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

+3 votes
WikiTree profile: James Tarpley
in Genealogy Help by Walt Tarpley G2G Crew (590 points)

1 Answer

+4 votes
Best answer

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. Brunswick General Index to Wills, Inventories, Or Sales, 1732-1948., 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] catalog search for location: "United States, Virginia, Brunswick". Among the results:

Court order books, 1732-1904
Virginia. County Court (Brunswick County) (Main Author)
Brunswick County (Virginia). Clerk of the County Court (Added Author)
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949
Richmond, Virginia : Filmed by the Virginia State Library, 1974, 1980
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 (57.5k points)
selected by Liz Shifflett

Related questions

+5 votes
2 answers
134 views asked Nov 15, 2019 in Genealogy Help by Art Black G2G6 Mach 4 (40.3k points)
+4 votes
1 answer
+2 votes
3 answers
160 views asked Sep 11, 2020 in Genealogy Help by Kerry Larson G2G6 Pilot (145k points)
+4 votes
1 answer
103 views asked Jan 25, 2018 in Genealogy Help by Chris Hampson G2G6 Pilot (105k points)

WikiTree  ~  About  ~  Help Help  ~  Search Person Search  ~  Surname:

disclaimer - terms - copyright