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Charles City County Order Book, 1694-1700, image 15






A portion of the Charles City County Record Book, 1692-1700, taken from the Charles City courthouse in 1862 during the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War, was returned to the Library of Virginia in 2016 by a Pennsylvania family who had cared for it for over three decades. It was reunited with another portion of the record book that had been returned to Virginia decades earlier. Record books summarize the matters brought before the county court and are an invaluable genealogical and historical resource. Deeds, wills, and estate inventories are the most common record types found in this volume.