Essex County, Virginia

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Record Type Title
Bible Records Charles E. Haile Bible, published Dublin, Ireland, 1741. Be It Known and Remembered, Bible Records, Volume 5, Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society, Baton Rouge, 1992. (Other surnames mentioned: Allen, Bullard, Chapman, Craig, Hamilton, Harper, White)
Cemetery Records "Vauter's Church, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County", sumbitted by Mrs. L. David Butler, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 1, Number 4, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1993.
Census Records Essex County, Virginia 1850 U. S. Census, transcribed by Sue Wright, Poplar Grove Press, 1995.
  1850 Census, Essex County, Virginia, SK Publications.
  Essex County, Virginia 1860 U. S. Census, transcribed by Sue Wright, Poplar Grove Press, 1995.
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Church Records "Presbyterians Certify Their Presence in Essex County, Virginia, 1758", contributed by John S. Hopewell, The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 42, Number 2, April-June 1998.
Court Orders Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1695-1699, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1699-1702, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1716-1723, Part 1, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1990.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1716-1723, Part 2, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1990.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1716-1723, Part 3, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1990.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1716-1723, Part 4, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1990.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1723-1725, Part 1, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1989.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1723-1725, Part 2, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1989.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1725-1729, Part 1, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1989.
  Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1725-1729, Part 2, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1989.
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Deeds & Wills Record Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1692-1693, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991. (Also contains Orders.)
  Record Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1693-1694, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991. (Also contains Orders.)
  Record Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1694-1695, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991. (Also contains Orders.)
  Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1695-1697, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1697-1699, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1699-1701, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1701-1703, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Essex County, Va. Records 1706-1707, 1717-1719, transcribed by John F. Dorman. 1963. (Hearthstone Bookshop).
  Essex County Deeds & Wills 1707-1711, transcribed by John F. Dorman, 1963. (Hearthstone Bookshop).
  Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume II, abstracted by Beverley Fleet, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988. (Essex County deed and will abstracts 1711-1717.)
  Essex County, Va. Records 1717-1722, transcribed by John F. Dorman, 1959. (Hearthstone Bookshop).
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Deeds Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1721-1724, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1988.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1724-1728, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1988.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1728-1733, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1989.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1733-1738, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1989.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1738-1742, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1989.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1742-1745, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1745-1749, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1992.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1749-1751, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1993.
  Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1751-1753, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1993.
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Family History The Virginia Ancestry of Alice Upshaw Blake wife of John Daniel Baker by Joyce H. Lindsay, 1963. (Allied families: Baker, Blake, Brockenbrough, Brooke, Garnett, Hipkins, Ritchie, Roane, Ruffin, Rumsey, Upshaw.)
  Ancestors & Descendants of the Brothers Rev. Robert Rose & Rev. Charles Rose of Colonial Virginia & Wester Alves, Morayshire, Scotland: With Information on Their Brothers Patrick, James, Hugh, George & Alexander.
  The Diary of Robert Rose, by Rev. Ralph E. Fall.
Free Blacks Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 7, Number 3, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1998. (This is a continuing series. The year covered in this issue is 1810.)
  Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 7, Number 4, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1999. (This is a continuing series. The entries in this issue are from December 1810 - February 1815.)
  Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 8, Number 1, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1999. (This is a continuing series. The entries in this issue are from February 1815 - March 1827.)
  Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 8, Number 2, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1999. (This is a continuing series. The entries in this issue are from August 1827 - August 1829.)
  Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 8, Number 3, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1999. (This is a continuing series. The entries in this issue are from August 1829 - September 1829.)
  Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 8, Number 4, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 2000. (This is a continuing series. The entries in this issue are from August 1829 - June 1837.)
  Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 9, Number 1, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 2000. (This is a continuing series. The entries in this issue are from September 1834 - September 1837.)
  Register of Free Blacks, 1810-1843, Essex County, transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 9, Number 2, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 2000. (This is a continuing series that concludes in this issue. The entries in this issue are from September 1837 - February 1841.)
History Settlers, Southerners, Americans, The History of Essex County, Va., by James B. Slaughter, copyright 1985, reprinted 1999. Essex County Board of Supervisors. (Essex County Museum, Hearthstone Bookshop).
  Uprooted and Transplanted: From Africa to America, Focus on African-Americans in Essex County, Virginia/ Oppressions - Achievements - Contributions/ The 1600s-1999 by Lillian McGuire, copyright 1999.
  Biography of An Old Country Church, St. Paul's 1838-1971, by Mary Virginia Haile.
  Beale Memorial Baptist Church: The First Hundred Years 1875-1975 Tappahannock, Essex County, Virginia by Grace Dryden Spindle, Barbour Printing Services, Tappahannock, 1975. (Out of print.)
  Essex County, Virginia Its Historic Homes, Landmarks and Traditions, edited and published by the Woman's Club of Essex County, 1957. (Out of print).
Land Records "Processioners Returns, 1796, Essex County", transcribed by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 4, Number 3, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1995.
  Land Cause Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1711-1714, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1992.
  "Robert Beverley Land Book, 1652-1700", abstracted by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis with Lt. Col. James W. Doyle, Jr., Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 8, Number 3, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher, 1999. [Abstracts of 60 documents mentioning land in the counties of Elizabeth City, Essex, Gloucester, Henrio, James City, King and Queen, Lancaster, Middlesex, New Kent and Old Rappahannock.]
Marriage Records Index to Marriages of Old Rappahannock and Essex Counties, Virginia 1655-1900, by Eva Eubank Wilkerson, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983. (Hearthstone Bookshop; Genealogy Books).
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Military Records Essex Co., Va. "Publick" Claims, transcribed by Janice Luck Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Iberian Publishing Company, 1992.
  9th Virginia Cavalry, by Robert K. Krick, H. E. Howard, Inc., 1982.
  55th Virginia Infantry, by Richard O'Sullivan, H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989.
Passenger Lists "Passenger Lists of the Ship Charming Molly to Essex County", contributed by Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck, The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 26, Number 3, John Frederick Dorman, Editor, 1982.
Tax Lists "Quit Rent Roll for the Year 1715 - Essex County, Virginia", contributed by John Bailey Calvert Nicklen. Virginia Tax Records from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biogrpahy, the William and Mary Quarterly, and Tyler's Quarterly, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983.
  "Essex County, Virginia 1800 Tax List". The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 19, Numbers 2 and 3, 1975. John Frederick Dorman, Editor,
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Wills Essex County, Va. Wills, Bonds, Inventories, Etc. 1722-1730, transcribed by John F. Dorman, 1961. (Hearthstone Bookshop).
  Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1730-1735, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1988.
  Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1735-1743, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1988.
  Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1743-1745, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  "Essex County, Virginia Wills No. 7, 1743-1747", The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 15, Numbers 2, 3, and 4, Volume 16, Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4, John Frederick Dorman, Editor, 1971 and 1972.
  Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1745-1748, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991.
  Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1748-1750, transcribed by Sam and Ruth Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1992.
  "Will of Mace Clements, 1806, Essex County", contributed by Frank Corum, Tidewater Virginia Families, Volume 2, Number 3, Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Editor, 1993.
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Miscellany "Help Yourself! There's a God's Mighty Plenty: A Treasury of Recipes from the Cauthorne & Brooks Families", edited by Herman Lee Brooks and Bessida Cauthorne White. In addition to 368 family recipes and numerous anecdotes placing the recipes in the context of their time and usage, the cookbook contains the histories and family trees of both of these Essex County African-American families.


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Addresses of publishers/sources for the books listed above:

The Antient Press
1320 Mayflower Drive
McLean, VA 22101-3402
Webpage

Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.
1001 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD 21202-3897
(410) 837-8271

Essex County Board of Supervisors
c/o Essex County Administrator's Office
Tappahannock, VA 22560

Essex County Museum
P. O. Box 404
Tappahannock, Virginia 22560
David W. Gaddy, Museum Director

Genealogy Books
Jeannette Hollard Austin
175 Thornton Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
(800) 899-9524
Webpage

Hearthstone Bookshop
5735-A Telegraph Road
Alexandria, VA 22303
(703) 960-0086

H. E. Howard, Inc.
P. O. Box 4161
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Iberian Publishing Company
548 Cedar Creek Drive
Athen, GA 30605-3408
(706) 546-6740
Webpage

Louisiana Genealogical and Historical Society
P. O. Box 3454
Baton Rouge, LA 70821

Mrs. Lillian H. McGuire
P.O. Box 143
Tappahannock, VA 22560
(804) 443-4776

Poplar Grove Press
P. O. Box 445
Arkadelphia, AR 71923-0445
(870) 246-7461

SK Publications
Webpage

Tidewater Virginia Families
Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, Publisher
316 Littletown Quarter
Williamsburg, VA 23185-5519
(804) 220-4888
Webpage

The Virginia Genealogist
John Frederick Dorman, Editor
Box 5860
Falmouth, VA 22403-5860


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