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Norfolk County


Berkley, p 39,
from
OUR TWIN CITIES OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY:
NORFOLK AND PORTSMOUTH, THEIR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.
Robert W. Lamb, Editor. Norfolk, VA: Barcroft, 1888.

HISTORY

Norfolk County originally encompassed all of what we now know as the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Chesapeake. 

Norfolk Towne was established in 1682, was erected into a borough or incorporated as a town in 1736, then incorporated as a city in 1846, became a city of first class in 1902 and annexed Berkley in 1906.

Portsmouth was established as a town in 1752, incorporated as a town in 1836, incorporated as a city in 1858 and became a city of first class in 1902.

South Norfolk in Norfolk County was established as a town in 1890 and as a city in 1921.

Virginia Beach in Princess Anne County was incorporated as a town in 1906 and became a city in 1952. The City of Virginia Beach was greatly enlarged by consolidation with Princess Anne County.

Chesapeake formed in 1963 by a merger of the former Norfolk County and of the former City of South Norfolk.

(The above historical data was prepared by Elvie Hitchings Butt and contributed by Robert B. Hitchings, Archivist Sargeant Memorial Room, Kirn Library, Norfolk, VA.)

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At this time Norfolk County is defunct, but most court records for the old county will be located at the Chesapeake Court House. In the year when Portsmouth, Chesapeake and Norfolk became cities, their official documents then became located in their new court houses.

This site will include official data contributed for old Norfolk County. Unofficial data will be placed within the appropriate city files.

TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR NORFOLK COUNTY

BIBLE RECORDS:
Savells Wimberly Bible -
Norfolk Co. VA - contributed April 2000 by Marion Donaldson

BIOGRAPHIES:
Douglas, Beverly B. (1822-1878) - Contributed by Alice Warner Brosey 2010
Mercer, Charles Fenton
(1778-1858) - Contributed by Alice Warner 2008

CENSUS DATA:
1704 Rent Roll - Norfolk Co. VA - Contributed by Jeannie Watts
Ages of Lower Norfolk County People (1666 - 1673) - Contributed by Kathy Merrill in 2000
Ages of Lower Norfolk County People (1637 - 1665) - Contributed by Kathy Merrill in 2000

COURT RECORDS:
  Lemuel Wilson vs Nicholas Curling, 1711 - Contributed by Jim Curlin in 1998
Vestrymen of Elizabeth River Parish, Virginia, 1779 - Contributed by Edward W. James in 1999

DEEDS:
Jacob Barnes Deeds (2) - 1684-1687, Contributed by Joy Mack in 2000

William Basnett deeds, Contributed by Mike Schoettle November 2007

William Jacob to William Basnett, 1644
William Basnett to John Lawrence, 1647
William Basnett to George Beasley, 1653
William Basnett to Samuel Mathew, 1658
William Basnett to William Berkely, 1664
William & Jane Basnett to John Lawrence1666
William Basnett to Thomas Tull, 1670
Will & Sarah Basnett to James Hawkins, 1674
William & Sarah Basnett to Henry Woodhouse, 1680
William & Sarah Basnett to John Brooks, 1678
William & Sarah Basnett to William Shrief, 1686
William & Sarah Basnett to Edward Ould, 1686
William & Sarah Basnett to James Hackings, 1686
William Basnett to David Whiteford, 1686
William & Franis Basnett to Jacob Johnson, 1687
Thomas & Jane Tull to William Basnett, 1670

Miscellaneous Deeds, Contributed by Jim Curlin in 1997:
John Martiall to Walter Costin Deed, 1656
Walter Coston to Walter Curling Deed, 1685
Walter Curling and wife Isabell to Joseph Curling, Jr. Deed, 1713
Joseph Curling (Sr.) to Walter Curling Deed, 1714
Land Patent to John Conner, Joseph Curleing, Anthony Curleing & William Taylor, 1715
Walter Curling to John White Deed, 1717
Walter Curling to Richard Edmunds Deed, 1717
Anthony Curlin Sr. to William Taylor Deed, 1721
Joseph Curling, Jr. and Wife Isabell Curling to William Maund Deed, 1724
George Bowing and Wife Martha to Joseph Curling, Jr. Deed, 1724
John Wallis, Jr. to Anthony Curling, Jr. Deed, 1746
John Gammon to Joseph Curling [Jr.?] Deed, 1747
Josiah Curling and Mother, Isabella Sikes to James Hodges Deed, 1748 (2)
Jeremiah Leak to Josiah Curling Deed, 1748
Josiah Curling to James Taylor Deed, 1757
Josiah Butt to Daniel Curling Deed, 1761
Josiah Butt to Daniel Curling Deed, 1761 (2)
Joseph Curling and Wife Mary to Walter Sikes, Sr. Deed, 1772
John Curling and Wife Courtney to John Gilchrist Deed, 1772
Josiah Butt and Wife Mary to Daniel Curling Deed, 1772
Daniel Curling & Wife, Abiat to Prudence Butt Deed, 1782
Daniel Curling to Malachi Wilson, Jr. Deed, 1784
Lemuel Hodges et. al. to James Curling Deed, 1785
Daniel Savell to James Curling Deed, 1785
Daniel Curling to Willis Wilson Deed, 1790
John Gammon to Thomas Matthews Curling Deed, 1794
Solomon Godfey to Henry Curling Deed, 1794
Hall Deed 1882 - Contributed by Bill Megginson 2005
Hall and Dozier Deed 1889 - Contributed by Bill Megginson 2005
Jolliff Deed 1867 - Contributed by Bill Megginson 2005
Stewart to Hall Deed, 1881 - Contributed by Bill Megginson 2005

IMMIGRATION RECORDS

Ann Cannon - 1646 - Contributed by Fran Chancellor
Edward Cannon - 1646 - Contributed by Fran Chancellor
Joan Cannon - 1649 - Contributed by Fran Chancellor
Joane Cannon - 1652 - Contributed by Fran Chancellor

MILITARY RECORDS

American Revolution: Black Servicemen Roster, Unknown County, Virginia
Contributed by Joy FisherJune 17, 2007

The War of 1812 Veterans
Contributed October 2006 by Donna Bluemink for Sargeant Room, Kirn Library

Civil War Pension: Dempsey Eastwood (1890-1935)- Contributed by Tanya in 2002
Confederate Pension Rolls, Veterans & Widows - Contributed by Joan Renfrow in 2003
Revolutionary War Pensions: Contributed by Janet Neville in 2002 and 2003
Scarbrough Bloxom
Goodrich Boush 
Joseph Hodges
Joseph Hutchings
Bernard Linton
John McLanahan
John Ramsey
William Shipwash
Thomas Snail
Thomas Spratt
Thomas Sugg
Thomas T. Taylor
James Tumbling

OBITUARIES (Now listed in individual city files)
Others:

Seawell, Joseph, 07-04-1827- Contributed by Carolyn Shank in 2007

VITAL STATISTICS:

Ages of Lower Norfolk County People, 1637-1674 - Contributed May 1997 by Charles F. McIntosh
Selected Birth Records, 1853-1856 - Norfolk Co. VA - Contributed by Pat Windschitl in 1999
Birth Records of Wm & Mary Brady & family - Contributed by Lynn Brady-Haines
Brooks Family Birth Records, 1858-1895 - Contributed by Pat Windschitl in 1999
Births & Baptisms, 1752 & 1752 - Contributed by Pat Windschitl in 1999

Butt Surname Marriage Bonds, 1765 - 1824 - Contributed by Victor Hawk 2007
Extracts of Irish Marriages Records in Norfolk County (1727-1773)  - Contributed by Deana Evans in 2000
Selected Marriage Records, 1754-1854- Contributed by Pat Windschitl in 2000
Selected Marriage Records, 1865-1931 - Contributed by Pat Windschitl in 2000
Marriage: BRADY, James E. S. to HOWARD, Mary I. M. August, 29, 1899 - Contributed by Lynn Brady-Haines in 2000
Marriage: CARNEY, Stephen W. to NORTHCUTT, Ann, January 6, 1811 - Contributed by Carolyn Shank in 2008
Marriage: DAVIS, Sarah E. F.
to KENNEY, C. R., December 15, 1831 - Contributed by Carolyn Shank September 2008
Marriage: ELLEN, Waldo Clarence to AUSTELLE, Nancy Irene Clark, July 20, 1950 - Contributed by Elaine Ellen Carwile
Marriage: GUILFORD, M. A. to CREEKMUR, Miles D., August 18, 1859 - Contributed by Carolyn Shank in 2007
Marriage: HILLOCH, Shepperd H. to LONG, Sarah, June 15, 1831 - Contributed by Carolyn Shank
Dec 2008
Marriage: JORDAN, John Parker, to WILDER, LIZZIE, March 8, 1859
- Contributed by Carolyn Shank Dec 2008

Selected Death Records, "T" Surnames, 1881 - Contributed by Ginni Sievers in 2000

WILLS:
George Ballentine (9-2-1700), contributed by Fran Chancellor
John Basnett - Contributed by Mike Schoettle November 9, 2007
Thomas Cannon - Contributed by Fran Chancellor July 2010
Edmund Creekmore - Contributed by Laura Ferguson in 2007
Denis Dolley - Contributed by Fran Chancellor July 2010
Wills of Daniell Douglas (1676), Francis Nash (1686) & Walter Barton (1691) - Contributed 2001
John Dunn, February 2, 1776,  contributed by Bob Ellis April 2010
Fforinhaugh, Jno, June 7, 1648, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Gooch, John, February 1, 1639, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Hayes, Ann (1650), contributed by Fran Chancellor

Hews, Edward, August 16, 1709, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Julian, Sarah, 1649 contributed by Fran Chancellor
Nicholas Robinson, 1666 - Contributed by Angus Robinson in 1997
Maune, John, February 1644, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Miller, Joseph, January 4, 1689, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Miscellaneous Wills - Contributed by Jim Curlin in 1998
Joseph Curling, Sr., 1719
Anthony Curling (Sr.), 1753
Anthony Curling (Jr.), 1771
Henry Curling, 1799
Taylor, Margaret, April 5, 1679, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Watkins, John, February 26, 1648, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Yates, Joane, October 22, 1664, contributed by Fran Chancellor
Yates, Richard, November 22, 1678
, contributed by Fran Chancellor

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