Hanover County Chancery Wills and Notes (Google eBook)
Genealogical Publishing Com, 1940 - Reference - 215 pages
Hanover County, Virginia was erected from New Kent in 1720, which itself had been formed from York County in 1654. (In 1742 Hanover lost that portion now embraced by Louisa County.) Most of the records of the Hanover County Court were destroyed at the end of the Civil War, which is why those that did survive, the subject of this book, are of the utmost importance. Confining itself to Chancery Wills and Notes, this work consists of copies or abstracts of bills and petitions, wills and deeds, powers of attorney, administrators' accounts, depositions, receipts, and letters, bearing reference, in total, to some 7,000 persons. In the treatment and presentation of the Notes the object was to extract every detail of genealogical, biographical, and historical significance, and to arrange such matter alphabetically and chronologically in relation to families. In the treatment of the wills the aim was to provide either a comprehensive abridgement or an authentic verbatim copy. Possessing a complete name index, this is the starting point for genealogical research in Hanover County.
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acres Administrator Admr Anderson appoint Benjamin Berkeley brother Burnley C.H.C. A Copy Caroline County Charles Clough Codicil County of Hanover Court of Monthly Courthouse on Tuesday Crenshaw Dabney daugh daughter death debts dec'd deceased desire died prior dollars Doswell Edmund Edmund Berkeley Edward Eliza Elizabeth equally divided Executor EXOR Frances George George W give and bequeath Goochland County Hanover County heirs forever held for Hanover Henrico County Henry hereby intestate issue Item James Jane Jesse G Jones Joseph King William County Littlepage Louisa County Lucy married Martha Mary mentioned Monthly Session held named Nancy Nathaniel negro Nelson oaths Philip probated Ragland real and personal Richard Richardson Robert Samuel Sarah seal set my hand sister slaves survived Susan Talley Taylor Terrell Testament Teste Thomas Timberlake Tinsley tract of land trust Virginia White widow William Cocke William D Wingfield Winston witnesses thereto