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Brunswick County Wills, Estates, Marriages available

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Marriages

  • Marriages 1750 to 1861

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Index to Wills and Debentures, 1739-1750
  • Index to Wills, Inventories, Accounts, 1751-1769
  • Index to Wills, 1783-1785

Miscellaneous Wills, Estates

  • Adams, William, orphans of, Order Book 12
  • Allen, Anne, LWT (unrecorded)
  • Brumbelow, Francis, LWT
  • Hicks, James, Order Book 12
  • Hurst, Judith, Order Book 12
  • Johnson, William, Order Book 12
  • Jones, William, Order Book 12
  • Leftwich, Thomas (1784)
  • Love, Hugh (1780)
  • Martin, William, Order Book 12
  • McFarlane, Benjamin (1784)
  • Miller, John Michael (1784)
  • Mize, Edith, Order Book 12
  • Moon, Jacob (1784)
  • Moore, William vs. John Ingram, Order Book 12
  • Parker, Thomas (1784)
  • Parten, Lucy, LWT
  • Patey, Salley, bastard children of (1784)
  • Ray, Benjamin, son of Edith Mize, Order Book 12
  • Thompson, Frederick, orphan of Joanna Thompson, Order Book 12
  • Trigg, William and John (1784)
  • Turner to Turner, Gift Deed
  • Vinson, Thomas, Order Book 12
  • Walker, Amos, William and Joseph, sons of Rebecca, Order Book 12

Images of Orphans Estates

  • 1740 to 1781
  • 1828 to 1843
  • 1843 to 1853

Digital Images of Wills, 1739 to 1750

Testators: George Brewer | John Brockwell | Abraham Burton | John Chapman | John Clemons | John Cooke | Edmund Denton | Joseph Denman | Graves Eaves | Newman Harper | Francis Harris | Elizabeth Hicks (2) | Robert Hicks | Robert Hill | John Huggins | William Huggiins | John Humphris | Ambrose Jackson | John Jackson | Ralph Jackson | William Jackson | Sampson Lanier | Thomas Lanier | William Lucas (3) | James Lunday | Mary Maclin | Matthew Marshall | Richard Massey | John Mitchell | John Nipper | Francis Parham | Charles Ross | Bartholomew Rovardes | Thomas Stroud | Edward Tatum | James Turner | Richard Wood | Abraham Phenix | Abrauahm Vaughan | Burrell Brown | David Cummins | Eleanor DeLoach | Frances Wyche | Joseph Park | Miachel Wall | Richard Ransom | Richard Smith | Richard Vaughan | Robert Christie | Robert Cooke | Sarah Clanton and William DeLoach.

Digital Images of Wills 1751-1761

Testators: Adams, William | Balley, Waters | Bennit, James | Bettle, John | Betty, John | Brewer, George | Brook, John | Cassell, Thomas | Clack, James | Clack, Sterling | Clarke, Nathaniel | Clarke, Samuel | Collier, William | Collins, Thomas | Craft, Thomas | Croker, John | Davis, John | Denton, Edward | Denton, Sarah | Denton, William | Dickerson, Metcalf | Elzey, John | Evans, Charles | Evans, Elizabeth | Evans, John | Farrington, John | Hammond, William | Harwell, Thomas | Hayes, Charles | Hensley, Joseph | Hicks, James | Hynds, Robert | Ingram, John | Jackson, Daniel | Jackson, Thomas Sr. | Johnson, William | Jordan, James | King, Charles Sr. | Leashley, William | Ledbetter, Henry | Lee, William | Lightfoot, John | Lipsey, William | Lucas, David | Mabry, Hinchia Jr. | Maclin, William | McKnight, William | Mitchell, Thomas | Moore, John | Nipper, Anne | Parrish, James | Powell, Thomas | Powell, William | Procter, Robert | Randall, John | Scoggan, William | Smith, Ambrus | Snapsing, Joseph | Stuart, Charles | Thomas, Thomas | Tomlinson, William | Tooke, John | Wall, John | Wall, John (2) | Wallace, Susanna | Ward, John | Whittington, Mary | Whittington, William | Williams, Thomas | Wyche, Peter | Wyse, William

Digital Images of Wills, 1764-1769

Testators: Baker, Robert | Blayton, Elizabeth | Britt, Henry | Bruce, James | Cato, Burwell | Denton, Elizabeth | Dowsing, William | Durham, George | Ezell, William | Francis, William | Gordon, Charles | Gordon, John | Harwell, John | Howard, John | Jones, Charles | Lambert, Hugh | Lindsey, William | Maclin, James | Nevison, John | Oliver, John | Oliver, Lucy | Peterson, John | Seabon, Liswell | Seward, Benjamin | Short, William Sr. | Simmons, Henry | Simmons, Peter | Smith, Christopher | Spicer, James | Stewart, James | Upchurch, James | Walker, Freeman | Walton, George | Williamson, Exum | Willis, John | Willis, Mildred.

Digital Images of Wills, 1783-1785

Testators: Charles Oldham, Edward Taylor, Henry Chambles, James Fisher, James Hobbs, James Howeston, James Upchurch, John Dobbins, Joseph Hambleton, Joseph Wilks, Lewis Charles, Moses Inagram, Richard Ramsey, William Holloday.

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

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Finding Old Virginia Records

Genealogy Tips by Jeannette Holland Austin

Genealogy Books by Jeannette Holland Austin The best place to search through the old court house books for Virginia is to do so at the Virginia State Library in Richmond. The old method of each court house making its oldest records available to visitors, has changed. I have found that it is a waste of time and the reason is because the old books were sent to Richmond! About twenty years or more, I visited the Suffolk Court House and asked for the (formerly) Nansemond County records. They did not know what I was talking about. Virginia is a Commonwealth divided into three main branches, viz: the executive, legislative and judiciary. Within those branches there are over 100 state agencies and offices. Certain old counties have been made into independent cities, such as Suffolk. The records of the Library of Virginia makes the distinction between City and County Records. Thus, a city might include a landscape of several old counties. One must use old maps as help in zeroing in on the old home place and knowing where the records are stored. Virginia Pioneers has digitized a vast number of old wills and estates, including those dating from the 17th century which were restored.

Images of Brunswick County Wills, Inventories, Estates 1795 to 1804

Abernathy, Charles | Abernathy, James | Adams, Edmund | Adams, Elizabeth | Andrews, William Jr. | Avery, George | Bailey, Robert | Banks, James | Barker, Lucy | Baugh, Joseph | Beatty, Thomas | Bennitt, John | Birdsong, William | Black, Robert | Boswell, William | Brewer, Jesse | Birchett, Edward | Black, Benjamin | Bracey, Samuel | Bracey, Thomas | Browder, Joseph | Brown, Beverly | Cannon, John | Carpenter, William | Chambless, James | Clary, Harwood | Collier, William | Cook, Frederick | Croft, Thomas | Curtis, Charles | Curtis, Tarpley | Dance, Thomas | Davis, Lewis | Duggar, John | Edmunds, Gray | Edmunds, John Flood | Edmunds, Nicholas | Edmunds, Sterling | Edwards, Gray | Edwards, John | Elders, Jeremiah | Eldridge, Aristotle | Field, Theophilus | Firth, Sarah | Finch, Tabitha | Finch, William | Firth, Thomas | Fisher, James | Floyd, Charles | Floyd, Zachariah | Gee, William | Gholson, John | Goodrich, Mary | Grain, William | Green, Francis | Green, John | Green, Peter | Green, Thomas | Green, William | Griffith, John | Gunn, William | Hames, William | Harmon, George | Harrison, Benjamin | Harrison, Benjamin(2) | Harrison, James | Harrison, Nathaniel | Harrison, Polly | Harrison, Theophilus | Harrison, Thomas | Harrison, William | Haskins, Benjamin | Haskins, Christopher | Haskins, John | Heartwell, Israel | Hightower, Gregory | Hightower, Rawleigh | Hill, William | House, Isham | House, Jordan | House, Phillip | Howerton, James | Howerton, Thomas | Huff, Daniel | Huskey, William | Ingram, Benjamin | Jackson,Benjamin | Jackson, Henry | Jackson, Mark | James, Cary | James, Wilmoth | Jones, Benjamin | Jones, Charles B. | Jones, Jesse | Jones, Thomas | Jordan, James | Justice, James | Lanier, John | Lanier, William | Lashley, Howell | Latimer, John | Ledbetter, Henry | Lewis, Zebulon | Lundie, Thomas | Mabry, H. | Manning, Joel | Martin, John | Martin, Thomas | Mason, Christopher | Mason, David | Mason, Sarah | Mattox, Ralph | McKinny, John | McKinney, Thomas | Meade, Andrew | Mitchell, John | Mitchell, William | Moore, Drury | Moore, Macarina | Moore, Thomas | Moore, William | Morrison, Benjamin | Morrison, Mercer | Moseley, Benjamin | Moseley, Thomas | Moseley, William | Moss, David | Myrick, Owen | Nanny, Amos | Parham, James | Parham, William | Pearson, John | Peebles, Britain | Pentecost, Francis | Penticost, Scarbrough | Peppers, Nathan | Person, Thomas | Phenix, Drury | Phillips, Elizabeth | Pilkinton, Agnes | Pilkinton, Richard | Pilkinton, Willis | Potts, Jesse | Powell, John | Preston, Thomas | Pritchett, William | Quarles, James | Quarles, Moses | Rains, Nathaniel | Rainey, Susanna | Riddle, Elizabeth | Read, Harman | Read, James | Rivers, Thomas | Roberts, William | Robinson, Edward | Robinson, Silvey | Rose, John | Ross, D. | Ross, Duncan | Sadler, Thomas | Samford, Joseph | Samford, William Keen | Saunders, Ann | Saunders, Thomas | Scarbrough, Hubbard | Scarbrough, Lewis | Shell, John | Sells, Gray | Sills, Isham | Simmons, Henry | Simmons, Lucy | Simmons, Mary | Simmons, Thomas | Simms, John | Smith, Benjamin | Smith, James | Smith, Jesse | Smith, Richard | Stainback, George | Steagall, George | Stith, Buckner | Stith, Drury | Stith, Thomas | Sturdivant, Sarah | Swanson, Joice | Swanson, Joyce | Tarpley, Charles | Tarpley, Henry | Tarpley, Hosea | Tatum, Paul | Taylor, Jesse | Telly, Michael | Thomas, James | Thomas, Tabitha | Thomas, Thomas B. | Thweatt, John | Trotter, Isham | Tucker, James | Turner, Jesse | Upchurch, Michael | Vaughan, William | Walker, George | Walpole, Thomas | Walton, John | Warwick, William | Watson, John | Westmoreland, Robert | Wheeler, Benjamin | White, Daniel | White, George | Williams, John | Williams, Sterling | Williams, Thomas |

Digital Images of Brunswick County Wills 1804 to 1812

Adams, Elizabeth | Allwy, Miles | Atherson, William | Bailey, John | Barnes, William | Baugh, William | Beatty, John | Biggs, William | Birchett, Edward | Birchet, Henry | Bishop, Harmon | Bishop, Herman | Bishop, Matthew | Bivens, William | Brewer, Henry | Briggs, Elizabeth | Briggs, Ruth | Brittain, Benjamin | Brown, Beverly | Brown, Lewis | Brown, Sarah | Burge, Nathan | Clack, Richard | Clayton, John | Cook, Joseph | Cordle, William | Curtis, Tarpley | Daniel, Thomas | Delbridge, Edward | Dixon, Kennon | Duggar, Henry | Duggar, John | Easter, John | Edmunds, Charles | Edmunds, Erwin | Edmunds, Gary | Edwards, Benjamin | Edwards, Gray | Edwards, Jesse | Edwards, Nathaniel | Eldridge, Aristotle | Ezell, Ann | Finch, Henry | Finch, Mary | Finch, Sarah | Finch, Tabitha | Fletcher, Owen | Foster, Ransom | Gholson, Thomas | Grains, William | Harper, Thomas | Harris, Benjamin | Harris, Howell | Harrison, Carter | Harrison, Daniel | Harrison, James | Harrison, Nathaniel | Harrison, Thomas | Hartwell, Elizabeth | Hartwell, Paul | Hicks, Robert | House, Phillip | Hudson, William | Ingram, Barthlomew | Ingram, Benjamin | Ingram, Thomas | Jackson, Matthew | Johnson, John | Johnson, William | Jones, Mary | Jones, Mordecai | Jones, Stephen | Jordan, Abigail | Jordan, Thomas | Judd, John | Kelly, Moses | Kelly, Samuel | Lightfoot, John | Lundie, Alexander | Mabry, H. | Maclin, Ann | Maclin, Henry | Maddox, Ralph | Malone, George | Manson, Thomas | Marly, William | Martin, Fred | Mason, Joseph | Merideth, William | Michaels, James | Mitchell, William | Moore, Laurel | Moore, William | Morris, Sarah | Moseley, Samuel | Nanny, John | Ogburn, James | Overby, Littleberry | Owen, Francis | Parham, Lewis | Parham, Mary | Paul, John | Pearson, John | Penn, P. | Pennington, William | Phillips, William | Phipps, Joseph | Pinkinton, Mary | Pilkinton, Willis | Pucket, Jesse | Rainey, Francis | Rainey, Samuel | Randolph, Rhoda | Rawlins, John | Read, Harmon | Rhodes, Randolph | Robinson, Edward | Robinson, Peter | Rogers, James | Saunders, Thomas | Scarbrough, William | Shelton, William | Short, Thomas | Simms, Elizabeth | Smith, Arthur | Smith, Benjamin | Smith, Thomas | Stith, David | Stith, John | Stith, Susanna | Sturdivant, John | Sturdivant, Susanna | Tally, Joel | Taylor, Jesse | Thweatt, John | Thweatt, Mary | Tillman, Millicent | Tilman, Roger | Timms, John | Trotter, George | Tucker, Sterling | Vaughan, James | Vaughan, William | Walker, William | Walpole, Elizabeth | Walpole, Sally | Walpole, William | Walton, George | Walton, Thomas | Warwick Nancy | Watson, William | Whealors, Benjamin | Williams, Lazarus | Wilson, John | Wright, John W. | Wyche, Peter | Wynn, Mary

Names of Families in Brunswick County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages

Brunswick Court House

Brunswick County was created in 1720 and was named after the House of Brunswick which had assumed the throne of England in 1714. The first settlement was Fort Christanna and the county seat today is Lawrenceville, Virginia. Some of the earliest settlers were Joseph Dunman, James Lunday, William Lucas, Francis Parham, Charles Ross, Richard Massey and Matthew Marshall.

Brunswick County, Virginia

Brunswick People Came from Different Parts of Virginia

In 1739, one of the largest landowners in the region, William Lucas, owned a plantation near the North Carolina line, 250 acres being the south side of the Meherrin River and 400 acres; also 100 acres on Little Creek. It appears that settlers to Brunswick County had families in Greensville County, Virginnia and other parts. Upon the death of George Brewer in 1744, he owned a plantation on both sides of the Roanoke River, 250 acres. Due to the proximity to North Carolina, the genealogist should also research Warren, Northampton and Halifax Counties in North Carolina. To better clarify the movements of families, it is best to review the deeds and tax digests, comparing them with the probate records of Brunswick and other counties.

"Bean porridge hot, bean porridge cold; bean porridge in the pot; nine days old."

fireside In old colonial times loaves of bread were made of mixed Indian meal and rye, not unlike the brown bread of our time. Baked pumpkin with milk was a favorite dish. Bean porridge was always a common article of food, which was made by boiling beans with the liquor in which corned beef had been cooked. It was very convenient for wood-choppers in winter to carry a frozen piece of porridge in their pockets and thaw it out for dinner in the woods. The longer it was kept, the better it tasted. Hence the common rhyme, "Bean porridge hot, bean porridge cold; bean porridge in the pot; nine days old." The cupboard or dresser had pewter plates, platters, and porringers. Square wooden plates were often used; but with some poorer families there was one common dish used, from which the whole family helped themselves with their fingers. The use of forks was unknown. Instead, thick and pewter spoons were used as eating utensils. These were easily broken, and they often had to be melted and formed again into moulds by men who traveled from house to house for this purpose. In fact shoemakers, tailors, dressmakers, butchers, and other highly useful artisans traveled about from one family to another in pursuit of work.

Brunswick County Marker