Prince George

Prince George County Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Probate Records

Prince George’s County was established in 1702 and was named in honor of Prince George of Denmark, who was the husband of Queene Anne of England. Queen Anne. It was formed from Charles City County, one of the original eight shires, and its boundaries stretched from south of the James River down to the North Carolina line.
Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1713 to 1728

Anderson, John | Anderson, Peter | Batte, Henry | Bilbro, Thomas, estate | Bolling, Drury, Capt., estate | Braine, John | Bridges, Timothy, estate | Brooks, George, estate | Chambliss, Elizabeth deed from Thomas Taylor | Clifton, Thomas | Clifton, Thomas, inventory | Clifton estate | Connell, Timothy | Crawley, David | Cray, Thomas | Davis, Christopher, estate | Duke, Henry, Capt., estate | Epes, William Sr. | Epess, William, Sr., estate | Fauquier, Francis | Goodrich, Charles | Goodrich, Charles, estate | Goodrich, Edward, estate | Goodrich, Margaret | Griffith, Elizabeth | Griffith, Thomas | Grigg, William | Grigg, William, inventory | Hamlin, John | Hamlin, John, estate | Hamlin, John, estate continued | Hardyman, Fitt | Hardyman, Littlebury, estate | Harrison, Thomas, estate | Harrowell, John, land patent | Hooper, Thomas, estate | Ingram, Richard, estate | Jackson, William | Jackson, William, inventory | Johnson, Edward | Johnson, Edward, inventory | Jones, Abraham | Jones, James | Jones, Mary | Jones, Peter | Jones, Robert Jr. | Jones, Robert Jr., inventory | Kirkland, Richard, inventory | Lee, John, estate | Lewis, Thomas | MacKenny, Morgan | Maylor, Simon, estate | Maynard, Henry, inventory | Mobberly, Edward | Moore, Richard | Moore, Richard, inventory | Mosby, Joseph | Mosby, Joseph, inventory | Naylor, Simon, estate | Newman, Richard | Newman, Richard, estate | Nodan, Charles | Norden, Robert, estate | Pettypool, William | Poythress, John, estate | Smith, John, estate | Smith, Richard | Smith, Richard, estate | Stafford, Cuthbert, estate | Taylor, Elizabeth | Thomas, John, inventory | Tidmarsh, Richard | Tidmarsh, Richard, estate | Tucker, John, inventory | Tucker, Thomas, estate | Vandivan, John | Williams, John, inventory | Womack, John | Wyatt, Edward Sr. | Wyatt, Edward, inventory | Wyatt, Edward, Captain, estate | Wynne, Francis

Digital Images of Wills 1759 to 1760

Binford, William, estate
Birchett, Robert
Carter, Joseph
Chambliss, William
Chambliss, William (2) Chambliss, William, inventory
Gary, Thomas
Leath, Peter, inventory
Lee, Samuel
Lee, Samuel, inventory
Smith, Sarah
Tatum, Robert
Tatum, Robert, inventory
Woodleif, Edward
Woodleif, Edward, inventory

Miscellaneous Wills and Estates

Avery, Billy, LWT (abstract from burned records; Bland, Theodrick, Colonel, LWT, transcript; Jones, Peter, LWT (transcript)

Taylor Family History
Images of Deeds, Wills, Bonds, Inventories
  • 1787-1792 – Names not listed due to lack of space
  • Prince George County Marriages – St. Paul’s Parish Register 1715 to 1728
  • Prince George County Births – St. Paul’s Parish Register 1715 to 1728
  • Prince George County Deaths – St. Paul’s Parish Register 1715 to 1728
  • 1704 Quit Rent Rolls
Traced genealogies and family histories of Prince George County available to Members !

Ultimately, How will we Stack Up?

The stuff that we are made of literally flows through our veins. Our DNA is a blueprint of ourselves that may be traced back in time to our ancestors. And we are a mixture of many individuals who played their roles in history. Siblings born of the same parents possess features from a variety of ancestors, and the dosage is not equal. Although it is quite interesting to discover the origin of our features, statue, and personality traits while viewing old photographs (everyone should do this), the more interesting aspect of it is the decisions made in the face of adversity. No generation escapes troubles, for all are tested. We share many common elements of those past lives, viz: war, religious beliefs, immigration, marriages, divorce, death, and so on. And our trials of today run a pretty close parallel to those of the past. After it is all done, scholars write a history of those days. Owing to the difficult times of our ancestors, how did they stack up? Everyone’s history is not written by the scholar. Yet, the ancestors left their stories for us to tell. It is in the records (census, county court houses, pensions, bibles, cemeteries, etc.) During troubling times, the memories of their era are somewhat consoling, especially when we know that they stood among the righteous, exhibited bravery in the wars, and had a strong belief in freedom. Yes, this country was founded upon that one belief. Freedom! I found some old letters from one of my great-grandfathers and discovered that he was overtaken by a deep sadness when he left his family during the Civil War. In this way, I understood that the same sadness existed during my own unhappy moments. As one traces the families further back in time, the old last wills and testaments display a virtual reality of those days. We can almost put ourselves there, in the shoes of our kin. There are many questions concerning the migrations and lifestyles of our ancestors. During this era, genealogy research is very much improved, however, as more records are added to the Internet. Virginia Pioneers is processing more old wills and estates, and I must say, the answers are in the details. The final question is: “How will we stack up?”