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Caroline County Virginia

Map of Va: Caroline CountyCaroline County was established in 1728 from the upper portions of Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Its name honored Caroline of Anspach, consort of King George II. Some further territory from King and Queen County was added in 1742 and 1762. There have been no further boundary changes since then. Adjoining Caroline is Spotsylvania to the northwest, King George on the northeast, Hanover to the southwest, and King William, King and Queen, and Essex to the southeast. The earliest settlers to the region came in the 1650s, attracted by the cheap land and access to the deepwater wharves of the Rappahannock River. Its population increased rapidly, and throughout the eighteenth century, Caroline county was one of the most populated counties in all of Virginia. Like many counties in Virginia during the Civil War, a number of court and official records were burned or lost during the conflict. The irony is that only a complete set of Court Order books have survived. These were not sent to Richmond for "safe-keeping" by Confederate authorities and consequently were not among the great mass of Virginia county archives which went up in flames during the retreat from Richmond in April, 1865.

For a better understanding of county boundary changes, see our new section Virginia in Maps


Caroline County, Virginia 'Lost' Wills, 1727-1852 and Related Records from other Sources: Volume One 8 1/2" x 11" format, xv, 332 pages. Abstracted by Kimberly Curtis Campbell, 2012. This volume contains the earliest extant wills for Caroline County. This series will try to fill in the records gap that exists by using a variety of original sources.
FROM THE PREFACE:
Caroline County was formed in 1727, from King and Queen, King William and Essex Counties. Many of the early records have been destroyed. Surviving records often leave more questions than answers. The Order Books are substantially intact from circa 1732, and show where a Will was presented and proved in Court. These Court records are poorly indexed, if at all, and generally give only one line of information. One history of the county, Colonial Caroline, by T. E. Campbell, lists probate records from the Order Books through 1781, which give only the scant information listed in this secondary source. Extensive research is generally required to obtain a copy of the particular line in the appropriate Order Book. [That is, someone must read the orders from the appropriate period and be able to recognize one name written in old script.] Only a few "loose wills" and Will Book #19, November 1814 to July 1818 have survived prior to 1853. This book, and future volumes, is an attempt to relocate Caroline Counties "lost wills" from other sources and localities.
The exact causes of the "records gap" are unknown. Early Clerk's offices were not environmentally controlled as they are today. Pest control was yet another problem. Add to this fire, flood, war and we are fortunate to have what remains. William L. Hopkins book Caroline County Court Records and Marriages, 1787 1810, at page 196, Elizabeth Saunders states she and her husband were married "in 1792 prior to the burning of the clerk's office in 1800". In Marshall Wingfield's, A History of Caroline County, Virginia, at page 273, Robert Hudgin is quoted as to the deplorable condition of the records in 1827 and he received a "vote of thanks" from the justices of the court for his efforts to organize and preserve them. One Will for Daniel DeJarnette, recorded in Will Book 32, contains an affidavit of the executor at page 503, stating that the original will and Will Book were destroyed in April, 1865. There was also a letter written by a Union soldier around 1900, and mentioned in the local paper, The Caroline Progress, in an article written during World War II, stating there were court papers loose in the street during April 1864, when the Union army passed through Caroline County.
To compound the problem, three of the source counties for Caroline records have also had their court records destroyed. This destruction occurred during the Civil War and was almost entirely complete for King & Queen County [Drysdale or St Asaph's Parish], King William County [St. Margaret's Parish] and New Kent County [the parent county for both King & Queen and King William Counties.]
Additionally, the parish registers and vestry books for each of the three colonial churches are lost and presumed destroyed. The parish registers would provide genealogical data in the form of marriage dates, birth dates, baptism dates as well as death records. These records have not been mentioned in any history [Wingfield's or Campbell's], nor have they surfaced in the Library of Virginia, the Virginia Historical Society or any similar collection, public or private in over two hundred years.
WILLS (275) INCLUDED IN VOLUME ONE:
Abraham, William F., 1 Nov 1842/26 Dec 1842
Acres, Richard, 27 Jan 1821/3 Nov 1823 [Spotsylvania Co. Will]
Alsop, Benjamin, /13 Jul 1786
Anderson, John, 1 Oct 1813/11 Oct 1813
Andrews, James, 8 Jan 1817/14 Jul 1817
Armistead, John, 25 Jun 1788/21 Jul 1788 [Pennsylvania], 16 July 1790 [Virginia]
Armistead, Robert, 19 Jul 1766/12 Mar 1767
Armistead, William, 30 Dec 1755/26 Apr 1756 [Gloucester Co. Will]
Bankhead, William, 1 Mar 1788/Jun 1788 [Westmoreland Co. Will]
Battaile, John, 20 Jan 1707/8/10 Feb 1707/8 [Essex Co. Will]
Baughn, Benjamin, 11 Feb 1837/11 Apr 1831
Bayles, Salley, 18 May 1822/14 Mar 1825
Baylor, George, 6 May 1783/14 Apr 1785
Baylor, John, 19 Feb 1770/16 May 1772 [New Market]
Baylor, John, 13 Oct 1807/14 Mar 1808 [New Market]
Baylor, Maria, 24 Aug 1849/17 Oct 1850 [New Market]
Beazley, Adam, [died before 1824, family recreated from suit, no will]
Beazley, Philip, [died 15 Sep 1840, family recreated from suit, no will]
Bell, Moore, [abstract from indenture dated 16 Dec 1799, no will]
Beverley, Robert, 13 May 1733/5 Jun 1733 [Spotsylvania Co. Will]
Booker, Ann, 10 May 1774/18 Dec 1775 [King & Queen Co. Will]
Booker, Richard, 21 Apr 1743/16 May 1743 [York Co. Will]
Boulware, Mark, 19 Jun 1754/16 Jul 1754 [Essex Co. Will
Boulware, Mark L, [died intestate 18__, family recreated from suit]
Bowie, James, 1 Mar 1787/
Broaddus, Rebecca, 19 Jul 1829/14 Jan 1833
Broaddus, Thomas, 3 May 1787/Jun 1787
Brock, Henry, 24 Jul 1762/4 Jul 1763 [Spotsylvania Co. Will]
Brunskill, John (Rev.), 10 Mar 1761/11 Mar 1762
Brunskill, William, 5 Jan 1770/May 1771
Buckner, George, 13 Mar 1807/8 Dec 1828 [Braynefield]
Buckner, Horace, 13 Mar 1820/21 Aug 1820 [Culpeper Co. Will]
Buckner, John, 27 Apr 1748/12 Jul 1748 [York Co. Will]
Buckner, Richard, 28 Jul 1797/10 Apr 1798
Buckner, William A, 6 May 1827/8 Mar 1830
Buckner, William, 5 Mar 1783/Feb 1788
Burke, Henry, 5 Apr 1777/10 Jul 1777
Burke, John, 25 May 1787/Feb 1790
Burke, Thomas Henry, 23 Dec 1828/8 Jun 1829
Burruss, Elizabeth, 16 Oct 1855/ 14 Aug 1856 [Fredericksburg Will]
Burruss, Frances, 25 Jan 1816/Jan 1817 [Kentucky, Christian Co. Will]
Burruss, Jacob, 20 Mar 1742/
Burruss, Jennings, 6 Jan 1790/Jan 1794
Burruss, Sina, 17 May 1800/14 Oct 1800
Burrus, Thomas, 7 Mar 1824/12 Apr 1824
Burruss, William C, 1 Feb 1845/14 Apr 1845
Butler, John, 7 Apr 1810/9 Jul 1810
Butler, Isaac, 9 Apr 1875/18 Jul 1877 [Hanover Co. Will]
Camm, John, 20 Feb 1767/ [King & Queen Co. Will]
Campbell, Joseph, [died intestate 1794, family recreated from suit]
Campbell, Joseph, Jr., [deceased 1809, family recreated from suit, no will]
Care, William R, 2 Nov 1840/9 Nov 1840
Carlton, John, 29 Jun 1835/12 Oct 1835 [King & Queen Co. Will]
Carter, John, 9 May 1778/18 Dec 1783 [Spotsylvania Co. Will]
Carter, John, 2 Jan 1834/9 Jun 1834 [the Trap]
Carter, William, 18 Jul 1804/16 Nov 1864 [North Wales]
Catlett, John (1), /1670 [no will, recreated from several references in other records]
Catlett, John (2), 18 Nov 1724/ [Essex Co. Will]
Catlett, John (3), 14 Jun 1738/3 Jun 1739
Catlett, John (4), 8 Nov 1744/28 Mar 1745 [Orange Co. Will]
Cason, Thomas, /Spring 1836 [family recreated from suit, no will]
Chandler, Robert, 1802/13 Sep 1803
Chandler, William, 28 Jul 1815/[nonprobated earlier will]
Chandler, William, 31 Dec 1821/31 Dec 1821
Chapman, Robert, 6 Sep 1811/9 Oct 1815
Chiles, John, 3 Apr 1816/10 Feb 1817
Clarke, Edmund, 7 Apr 1847/14 Jun 1847
Coleman, Daniel, 6 Oct 1815/12 Aug 1816
Coleman, Francis, 20 Jul 1771/14 Nov 1771
Coleman, Maria, 31 Dec 1838 [Appr. & Div. of slaves, family recreated from suit]
Collins, Josiah, 2 Nov 1817/7 Jul 1823 [Spotsylvania Co. Will]
Collins, Thomas, 6 Feb 1781/8 Apr 1781
Conner, George, 26 Sep 1813/13 Aug 1844
Conway, Thomas, 17 Mar 1823/12 Mar 1827
Corbin, Alice, 1791/13 Feb 1792 [King & Queen Co. Will]
Corbin, Francis, 11 Sep 1817/11 Jun 1821 [The Reeds]
Corbin, Gawin, 1 Nov 1739/12 Feb 1744 [King & Queen Co. Will]
Corbin, John Tayloe, 2 Feb 1799/27 Jan 1800 [Middlesex Co. Will]
Corbin, John Tayloe, 16 Feb 1792/15 Apr 1794 [Laneville] [King & Queen Co. Will]
Corbin, Maria, 1794/1797 [Laneville] [King & Queen Co. Will]
Corbin, Richard, 12 Mar 1790/15 Sep 1790 [Laneville] [King & Queen Co. Will]
Crutcher, Thomas, 11 Jan 1782/Jul 1786
Dabney, Elizabeth, 9 Mar 1827/13 Aug 1827
Davis, Richard, 16 Jun 176_/Nov 1761
Dejarnett, Joseph E., /8 Sep 1828
Dickinson, David, 23 Apr 1812/14 Sep 1812
Dickinson, George W., 13 Dec 1825/17 Sep 1826
Dickinson, Thomas, 6 Mar 1826/14 Aug 1826
Dickinson, William, 23 Sep 1822/15 Oct 1823
Dickinson, William W, 13 May 1851/
Dillard, John, /9 Dec 1800 [The Sycamores]
Downer, William, 5 Nov 1808/12 Dec 1808
Dudley, Anna, 10 Feb 1809/ [Spotsylvania Co. Will]
Dunlop, Ellen Bankhead, 24 Jul 1849/Sep 1849 [Fredericksburg Will]
Dunn, Andrew, 4 Jul 1818/
Durrett, George, 3 Jun 1811/20 May 1812
Durrett, Henry, 15 Feb 1841/12 Jul 1841
Edge, Samuel, 2 Sep 1785/10 Jan 1788
Ellis, William, 6 Feb 1779/13 Mar 1809
Estes, Abraham, 10 Aug 1757/8 Feb 1759
Ferrell, Augustine, Jr., 6 Mar 1807/6 Feb 1812
Ferrell, Edward L, /[died intestate 1845, family recreated from suit]
Fitzhugh, Winney, 16 Jul 1841/14 Feb 1842 [free Negro]
Garnett, Reuben, /[died intestate 18__, family recreated from suit]
Gatewood, Benjamin, 10 Apr 1780/12 Oct 1780
Gatewood, James, 30 Nov 1778/12 Sep 1783
Gatewood, James, /[division of Estate 1808, family recreated from suit]
George, John, 7 Feb 1784/May 1784
George, Reuben, 16 May 1799/10 Dec 1799
Gouldin, Sally, /died intestate 1844, family recreated from suit]
Grafton, William, 21 Feb 1813/
Graham, Sarah, 20 Sep 1832/13 Mar 1838
Gray, John, 3 Feb 1807/10 Mar 1807
Gray, Phoebe, 24 Oct 1818/14 Mar 1831
Gray, William, 9 Jul 1798/1 May 1799
Gray, William Fauntleroy, 1 Aug 1792/Dec 1792
Hampton, John, 9 Apr 1801/12 Jul 1803
Harrison, William, Jr., 2 Mar 1840/1841
Harrison, William H, 7 Jan 1842/11 Sep 1843
Hawkins, John, 16 Feb 1725/6/21 Jun 1726 [Essex Co. Will]
Hawkins, John, 1755/
Hay, Ann (Robinson), 22 May 1751/8 Mar 1753 [Haymount]
Hipkins, Elizabeth, 15 Jan 1827/9 Nov 1829 [Gaymont]
Holloway, John, [no dates] [Essex Co. Will]
Hoomes, Benjamin, 15 Jul 1811/13 Jul 1812 [Point of View]
Hoomes, John (Col.), Oct 1804/16 Jan 1806 [the Bowling Green]
Hoomes, Thomas Claiborne, 28 Jan 1821/12 Mar 1821 [Melrose] [K & Q Co. Will]
Hord, Ambrose, 1 Apr 1780/May 1781
Hord, John, 3 Oct 1806/10 Mar 1807
Hord, Peter, 21 Sep 1787/10 Dec 1787 [Stafford Co. Will]
Houston, Robert, 1827/12 Mar 1834
Hundley, Matthew, 15 Dec 1828/9 Mar 1829
Hundley, (Matthew) Richard, /13 Sep 1830
Hurt, Benjamin, 19 Jan 1781/Feb 1781
Hurt, Benjamin, Senior, 8 Mar 1835/14 Sep 1835
James, Susannah, 26 Sep 1829/13 Jun 1831
Jeter, Samuel, 1 Apr 1842 [date for division of land, no will]
Johnston, Aquilla, 5 Feb 1784/1788 [Spotsylvania Co. Will]
Johnston, John, 15 Oct 1785/9 Feb 1786
Johnston, William, 24 Apr 1769/12 Oct 1769
Jones, Edmund, 1801/6 Apr 1801
Jones, Fanny, 2 Mar 1804/9 Oct 1804
Jones, Hannah, 28 Dec 1822/12 Jul 1824
Jones, James, 23 Oct 1795/Jan 1802
Jones, John, /[died intestate 1779, family recreated from suit]
Jones, Sally, 12 Sep 1786/ [Spring Garden] [Hanover Co. Will]
Jones, Thomas, 13 Oct 1788/11 Jun 1789
Jones, William, 25 Mar 1818/11 May 1818
Kay, James, 25 Apr 1768/20 Feb 1767?
Kelley, Elijah, 19 Nov 1833/10 Mar 1834
Kidd, Willis, 7 Jan 1843/13 Feb 1843
Lindsay, James, 9 Jan 1782/13 Apr 1782
Lomax, Thomas, 26 Apr 1790/12 Nov 1811
Madison, Ambrose, 31 Jul 1732/6 Feb 1732
Madison, James (Captain), 21 Jan 1820/11 Jan 1830
Mallory, Pamela H, /1859 [family recreated from suit, no will]
Marshall, Benjamin, /[died before 1 Jan 1836, family recreated from suit, no will]
Marshall, John (Captain), /10 Jan 1782, family recreated from suits, no will]
Marshall, Thomas, /31 May 1704 [Westmoreland Co. Will]
Mason, David, /Oct 1802 [family recreated from suit, no will]
Mason, John, /[deceased before 7 Feb 1813, family recreated from suit, no will]
Meaux, James, 10 Nov 1822/10 Mar 1823
Miller, James, 3 Oct 1807/4 Mar 1808 [Westerton]
Miller, Robert, 1 Sep 1812/1813
Miller, William, 8 Jul 1809/12 Feb 1810
Mills, Thompson, 1 May 1808/12 Sep 1808
Minor, Elizabeth, 17 Jun 1809/10 Feb 1812 [Topping Castle]
Minor, John, 27 Feb 1800/13 May 1800 [Topping Castle]
Mitchell, John, 10 Aug 1807/Mar 1809
Monroe, John, 6 Oct 1802/14 Dec 1802
Moore, Edward J, 13 Mar 1849/9 Apr 1849
Motley, Edwin, 5 Oct 1808/3 May 1809 [King & Queen Co. Will]
Motley, Elizabeth, 5 Jul 1837/12 Aug 1839
Newton, Edmund, 9 Dec 1851/12 Jan 1852
Newton, Polly, 25 Nov 1839/14 Nov 1842
Noel, James, [Admin. qualified 11 Aug 1839, family recreated from suit, no will]
Norment, Samuel, 28 Jun 1810/10 Sep 1810
Page, John, /1841
Page, Robert E, /1846
Parker, James, 14 Dec 1815/19 May 1817
Peatross, Matthew, 11 Jan 1768/11 Aug 1768
Peatross, William, 15 Feb 1808/12 Dec 1808
Pendleton, Edmund, 19 May 1799/13 Dec 1803 [Edmundsbury]
Pettis, James, 5 Oct 1822/
Piccadate, Maurice, /[died before Nov 1834, family recreated from suit, no will]
Pickett, William, 10 Oct 1743/20 Dec 1743 [Essex Co. Will]
Pitts, James (the elder), 26 Jul 1777/9 Sep 1800
Prewet, Eliza, 13 Sep 1844/
Pruett, Thadeus, 1 Jan 1838/12 Feb 1838
Puller, John, 4 Mar 1818/16 Mar 1818 [Culpeper Co. Will]
Purks, William, 16 Nov 1849/11 Mar 1850
Quarles, Wilson, 13 May 1850/12 Aug 1850 [Moss Side]
Rawlings, Albin, /10 Mar 1807
Rawlings, Jeremiah, 10 May1804/13 May 1806
Redd, William, 28 Oct 1801/Oct 1802
Richerson, Thomas, 1815/1 Nov 1815
Roane, Alexander, 9 Jan 1788/8 Apr 1790
Roane, Thomas, 27 Jan 1799/8 Apr 1799 [King & Queen Co. Will]
Robb, James, 30 Oct 1804/14 May 1805
Rogers, George, 13 Sep 1799/11 May 1802
Sale, Robert, 17 Dec 1816/12 May 1817
Samuel, George Washington, 6 May 1822/14 Oct 1822
Samuel, James, 28 Apr 1809/12 Jun 1809
Samuel, Phebe, 1 Mar 1821/0 Jul 1821
Samuel, William, 21 Sep 1818/Nov 1818
Saunders, Elizabeth, 21 Jan 1833/14 Jul 1833
Scott, Thomas, 3 Nov 1772/
Seay, Flurry, 29 Jul 1828/9 Feb 1829
Shaddock, James, 16 Mar 1843/12 Jun 1843
Ship, Lemuel, 13 Apr 1787/July 1788
Skelton, Merewether, 13 Mar 1778/7 Feb 1782 [Hanover Co. Will]
Skinker, Elizabeth, 21 Jul 1823/3 Jan 1828
Sneed, Israel, 27 Nov 1787/Oct 1788
Southworth, Elizabeth, /1821 [died intestate, family recreated from suit]
Stern, David, 12 Apr 1796/13 Jun 1797
Stern, Peyton, 9 Apr 1799/14 Oct 1800
Stevens, John, 15 Jan 1753/8 Mar 1753
Stevens, John, 17 Apr 1817/8 Sep 1817
Stuart, Henry, Senr., 24 Jan 1795/13 Jan 1801
Sutton, James, 25 Sep 1794/8 Dec 1795
Sutton, John C, 28 Mar 1847/
Sutton, Joseph, 19 Nov 1818/15 Apr 1823
Sutton, Susannah Frances, 17 Jul 1835/14 Mar 1837
Sutton, William, 18 Apr 1796/12 Apr 1797
Swan, Jonathan, 18 Apr 1786/Sep 1786 [Higginbottom]
Swan, Joshua, 25 Oct 1820/10 May 1824
Taliaferro, Bartholomew, 18 Sep 1601/3 May 1602 [London, England]
Taliaferro, Charles C, 10 Oct 1831/13 Feb 1832
Taliaferro, Christopher, 8 Nov 1782/20 Jan 1785 [King William Co. Will]
Taliaferro, Philip, 3 Apr 1838/3 Jul 1848 [Gloucester Co. Will]
Taliaferro, Thomas, 25 Jun 1839/12 Aug 1839
Taliaferro, Walker, 13 Jun 1781/Feb 1782
Taliaferro, William, 10 Nov 1760/ [King & Queen Co. Will]
Taliaferro, William (of Bath), 1814/10 Mar 1817
Taliaferro, William, /[deceased by Mar 1810, intestate] [Blenheim]
Tankersley, George, 6 Nov 1814/
Temburlake, Ann, 2 Apr 1833/9 Sep 1833
Terrell, Elizabeth (Harris), 5 Jul 1848/ [this Will was superseded]
Terrell, Elizabeth (Harris), July 1852/ [Prospect Hill]
Terrell, George F(ox), 5 Dec 1854/
Terrell, Henry, Sr., 26 Mar 1760
Terrell, James, 18 Oct 1766/11 Feb 1768
Terrell, Jesse, 28 Aug 1834/11 Mar 1839
Terrell, Samuel, 20 Sep 1842/
Thomas, James, Sr., 15 Sep 1846/ [first Will]
Thomas, James, Sr., 11 Aug 1849/ [second Will]
Thomas, James, Sr., [no dates] [third Will]
Thornley, William, 24 Aug 1836/8 May 1837 [Hampstead]
Thornly, George, /[died intestate 1842, family recreated from suit]
Thornton, Reuben, 23 Mar 23 Mar 1768/12 May 1768
Todd, Charles, /[died 1831 intestate, family recreated from suit]
Toler, Benjamin, 4 Jul 1804/23 Dec 1808
Tomas, Catlett, 8 Aug 1843/9 Apr 1849
Turner, George, /[died intestate 1799, family recreated from suit]
Turner, Reuben, 25 Jul 1810/13 Jun 1814 [Moon's Mount]
Vaughan, Cornelius, 6 Nov 1735/
Walden, John, 29 Aug 1793/14 Oct 1794 [Walden's Tower]
Ware, Nathaniel, Feb 1844/May 1848
Washington, Ann E, 21 Mar 1842/23 May 1842 [King William Co. Will]
White, John, 16 Jan 1813/14 Feb 1820
White, Richard B, 13 May 1847/
Whitlock, Euclid, 10 Dec 1780/Aug 1783
Whitton, William, 17 Apr 1729/9 Jul 1730
Wilson, James, 9 Jul 1811/12 Aug 1811
Wilson, Thomas, /[Inv. & Appr. dated 1836, no will]
Winston, Edmund, 13 Oct 1833/9 Dec 1833
Winston, Nathaniel, 1786/1787
Woolfolk, John G(eorge), 28 Aug 1818/10 May 1819 [Mulberry Place]
Wright, Henry, 23 Jun 1840/ [first Will]
Wright, Henry, 24 Oct 1841/ [second Will]
Wright, Henry, [no dates, third Will]
Wright, James, 3 Aug 1807/12 Oct 1807
Yarbrough, Henry, 29 Apr 1784/9 Apr 1793
Young, Lucy, 17 Jun 1853/12 Dec 1853 [Court refused Will]
Young, Richard, 17 Oct 1775/1778

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Caroline County, Virginia 'Lost' Wills, 1676-1855 and Related Records from other Sources: Volume Two 8 1/2" x 11" format, xv, 269 pages. Abstracted by Kimberly Curtis Campbell, 2013. A continuation from Volume One.
WILLS INCLUDED IN VOLUME TWO:
KEY:
WFD = Will and or family information from Deed Records
EFD = Estate and or family information from Deed Records
EFGB = Estate and or family information from Guardian Bonds
Alexander, Robert 1819/1819
Anderson, John B. WFD
Anderson, Sarah B. 1841/1849
Andrews, Sarah B. WFD
Apperson, Mary C. /1830
Armistead, John 1788/1788
Armistead, William 1755/1756
Atkins, Thomas EFD
Atkinson, Charles 1842/1842
Atkinson, John 1828/1828
Atkinson, Nathaniel 1820/1820
Bankhead, Charles L. EFGB
Bankhead, Christian EFD
Bankhead, James 1785/1785
Bastin, Lucy EFD
Bates, unknown EFD
Battaile, Lawrence 1773/1773
Baylor, Frances /1783 Intestate [New Market]
Baylor, Gregory 1782/1785
Beazly, Larkin EFD
Bell, John 1804/1804
Beverley, Harry 1794/1794
Beverley, Maria 1813/1817
Beverley, Robert 1793/1800 [Blanfield]
Beverley, William Col. 1755/1756 [Blanfield]
Boughton, Benjamin 1842/1842
Boulware, Agathy 1829/
Boulware, Elliott 1829/
Boulware, John Lawson /1821 Intestate
Boulware, Mark [family recreated from suit]
Boulware, Mark EFD
Boulware, Muscoe 1843/1843
Boutwell, Adam 1781/1781
Boutwell, Birkenhead 1776/1777
Boutwell, Mary /1784
Boutwell, Samuel 1777/1778
Boutwell, Walter EFD
Bowie, James EFD
Broaddus, John WFD
Bradford, Richard 1756/1757
Bradley, James 1838/
Broaddus, Mordecai W. EFD [Ridge Way]
Broaddus, Mordecai W. /1840 EFD
Broaddus, Reuben WFD
Brooks, James EFD
Brown, James M. WFD
Brown, John /1829 Intestate
Brown, Rene P. /about 1811 Intestate
Bruce, Lucy /1832/3
Bryce, Louisa S. B. [Nuncupative Will]/1823 [Fredericksburg]
Buckner, Elizabeth 1786/1787
Buckner, Frances 1823/1828
Buckner, Francis /1806 Intestate
Buckner, Otway 1831/1831
Buckner, Thomas 1825/1825
Buckner, William S. B. EFD
Burruss, Henry 1836/1840
Burruss, John 1777/1778
Byrd, Leroy WFD
Callawn, William EFD
Campbell, Margarett EFD
Campbell, Matthew WFD
Campbell, Rosa /1842 Intestate
Campbell, William EFD
Carlton, C. Ambrose EFD
Carlton, John H. EFD
Carneal, Patrick WFD
Carr, Charles EFD
Carr, Mary 1746/1748 [Topping Castle]
Carr, Thomas 1735/1738 [Topping Castle]
Carr, Thomas 1753/ [Topping Castle]
Carter, Elizabeth EFD
Carter, Edward [family recreated from the Court Orders]
Carter, George 1789/1799
Carter, John 1778/1783
Carter, James /before Jan 1809 [family recreated from Court Orders & suit]
Carter, Presley /181_ Intestate
Catlett, Reuben 1794/1794
Chandler, Ann “Nancy” EFD
Chandler, Rufus 1832/
Chandler, Timothy 1757/1758
Cheadle, Jacob /1802 Intestate
Chiles, John /1795/96 Intestate
Chiles, Pleasant 1825/1825
Cleere, George /1818 Intestate [Cleere’s]
Cobbs, Lewis EFD
Cobbs, Rhoda WFD
Coleman, Clayton WFD
Coleman, John W. EFD
Coleman, Richard 1784/1788
Coleman, Thomas EFD
Coleman, Thomas B. EFD
Collins, Phoebe /1806 Intestate
Compton, John /1796
Corbin, Henry 1675/1676
Coutts, Jane WFD
Crawford, Dorathea WFD
Daniel, Harrison 1813/1814
Davenport, Richard /1825 Intestate
Dew, William 1854/1855 [King & Queen Co.] [Providence]
Dick, Archibald WFD
Dickinson, Festus EFD
Dickinson, Henry H. EFD
Dickinson, John EFD [Moon’s Mount]
Dickinson, Thomas [Will in Volume I of Lost Will series – Additional Information]
Dickinson, William W. [Will in Vol. I of Lost Will series – Additional Information]
Dillard, Madison EFD
Dillard, Thomas 1774/1774 [Spotsylvania Co.]
Dillard, Thomas [Jr.] 1821/1822 [Spotsylvania Co.] [owned Meadow Hill]
Dismukes, James 1769/1770
Donahoe, Thomas EFD
Doswell, Benjamin F. 1828/1828 [Newfound Mills]
Downing, Rufus EFD
Dudley, William /1822 Intestate
Dunn, William 1836/1839
Durrett, Elizabeth EFD
Durrett, Richard 1767/1768 [Spotsylvania Co.]
Elliott, Caleb 1789/1796 [Essex Co.]
Elliott, Caleb /1786
Estes, John 1778/1778
Estes, John EFD
Estes, Susannah H. S. WFD
Eubank, John EFD
Farish, George B. 1837/1846
Farish, Robert /1783 [family recreated from Court Orders & suit]
Farish, Stevens WFD [North Point] [family recreated from suit]
Fitzhugh, Philip /1836
Fitzhugh, William 1789/1791 [King George Co.] [Marmion]
Fleet, Christopher B. WFD [Will was recorded in King & Queen Co.]
Garnett, James 1775/1776
Garnett, Thomas EFD
Gatchell, Casandra 1843/
Gatewood, Bartlett EFD
Gatewood, Frances “Fanny” EFD
Gatewood, John Sr. [family recreated from suit]
Gatewood, William EFD
George, Lewis WFD
Goode, Edward 1763/1763
Goodwin, Elizabeth D. EFD [Oakley]
Goodwin, Peter /1793 [Oakley] [family recreated from Bible Records]
Gouge, James /1781
Gouldin, Jane EFD
Gravatt, Ellis EFD
Gray, Isabella Bowie 1819/ [Scotland]
Gray, William 1756/ [Merchant of Glasgow] [Scotland]
Gray, William EFD [family recreated from suit]
Graves, Joseph 1824/1827 WFD
Green, George 1850/1852
Grymes, Susan 1844/1844
Hackett, Garrett /1774 [family recreated from Court Orders & suit]
Hackett, Garrett /1848 WFD
Hackney, Durrett EFD
Harris, John [no date for Will]
Harris, Lucy WFD
Harris, Thomas L. EFD
Hawes, Richard EFD
Henshaw, Philip 1812/1814
Hewlett, John EFD
Hill, John 1843/1849
Hodges, Henry WFD
Holladay, John 1742/1742 [King William Co.]
Hoomes, Richard /1823 Intestate
Hoomes, Richard EFD
Houston, Mordecai EFD
Hundley, Matthew 1828/1829
Hutcheson, John 1812/
Hutcheson, Thomas WFD
Isbell, Daniel 1767/
Johnston, Jane 1808/1815
Jones, Bennet 1834/1834
Jones, James EFD
Landrum, Thomas 1764/1771 [King George Co.]
Long, Reuben EFD
Lucas, Samuel EFD [family recreated from suit]
Luck, Elizabeth EFD
Luck, John M. EFD
Luck, Molly EFD
Madison, Henry W. EFD
Magruder, Elizabeth 1849/1849 [Albermarle Co.] [owned Aberfoyle in Caroline]
Martin, James /1822 Intestate
Martin, John 1783/1783
Martin, John Senr. EFD
Mason, Joel 1841/1842
Mason, John [family recreated from Court Orders]
Mason, John EFD
Mason, Willis EFD
McLaughlin, John [family recreated from Court Orders & suit]
Merryman, Presley EFD
Mickleborough, Robert /1788 [Inventory & Appraisement]
Micou, Hay EFD
Middlebrook, John EFD
Miller, William WFD
Mills, Matthew 1753/1753
Minor, Vivion 1791/1791
Moore, Edward I. WFD [land information only]
Moore, Augustine 1742/17__ [King William Co.]
Morris, Charles Dabney /1842 EFD [The Meadow]
Motley, Catharine “Caty” /1796 Intestate
Murdock, Joseph 1769/1770 [King George Co.]
Murray, David 1733/1733/34 WFD
Murray, George W. EFD [Bell Hill]
Napier, William P. WFD
Newton, Edmund [Will in Volume I of Lost Will series – Additional Information]
Newton, Jesse /1816 Intestate
Page, Mann 1730/1731 [Roseville]
Page, Robert 1766/ [Hanover Co.] [Broadneck]
Parke, John T. 1828/1832
Peatross, Matthew [Will in Vol. I of Lost Will series – Corrected & Additional Info].147
Pendleton, Ann EFD
Pendleton, Edmund 1824/1827 [White Plains]
Pettis, Mary “Molly” /181_ Intestate
Pickett, John, the elder 1765/1766
Pickett, William 1766/1766 [Fauquier Co.]
Pitts, Henry /1807 Intestate
Rains, Henry 1766/1767
Redd, Samuel Sr. EFD
Reynolds, Thomas 1807/1807
Richards, William 1811/1817 [Culpeper Co.]
Rogers, Mary 1787/1802
Rootes, Philip 1756/1756 [King & Queen Co.] [Rosewall]
Ross, Edward 1787/
Row, Clack 1803/1804
Roy, Dorothy /1746
Sale, William Jr. 1822/1822
Samuel, Philip 1837/1843
Samuel, Thomas 1770/1771
Saunders, John Sr. WFD.
Saunders, Nancy C. EFD
Saunders, Reuben Sr. [Cherry Grove] [Will abstracted in suit]
Schooler, Samuel 1815/1815 [Spotsylvania Co.]
Schooler, Thomas 1755/1755 [King George Co.]
Scott, Robert WFD
Seal, Bennett WFD
Seal, David 1818/1820
Sears, Albin 1787/1789
Shaddock, Edward M. EFD
Ship, Richard /1777
Smith, Francis EFD
Smith, James /1831 Intestate [Spotsylvania Co.] [family recreated from suit]
Smith, Robert /1744 [The beginning of the town of Port Royal]
Southworth, Thomas EFD
Southworth, William /died Intestate bef. 26 Aug 1802] [family recreated from suit]
Stevens, John [Will in Volume I of Lost Will series – Additional Information]
Stewart, Billy WFD [a free man of color]
Swinton, George 1789/1798 [King & Queen Co.]
Taliaferro, Charles 1734/1735
Taliaferro, Charles EFD
Taliaferro, Richard 1815/1815
Taliaferro, Thomas EFD
Taliaferro, William W. WFD
Taliaferro, Zachariah /1831 EFD
Taliaferro, Zachary WFD
Taylor, John 1824/1824 [Hazelwood & Hayfield]
Taylor, John 1853/1853 [Liberty Hill]
Tennent, George W. Dr. EFD
Tennent, John Dr. /1815 or 1816 Intestate
Tennent, John Sr. 1790/1795
Terrell, Christopher WFD
Terrell, David Sr. 1751/1759
Terrell, Jesse WFD
Terrell, Jonathan EFD [Oakton]
Terrell, Mary /1837
Terrell, Pleasant /1804 [Information from Court Orders]
Terrell, Samuel WFD
Terrell, Thomas /1794 [family recreated from Cedar Creek Meeting records]
Thomas, James Catlett EFD
Thompson, Frances EFD
Thornley, William [Will in Volume I of Lost Will series – Additional Information]
Thornton, John [Fairfield]
Thornton, Peter WFD
Thornton, Rowland 1741/1741 [King George Co.] [Crow’s]
Thornton, William 1742/1742/3 [King George Co.]
Thornton, William Jr. 1743/1743/4 [King George Co.]
Tod, Charles 1814/1817
Tompkins, Bailey 1842/
Tompkins, Robert 1794/1796
Tucker, William 1844/1844
Tupman, Thomas [the elder] 1806/1806
Turner, Harry [Major] 1751/1752 [King George Co.] [Smith’s Mount]
Tutt, Richard 1728/1728/9 [King George Co.]
Tyler, Richard 1777/1802
Tyler, William, the elder /1794
Vaughan, Elizabeth 1775/1778 [Spotsylvania Co.]
Vaughan, Martin /1765
Vawter, Benjamin EFD [family recreated from suit]
Watkins, William 1778/1780
Watkins, William [Jr.] 1807/1815
White, Ambrose [family recreated from suit]
White, James J. EFD [Edge Hill]
Whitlock, John Sr. /1758 [family recreated from Court Orders]
Willis, Henry 1740/
Wilson, Zachariah 1811/1825
Woodford, William C. 1820/1820 [White Hall]
Woolfolk, Achillis EFD
Woolfolk, Charles /1803 Intestate
Woolfolk, Spilsbe WFD
Wright, John Sr. /1784
Yarbrough, Agnes WFD
Yarbrough, Benjamin 1795/1800


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CAROLINE CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed by John Vogt. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 25 pages, illustrations, maps. This is the first surviving census for Caroline, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. The manuscript is transcribed in its original rough alphabetic form. Caroline was an important county with a heavy slave population, and the census record covers 1154 households. The county's settlement dates from the mid-seventeenth century before the official county formation in 1728, and many of the early families later migrated westward into the Piedmont and Shenandoah Valley area. This document should be a complement to the fine work of Roger Ward (below) on land taxes in the county.
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Caroline County, Virginia Court Records: Will Book 1793-1897, Will & Plat Book 1742-1840; Will Book 19, 1814-1818 8 1/2" x 11" format 71 pages. Abstracted by Kimberly Curtis Campbell 1998. This volume contains the earliest extant wills for Caroline County bound in book form and located in the courthouse. T. E. Campbellþs Colonial Caroline, A History of Caroline County, Virginia, abstracted the will information from year 1732 through October 1781. The forthcoming second volume of this series will try to fill in the þrecords gapþ that exists by using the Court Order Books from 1781 to 1854. During this time only Will Book 19 is extant, and it is included in this first volume. The original Will Books start again with number 29, beginning with the year 1853. It is the author's intent to eventually have all of the Will Books abstracted through the year 1925.
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CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA COURT RECORDS PROBATE AND OTHER RECORDS FROM THE COURT ORDER AND MINUTE BOOKS 1781 - 1799 transcribed by Kimberly Curtis Campbell, 8 1/2" x 11" format, index, 285 pages, 1999.
This second volume will try to fill in the "records gap" by using the Court Order and Minute Books from 1781 through 1799. Did your ancestor serve in the Militia? Check out the County Militia section. There are also Chapters on Civil matters, Guardian Bonds, Manumissions, the Tobacco Warehouses, the Courthouse and Prison upkeep, Processioning, Overseers of the Poor, Overseers of the Road, Sheriffs and other Officers, the Justices and more. Includes Transcriptions of the following:


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Caroline County, Virginia Court Records Probate and other Records from the Court Order and Minute Books 1800 - 1804 Volume III by Kimberly Curtis Campbell, Copyright 2003, vi, 146, complete every-name index. This third volume will try to fill in the þrecords gapþ by using the Court Order and Minute Books from 1800 through 1804. Names of people and places are transcribed exactly as they appear in the record. No attempt has been made to correct any spelling or grammatical errors, so try variant spellings as you search the every-name index.

Look for your ancestor in the Probate Chapter, then follow the records from the Will or Administration Bond through the final Order to settle the Estate. You may also find several Chancery Suits which may be of help.

Did your ancestor serve in the Militia? Check out the County Militia section. There are also Chapters on Civil matters, Guardian Bonds, Manumissions, the Tobacco Warehouses, the Courthouse and Prison upkeep, Processioning, Overseers of the Poor, Overseers of the Road, Sheriffs and other Officers, the Justices and more.
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CAROLINE COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1850 CENSUS, transcribed by Mark Anderson Sprouse. 1997, iv, 182 pages, index.
Caroline County Virginia was formed in 1727 from parts of Essex, King and Queen and King William Counties. It is a strategic county for geneologists because of its location. Many colonial Virginia ancestors settled or "passed through" Caroline. The 1850 Caroline County Census was enumerated by Thomas T. Chandler. Mr. Chandler's work has numerous legibility and spelling "problems," as well as what appears to be a few bonifide errors. Mr. Chandler must be forgiven. How was he to know that as he traveled the roads of 1850 Caroline, that every letter he put down would be under extreme scrutiny by future researchers. Chandler's writing is often difficult to discern as t's are uncrossed confusing them with unlooped l's, a's are not closed and might be u's, i's are often not dotted and can't be distinguished from unlooped e's and similar problems. Even more frustrating for me were the names that were clear but didn't really make sense; as letters seem to be excluded or extra ones added. An example of this would be the several families that have different spelling within the household such as # 897 with "Bird" and "Byrd" or # 1014 with "Garnet" and "Garnett". In the case of the few names that really didn't fit, the transcriber entered it as it appears in the census unless he could find the spelling for that specific name in at least two other sources. Readers are reminded that the burden of proof remains on the researcher and therefore consult the original record when in doubt.
CENSUS COLUMN LEGEND (Left to Right)

  1. Dwelling houses numbered in the order of visitation (Not shown in this book)
  2. Families numbered in the order of visitation
  3. The Name of every Person whose usual place of abode on the first day of June 1850, was in this family.
  4. Age
  5. Sex
  6. Color (White, black, or mulatto)
  7. Profession, Occupation or Trade of each Male Person over 15 years of age.
  8. Value of Real Estate
  9. Place of birth, naming the state, territory, or country.
  10. Married within the year, attended school within the year, persons over 20 years of age who cannot read or write.
  11. Whether deaf and dumb, blind, insane, idiotic, or pauper.
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CAROLINE COUNTY COURT RECORDS, 1742-1833 AND MARRIAGES, 1782-1810 by William Lindsay Hopkins. 197 pages, index. A valuable collection considering the great loss of documentation suffered by this county. Caroline County was established in 1728 from the upper portions of Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties. Some further territory from King and Queen County was added in 1742 and 1762. There have been no further boundary changes since then.
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Caroline Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 26 pages, map, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the 1815 LAND DIRECTORY Records and a listing of available counties, see: Individual County Booklets, 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners
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Caroline Co. Revolutionary Public Claims transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten.. 2005. 100 pages, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the Virginia Revolutionary Public Claims and a listing of available counties, see: Revolutionary "Publick" Claims series
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