Chronology of Selected Woody Events in Early Virginia
& Hypothetical Colonial Woody Lineage
 

            This lengthy page has been created to memorialize certain aspects of the research we have done concerning the genealogy and family history of the Woody family that resided in Colonial America and the early United States. Perhaps, in the future, someone with a genuine interest in this period of the Woody family history will find this page useful.
            The yDNA of virtually all tested descendants of early Virginia Woodys proves that they all share a Common Ancestor. We have compiled a chronology of selected events that pertain to the Woodys, etc. of Colonial Virginia. This chronology is only a small subset of the know facts that we have discovered in our extensive research of a variety of documents that have significant factual basis. We have also used the fact based research of a few others, but we have always verified their research and sources. All of the events summarized below, along with many other supporting events, are detailed in the databases associated with Woody Family Roots and The Woody Family of Old Virginia web pages. An thoughtful, diligent person that is interested in this chronology and hypothetical lineage should explore these database entries, since they add significantly to the outline below. The county formation dates are included to emphasize the fact that all of Goochland, Hanover and New Kent and their derivative counties were part of the original adjacent Shires of Henrico and Charles River. We emphasize the Virginia county creation chronology to highlight some particular events that are used to assist in creating a hypothetical lineage. These types of hypothetical lineages have been proposed in the past, but we have never seen even one of these unsourced and unexplained lineages that includes anything much more than names and assumed and/or concocted dates. Many include the names of people that never have been proven to exist. Some of these nonexistent people are even provided with exact birth and death dates. We will only use recorded names to suggest a hypothetical lineage. We will also explain our reasoning for all assumption associated wit this hypothetical lineage.
            Virginia is surely one of the most challenging states to do research on people that lived and events that occurred before the Civil War. We have done considerable family history research in New York and the New England states. Here, large numbers of birth, death, marriage, estate and land records have been transcribed and imaged. Many of these are easily found online. It is very difficult to compare the difficulty of doing Colonial Virginia family history research with the same exercise in the northeast states, but it is several orders of magnitude more difficult.
Virtually all the genealogically significant records of Richmond and surrounding counties were destroyed in the Civil War. The Woodys of Hanover county lived very close to Richmond. The important records, such as deeds, wills and marriages, of Hanover and other counties were moved to Richmond for safekeeping at the beginning of the war; however, a disastrous April 1865 fire destroyed the state courthouse and most of central Richmond. Virtually all the records stored in the courthouse were lost. Henrico County records also suffered a similar fate. Other Virginia counties suffered record losses in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and numerous courthouse fires, but Hanover and Henrico seem to be the worst. Most of the data concerning the New Kent and Hanover county Woodys comes from the Vestry Book and Register of St. Peter's Parish and the Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish. On the other hand, the Vestry Book of St. James Northam Parish, which included Goochland and its derivative counties of Fluvanna and Albemarle, contains almost no information at all concerning the Woodys; however, these county records were much less effected by Civil War destruction than were those of Hanover and Henrico. Henrico County seems to be the worst case. The Vestry Book of Henrico Parish is no help at all and, like Hanover, virtually all the pre-Civil War records were destroyed.
            Because of this absence of factual records to work with, we cannot overemphasize the potential importance of the slightest bit of evidence, no matter how seemingly insignificant when found.
Because of these difficulties, the successful researcher will have scoured every possible resource for the few facts that are available. Besides the obvious transcribed and indexed online records, untranscribed and unindexed online images records should be researched for any tidbit of data. Untranscribed and unindexed microfilms must be ordered and very carefully observed one frame at a time. Since these type of records are almost always found in county records, the records of any and all places where an ancestor might have lived must be examined. No detail, no matter how small,  can the overlooked or dismissed. Then an attempt must be made to correlate these details. Sometimes correlation is successful, but mostly it isn't; however, the details must be keep because future research may reveal another detail that will correlate. Near the bottom of this page, we have listed the county records that we have researched. We have looked at all of the indexed and internally indexed records of all these counties; however, there remains a very few unindexed original image records that we have not examined. These are usually handwritten copies of other records made by bored clerks and some are very hard to decipher. But more clues probably remain to be found. We will not be attempting that chore, but someone may in the future.
            Several early unproven assumptions have been made. Probably the most important is found in the Register of St. Peter's Parish in New Kent County. While the names Woody, Wooddy etc. are not found in the Register, the name Woode is found several times. At a much later time, an index of the Register was produced and the compiler of this index treated Woode as a variation of Wood as is true; however, Wode and Woode were also used as a variation of Woody. In particular, James & Elisheba Woode are named as a parents of James in 1699 and Simon Woode is named as a father of Rebecka in 1703. A good place to test this possibility seems to be in the extant 1704 Quit Rents of Virginia. Woody is mentioned three times and only in New Kent County, Wood is mention eighteen times with only Walter Wood in New Kent and Woode is not mentioned at all. St. Paul's Parish was created from St. Peter's in 1706. The Vestry Book of St. Paul's mentions Wood hundreds of times, Woody, Wooddy, Woodey, Wooddey over one-hundred times and Woode is not mentioned at all. These facts would seem to support the above assumption that Woode was a variation of Woody, not Wood. In addition, the Simon Woody will of 1734 mentions four daughters, including a Rebecca. While none of these facts absolutely prove the assumption that the St. Peter's Register entries of Woode were a variation of Woody, we have concluded that this is the case. In addition, because Simon Woody left no living male descendants, he has been virtually ignored by most "researchers"; however, we have used the Woode/Woody assumption and other evidence concerning Simon and his family to make assumptions about his Woody contemporaries.
            If we accept the above Woode/Woody assumption, we must also accept that James and Simon were the fathers of children born about the same time and that James Woode/Woody, son of James and Elizheba Woode/Woody has not been accounted for. While this does not eliminate the possibility that James was the father of Simon, it adds some weight to this proposition. This assumption also provides a postulated answer as to the parents of John of Goochland and Henry of Henrico mentioned above. The only mention of a Henry Woody in early Hanover was a land grant he received in 1722 and because he was never processioned in Hanover, he almost surely did not live on this grant long, if at all; however, the period that he might have lived in Hanover coincides with the period of missing St. Paul's processioning records discussed above. The assumed birth dates of this John and Henry seems to correlate well with the recorded birth date of 1699 for James Woode, son of James & Elizabeth Woode.
            So our hypothetical lineage hinges on the major assumptions that Woode was a variation of Woody and that James Woody was the brother of John Sr. and Simon of Hanover and was not their father.

            Up until the Revolutionary War, Virginia inheritance laws were based on the rules of primogeniture. Some of these rules are complicated, but the basic premise was that all of the real property of a person who had died intestate (without a will) passed automatically to that person's eldest son. If the eldest son was also deceased, the real property passed automatically to the eldest son of that person. We have used this information to make an important assumptions about the ages of assumed and known brothers when one brother came into possession of seemingly inherited land or purchased new land that required significant funds to acquire.
Also, in cases of unexplained large land acquisitions by relatively young males, we have assumed that these buyer's were the eldest sons of a father who had recently died. When the laws changes after the Revolution, the same situation probably meant that the buyer's father had recently died. In addition, primogeniture and cheaper land were the main reasons for younger sons to move westward. This situation can sometimes be combined with other evidence to make assumptions about relationships. 
         
    Virtually all the genealogically significant records of Richmond and surrounding counties were destroyed in the Civil War. The Woodys of Hanover county lived very close to Richmond. The important records, such as deeds, wills and marriages, of Hanover and other counties were moved to Richmond for safekeeping at the beginning of the Civil War; however, a disastrous Apr 1865 fire destroyed the state courthouse and most of central Richmond. Virtually all the records stored in the courthouse were lost. Henrico County records also suffered a similar fate. Other Virginia counties suffered record losses in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, Civil War and numerous courthouse fires, but Hanover seems to be the worst. We cannot overemphasize the importance of the slightest bit of factual evidence.

            In 1634 the eight original Virginia counties were created: Accomack, Charles City, Charles River - now York, Elizabeth City - extinct, Henrico, James City, Warwick River - extinct and Warrosquyoake - extinct. Although the almost continual creation of new counties from the original eight has been virtually ignored by many researches, these historical facts are very important in understanding and correlating  the facts that we have and others have discovered concerning the Woodys of Colonial America and the early United States. This progression of county creation is also important in creating a hypothetical lineage that is focused on this historical period of Virginia that is almost devoid of traditional lineage related facts.

 

Location Abbreviations Key
Albemarle - ALB
Amherst - AMH
Chesterfield - CHE
Cumberland - CUM
Fayette, North Carolina- FAY
Fluvanna - FLU
Franklin - FRA
Goochland - GO
Hanover - HAN
Henrico - HEN
New Kent - NK


Name Key
James, John & Simon, 1st recorded Virginia Woodys in New Kent
John-GOU, son of James
Henry-ALB, son of John-GOU
Thomas-ALB, son of John-GOU
William-A, son of John-GOU
Henry-Hen, son of James
John Jr., son of John|
Micajah, son of John
Samuel, son of John
Ann, daughter of Samuel
Samuel Jr., son of Samuel
Samuel 3rd, son of Samuel Jr.
James of Pittsylvania, James-PIT

Sources Key
Chesterfield Co., Virginia Personal Property Tax Index 1786 - 1811 - CPP
Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia 1737 - 1781 - HEW
Cumberland Co., Virginia Deed Index - CDI

Douglas Register - DR

Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy: Henrico Monthly Meeting - HM
FRanklin Co., Virginia Wills 1786 1812 FW
Friends' Records, 1699 - 1834 FR
Goochland Co., Virginia Road Orders 1728 - 1744
Hanover County, Virginia Land Tax Index 1782 - 1817 - HLT
Hanover Co., Virginia Court Records 1733 - 1735 - HCR
Hanover Co., Virginia Personal Property Tax 1782 -1803 - HPP
Lincoln County Tennessee Wills 1812 -1824 - LIN
Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Deed Book 22 - PDB
Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Personal Property Tax Index - PPP
Old Papers from Puccoon - OPP
Talley Family Bible - TFB
Virginia Tithables from Burned Record Counties - VTB
Virginia Quit Rent Records of 1704 - VQR
Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals Cases, Vol. 6 - VSC
Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish 1706-1786 - VPA
Vestry Book & Register of St. Peter's Parish 1684-1786 - VPE
Virginia Land Grants - VLG

Date Woody Location Event Source
1643 York VA Charles River County changed to York County  
1654 New Kent NK New Kent County created from York  
1684 James NK Adjacent to land grant VLG
1689 James NK Processioned VPE
1691 King William Co. KW King William County created from New Kent  
1699 James NK Birth of son James VPE
1702 Prince George County   Prince George County created from Charles City  
1703 Simon NK Birth of daughter Rebecca VPE
1704 St. Paul's Parish NK St. Paul's Parish created from St. Peter's Parish VPA
1704 James NK Quit Rent - 130 acres VQR
1704 John  NK Quit Rent - 100 acres VQR
1704 Symon NK Quit Rent - 50 acres VQR
1708 James, John, Simon NK  Processioned - John processioner VPA
1711 James, John, Simon NK Processioned - John processioner VPA
1715 James, John, Simon NK Processioned - John processioner VPA
1719 James, John, Simon NK Processioned - John processioner - Last entry for James VPA
1720 Hanover County HAN Hanover County created from New Kent  
1720 Brunswick County   Brunswick County created from Prince George  
1722 James HAN Quaker wedding witness & meeting house donor FR HM
1722 Henry HAN Land Grant - 400 acres VLG
1728 Goochland County   Goochland County created from Henrico  
1730 John HAN Parish surveyor VPA
1731 John, Simon HAN Processioned - John processioner - Last entry for Simon VPA
1734 Martha HAN Quaker marriage. Ashley Johnson -witness Martha Woody FR HM
1734 Mary HAN Quaker marriage. David Johnson - witness Martha Woody FR HM
1734 Simon HAN Will - wid. Martha, son Moore, dau. Mary, Martha, Judith, Rebecca HCR
1734 Moore HAN Will - mother Martha, sis. Mary, Martha, Judith, Susanna HCR
1738 John-G GOU Surveyor of Mt. Road with William Martin GRO
1739 Micajah HAN Quaker marriage. Cicile Johnson - John & Judith witnesses FR HM
1739 John, widow HAN Processioned - John processioner VPA
1740 Judith HAN Quaker marriage. Nathan Johnson - mother Martha, witness Susannah FR HM
1741 John-G GOU Grant on Byrd Creek VPA
1744 Albemarle County ALB Albemarle County created from Goochland  
1744 John, widow HAN Processioned - John processioner - Last entry of John VPA
1745 John-A ALB First record of John-G in Albemarle  
1745 Samuel HAN Vestry account VPA
1746 Lunenburg County LUN Lunenburg County Created from Brunswick  
1747 John, Samuel HAN Samuel replaced John as processioner VPA
1749 Cumberland CUM Cumberland County created from Goochland  
1750 Susannah HAN Quaker marriage. Joseph Parsons FR HM
1751 Micajah, Samuel HAN Processioned - Samuel processioner VPA
1752 Halifax HAL Halifax County created from Lunenburg  
1753 Bedford County BED Bedford County created from Lunenburg  
1755 Micajah, Samuel, Martha HAN Processioned - Samuel processioner VPA
1755 Ann HAN Birth of daughter of Samuel TFB
1759 William-A ALB First record of William in Albemarle  
1759 Micajah, Samuel, Martha HAN Processioned - Samuel processioner VPA
1761 Henry-A GO Married Susannah Martin DR
1761 Amherst County AMH Amherst County created from Albemarle  
1762 Henry-A ALB First record of Henry in Albemarle  
1762 Thomas-A ALB First record of Thomas in Albemarle  
1763 Micajah, Samuel, Martha HAN Processioned - - Samuel processioner - Last entry for Martha VPA
1763 John Jr. HAN Land tithe - 80 acres VTB
1763 Micajah HAN Land tithe - 200 acres VTB
1763 Samuel HAN Land tithe - 120 acres VTB
1764 John Jr., Samuel HAN Processioned VPA
1765 John son of Henry-G GO Born - son of Henry & Susannah Martin Woody DR
1765 Biddy dau of William GO Born - dau. of William & Lucy Barnet Woody DR
1766 Pittsylvania County PIT Pittsylvania County created from Halifax  
1766 Cisilla HAN Married Isiah Ellyson, dau. of Micajah & Cisilla VPA
1766 Henry-Henrico HEN Probate. Executor: William Woody. Estate Appraiser: Richard Cottrell HEW
1767 John Jr., Micajah, Samuel HAN Processioned - Samuel processioner VPA
1769 Martha HAN Will contested by Nathan Johnson, husband of Judith Woody HM
1771 John Jr., Micajah, Samuel HAN Processioned - Samuel processioner VPA
1771 Micajah HAN Will: wife Cecilia, dau Constantia, Lurana, Sarah, Cecilia, Agatha, Ursula, Massie, Mary; son William VSC
1774 James CUM Purchased land in Cumberland CDI
1775 John Jr., Samuel HAN Processioned John & Samuel processioners VPA
1776 Henry County HER Henry County created from Pittsylvania  
1777 Fluvanna FLU Fluvanna County created from Albemarle (between Albemarle & Goochland)  
1777 Powhatan POW Powhatan County created from Cumberland  
1778 James-P POW Sold land in Powhatan CDI
1779 John Jr., Micajah, Samuel HAN Processioned - John & Samuel processioners VPA
1784 John Jr., Micajah, Samuel HAN Processioned - John processioner VPA
1784 Samuel Jr. HAN Processioned VPA
1784 John Jr. HAN Will: wife Ruth, dau Elizabeth Ruth Anna Nancy son William John Frederick David Elisha wit Micajah OPP
1784 Thomas-A AMH Probate  
1785 Franklin County FRA Franklin County created from Bedford  
1785 James-P PIT First Taxed in Pittsylvania PPP
c1786 John Jr. HAN Deceased & estate - 80 acres HLT
c1788 Samuel HAN Deceased & estate - 120 acres HLT
c1801 Micajah HAN Deceased  & estate - 120 acres HLT
1801 Samuel HAN Personal Property Tax: Samuel Jr. or Samuel 3rd ? HPP
1802 Samuel 3rd. CHE Personal Property Tax CPP
1807 Henry-A FRA Will: FW
1814 William-A FAY Will: LIN
18 James-P PIT Estate Settlement PDB



  
     Because even approximate birth dates for early Virginia residents can very difficult to ascertain, we have developed some guidelines that we use to basically guess at these dates. There very few extant Virginia records that we can use to derive approximate birth dates and these are mainly processioning, land ownership, death and tax records, plus a very few birth & marriage records. Nearly all of these events involved males that were over the age of twenty-one as required by Virginia law. We have assumed that Vestry appointed Virginia processioners were respected, mature residents that often had to negotiate with wealthy and powerful land owners in an attempt to try and settle boundary disputes. We have assumed that any processioner was at least age thirty when first appointed and could have been considerably older. The same assumption applies to Vestry appointed Road Surveyors. We have nearly always discussed our birth date assumptions in the database entries associated with these early residents, but we emphasize that these assumed birth dates are a guess at the latest date that an individual was born and that this person could have been born decades earlier, but not much later. These assumed birth dates are extremely important when trying to sort out contemporaries, especially those with the same given name. We would be very happy to be able to estimate birth date to plus or minus ten years and ecstatic to arrive at an estimate of plus or minus five years. These birth date assumptions are extremely important in deriving a hypothetical lineage since an incorrect assumption of a decade or so can result in completely different hypothetical lineages.
            In deriving a hypothetical lineage, the fairly accurate information concerning Simon/Symon Woody can be useful although Simon left no surviving Woody descendants. This information includes the fact the Simon was recorded as a New Kent County landowner, along with James and John, in 1704, the fact that one of his daughters was born in 1703, the fact that he died 1734 leaving a son, four daughters and a widow, Martha, who survived until about 1765 and the fact that he was never a processioner. Because Simon was very ill or deceased, he did not attend the Quaker marriages of any of his daughters, but Martha attended three of these events. Because his daughter Rebecca seemed to have died about the same time as her father and her brother, Moore,  and because Martha seemed to have been pregnant with daughter Susanna when Simon died, we postulate that Martha may have not been the mother of all of Simon's children, especially Rebecca. Although we do not have very good birth dates for most of Simon's daughters, there seems to be a rather large time gap between Rebecca and the others, so Simon could have had another unrecorded wife and children and thus he could have been quite a bit older than we have assumed. The fact that Micajah Woody was a proven Quaker and never a processioner seems to indicate that Simon was also a Quaker and that perhaps James was also. This assumption is supported by the four Quaker marriages of Simon and Martha's daughters. Quakers were not aligned with the Anglican Church and therefore ineligible as processioners. Because James was recorded as a witness to an unrelated couple and as a Meeting House donor in 1722, many have assumed that Micajah was the son of James. However, the fact is that non-Quakers were welcome to attend Quaker marriages, the fact that James was not a known relative of any of the other marriage participants, the fact that he was not recorded as a Quaker before or after 1722 in Quaker records and, most importantly, Micajah's assumed birth date of 1718, seem to indicate that he was not a Quaker and that Micajah was not necessarily his son. On the other hand, James was never recorded as a processioner, but he could have been physically unable to perform this task. We believe that there is more evidence to show that Micajah was the son of John Sr. Although there is no record of Micajah being converted to Quakerism, we postulate that he was, most likely because his bride was a Quaker. Both Micajah and John Jr. made wills which we have discovered. Neither of these wills have been published in any online record of wills and/or probates. Micajah was a witness to the will of John Jr. Micajah was almost surely a "lapsed" Quaker when he died. Most of his children were married "out of unity" (married to non-Quakers) and Micajah was a slave owner. On the subject of processioners, it is interesting to note that the Woodys were appointed to this position far more than men with any other surname.
            A John Woody is mentioned in Simon's probate and in one of the Quaker marriages of Simon's daughters. John is not mentioned in other Quaker records, so he was not a Quaker and since Simon's wife Martha is also mentioned in these marriages which occurred around the time of Simon's death, we postulate that John was a substitute for a father who was too ill to attend. As mentioned, non-Quakers were welcomed to Quaker marriages. This was very likely the John Sr. who seems to have died between 1744-1747. This adds to the evidence that John Sr. and Simon were brothers. John and Judith Woody was also a witness at Micajah Woody's marriage which is strong evidence relating to the supposition that Micajah was the son of John. Judith probably was the wife of John, but could have been the daughter of Simon.
            Samuel Woody appears to be another brother of John Jr. and Micajah. He died intestate about 1788 in Hanover County, an area where records are very scarce. He seems to have been born about the same time as Micajah and both seem to have been quite a bit older than John; however, they all died within a fifteen year span. Samuel replaced John Woody Sr. as a processioner in 1747 and it appears that he performed this task about every four years until his last appearance in this role in 1779. The close association of the British Colonial government and the Anglican Church ended after the Revolution and Samuel was processioned in Precinct 8, along with John Jr, and Micajah, in the very last such event in 1784. He died about 1788 owning 120 acres of land. This is the exact acreage he was tithed for in 1763. Samuel, along with John Jr. and Micajah, were enumerated in the so-called 1782 Virginia census with six other individuals in his household. The Talley Family Bible is the source of the only vital event data that we have found for the children of Samuel and Elizabeth Woody. This is Ann Woody, born on 13 Jan 1755 and married to Elisha Talley, the son of Micajah Talley, on 29 May 1783. This Bible has been imaged and transcribed. These images encouraged us re-examine the St. Paul's Vestry Book for Micajah Talley and Elisha Talley entries. We did find several, but we also found a 1784 processioning record for a Samuel Woody that we had missed in the past. Besides the Precinct 8 entries for Samuel, John and Micajah mentioned above, we noticed an entry for Samuel Woody in adjacent Precinct 9. Using the meager other available information, we have guessed his birth date as about 1753 and also conclude that his wife's name was Elizabeth, the same given name as his mother. Using this information, we conclude that Samuel W. Woody (1778-1856) and Henry Talley Woody (c 1779-1812) were sons of Samuel Jr. We also conclude that Samuel Jr. died about 1811 and his death was the reason that Henry Talley Woody made the trip from Georgia to Chesterfield Co., Virginia were he died in 1812.  Because he died without a will and before official census records existed, we cannot be sure of any of other children of Samuel Woody Sr.; however, two never again mentioned Woodys are named in the 1782-1815 Hanover County personal property tax records. These are Hartwell Woody noted in the 1789-1794 records and Obadiah Woody, noted in 1784-1793 records. These dates indicate that both were about 21 years of age when first enumerated. This enumeration suggests that Hartwell was born about 1767 and Obadiah was born about 1762. Both probably lived long enough to have children, although we do not know of any.
            James Woody Sr. was named in a St. Peter's Parish Vestry processioning order in 1689 and then was processioned from 1708-1719 in St. Paul's Parish. He and Elizabeth apparently had a son born 16 April 1699 in New Kent County. James was last  last recorded in 1722 as a Quaker wedding participant. So he seems to have died after 1722 and before the next intact processioning of 1731. So we are estimating his death as 1726. We do not know what happen to his son James, but we postulate the Henry Woody that died in about 1765 in Henrico County and the John Woody who died about 1775 in the Amherst County vicinity were also his sons. This postulation is almost entirely based on the Woode/Woody assumption mentioned above, their assumed birth dates we have derived, the assumption that John Sr., Simon and James were brothers and the evidence that shows that they were not the sons of Simon and very likely not the sons of John Sr. 

            Below is a list of LDS FamilySearch and Library of Virginia microfilms that we have viewed. FamilySearch no longer rents films, but alleges that some or all of the previously rentable films can be viewed online at FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries. The FamilySearch website lists these libraries; however, it is our experience that not all of the listed libraries provide this service. Call before going. The Library of Virginia still provides free microfilm loans through their interlibrary lending service; however, these films are only loaned to other libraries Although the library website provides lists of the considerable Virginia county government microfilm holdings, the details of the details of the interlibrary film loan service are not easily found; however, in the past it has been available to any participating library in the United States.  In our experience, it is best to telephone the library and ask to talk to the interlibrary loan coordinator. Discuss the details with the coordinator and get his/her direct telephone number and/or extension. Since your interlibrary film order must be placed by your local library, it is best to discuss your request with a responsible local library staff member and give that person the telephone number of the  Library of Virginia interlibrary loan coordinator. Most local libraries have a policy of interlibrary loan participation; however, your local library staff may not be thrilled about learning a new interlibrary loan service process and especially a somewhat unusual request such as this. Be respectfully insistent, persistent and patient. Follow-up. Once your library staff has learned the process, later orders should be much easier. You will probably be required to pay for the return postage. The Library of Virginia has virtually all of the Virginia governmental films that are in the FamilySearch archive.   

PPT = Personal Property Tax Lists. LT = Land Tax (Real Property Tax) Lists.

Virginia

Court Orders 1657-1680; Deeds 1666-1682 LDS 850107

Albemarle
PPT 1782-1799 LDS 2024443
PPT 1800-1813 LDS 2024444
PPT 1814-1822 LDS 2024445
PPT 1823-1830 LDS 2024446
PPT 1830-1835 LDS 2024447
PPT 1836-1841 LDS 2024448

Amelia
Deed Index Grantors W-Z 1734-1953 R72

Amherst
PPT 1782-1803 LDS 2024457
PPT 1804-1823 LDS 2024458
Order Books 1766-1769 LDS 188542
Order Books 1778-1782 LDS 1888543
Order Books 1784-1787 LDS 1888544

Augusta
Tithables 1777-1778 LDS 30312
PPT 1782-1795 LDS 2024461
Deed Index Grantor L-R 1745-1930 LDS 30336
Deed Index Grantor S-Z 1745-1930 LDS 30337
Deed Index Grantee H-M 1745-1930 LDS 30339
Miscellaneous Deeds 1805 1873 LDS 30686
Conveyances Grantee Index U-Z 1754-1929 LDS 1941016

Bedford
PPT 1782-1805 LDS 2024472
PPT 1806-1816 LDS 2024473
Deed Index Grantor U-Z 1754-1930 LV R21
Deed Index Grantee U-Z 1754-1930 LV R24
Order Index A-C 1754-1904 LV R50
Order Index U-Z 1754-1904 LV R54
Conveyances Index Grantor T-Z 1754-1921 LDS 1941021

Buckingham
PPT 1782-1810 LDS 29290
PPT 1811-1826 LDS 29291
PPT 1827-1841 LDS 29292
Court Records LDS 1805-1873 30686
Surveyors Book 1762-1814 LV R30

Chesterfield
Tithables 1747-1821 LDS 1929611
PPT 1786-1811 LDS 2024511
PPT 1812-1826 LDS 2024512
LT 1791-1822 LV R74
LT 1823-1834 LV R75
LT 1835-1850 LV R76
Will Index 1749-1947 LDS 30870
Will Books 8-9 1813-1823 LDS 30875
Will Books 10-11 1823-1830 LDS 30876
Deed Index Grantee K-Z 1749-1913 LDS 30886
Deeds Index Grantor K-Z  1749-1913 LDS 30884
Deed Book 17 1805-1801 LV R7
Deed Book 22 1814-1819 LV R9
Deed Book 24 1819-1823 LV R10
Deed Book 26 1823-1827 LV R11
Deed Book 34 1841-1842 LV R15

Charlotte
Deed Index Book 1 1765-1831 LV R15

Cumberland
Order Book 1764-1767 LV R24
Order Book 1772-1774 LV R25
Order Book 1774-1778 LV R26
Deed Index Grantor L-Z 1749-1918 LV R15
Deed Index Grantee L-Z 1749-1918 LV R16
Deed Book 5 1771-1778 LV R3

Essex
Deeds & Wills Index G-Z 1721-1798 LDS 1929915
Guardian Bonds Books 1-5 1731-1829 LDS 1929895
Blackburn Family Records LDS 858784

Franklin
PPT 1786-1803 LDS 2024540
PPT 1804-1821 LDS 2024541
PPT 1822-1841 LDS 2024542
Marriage Bonds 1793-1798 LDS 1977986

Frederick
Deeds Index 1892-1876 LDS 31366
Marriage Bonds Book 10 1811-1815 LV R109

Fluvanna
PPT 1787-1826 LDS 2024538

Goochland
Order Book 12 1771-1778 LV R25

Henry
PPT 178201830 LDS 2024587

Halifax
Deaths 1853-1890 LV R13
Deaths 1890-1896 LV R15

Hanover
PPT 1782-1803 LV R159
PPT 1804-1824 LV R 160
PPT 1825-1840 LV R161
PPT 1841-1851 LV R162
LT 1802-1817 LV R138
LT 1818-1829 LV R139
LT 1830-1838A LV R140
LT 1838B-1847A LV R141
Court Records 1733-1735 LV R2
Deaths 1853-1896 LV R1
Old Wills 1785-1893 LV R1

Henrico
Order Book 1763-1767 LV R68
Deaths 1853-1884 LV R14
Deaths 1884-1896  LV R51
Births 1853-1895 LV R44

King William
PPT 1787-1832 LV R198
LT 1782-1811 LV R164
LT 1812-1850 LV R 165

Lancaster
Records 1652-1655 LDS 908180
Record Book 2 1654-1666 LDS 850103
Wills 1653-1800 LDS 6049394

Loudoun
Deeds Index1757-1812  LDS 849507
Chancery Suit Index LDS 1307610

Louisa
Deed Index Grantor Book 1 1742-1825 LV R18

Lunenburg
Deed Index Grantors S-Z 1746-1900 LV R16

Mecklenburg
PPT 1806-1828 LDS 1854009
Deed Index Grantors S-Z 1765-1933 LV R20
Order Books 1-2 1801-181 LDS 1870851
Wills Index 1765-1918 LDS 32517
Will Books 7-9 1810-1824 LDS 32520

Nelson
PPT 1809-1845 LDS 1870172

Orange
Deeds Index 1734-1800 LDS 33009

Pittsylvania
PPT 1813-1823 LV 273
PPT 1824-1833 LV 274
LT 1782-1802 LV R241
LT 1803-1811 LV R242
LT 1812-1820 LV R243
Deed Index Grantee S-Z 1767-1889 LV R30
Deed Index Grantor S-Z 1767-1889 LV R28

Powhatan
LT 1782-1820 LV R249
LT 1821-1850 LV R250
Deed Index Grantee P-Z 1777-1947 LV R12
Deed Index Grantor P-Z 1777-1947 LV R11
Deed Book 1 1777-1792 LV R1

Prince Edward
Deed Index Grantors L-Z 1754-1916 LV R13

Richmond City
PPT 1787-1799 LV R363
PPT 1799-1834 LV R364
PPT 1835-1850 LV R365

Spotsylvania
Deed Index Books 1-2 Grantor 1727-1922 LDS 34066
Deed Books A-B 1722-1734 LDS 34068
Deed Books C-D 1734-1751 LDS 34069

            

Created Sep 13, 2018
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