Surnames/tags: One_Place_Studies Virginia Northampton_County
Virginia Counties | Northampton County, Virginia
Northampton County (originally called Accomac Shire) was created in 1634 as an original shire in the Colony of Virginia by the House of Burgesses in 1634 under the direction of King Charles I. It was one of the original eight shires of Virginia ("shires" and "counties" were essentially the same in England). The shire's name comes from the Native American word Accawmack.
In 1642, its named was changed to Northampton County by the British, to eliminate "heathen" names in the New World.
Portions of the county were subsequently broken out into Accomack County, Virginia.
- Northampton County on Family Search
- Virginia County Records, Volume 7; edited by William Armstrong Crozier Marriage Bonds
- Eastern Shore Public Library Genealogy Main Page covering Accomac and Northampton counties
- "Miles Files" This site contains over 97,000 names from the Eastern Shore counties of Accomack and Northampton, Virginia; Somerset, Worcester and Wicomico, Maryland; and Sussex Co, Delaware. Site has a "Recent Changes" tab going back to the last 10,000 items.
- "ghotes" Genealogy and History of the Eastern Shore of Virginia
- The Rent Roll of Northampton County for the Year of our Lord God 1704 (page 228)