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Map of Va: Chesterfield County Chesterfield County was formed on 25 May 1749 from the lands belonging to Henrico County lying south of the James River. It was named for the Earl of Chesterfield, British statesman and diplomat. A boundary alteration to Chesterfield occurred in 1850 when the southwest corner of the county lying west of Skinquarter Creek was ceded to Powhatan County. The last change in Chesterfield's configuration occurred in 1922, when Farrar's Island was ceded to the county by legislative act. The Chesterfield area was first settled in the 1610s, when an iron ore furnace was built below the falls near present-day Richmond. This early settlement was destroyed during the Indian Massacre of 1622. One of the settlements which survived this catastrophe was Bermuda Hundred, which is one of the oldest English settlements in America. A number of Huguenots settled in the Chesterfield area during the eighteenth century as the population moved outward from its base at Manakin Town.


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CHESTERFIELD CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed, with an index by John Vogt. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 27 pages, illustrations, maps, index.. This is the first surviving census for Chestefield, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. A complete index is included for easy access. Chesterfield's initial settlement dated from the 1610s when it was part of Henrico County; by the 1810s it contained a number of large plantations with a heavy slave population, as well as a growing mining and iron ore industry; in all, census record covers 729 households, many of whom had roots in the county dating far back into the colonial era,
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA WILLS, 1749-1774 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1979. 213 pages, index. The book contains wills from Will Books #1 & 2 as well as data from Order Books re: guardians, orphans, apprentices, as well as a few chancery suits.
[Chw1] $22.50
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1774-1802 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1979 & 1982. Revised edition, 327 pages, index. The current volume contains abstracts from Will Books #3,4, & 5, as well as from Order Books #6 through 14.
[Chw2] $25.00

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA DEEDS, 1749-1756 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1986. 109 pages, index. Abstracts of Deed Books #1 & 2.
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA DEEDS, 1756-1764 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1989. 113 pages, index. Abstracts of Deed Books #3 & 4.
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA DEEDS, 1764-1768 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1991. 74 pages, index. Abstracts of Deed Book #5.
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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA MARRIAGES, 1816-1853 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1981. 201 pages, index. Marriage bonds and ministers' returns begin where Mrs. Knorr's book leaves off. Alphabetically arranged as to grooms, with index to brides.
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Chesterfield Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 38 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
[Vd19] $8.00
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Chesterfield Co. Revolutionary Public Claims transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten.. 2005. 57 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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