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Charles City County Virginia

Map of Va: Charles City CountyOne of the original shires of Virginia. It was named for Charles City of Bermuda Hundred, which in turn honored the King of England. For the whole of the seventeenth century, Charles City County included territory on both sides of the James River. To the north it was bounded by the same three counties as at present. South of the river it was limited on the east by James City (Surry after 1752) County. To the west, Charles City County extended between the Appomattox River and the North Carolina line to the Blue Ridge Mountains. All of Charles City's lands south of the James were taken in 1703 to form Prince George County. In 1720 Charles City was enlarged when James City County's lands west of the Chickahominy River was added to it. At this point its boundaries stabilized and have not changed. Charles City County had been first settled in 1613, and among its early settlements, those of Smith's Hundred (1617), West and Shirley Hundred and Berkeley Hundred (1619), marked the Virginia frontier of the early decades of settlement.

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CHARLES CITY CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed, with an index by John Vogt. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 23 pages, illustrations, maps, index.. This is the first surviving census for Charles City, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. A complete index is included for easy access. Charles City was an original shire whose settlement dated from the 1610s; by the 1810s it contained a number of large plantations with a heavy slave population, as well as smaller holdings in the upland country of the Ridgepath; in all, census record covers 414 households.

The following surnames are to be found in the 1810 Charles City census:
Adams; Ammons; Anderson; Apperson; Armstead; Baley; Balfour; Barlow; Barnes; Barrow; Bates; Bell; Binford; Binns; Blanks; Boman; Bowden; Bowry; Bradely; Bradley; Brewer; Brown; Bullifont; Burlington; Byrd; Carey; Carter; Cary; Chapel; Charles; Christian; Clark; Clopton; Cole; Coleman; Coley; Colgin; Collier; Combo; Cowles; Creighton; Crew; Crutchfeild; Crutchfield; Cumbo; Davison; Day; Dean; Demorell; De—arech; Dixon; Drake; Drinkard; Durfey; Ealey; Edloe; Edwards; Egmon; Ellis; Epps; Eshow; Evins; Ferrell; Ferry; Finch; Floyd; Foalks; Folks; Francis; Freemond; Fuqua; Gill; Gilliam; Going; Gorden; Graves; Gregory; Griffin; Griffith; Grinsted; Hamlet; Hamlin; Hampten; Hardyman; Hargrave; Harris; Harrison; Harwood; Hayes; Haynes; Hendrin; Hill; Hillard; Holdcraft; Holdsworth; Holt; Homes; Hopkins; Hubard; Hughs; Hulet; Hulit; Irby; Ireland; Jackson; Jackston; Jane; Jerden; Jerden & Duglass; Johnston; King; Lacy; Ladd; Lamb; Legrand; Lenard; Lewis; Lumkin; Madox; Major; Manard; Marable; Marston; Matleys; McKenny; Meanly; Merry; Miles; Minges; Minston; Moody; More; Morecock; Morgan; Morgin; Morris; Mountcastle; Nance; Nelson; New; Oglesby; Olpin; Oslin; Parker; Parrish; Peirman; Peterson; Philbates; Phillips; Pointter; Pond; Pulley; Randolph; Ratliff; Riddlehurst; Roach; Roan; Rock; Rodgers; Roper; Royall; Royster; Seldon; Shell; Sims; Smith; Southall; Spraggins; Stag; Stuart; Stubblefield; Taylor; Thomas; Thompson; Timberlake; Tisdale; Towler; Tucker; Tyler; Tyree; Vaden; Vaiden; Valentine; Vaughn; Via; Wabbleton; Waddelle; Walker; Wallece; Wallis; Wamack; Warren; Weaver; West; Whit; Wilkinson; Willcox; Willerson; Williams; Willis; Willson; Wilson; Wisom; Woodcock; Woodland; Woodson; Wright; Young; and —ange.
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CHARLES CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1725-1731 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1984. 63 pages, index. Abstracts of a book carried off by Union troops in the Civil War and returned in the 1970s. There are numerous references to the burned counties of James City and New Kent.

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CHARLES CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA, RECORDS, 1737-1774 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1986. 201 pages, index. The book contains abstracts of wills and deeds, 1763-1774, references to wills, estates, orphans, etc. in the Court Order Books, 1737-1761, a few fragments of wills, deeds and court orders, 1689-1690 and 1641-1642 and some loose documents.

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CHARLES CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA COURT ORDERS, 1687-1695 (with a fragment of a Court Order Book for the year 1680) by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1980. 249 pages, index. The present volume is chiefly an abstract of the Court Order Book for the period noted.

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Charles City Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 10 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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Charles City Co. Revolutionary Public Claims transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten.. 2005. 30 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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