Nansemond County, Virginia Court House Records
In 1634, the King of England directed the formation of eight shires (or counties) in the colony of Virginia. One of these was Elizabeth City Shire, which included land area on both sides of Hampton Roads. New Norfolk County was formed in 1636 from Elizabeth City Shire. It included all the area in South Hampton Roads. In 1637, New Norfolk County was divided into Upper Norfolk County and Lower Norfolk County and Upper Norfolk County became Nansemond County in 1646. Now an extinct county, Nansemond is part of the City of Suffolk, where the records are now located.
Note: Nansemond County is no longer in existence. The records were sent to Suffolk, Virginia.
Nansemond County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers
- Marriages to 1699; taken from Gates County, North Carolina (1783 to 1877) and miscellaneous sources.
Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
- Index to Fee Book 1774-1800
- Abstracts of Fee Book (kept by clerk) 1789-1800. (Law suits, mention of estates, wills, etc.)
Nansemond County Estates
- Upper Parish Deeds
- Allen, Edward (abstract)
- Bennett, Richard (Governor), transcript
- Charlton, Francis, LWT (transcript)
- Darden, John, LWT (transcript)
- Holland, Job, LWT (image)
- Holland, Lewis C., LWT (transcript)
- Jones, Allen, LWT (transcript)
- Lassister, George, LWT (transcript)
- Lear, John, LWT (transcript)
- McKinzie, John, LWT (transcript)
- Riddick, Willis, LWT (transcript)
- Riddick, Josiah, LWT (transcript)
History of Nansemond County