | Harris, John | Harris, Sarah | Harrison, William | Holland, John | Holman, James | Hooper, Joseph | Hughes, Abraham | Hughes, Joseph | Hughes, Robert | Hughes, Robert (2) | James, Francis | Johnson, John | MacCraw, William | Meredith, James | Morssum, John | Moss, Dorraty | Moss, William | Parker, William | Rapene, Margaret | Richardson, John | Rowland, Michael | Scurry, John | Soblet, Peter Lewis | Trent, Alexander | Walton, Robert | Williamson, George | Woodson, Sanburn | Yarbrough, Ed
Digital Images of Wills 1769 to 1792
  • Allen, Isaac | Allen, Mary | Allen, Samuel | Ammonell, Jacob | Anderson, James | Andrews, Mark | Apperson, Richard | Arnoto, William | Badget, Sarah | Bedford, Benjamin | Bond, Nancy | Bradley, John | Bridgewater, Samuel | Brown, James | Brown, Samuel | Burton, John | Burton, William Allen | Butler, Aaron | Carrington, George | Chambers, George | Coleman, Daniel | Coleman, Patience | Cook, John | Cox, Judith | Daniel, William | Davenport, Thomas | Davis, James | Davis, Matthew | Davis, Peter | Daviss, William | Duffie, Isaac | Dupuy, John James | Edwards, Andrew | Flippen, Ralph | Forsee, Stephen | Gilliam, James | Goode, Bennett | Hammon, Sampson | Harman, Henry | Harris, Benjamin | Harris, Peter | Harris, Richard | Hatcher, Frederick | Henerick, Zachariah | Hicks, John | Hill, Joseph | Hill, Thomas | Hill, Thomas Sug | Hobson, Adcock | Hobson, John | Holland, James | Holloway, Hannah | Hudgens, William | Hughes, John | Hughes, Leander | Hughes, Martha | Johns, John | Jones, Daniel | Jones, John | Jons, Joseph | Keeble, Humphrey | LeSeuer, David | Lipford, Edward | Lockett, Thomas | Macon, Henry | Martin, John | Matthews, Edward | Maxey, Mary | Mayo, Ann | McLaurens, Robert | McLaurens, Catherine | McGehee, Edward | McGehee, William | Merryman, John | Michauer, Jacob | Mosby, Benjamin | Mosby, Micajah | Moseley, Arthur | Moss, Alexander | Nelson, Matthew | Netherland, Wade | Noell, John | Oflen, Samuel | Oslin, Martin | Porter, Elizabeth | Porter, William | Powell, Richard | Powell, William | Price, Joseph | Price, Richard | Puttry, Sarah | Reynolds, John | Robinson, Field | Rust, Jeremiah | Sandifur, Abraham | Scruggs, Drury | Scruggs, Jesse | Scruggs, Robert | Scruggs, William | Smith, Robert | Smyth, Robert | Tabb, Thomas | Taylor, James | Thomson, John | Venable, John | Walton, Thomas | Watkins, Edward | Willbourn, Thomas | Williams, Thomas | Wilmore, David | Winniford, David | Winfree, Jacob | Woodson, William | Wright, George
Miscellaneous Records
  • Parker, William, LTD (1755) (transcript
  • Spears, Sarah, LWT dated 1812 (transcript
  • Spear, William, LWT dated 1796 (image)
  • Taylor, James, LWT dated (1779) (image)
Tax Digests

1782 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1783 Cumberland County Tax Digest (continued)
1784 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1785 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1786 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1787 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1788 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1789 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1790 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1791 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1792 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1793 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1794 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1795 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1796 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1797 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1798 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1799 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1800 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1801 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1802 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1803 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1804 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1805 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1806 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1807 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1808 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1809 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1810 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1811 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1812 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1813 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1814 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1815 Cumberland County Tax Digest
1816 Cumberland County Tax Digest

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