By Jeannette Holland Austin
It is significant to find that among the different kinds of money sterling in circulation in the counties along the Eastern Shore was the lion or dog collar, as it was called from the device on its face. Perhaps this was a Dutch coin obtained during the smuggling of traffic into the colony (despite Navigation Laws). The merchants of of Holland found easy trade with the colonists during the 17th century which undoubtably assisted the early colonists in their survival. A petition in 1696 from the planters of Accomac to their representatives in the House of Burgesses, asked that a legal value be set upon the lion or dog in order that it might be used to advantage in current business transactions.
Pictured: Dutch coin used in the 17th century. Source: Palmer's Calendar of Virginia State Papers, vol. I,
King and Queen County, Virginia Genealogy Wills, Estates and Probate Records
King and Queen County, Virginia was established in the year of 1691 from New Kent County. It was named after King William III and Queen Mary II of England. The early court house records did not begin until 1831. Will Books A, B, Ba and Bc appear to interlap.
King and Queen County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers
Indexes to Probate Records
Wills and Estates 1831 to 1881
Wills 1831 to 1926
Wills 1864 to 1893
Wills 1894 to 1913
Wills 1926 to 1945
Church Records Vestry Book of Stratton Parish Register, 1729-1783
Hill, Humphrey, LWT, transcript
Images of Wills and Estates 1831 to 1881Testators: Atkins, Margaret | Bagby, Mary Ann | Bates, Patty | Bates, Patty, estate | Bird, Catherine | Broach, Andrew | Brown, Lucy | Carlton, John (orphans) | Cauthan, Ludy | Chundley, William | Chundley, William, estate | Clarke, Joseph | Collin, Joseph Collin, Joseph, estate | Davis, Lucinda T. | Dillard, Lydia | Eastwood, William T. | Falconer, Thomas | Gatewood, Samuel S. | Gresham, Janet | Haynes, William T. | Lovenstein, Solomon | Moore, George | Moore, George, estate | Nyod, Fanny | Shackelford, Martha | Smith, James | Toombs, Peter | Walker, Joanna | Walker, Thomas | Wright, David and Wright, VirginiaDigital Images of King and Queen County Wills 1864 to 1893Testators: Anderson, Beverly | Anderson, Hansford | Anderson, James | Anderson, Mary Ann | Atkins, Nancy | Bagby, John | Bagby, John R. | Bagby, Richard | Banks, Churchill | Barefoot, Charles | Basker, Dorither | Bates, James T. | Bates, Jane F. | Bird, Betty | Bird, Phileman | Bird, W. B. | Bird, William | Blakely, William H. | Bland, Ann R. | Bland, B. F. | Bland, Elizabeth | Bland, Frances A. | Bland, John Jr. Bland, R. | Bland, Ralph | Bostwick, Danforth | Boulware, Wickliff W. | Boyd, R. B. | Boyd, Robert | Bray, Peter | Bray, William | Broach, Chaney V. | Broach, James A. | Broach, William | Brooke, Philip | Brooke, Richard | Brooks, Robert | Brown, Moses | Brown, William | Burch, Roberta | Burtin, Carter | Burton, Elizabeth | Burton, John | Burton, Martha | Burton, Robert B. | Bush, Hannah | Carlton, C. H. | Carlton, Cornelius Percy | Carlton, Levi | Carlton, Walter R. | Carneal, Elizabeth | Casey, Thomas M. | Cauthern, H. H. | Clarke, Joel B. | Clegg, Thomas | Coleman, George | Collins, J. | Collins, Robert | Cook, Fountain W. | Cook, John | Cook, Maria | Cook, Polly W. | Cooke, William | Cox, William W. | rittenden, James | Crittenden, Samuel | Crump, Margaret | Curd, Edward S. | Dabney, Jacob | Davis, Elizabeth | Davis, McKenzie | Davis, William B. | Dedlake, Catherine | Dedlake, Henry P. vs. Catherine Dedlake et al | Dew, B. F. | Dillard, Nicholas | Dishaza, Sarah | Dunn, Margaret | Evans, Alexander | Ferguson, John R. | Fleet, Alexander Sr. | Fleet, Benjamin | Fleet, James R. Sr. | Fogg, William | Gains, Matilda | Garrett, Elizabeth W. | Garrett, Ferdinand | Garrett, John M. | Gatewood, Carrie | Gatewood, Francis | Gatewood, John | Garrett, Thomas W. | Gilmore, Alexander | Gilmore, John | Gilmore, Richard | Gresham, Isabella | Gresham, Samuel | Gresham, Thomas | Gresham, William D. | Griggs, William B. | Grisham, Richard | Guthrie, Matilda | Hall, Major B. | Hall, Susan | Hamilton, Nancy Ann | Handley, William H. | Harrison, John T. | Hart, James R. | Hart, L. C. | Harwood, A. K. | Haynes, James | Haynes, John Henderson, Robert | Henley, Carrie | Henley, Joseph | Henley, Robert Y. | Henley, Thomas M. | Holmes, Abraham | Holmes, Louis | Holmes, Thomas | Horner, Alexander | Hoskins, Braxton | Hoskins, Jesse | Hundley, Lambrith | Hutchinson, Biley | Hutchinson, Henry | Jackson, John | Jeffries, Thomas H. | Jeffries, Thomas | Johnson, Robert W. | Jones, Susan | Jones, William B. | Kauffman, John | Kay, Richard | Kay, Rosa | Kemp, Cary | Kemp, Christian | Land, R. H. | Langham, Mary | Lewis, Zachry | Lockley, James | Long, Rosa, estate | Loven, Edward | Lumpkin, Richardson | Lyne, Mary W. | McClelland, Benjamin | McFarland, James | Madison, William | Marshall, Catharine | Martin, Elizabeth | Massey, J. B. Y. | Meyers, Nancy | Milby, John | Minor, Agnes | Minor, Coleman | Minor, John H. | Muire, Sarah Ann | Muire, Thacker | Munday, A. W. | Nabb, J. M. | Nunn, George C. | Patterson, George | Pearce, Thomas M. | Pendleton, Catherine | Pendleton, George | Pendleton, Rebecca | Phillips, Sarah | Pillsberry, George | Pitts, Elizabeth | Pointer, Archibald | Pollard, Dorothy E. | Pollard, John | Pollard, Richard | Pollard, Robert Jr. | Pollard Susan F. | Pynes, Sarah | Pynes, William | Radford, John | Ransom, Jinnie | Revere, Lawson | Richardson, Mary | Roane, Charles H. | Robinson, Cyrus | Roy, R. B. | Saunders, Charles | Schools, Elijah | Shackelford, George D. | Skelton, Joseph | Skelton, Joseph M. | Smith, Alfred F. | Smith, James | Smith, James William | Smith, Louisa | Smith, Maria Louisa | Smith, Mortimer | Smithey, Elizabeth | Southworth, Mary | Spencer, Sarah | Street, John W. | Tabb, Charlotte | Taliaferro, Randal | Taylor, Evan | Taylor, Horace | Thurston, John H. | Tignor, Robert T. | Tunstall, Jane | Tunstall, Samuel | Turner, Nancy | Turner, Robert | Tyler, Thomas | Walker, Eliza | Walker, Temple | Walker, Thomas | Walker, Velmy | Walton, Reuben | Watkins, John | Watkins, Patsy | Watts, Mary E. | White, Andrew | White, Hezekiah | White, Oliver | Wilkins, John W. | Williams, Isaac | Williams, John P. | Wright, David | Wright, Rachel | Wright, Susan and Wyatt, Amanda
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