usgwarchives need copy of will for James Tarpley d:1781 Brunswick Co, Virginia

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A suggestion: you may find the will on microfilm at a (LDS) family history center.

The profile seems to reference: Virginia, Wills and Probate Records, 1652-1983. ancestry.com. Brunswick General Index to Wills, Inventories, Or Sales, 1732-1948. ancestry.com, img 112.
From that image (which appears to be an index):

p. 288. Columns: Name; Will/inventory/or account sales; Year; Vol; Folio.
Tarpley, James; Will; 1781; Order Book 2; 167; [blank]

familysearch.org catalog search for location: "United States, Virginia, Brunswick". Among the results:

Court order books, 1732-1904
Authors:
Virginia. County Court (Brunswick County) (Main Author)
Brunswick County (Virginia). Clerk of the County Court (Added Author)
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Language:
English
Publication:
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949
Richmond, Virginia : Filmed by the Virginia State Library, 1974, 1980
Physical:
on 23 microfilm reels ; 35 mm

That comprises a list of 23 films. No entry seems to correlate with his (1781) will "Order Book 2," as, in that list, is: Order books, v. 2 1741-1742, not the correct date range. However, there is a film "Order books, v. 12-13 1772-1783" film no. 30666.

In any case, you may want to consider doing a search at a family history center, and order a couple films.

Alternately, (I don't know your location) you may want to make contact with the Virginia State Library and see if they have original books, films, etc.

by Bruce Veazie G2G6 Mach 5 (57.8k points)
selected by Liz Shifflett

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