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Map of Va: Isle of Wight CountyIsle of Wight County was one of the original shires of Virginia established in 1634. For three years, until 1637 it bore the name Warrosquyoake. Only then did its name first appear as Isle of Wight, named for the Isle of Wight off the south coast of England. As first constituted, the new county bore a vague boundary description which was clarified by several Acts (1639/40), 1642/43, and 1647). It included the land south of the James River between Nansemond County on its eastern flank and James City County on the northwest. Nansemond land consisting of the Terrascoe Neck and the Ragged Islands was added to Isle of Wight in 1656. In 1769 land west of Chuckatuck Creek and in 1772 Rascow's Neck were also added to Isle of Wight from Nansemond. Finally, in 1749, the only division of the county occurred when the southern portion of the county was taken to form Southampton County. Isle of Wight's county records have survived with only a few court order books missing. the clerk buried the records to save them from British raiders during the Revolution. then, when Union cavalry began to raid through the county during the Civil War, the records were transferred west, first to Greensville County and then to Brunswick County.

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ISLE OF WIGHT CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed by John Vogt. 2009, 8 x 10, x, 27 pages, illustrations, maps, index.
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ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1647-1719, COURT ORDERS, 1693-1695 AND GUARDIAN ACCOUNTS, 1740-1767 transcribed and abstracted by William Lindsay Hopkins. 1995 (reprint) (8x11 format), indexed. Published several years ago, this is the first of the surviving Isle of Wight Deed Books and contains the earliest surviving references to inhabitants of that county.
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ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1720-1736, AND DEEDS, 1741-1749 transcribed and abstracted by William Lindsay Hopkins. 1994 (reprint) (8x11 format), 156 pages, index.ed. This book is a continuation of the deeds found in the author's book above.
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ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VIRGINIA DEEDS, 1750-1782 transcribed and abstracted by William Lindsay Hopkins. 1995, v, 209 pages (8x11 format). indexed. Isle of Wight County was one of the original shires of Virginia established in 1634. For three years, until 1637 it bore the name Warrosquyoake. Only then did its name first appear as Isle of Wight. As first constituted, the new county bore vague boundary description which was clarified by several Acts (1639/40), 1642/43, and 1647). It included the land south of the James River between Nansemond County on its eastern flank and James City County on the northwest. Nansemond land consisting of the Terrascoe Neck and the Ragged Islands was added to Isle of Wight in 1656. In 1769 land west of Chuckatuck Creek and in 1772 Rascow's Neck were also added to Isle of Wight from Nansemond. Finally, in 1749, the only division of the county occurred when the southern portion of the county was taken to form Southampton County. Hopkin's latest volume in his deed book series brings the county's deed records up to the beginning of the statewide land and personal property tax lists series. This and his previous volumes are the foundation stones for research in this important Southside county!
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SUFFOLK PARISH VESTRY BOOK,1749-1784 AND NEWPORT PARISH VESTRY BOOK, 1724-1772 transcribed by William Lindsay Hopkins. 1988, iv, 210 pages, index. Suffolk Parish Vestry Book, 1749-1784 (Nansemond County, VA) and Newport Parish Vestry Book, 1723-1772 (Isle of Wight County, VA) are presented here in one volume as they were adjoining parishes and shared some of the same family names. This abstract is taken from the two separate, bound photocopies of the two vestry books that can be found in the Archives of the Virginia State Library in Richmond, Virginia. This abstract follows the format of each vestry book and the page numbers in brackets are those found in the original book.
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Isle of Wight Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 33 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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Isle of Wight Co. Revolutionary Public Claims transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten.. 2005. 33 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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