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Map of Va: Henrico CountyEstablished in 1634 as one of the original shires of Virginia, Henrico County extended from the western edge of Charles City County westward on both sides of the James River. Its name came from Henricus, founded just south of the falls of the James in 1611 and named for Henry, Prince of Wales, the oldest son of James I. Its watercourses were the upper Chickahominy on the north and the Appomattox River to the south. In 1727 Goochland County was formed from western Henrico lands both north and south of the James River. In 1749 Chesterfield County was established from the remaining Henrico lands south of the James. Finally, when Richmond was first established on the north side of the James, it took land from Henrico [today Richmond now also encompasses land from Chesterfield County]. Henrico's records have suffered from depredations in both the Revolutionary and Civil War. British raiders seized and burned many of the county's record books; the county's circuit court records were consumed in the flames of the April, 1865 fire in Richmond. Virtually all of Henrico's early records are now available on microfilm at the Library of Virginia.

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SELECTED EARLY BLACKMAN FAMILIES OF ENGLAND, VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA by Jean Epting Blackmon and William Fred Blackmon, Jr. 2011, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 73 pages, illustrations, photos (black and white and color), maps, index. The family name BLACKMAN has deep roots in the colonial period of America. Some of the earliest of that namesake appear in records about 1620. The authors have chosen to trace the family and descendants of Jeremiah Blackman, the mariner, who first appeared in Virginia records in 1628 as the master of a the vessel Roebuck of London. The records for this family are searched assiduously in both English sources as well as colonial Virginia and North Carolina. This is a wonderful piece of scholarship and excellent example of what can be done with a disparate number of sources. Although the famiily begins its colonial experience in the earliest Virginia counties (primarily Henrico and Charles City), it quickly fans out into neighboring regions of Virginia and into North Carolina, especially modern-day Johnston county, North Carolina. [N.B.] All royalties from the sale of this book have been donated to benefit the Boy's Farm, Inc., Newberry, S.C.
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HENRICO CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed, with an index by John Vogt. 2010, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 28 pages, illustrations, maps, index.. This is the first surviving census for Henrico, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. A complete index is included for easy access. Henrico's initial settlement dated from the 1610s when it was part of the initial expansion from the Jamestown colony; by the 1810s it contained a number of large plantations with a heavy slave population, as well as a growing mining industry; the county's location adjacent to the new state capital of Richmond gave it added importance. In all, the census record covers 974 households, many of whom had roots in the county dating far back into the colonial era,
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COLONIAL WILLS OF HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA, 1677-1737 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1976. 214 pages, index. This book contains wills, inventories and administrations 1677-1737 and miscellaneous wills and estates 1654-1737 from loose papers.
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COLONIAL WILLS OF HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA 1737-1781 with addenda by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1977 (revised 1985). 233 pages, index. Contains the same as above for this period and references to same in Order Books where will books are not extant; also contents of Henrico County Wills Addenda, originally published separately.
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HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1677-1705 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1986. 188 pages, index. This volume contains deeds, powers of attorney, indentures of service, notices of leaving the country, some land grants, and ages as given by deposition, as well as appointment of Justices, Sheriffs and County Clerks.
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HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1706-1737 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1985 [re-typeset & reprinted, 1995]. 256 pages, index. This is similar to the preceding volume above [Deeds, powers of attorney, indentures of service, notices of leaving the country, some land grants, and ages as given by deposition, as well as appointment of Justices, Sheriffs and County Clerks.]
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HENRICO COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1737-1750 by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1985. 142 pages, index. This is a continuation of the above title [Deeds, powers of attorney, indentures of service, notices of leaving the country, some land grants, and ages as given by deposition, as well as appointment of Justices, Sheriffs and County Clerks.]
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Henrico Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 29 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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Henrico Co. Revolutionary Public Claims transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten.. 2005. 23 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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