Middlesex County Genealogy Records, Wills, Estates, Marriages, Court House Records
Note: When researching Princess Anne County for ancestors, Norfolk County should also be examined as the names between all possible care to apprehend Capt. Kidd, who had recently seized a ship in the West Indies." In 1687, Richard Wills of Middlesex County was a man of great wealth. His house, which had received several additions from time to time, contained eight rooms and one closet, with an attached kitchen and dairy. Corbin Griffin of Middlesex County had a home of six rooms, a kitchen and two closets, and his estate was valued at 1131 pounds. The largest personalty appraised by order of the court was that of Robert Beverley. It consisted of property amounting to 1531 pounds in value, with debts owed him in the form of tobacco, 331,469 pounds, and in the form of metallic money, 801 pounds. Robert Dudley had an estate valued at 548 pounds.
Sources: Records of Middlesex County, Beverley inventory; Willis inventory, original vol. 1698-1618, p. 168; Griffin, original vol. 1698-1713, p. 134;Virginia in the Seventeenth Century by Philip Alexander Bruce, vol. 2; Records of Middlesex County, vol. 1604-1703, page 165.
- Marriages to 1699
- Bonds 1759 to 1803
Digital Images of Middlesex County Wills 1698 to 1713 Testators: Boseley, Elizabeth ;Davis, David; Downing, William ;Dudley, Robert ;Griffin, Corbin ;Haslewood, Mary ;Head, Mary ;King, John ;Mullins, William ;Passatt, Richard ;Porter, William ;Smith, John ;Thacker, Edwin;Williams, Thomas;Wormeley, Ralph
Digital Images of Middlesex County Wills 1713 to 1734
Testators: Allen, Richard Sr. ;Bannerman, Mark; Batchelor, John ;Berry, John; Bristow, John ;Causen, Thomas ;Crank, Thomas ;Davis, Mary ;Dodson, John ;George, David ;Gibbs, John ;Goddin, Thomas ;Gordon, William; Halfot, Henry; Jacoby, Joseph ; Jones, Thomas ; Jordan, James ; Montague, William ; Nash, John ; Robinson, Judith ;Sandeford, Joan ;Shurley, Thomas ;Smith, John ;Smith, John ;Smith, Thomas ;Tinnly, William ;Williamson, Benjamin ;Williamson, Robert ;Wormeley, Ralph.
Digital Images of Middlesex County Wills 1740 to 1748
Testators: Allen, John ; Batchelor, Samuel ; Bette, Thompson ; Blake, John ; Bristow, Mary ; Bristow, William ;Brooks, Jonathan ;Brown, Robert ;Buchanon, Henry ;Carter, John; Cheap, Patrick ; Clark, Edward ; Condon, David; Daniel, James ; Daniel, Robert ; Daniel, William ; Dudley, Jean ; Dudley, Robert ; Edwards, James ; Fearn, John; Graves, Alexander ; Greenwood, James ; Hammitt, William ; Handley, Elizabeth ; Hardin, George ; Harwick, Philip ;Howard, Youstice; Johnson, William ;Jones, William ;Riley, John ; Seers, Joseph ;Segar, John ;Shaw, Thomas ;Smith, Cary ;Smith, John ;Stanard, Elizabeth ; Street, Richard ;Thurston, William ;Tuggle, Henry
Digital Images of Wills, Estates, Bonds, 1748 to 1760, Book D
Digital Images of Wills, Estates, Bonds, 1760 to 1772, Book E
Digital Images of Wills, Estates, Bonds, 1772 to 1787, Book F
Digital Images of Wills, Estates, Bonds, 1787 to 1793, Book G
Digital Images of Wills, Estates, Bonds, 1794 to 1795, Book H
Digital Images of Wills, Estates, Bonds, 1795 to 1798, Book I
Images of Middlesex County Orphans Records
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- 1767 to 1810
- 1821 to 1825
Indexes to Wills
- 1675 to 1800
- 1800 to 1950
Indexes to Heirs and Devisees
William Daniel (1695)
Abstracts of Wills
- Wills and Inventories, abstracts (1713-1727)
- 1704 Quit Rent Rolls
- Immigrants to Middlesex County 1674-1702
- Order Book 1673 to 1680
- Order Book 1758 to 1767
- Execution Book 1799 to 1802
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Sometimes, as at "Carter's Grove," the miniature carving of the friezes was of exquisite beauty. Motifs such as the egg and dart, the Wall of Troy, and the Tudor rose were employed with fine effect.
In the halls ornamentation was frequently given freer scope than elsewhere. The wide passageways which extended through the houses were customarily broken midway by arches of fine proportions. The usual focal point of interest in the hallways, however, was the stairs, the sweep of which was often majestic. Carved and hidden newel posts were common, and sometimes the pattern of the posts reappeared in elaborate friezes below the landing. Twist-carved balusters were placed on the steps, and running floral and foliated carving decorated the risers or step-ends of many of the stairs. For these homes the Virginia aristocrats imported furniture, china, plate, and other furnishings from England and France. Their letters to factors in the homeland were filled with descriptions of the articles wanted, and frequently specified that items must be in the latest London fashion. Choice pieces of walnut and mahogany, expensive mirrors, and carpets and hangings of the best quality graced their drawing rooms. Harpsichords, spinets, and other fine instruments stood in many homes, and portraits of members of the family, some by the best artists of the day, hung on their walls. In the dining rooms, fine crystal and plate emblazoned with the family crest gleamed on polished sideboards and tables.