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Sussex County Virginia Genealogy Records: Wills, Estates, Inventories, Guardianships

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Sussex County was named for the English county by the same name, and was formed from Surry County in 1753. The early records are in fairly good shape, with some blurring and fading.

Images of Wills and Estates 1754-1764

Adams, Ben
Adkins, Henry Adkins, John Atkins, Thos
Alsobrook, Sam Armstrong, Jos Atkinson, Henry
Avents, John Avent, Thos Babbit, Thos
Bagley, Peter Bair, Wm Banke, Jas
Barker, Henry Bell, Balaam Bellemy, ELiz.
Bellemy, Robt Bethemey, ELiz. Bennington, Robt
Blow, Richd Booth, Geo Bridge, Judith
Broadrib, Jas Broadrib, Thos Bullock, Jeremiah
Bullock, Robt Burrow, Thos Burrow, Wm
Carter, Richd Chappell, ELiz. Clary, Thos
Clifton, Wm Cook, Reuben Cornwell, Sam
Cragg, Wm Crellow, Jeptha Daney, Wm
Dobie, Robt Driggs, Wm Eckles, Edwd
Eldridge, Thos Ellis, Ben Evans, Sarah
Ezell, Timothy Farrington, Robt Felts, Richd
Freeman, Agnes Freeman, Henry Freeman, Joel
Freeman, Nathan Gee, Jas Gilliam, Jordan
Griffin, Edwd Hancock, Anthony Hancock, Clement
Hancock, John Harper, Ben Harper, Wm
Harper, Wyatt Harwick, John Hawth, Peter
Hawthorne, Rachel Hayes, Wm/a> Hayne, Wyatt
Heath, Adam Hill, Matt Hines, Wm Sr.
Hobbs, Thos Hoe, Cannon Howell, Wm
Hulin, Coles Hulings, Israel Hulme, Ann
Hunt, John Hunt, Thos Irby, John
Jenkins, John Johnson, S, Johnson, Moses
Johnson, Thos Jones, David Jones, Edmund
Jones, Nich. Judkins, Robt King, John Jr.
King, Richd King, Wm Knight, Daniel
Knight, John Knight, Wm Lessenberry, John
Malone, Nathl Mason, Isaac Mason, John
Meacham, Henry Metcalf, Warner Metcalf, Warner, etc
Mitchell, Henry Mitchell, Thos Moore, Eliz.
Morgan, Priscilla Moss, Ben Moss, John
Moss, Wm Mumford, Thos Musson, Richd
Nicolson, John Nicolson, Robt Nicholson, John
Oliver, Thos Owen, Wm Paine, Wm
Panridge, Nich. Parham, Ephraim Parham, John
Parham, Wm Parker, Sarah Pepper, Richd
Peters, Thos Randolph, Mary Rawlings, Gregory
Rawlings, Hannah Rea, Wm Reeks, John
Rochell, John Roland, John Roland, Jos
Rose, Richd Sanders, Wm Shands, John
Shands Nazareth Shands, Wm Shanks, Wm
Sister, Andrew Smith, Sam Stafford, Thos
Sturdivant, Isham Tatum, Sam Threewitts, Ann
Tomlinson, Ben Tomlinson, John Tomlinson, Wm
Tyus, John Underwood, Beedles Wallace, Jas
Watkins, Wm Weathers, Wm Welden, Ben
Wilborn, John Wilkerson, John Wingfield, Jas
Wingfield, Jervis Wyche, Geo Wyche, Jas
Wynne, Robt Wynne, Sloman Zell, Eliz.
Zills, Lambert

Images of Wills and Estates 1761-1771

Adkins, Thos Andrews, John Andrews, Wm Sr.
Atkinson, Thos Avent, Wm Avery, John
Bagley, Geo Banks, Burwell Barker, John
Barker, Jos Barlow, Wm Bell, Hannah
Bennett, Wm Beddingfield, Nathl Bennington, Thos
Betts, Thos Biggins, Wm Bonner, Mary
Booth, Geo Bradley, Wm Briggs, Howell
Briggs, Wm Brittle, Wm Bullock, Amy
Burham, Edwd Burrow, Wm Cain, Jas
Capell, Thos Carter, Richd Cartridge, Wells
Chappell, Jas Clary, Bird Clary, Thos
Cook, Jos Cook, Reuben Cook, Wm
Cooke, ELiz. Cornett, Geo Cornett, Martha
Dancy, Wm Dashly, Thos Davis, Thos
Death, John Death, Mary Denton, Jos
Dickins, Thos Drew, Wm Sr. Dunn, Thos
Eatkins, Wilmotte Edmunds, John Eldridge, Wm
Ellis, Ben Ezell, Timothy Fanning, Bryant
Felts, Nathl Felts, Thos Gee, Chas
Gibbons, John Gilliam, Chas Gilliam, Drury
Gilliam, Hinsha Gilliam, Martha Gilliam, Wm
Hancock, Anthony Hancock, Clement Hancock, Sarah
Hancock, Wm Harper, Edwd Hawthorn, Jeptha
Hawthorn, Joshua Hay, John Hays, Judith
Heeth, Wm Hewitt, Wm Hill, Amy
Hill, John Hill, Lucy Hill, Mich.
Hill, Richd Howell, Wm Hunt, Ben
Irby, John Ivie, Henry Jackson, John
Jarrad, John Jenkins, John Johnson, Moses
Jones, Jas Jones, Richd King, Andrew
King, John King, John Jr. Knight, Wm
Lashley, John Leath, Chas Mabry, Chas
Maclimore, John Massenburg, N. MeGee, Ralph
McMich., Wm Mitchell, Henry Mitchell, John
Mitchell, Nathl Moore, Eppes Moore, Sarah
Moore, Thos Moore, Wm Norvell, Wm
Owen, Robt Parham, Mathew Parham, Matt
Parham, Robt Parker, Wm Paynter, John
Pennington, John Pennington, Jos Pennington, Joshua
Pennington, Moses Pennington, Robt Pennington, Thos
Porch, Henry Pretlow, Joshua Price, Ann
Rainey, Wm Rawlings, Gregory Rawlings, John Jr.
Ray, John Rieves, Francis Robts, Willett
Robinson, Geo Rogers, Wm Roland, Jos
Rose, Richd Rosser, Thos Rottenberry, L.
Rottenberry, S. Sammons, Jas Sammons, John
Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Sarah Sharp, Hardy
Sledge, Chas Smith, Jas Smith, John
Smith, Mary Smith, Thos Southworth, John
Stohns, Sam Stokes, John Stokes, Sam
Stokes, Silvanus Sturdivant, Abner Sturdivant, Henry
Tatum, Chris Tatum, John Tatum, Sam
Threewitts, Fr. Tomlinson, Burrell Tomlinson, John
Tuder, Henry Tyus, Absalom Tyus, John
Tyus, Sylvia Tyus, Thos Wade, Thos
Ward, Wm Weaver, Edmund Whitehead, Matt
Whitfield, Matt Wilbourn, John Jr. Wilburn, Mary
Wilkerson, ELiz. Wms, Jas Winfield, Wm
Wyche, Ben Wynne, Thos Young, Thos

Images of Wills and Estates 1771-1785

Adkinson, Thos Anderson, Jas Anderson, Robt
Avery, Richd Barr, Gabriel Barker, Chas
Barker, Jas Barker, Jehu Barker, Jos
Battle, Chas Battle, Hamlin Baylis, Humphrey
Bell, Jas Blanks, David Blizard, Chas
Blunt, Jane Blunt, Richd Bonner, Mary
Bradley, Henry Briggs, Howell Briggs, Lucy
Broadnan, Wm Brown, Wm Burrow, Wm
Cargill, John Carter, ELiz. Carpenter, John
Caton, ELiz. Chappell, Jas Clark, John
Clary, Jas Cocke, John Colson, Wm
Cook, Jas Cook, Wm Cotton, Thos
David, John Davis, Joan Davis, Thos
Duncan, Nathl Dunn, Thos Edmunds, John
Eskridge, Thos Felts, Nathl Felts, Thos
Fort, Holliday Freeman, Henry Freeman, Josiah
Freeman, Phebe Garland, Martha Gilliam, Amy
Gilliam, John Gilliam, Mary Gilman, Warrick
Hamlin, S, Hancock, Ben Hancock, Wm
Hardee, John Harrison, Henry Harrison, John
Harwood, Phil Heeth, John Heeth, Wm
Hern, Jas Hill, Ben Hill, Michal
Hill, Richd Hill, Wm Hines, Thos
Hood, John Hubbard, Matt Hunt, John
Hunt, Wm Jackson, John Jackson, Robt
Jas, Abner Judkins, Chas Johnson, Thos
Jones, Howell Jones, Jas Jones, Jos
Jones, Matt Jones, Richd Jones, Robt
Jones, Robt Jones, Rowell Keron, Jas
Lane, Jos Loftin, Wm Mabry, Chas
Mann, Jas Marable, Henry Manry, Henry
Meacham, Joshua Mill, Richd Miller, Wm
Mitchell, Henry Mitchel, Wm Moore, Anne
Moore, Epps Moore, Martha Moss, Jas
Moss, John Moss, Mary Moss, Seth
Nicolson, John Nicolson, Mary Northington, Matt
Northington, S. Parham, Thos Parham, Wm
Parker, Wm Parssom, Robt Partridge, Nich
Pate, Thos Pennington, John Pennington, Thos
Peters, Thos Pettway, Edwd Pettway, Robt
Pettway, Wm Porch, Henry Porch, Jas Sr.
Price, H. Pye, Malcott Randall, Geo
Rawlins, Greg Richdson, Arthur Richdson, John
Rives, Chris Rives, John Rives, Wm
Robart, Wilcox Robts, Faithy Rogers, Ben
Rogers, Wm Shands, Wm Shearman, Thos
Sturdivant, John A. Thompson, John Todd, Sam
Tucker, Joel Tucker, Robt Tyler, Henry
Underwood, Robt Wade, Thos Wallis, Thos
Weathers, Lydia Weaver, Edwd Wilbourn, Ann
Wilbourn, Joel Wilbourn, Mary Wingfield, Abraham
Wingfield, Wm Wrenn, Nathan Wyche, John
Wyche, Nathl Wynne, Thos Young, Katherine
Young, Thos Zells, John


Images of Guardian Accounts and Estate Inventories

  • 1754 to 1787
  • 1782 to 1789
  • 1789 to 1824
  • 1824 to 1831

Images of Wills and Inventories

  • 1790 to 1796
  • 1796 to 1806
  • 1806 to 1812

Worn out Virginia Land Pushed Settlers Westward

settlers moving West The way in which the testator bequeathed lands usually determined the eldest son to the youngest. Old English Law dictated that the eldest son was the heir of all the titles and estates. The traditioned continued on American soil, but this time bequeathing the eldest son the homeplace and best lands. This is noticeable by the amount of acreage given. It is reasonable to assume that the person who received the least amount, was the youngest son. This thought is helpful when trying to ascertain why some of the sons moved on, so to speak.

The name of the game was rich soil upon which to establish fertile crops. During the early 1700s in Virginia,people were moving away from the family estates, and the reason is that they were receiving land grants to go West and settle untamed mountainous regions. Thus, the genealogist should do some historical research into that era, particularly military records, to learn what was happening concerning Indian relations and wars. Should you be researching during an early time and locate the wills and estates of all the children except one or two, then the next question should be "where were they?" This thought also applies to marriage records. If they did not marry in their home county, then where did they go? Naturally, it is important to read all of the old wills and estates of everyone in the family (in that county) because the answer might be found in one of those documents. In other words, one should become as familiar with the ancestral families as he is his own in modern times.

Chambliss Families Traced

17th century shoes