Southampton County was created in 1749 from Isle of Wight County, and part of Nansemond County was added later. During the 17th century, shortly after establishment of Jamestown in 1607, English settlers explored and began settling the areas along Hampton Roads. Most of Southampton County was originally part of Warroquyoake Shire, later called a county. In 1637 the Warrosquyoake Shire was renamed Isle of Wight County. It was in 1749 that the portion of Isle of Wight County west of Blackwater River became Southampton County. The first courthouse was built on the eastern bank of the east bank of the Nottoway River in 1752. The current courthouse building was built in 1834 and is the latest of several which have served the county. Southampton County is the origin of many families of southern Virginia and northern North Carolina.
Southampton County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to Members of Virginia Pioneers
Marriages (taken from Gates County, North Carolina Bonds)Miscellaneous Wills and Estates
Images of Wills, Book No. 1, 1749 to 1762
- William Clegg estate dated 1780
- Joseph Mackey, LWT 1779 (transcription)
Testators:Arrington, John; Arrington, John; Barham, Robert; Barns, Edward ;Barrett, Edward; Bittle, John; Blunt, Benjamin; Blunt, Henry; Booth, Robert; Bowen, John; Bowen, John; Braddy, Margaret; Bradshaw, Joseph; Branch, Elizabeth; Briant, Lewis; Bryant, Mary; Bryan, Robert;Charles, Rebecca; Clark, Thomas; Cob, William; Cobb, Nicholas; Cooper, William;Crocker, Elisha; Crocker, Moses; Crocker, Robert; Crumpler, William; Davis, John; Davis, Martha; Davis, Nathaniel; Dawson, John; Delk, Joseph ;Denson, John; Doyle, Edward; Drake, John; Drake, Richard; Drake, Thomas; Drew, Edward; Dunkley, Catherine ; Dunkley, John; Edmunds, Jeremiah; Edwards, Benjamin; Edwards, Elizabeth; Edwards, John; Edwards, William; Emelly, Giles; Evans, Elizabeth ;Evret, Simon; Exum, Francis;Exum, William; Fort, John;Gilliam, Walter ;Griffin, Mary ;Griffin, Matthew; Gurley, Nicholas; Harris, Martin; Hatfield, William; Hickman, William;Hollaman, Thomas;Ingraham, William ;Jarrel, John; Jarrell, Thomas ;Johnson, Benjamin; Johnson, John ; Johnson, Richard ;Jones, John; Jones, William; Joyner, Brigman; Joyner, Hennaretta; Joyner, John;Joyner, Jonathan; Joyner, Joseph; Joyner, William;Kindred, Mary; Kirby, Moody ;Kirby, Richard ;Lewis, Joshua; Love, Elias; Mackey, Daniel; Manning, Samuel; Matthews, Hugh; Matthews, John; Morgan, William; Mounger, Robert; Newsum, Elizabeth; Newsum, Robert; Norton, Joseph; Pate, Edward; Person, John; Pleasant, John ;Pope, Benjamin; Pope, Elizabeth ;Pope, Henry; Pope, John ;Pope, Stephen; Ricks, Elizabeth ;Ridley, Nathaniel; Ritching, James; Rotchell, John; Sandefur, William; Saul, Elizabeth; Scott, Elizabeth; Scott, William; Simmons, John; Simmons, J.; Simon, Augustus; Smith, James; Smith, Jane; Smith, John; Smith, Virgus; Spence, William; Stephenson, Katherine ;Taylor, Etheldred; Taylor, Thomas; Thorp, Timothy; Turner, Simon; Vasser, Benjamin; Vick, Joseph; Vicks, Pritchard ;Washington, Arthur; Washington, John; Web, Charles; Westbrooke, John;Westbrooke, Samuel ; Whitehead, Arthur ;Whitehead, Lewis ;Williams, Arthur ;Williams, Sarah;Williams, Thomas;Williamson, Joseph;Williford, John;Wills, Francis;Wright, JamesImages of Wills, No. 2, 1762 to 1772
Testators:Adams, Henry; Atkinson, Thomas; Barnes, Thomas; Barron, Thomas; Beel, John; Beel, Thomas; Bennet, John; Berry, Thomas O. ;Bittle, William ;Blow, Samuel ;Booth, Arthur; Booth, Faitha ;Branch, George ;Branch, Martha ;Branch, William; Browne, Jesse ;Browne, John; Browne, Thomas; Bull, William; Calthorpe, Charles ;Carr, Robert ;Cary, Miles ;Cobb, Michael ;Colliar, George ;Crafford, Henry ;Crumpler, William; Davis, Lewis ;Day, Thomas; Denson, Francis ;Drake, John; Edmunds, Ann ;Edmunds, Howell ;Edwards, Micajah;Fort, Arthur; Fort, Rebecca ;Foster, Newel;Francis, Thomas; Gavin, Amos ;Gilliam, John; Gray, Benjamin ;Gray, Joseph ;Gresswell, Thomas; Gurly, George;Halliman, Josiah John; Harris, John;Harris, Mary ;Harris, Simon ;Hart, Elizabeth ;Hart, Robert ;Hart, Henry ;Hasty, James ;Hines, John; Howell, William; Jarrel, Benjamin;Jelks, William; Jenkins, Valentine; Johnson, Benjamin ;Johnson, Jacob ;Johnson, Lazarus ;Johnson, Stephen ;Jones, James ;Jones, William; Joyner, Joshua; ;Kitchen, Thomas; Little, John; Long, Arthur; Marks, Thomas; Moore, Thomas; Myrick, John; Napier, Nathan ;Newsom, David ;Newsom, Joseph ;Nicholson, Joshua ;Person, John; Person, William; Pope, Henry ;Pope, John; Pope, Joshua; Pope, Nathan ;Pope, William; Porter, Christopher ;Pursell, Arthur; Ramsey, James ;Ricks, Robert ;Rose, Richard;Simmons, Benjamin ;Stephenson, Thomas; Thomas, Henry; Thomas, John; Thorpe, John; Thorpe, Timothy;Thweatt, William; Turner, James;Turner, Simon ;Turner, Thomas; Turner, William; Vaughn, William; Vick, Joshua ;Warren, John;Washington, George; Washington, John; Washington, William; Westbrooke, Thomas; Westbrooke, William; Whitney, Joshua;Wiggins, John; Williams, Jonah ;Williams, Thomas; Williamson, Arthur; Williamson, Benjamin ;Wood, George ;Worrell, William;Images of Wills, No. 3, 1772 to 1782
Testators: Adams, Thomas; Andrews, William; Atkinson, Neal; Atkinson, Timothy; Austin, William; Avery, Fortune; Avery, Richard; Bailey, Robert ;Bailey, Sarah; Bailey, William; Barham, Benjamin; Barker, William; Barnes, Benjamin; Barrett, William Sr.; Barron, John; Bass, Charles; Bass, Joshua; Beale, Hardy; Beale, William; Beall, John; Blunt, Priscilla; Blunt, Thomas; Booth, Robert; Bowers, William; Bradshaw, Joseph; Branch, Howell; Brewer, John; Britt, John; Britt, John Sr.; Brown, Jesse; Brown, John; Buggs, Henry Burn, Patience Burnett, Charity Butts, Peter Bynum, Elizabeth Bynum, Michael Bynum, William; Byrd, John; Carroll, Thomas; Catthorpe, Elenor Claud, Joseph; Claud, Joseph; Claud, Philip Clements, Benjamin; Clements, Benjamin; Cleveland, William; Clifton, Benjamin; Clifton, Thomas; Crenshaw, Thomas; Crocker, Sarah Curl, Thomas; Dawson, Henry Demmery, Frederick; Davis, Thomas; Davis, Thomas; Deloach, William; Drake, Ann; Drake, Jesse; Drake, John; Drew, Jesse; Drew, Newett Drewry, Thomas; Drewry, William; Edmunds, David Edmunds, Mary Edwards, Micajah Edwards, Thomas; Edwards, William; Elzey, John; Everitt, Joseph; Everitt, Thomas; Fort, Ann; Fort, Joshua; Foster, Alis Fowler, James; Fowler, William; Francis, Thomas; Gardiner, John; Gay, Edmund George, William; Gilliam, Jesse; Glover, George Griffin, Benjamin; Grisswit, William; Grizard, William; Grizard, Ambrose Hall, George Harris, Benjamin; Harris, John; Harris, Mary Harris, Simon Harrison, Samuel Harrison, William; Hatfield, Josiah Ivy, Henry Ivy, John; Jackson, Sarah Jenkins, Edmund Johnson, Job Johnson, John; Johnson, Joseph; Johnson, Robert Johnson, Samuel Joiner, Israel Jones, Honer Jones, Martha Jones, Nathan Jones, Richard Jones, Robert Jordan, James; Joyner, Brigman Joyner, William; Kennebrew, Ann; Kinnebrew, Edwin Kinnebrew, William; Kirby, Mary Kirby, Richard Kirby, William; Kitchen, Benjamin; Lankford, Thomas; Lundy, Byrd Lundy, Edward Lundy, Edward (2) Lundy, James; Mackey, Joseph; Menefee, James; Mercer, John; Mercer, Robert Morgan, John; Morgan, John; (2) Myrick, Mary Newsom, Jacob Newsom, Sampson Nicolson, Joshua; Oney, Leonard Person, Collin Person, John; Person, Philip Phillips, John; Pitman, John; Pond, Richard Pope, John; Pope, Patience Pope, William; Rawlings, John; Ray, William; Reese, Joseph; Revel, Sampson Ricks, Richard Ridley, James; Ridley, Nathan Right, Mary Scarbrough, John; Simmons, William; Smith, John; Speed, Mary Stephenson, Ann;Sturgeon, John; Tatum, Joshua; Taylor, Charles Taylor, Etheldred Taylor, James; Taylor, Lucy Taylor, William; Thorpe, John; Tucker, Benjamiin Turner, Benjamin; Turner, John; Turner, Joseph; Turner, William; Vasser, Lydia Vick, Arthur Vick, William; Wade, Christopher Warren, Faith Warren, Joseph; Wellons, John; Westbrooke, James; Westbrooke, Thomas; William;s, Nathan Robert Williams, Sarah Williamson, Francis Wilson, William Wombwell, James; Woodard, Charles Wright, JamesIndexes to Probate Records
- Index to Will Book 1, 1749 to 1762
- Index to Will Book 2, 1762 to 1772
- Index to Will Book 3, 1772 to 1782
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