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South Hampton Roads County Records

South Hampton Roads counties are fortunate to retain most of their original records. None—except for Nansemond—have suffered significant record loss. The links below are to the Library of Virginia’s detailed list of county records available on microfilm. See other blog posts for published sources. Click on a link to view the web site in a separate window or tab.

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Lower Norfolk and Norfolk County Sources: A Select Bibliography

Brayton, John A. Transcription of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Records, Volume One, Wills and Deeds, Book D, 1656–1666. Memphis, Tennessee: John A. Brayton, 2007.

___. Transcription of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Records, Volume Two, Book C, 1651–1656. Memphis, Tennessee: John A. Brayton, 2010.

Brayton, John Anderson. “A Correction to ‘Daniel Tanner of Norfolk, Virginia, and Canterbury, Kent’.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 48, no. 1 (February 2010): 4.

___. “Daniel Tanner of Norfolk, Virginia, and Canterbury, Kent.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 47, no. 4 (November 2009): 257–261.

Brewster, Ethel W., and Water W. Brewster. Norfolk County, Virginia, Will Book III, 1788–1802. Fredericksburg, Virginia: Ethel W. Walter, 1986.

Brock, R. A. Dr. Virginia and Virginians [Norfolk County]. Richmond, Virginia: H. H. Hardesty, 1888.

Burton, H. W. The History of Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, Va: Norfolk Virginian job print, 1877.

Cross, Charles Brinson. The County Court, 1637-1904, Norfolk County, Virginia. Portsmouth, Va.: Printcraft Press, 1964.

D’Aiutolo, Leila Eldridge, and Warren Louis Forsythe. The Descendants of William Moseley, 1605/1606-1655 of Norfolk, Va. Ellensburg, WA (Box 1299, Ellensburg 98926-1299): Warren L. Forsythe, 2000.

Davis, Mary Jane Irwin. “Deeds for Pews, Christ Church, Norfolk, Virginia.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 27, no. 2 (May 1989): 131–137.

Dey, Margaret (Stuart). St. Paul’s Church, 1832, Orginally the Borough Church, 1739, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk, Virginia. Norfolk, Va: The Altar gulde of St. Paul’s church, 1934.

Forsythe, Warren Louis. Moseley, Mostly Etc. Families Genealogicial Appendix: Apparently Non-Norfolk Lines & Raw Research Notes on Some Readily Available Records. Ellensburg, Washington: Warren L. Forsythe, 2000.

Gable, Sharon Rea, and Truitt M. Bonney. Norfolk County Virginia (Extant) Administrator Bonds 1711–1850. Suffolk, Virginia: private, 2008.

___. Norfolk County Virginia 1844 Tithables. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2008.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Death Records 1904–1910 Compiled from Death Register & Extant Burial Permits. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2009.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Guardian Bonds 1801-1850. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2008.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Lost Wills 1744–1903: Out of the Vault and into the Light. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2011.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Marriage Licenses 1850-1899 (non-white Only). Vol. III. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2008.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Marriage Licenses 1850-1899 (white Only). Vol. I. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2007.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Marriage Licenses 1850-1899 (white Only). Vol. II. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2007.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Will Book 4, 1802–1817. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2009.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Will Book 5, 1818–April 1836. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2009.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Will Book 6, May 1836–November 1868. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2010.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Will Book 7, December 1868–November 1884. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2010.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Will Book 8, December 1884–January 1897. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2011.

___. Norfolk County Virginia Will Book 9, January 1897–October 1905. Suffolk, Virginia: Sharon Rea Gable and Truitt M. Bonney, 2011.

Hanbury, Elizabeth Baum. Marriages of Norfolk County, Virginia 1851-1865. Vol. V. Cheaspeake, Virginia: Elizabeth Baum Hanbury, 1997.

History of Norfolk City & County: Norfolk & Portsmouth Families & History. Wytheville, Va.: Bookwork and Silverfish, n.d.

James, Edward W. The Lower Norfolk County Antiquary. Vol. 1. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1897.

___. The Lower Norfolk County Antiquary. Vol. 2. Baltimore, Maryland: Friedenwald Company, 1899.

___. The Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. New York: Peter Smith, 1952.

Kyle, Louisa Venable. The History of Eastern Shore Chapel and Lynnhaven Parish, 1642–1969. Norfolk, Va.: Printed by Teagle & Little, 1969.

Maling, Anne, and Abiatha Willis. The Dozier Family of Lower Norfolk County: A Reference. Norfolk, Va.: Anne Maling and Abiatha Willis, 1986.

Mansfield, Stephen S. Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach: a Pictorial History. Norfolk: Donning Co., 1989.

McIntosh, Charles Fleming. Brief Abstract of Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk County Wills 1637-1710. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 1993.

___. Brief Abstract of Norfolk County Wills 1710-1753. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, n.d.

McVey, Pamela W. Norfolk County, Virginia, Will Book II, 1772–1778. Virginia Beach, Va. (1208 Tanager Trail, Virginia Beach 23451): Pamela W. McVey, 1986.

Meredith, H. Clarkson. Some Old Norfolk Families and Others. Norfolk, Va.: Tidewater Typography Corp.

Norfolk County, Virginia, 1790 Tax List Census. CD-ROM. Williamston, Michigan: Binns Genealogy, 2006.

Norfolk County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List Census. CD-ROM. Williamston, Michigan: Binns Genealogy, 2006.

Parramore, Thomas C., Peter C. Stewart, and Tommy Bogger. Norfolk : the First Four Centuries. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1994.

Pippenger, Wesley E. Index to Virginia Estates, 1800–1865. Vol. 9. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2008.

___. Index to Virginia Estates, 1800–1865. Vol. 10. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2010.

Sams, Conway Whittle. The Conquest of Virginia: The First Attempt; Being an Account of Sir Walter Raleigh’s Colony on Roanoke Island, Based on the Original Records, and Incidents in the Life of Raleigh, 1584-1602. Norfolk, Virginia: Keyser-Doherty printing corporation, 1924.

___. The Conquest of Virginia: The Forest Primeval; an Account, Based on Original Documents, of the Indians in That Portion of the Continent in Which Was Established the First English Colony in America. New York, London: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1916.

___. The Conquest of Virginia: The Second Attempt. Norfolk, Va: Keyser-Doherty Printing Corporation, 1929.

___. The Conquest of Virginia: The Third Attempt 1610–1624. New York: G. P. Putnam’s sons, 1939.

Tarter, Brent. The Order Book and Related Papers of the Common Hall of the Borough of Norfolk, Virginia, 1736-1798. Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1979.

Tombstone Inscriptions of Norfolk County, Virginia. [Chesapeake, Va.]: Published by Norfolk County Historical Society of Chesapeake, Virginia, in cooperation with Great Bridge Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, 1979.

Tucker, George Holbert. Abstracts from Norfolk City Marriage Bonds (1797-1850) and Other Genealogical Data. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2001.

___. Norfolk Highlights, 1584-1881. Norfolk, Va: Norfolk Historical Society, 1972.

Wagner, Lon. The Fever. The Virginian-Pilot: Norfolk, Virginia, 2005.

Walker, Emily L. General Index to Deeds, 1646-1780, Norfolk County, Virginia. Norfolk, VA (1330 Willow Wood Dr., Norfolk 23509-1304): E.L. Walker, 1998.

___. General Index to Deeds, 1646–1780, Supplement, Deed Book 4 (1675–1685), Deed Book 5 (1686–1695), Norfolk County, Virginia. Norfolk, VA (1330 Willow Wood Dr., Norfolk 23509-1304): Emily L. Walker, 1999.

___. Norfolk County Birth and Death Register : Register of Births, 1853-1860, 1864-1874; Register of Deaths, 1853-1860, 1864-1870, Norfolk County, Virginia. Norfolk, VA (1330 Willow Wood Dr., Norfolk 23509-1304): E.L. Walker, 1997.

___. Norfolk County Death Register, 1870-1896, Norfolk County, Virginia. Norfolk, VA (1330 Willow Wood Dr., Norfolk 23509-1304): E.L. Walker, 1999.

Walter, Alice Granbery. Borough of Norfolk 1736. n.p.: n.p., 1972.

___. Gaskin Family of Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, Va. n.p.: n.p., 1968.

___. Happer Family of St. Brides Parish Norfolk County Virginia 1756-1801. n.p.: n.p., 1974.

___. Holmes-Hancock-Hoggard Families of Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties, Virginia, 1623–18th Century. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granberry Walter.

___. Mathias/Matthais Family of Lower Norfolk Co. Virginia. n.p.: n.p., 1983.

___. Original Town of Norfolk, Va. 1682. n.p.: n.p., 1972.

___. The 17th Century Families of John Martin and Thomas Keeling of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia (“Linhaven Pish”, Princess Anne County, Virginia) and the Intermarriages of Both Families. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter, 1974.

___. The Etheredge Family of Lower Norfolk County & the Connection to the Thomas Nash Family. n.p.: n.p., n.d.

___. The Hancock Progenitors of Susannah Hanock Wife of Thurmer Hoggard I of Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, VA., 1607–18th Century. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter, 1984.

___. Vestry Book of Elizabeth River Parish, 1749-1761. [New York?], 1967.

___. Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Court Records : Book “A”, 1637-1646 & Book “B”, 1646-1651/2. Baltimore, Md: Clearfield Co, 1994.

___. Virginia Land Patents of the Counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne & Warwick from Patent Books “O” & “6” – 1666 to 1679. Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield Company, Inc., 1993.

___. Wiles-Haggard Connections-in Princess Anne County, Kentucky & Norfolk County, VA. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter, n.d.

Walters, John, and Kenneth Wiley. Norfolk Blues : the Civil War Diary of the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues. Shippensburg, PA, USA: Burd Street Press, 1997.

Willis, Abiatha. “The Dozier Family of Lower Norfolk County: The First Generation.” Virginia Tidewater Genealogy Quarterly 25, no. 1 (March 1994): 3–8.

___. “The Dozier Family of Lower Norfolk County: The First Generation.” Virginia Tidewater Genealogy Quarterly 25, no. 2 (June 1994): 81–85.

___. “The Dozier Family of Lower Norfolk County: The First Generation.” Virginia Tidewater Genealogy Quarterly 25, no. 3 (September 1994): 127–132.

Wingo, Elizabeth B. Collection of Unrecorded Wills, Norfolk County, Virginia, 1711-1800. [Norfolk], 1961.

___. Guardian Bonds of Norfolk County, Virginia, 1750-1800. Athens, Ga: Iberian Pub. Co, 1993.

___. Marriages of Norfolk County, Va. (Now City of Chesapeake), 1788, 1793-1817. Vol. II. Norfolk, Virginia: Elizabeth B. Wingo, 1963.

___. Marriages of Norfolk County, Virginia, 1706-1792. Vol. I. Norfolk, Virginia: Elizabeth B. Wingo, 1961.

___. Marriages of Norfolk County, Virginia, 1706-1792. Vol. I. Easley, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, 1988.

___. Marriages of Norfolk County, Virginia, 1805, 1818-1840. Vol. III. Norfolk, Va. (5916 Powhatan Ave., Norfolk 23508): E.B. Wingo, 1989.

___. Marriages of Norfolk County, Virginia, 1841-1850. Vol. IV. Norfolk, Virginia: Elizabeth B. Wingo, 1997.

___. Norfolk County, Virginia (now Chesapeake City, Virginia), Revolutionary War and War of 1812 Applications for Pensions, Bounty Land Warrants, Heirs of Deceased Pensioners. Norfolk, Va, 1964.

___. Norfolk County, Virginia, Tithables, 1751–1765. Norfolk, Virginia: Mrs. Elizabeth B. Wingo, 1981.

___. Norfolk County, Virginia, Will Book I, 1755–1772. Norfolk, Va. (5916 Powhatan Ave., Norfolk 23508): E.B. Wingo, 1986.

Wingo, Elizabeth B., and W. Bruce Wingo. Norfolk County, Virginia, Tithables, 1730–1750. Norfolk, Virginia: Elizabeth B. Wingo and W. Bruce Wingo, 1979.

Wingo, Mrs. Elizabeth B., and W. Bruce Wingo. Norfolk County, Virginia, Tithables, 1766-1780. Norfolk, Virginia: Mrs. Elizabeth B. Wingo and W. Bruce Wingo, 1985.

Yantis-Schreiner, Netti, and Florene Speakman Love. The Personal Property Tax Lists for the Year 1787 for Norfolk County, Virginia [Also for Norfolk City]. Springfield, Virginia: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987.

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Princess Anne County Sources: A Select Bibliography

Barkley, Carolyn L. Princess Anne County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1822-1850. Lovettsville, Va: Willow Bend Books, 1997.

Buried Treasure in Old Princess Anne County, Virginia. [Virginia Beach, Virginia]: Lynnhaven Parish Chapter, N.S.D.A.R., n.d.

Creecy, John Harvie. Princess Anne County Loose Papers. Richmond: Dietz Press, 1954.

___. “Thorowgood Family of Princess Anne County.” The Virginia Genealogist, (October–December 1973): 277-287.

___. Viginia Antiquary Volume 1: Princess Anne County Loose Papers, 1700–1789. Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Book, Inc., 1997.

“Ear Marks, Princess Anne County, 1691–1778.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 44, no. 4 (November 2006): 265–78.

“Ear Marks, Princess Anne County, 1691–1778.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 45, no. 1 (February 2007): 47–62.

Ferebee, E. E., and J. Pendleton Wilson Jr. “Economic and Social Survey of Princess Anne County.” University of Virginia Record Extension Series VII, no. 9, May (1924).

Francis, Phyllis W. “Some Lineal Descendants of Captain Adam Thorowgood (1602-1640) Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia.” The Virginia Genealogist, (January–March 1972): 3-12.

___. “Some Lineal Descendants of Captain Adam Thorowgood (1602-1640) Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia (Continued).” The Virginia Genealogist, (July–September 1972): 207-215.

___. “Some Lineal Descendants of Captain Adam Thorowgood (1602-1640) Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia (Continued).” The Virginia Genealogist, (October–December 1972): 286-291.

___. “Some Lineal Descendants of Captain Adam Thorowgood (1602-1640) Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia (Continued).” The Virginia Genealogist, (April–June 1972): 119-123.

___. “Some Lineal Descendants of Captain Adam Thorowgood (1602-1640) Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia (Continued).” The Virginia Genealogist, (July–September 1973): 207-211.

___. “Some Lineal Descendants of Captain Adam Thorowgood (1602-1640) Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia (Continued).” The Virginia Genealogist, (January–March 1973): 14-20.

___. “Some Lineal Descendants of Captain Adam Thorowgood (1602-1640) Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia (Continued).” The Virginia Genealogist, (April–June 1973): 129-134.

Green, Laurie Boush, and Virginia Bonney West. Old Churches, Their Cemeteries and Family Graveyards of Princess Anne County, Virginia. Virginia Beach Virginia: Laurie Boush Green and Virginia Bonney West, 1985.

Harris, Kenneth. Princess Anne County, Virginia: Its Contributions and Sacrifices to the War Between the States. Maximilian Press hardcover ed. Chesapeake  Va.: Maximilian Press Publishers, 2010.

Kellam, Sadie Scott, and Vernon Hope Kellam. Old Houses in Princess Anne, Virginia. Portsmouth, Va.: Printcraft Press Inc., 1931.

Kyle, Louisa Venable. The History of Eastern Shore Chapel and Lynnhaven Parish, 1642–1969. Norfolk, Va.: Printed by Teagle & Little, 1969.

Maling, Anne. Guardian Accounts of Princess Anne County, Virginia. Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, 1997.

___. Princess Anne County, Virginia Deeds, Wills, and Guardianships. Heritage Books, n.d.

___. Princess Anne County, Virginia Wills, 1783-1871. Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, 1994.

___. Princess Anne County, Virginia, Land and Probate Records : Abstracted from Deed Books One to Eighteen, 1691-1783. Bowie, Md: Heritage Books, 1995.

Mansfield, Stephen S. Princess Anne County and Virginia Beach: a Pictorial History. Norfolk: Donning Co., 1989.

Mason, George Carrington. The Colonial Vestry Book of Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1723-1786. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 2004.

Moore, Donald W. “Garrison Family Bible, Princess Anne County.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 48, no. 4 (November 2010): 335–336.

Pippenger, Wesley E. Index to Virginia Estates, 1800–1865. Vol. 9. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2008.

___. Index to Virginia Estates, 1800–1865. Vol. 10. Richmond, Virginia: Virginia Genealogical Society, 2010.

Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1790 Tax List Census. CD-ROM. Williamston, Michigan: Binns Genealogy, 2006.

Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1800 Tax List Census. CD-ROM. Williamston, Michigan: Binns Genealogy, 2006.

Slatten, Richard. “A Return of Tithables and Other Taxable Property, Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1784.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 27, (November 1989): 264–267.

___. “A Return of Tithables and Other Taxable Property, Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1784.” Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 28, no. 1 (February 1990): 29–36.

The Colonial Vestry Book of Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1723-1786. Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press, Inc., 2004.

Turner, Florence Kimberly. Gateway to the New World : a History of Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1607-1824. Easley, S.C: Southern Historical Press, 1984.

Virginia Beach Genealogical Society. Princess Anne County, Virginia, Deed Books 19, 20 & 21 1783-1790. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Virginia Beach Genealogical Society, 2009.

Virginia Land Patents of the Counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne & Warwick from Patent Books “O” & “6” – 1666 to 1679. Baltimore, Md.: Clearfield Company, Inc., 1993.

Walter, Alice Granbery. Gaskin Family of Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, Va. n.p.: n.p., 1968.

___. Genealogical Abstracts of Princess Anne County, Va. Court Records from Deed Books 6 & 7 and Minute Books 6 & 7 1740-1762. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield Company, Inc., 1996.

___. Haggard, Hoggart, Hoggard, &c in Goochland, Albemarle Counties, Virginia, Clark County, Kentucky and Princess Anne County, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter.

___. Haggards to Wiles in Albemarle County, Clark County, Kentucky and Princess Anne County, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter.

___. Holmes-Hancock-Hoggard Families of Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties, Virginia, 1623–18th Century. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granberry Walter.

___. Lynnhaven Parish Register 1838-1913. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter, 1986.

___. The 17th Century Families of John Martin and Thomas Keeling of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia (“Linhaven Pish”, Princess Anne County, Virginia) and the Intermarriages of Both Families. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter, 1974.

___. The Hancock Progenitors of Susannah Hanock Wife of Thurmer Hoggard I of Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, VA., 1607–18th Century. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter, 1984.

___. The Hoggards of Poplar Hall, 1654-1986 and in Warwick & Princess Anne Counties, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Va. (4004 Atlantic Ave., Virginia Beach 23451): A.G. Walter, 1988.

___. Wiles-Haggard Connections-in Princess Anne County, Kentucky & Norfolk County, VA. Virginia Beach, Virginia: Alice Granbery Walter.

Wingo, Elizabeth B. Marriages of Princess Anne County (Now Virginia Beach) Virginia, 1799-1821. Vol. II. Norfolk, Virginia: Elizabeth B. Wingo, 1968.

___. Marriages of Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1749-1821. [Norfolk? Va], 1978.

Yantis-Schreiner, Netti, and Florene Speakman Love. The Personal Property Tax Lists for the Year 1787 for Princess Anne County, Virginia. Springfield, Virginia: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987.

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