This book starts where Stratton Nottingham left off in his Wills and
Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800. It ends with an
administration recorded on 30 Jan 1860 and a will probated on 28 Jan 1861.
It also contains a listing of the administrations contained in County Order
Book, 1786-1787, which were omitted from Nottingham's book.
In addition to the wills and administrations, as contained in Nottingham's
book, this compilation also contains brief abstracts of the estate inventories,
sales, audits & settlements recorded in the higher court (District,
Superior& Circuit Courts) wills, wills & deeds, and wills &c
books for the period 1800-1860 and in the lower court (County Court) wills
&c books for the period 1800 to 1828. During these respective periods
these types of records were recorded in the will books, thus the title
The abstracts in this book were compiled from microfilm copies of 44
county, district and superior court ledger books containing about 23,000
pages of original materials. The administrations were taken from Administrations
of Accomack County, Virginia, 1800-1860, with permission of the compiler,
Nora Miller Turman. Mrs. Turman's work was taken from 23 Accomack County
Entries include last name, first name, place of residence, date written/date
proved, probated or recorded. This is followed by the abstracted contents
of the will. This is followed by Witt: (witnesses) and Prob: (information
shown when the will was proved, recorded or probated, including changing
executors to administrators, death of witnesses, securities on bond given
by the executor(s) or administrator and the amount of bond in many instances).
This is followed by the ledger book year, name
and page number where the original record can be found. The entries
are listed alphabetically, and there is also a fullname index. To make
the index more useful, page numbers are underlined to indicate people who
died testate and intestate.
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