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King William County, Virginia


First, you need to know some history of King William County, because you may be looking in the wrong county. King William County was formed from other counties and also gave birth to other counties. Depending on the time frame determines which county your ancestors could have been located in and where you need to look for records.

Parent Counties of King William County

1634 - 1643 Charles River County

1634 - 1654 James City County

1643 - 1654 York County (Charles River County was renamed)

1654 - 1691 New Kent County

1691 - 1702 King and Queen County

1702 - Today   King William County

Children Counties of King William County

1721 Spotsylvania County Formed From King William County & Other Counties

1721 Fredericksburg (City) Formed From King William County  & Other Counties

1728 Caroline County Formed From King William County

Land Deeds & Circuit Court Records

King William County Court House
Clerk of the Court
Horse Landing Road & King William Road
King William, Virginia

The courthouse records basically start at the year 1865. A few go
back prior to 1865 that were salvaged and have fire damage.

King William County Web Site

County Government

Land Patents & Grants

The Library of Virginia

Index of King William County Records on
Microfilm Available at Library of Virginia

Birth, Death, Marriage, & Divorce Records

Virginia Dept. of Health

Vital Records

Church Parish Records

St. John's Parish
Christ Church Parish

Census Records


Pension Records


Other Resources

King William County Historical Society


Pamunkey Regional Library

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