Princess Anne County, Virginia

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*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/princessanne.htm "Princess Anne County Personal Property Tax List, 1790-1822,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/princessanne.htm "Princess Anne County Personal Property Tax List, 1790-1822,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/PRINANN.htm "Princess Anne County Register of Free Negroes, 1830-1862,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
 
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/PRINANN.htm "Princess Anne County Register of Free Negroes, 1830-1862,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
*James, Edward W. "Land and Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1771, 1772, 1773 and 1774," ''The Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Antiquary,'' Vol. 1, Part 2 (1895):39-43.
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*James, Edward W. "Land and Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1771, 1772, 1773 and 1774," ''The Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Antiquary,'' Vol. 1, Part 2 (1895):39-43.
*James, Edward W. "Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1850," ''The Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Antiquary,'' Vol. 1, Part 2 (1895):39-43. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/lowernorfolkcoun124unse#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
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*James, Edward W. "Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1810," ''The Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Antiquary,'' Vol. 1, Part 3 (1896):69-77. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/lowernorfolkcoun124unse#page/n45/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
*James, Edward W. "Slave Owners and Slave Employers, Princess Anne County, 1860," ''The Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Antiquary,'' Vol. 1, Part 2 (1895):57-58. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/lowernorfolkcoun124unse#page/56/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.
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*James, Edward W. "Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1850," ''The Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Antiquary,'' Vol. 1, Part 2 (1895):39-43. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/lowernorfolkcoun124unse#page/n9/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.  
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*James, Edward W. "Slave Owners and Slave Employers, Princess Anne County, 1860," ''The Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Antiquary,'' Vol. 1, Part 2 (1895):57-58. Digital version at [http://archive.org/stream/lowernorfolkcoun124unse#page/56/mode/2up Internet Archive] - free.  
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/princessannecoun15unse Princess Anne County minute books : an index to enslaved and free African-Virginians in Princess Anne County] -  Contents: Book 1. 1691-1709 ; Book 2. 1709-1717 ; Book 3. 1717-1728 ; Book 4. 1728-1737 ; Book 5. 1737-1744; freely available via the Internet Archive  
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/princessannecoun15unse Princess Anne County minute books : an index to enslaved and free African-Virginians in Princess Anne County] -  Contents: Book 1. 1691-1709 ; Book 2. 1709-1717 ; Book 3. 1717-1728 ; Book 4. 1728-1737 ; Book 5. 1737-1744; freely available via the Internet Archive  
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/princessannecoun618unse Princess Anne County minute books : an index to enslaved and free African-Virginians in Princess Anne County] - Contents: Book 6. 1744-1753 ; Book 7. 1753-1762 ; Book 8. 1762-1769 ; Book 9. 1770-1773 ; Book 10. 1773-1782 ; Book 12. 1786-1787 ; Book 13. 1787-1788 ; Book 14. 1789-1790 ; Book 15. 1790-1792 ; Book 16. 1792-1795 ; Book 17. 1796-1798 ; Book 18. 1798-1801; freely available via the Internet Archive  
 
*[http://www.archive.org/details/princessannecoun618unse Princess Anne County minute books : an index to enslaved and free African-Virginians in Princess Anne County] - Contents: Book 6. 1744-1753 ; Book 7. 1753-1762 ; Book 8. 1762-1769 ; Book 9. 1770-1773 ; Book 10. 1773-1782 ; Book 12. 1786-1787 ; Book 13. 1787-1788 ; Book 14. 1789-1790 ; Book 15. 1790-1792 ; Book 16. 1792-1795 ; Book 17. 1796-1798 ; Book 18. 1798-1801; freely available via the Internet Archive  

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Princess Anne County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to Princess Anne County (established 1691) genealogy, history, and courthouse sources including birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, wills, deeds and land records, Civil War records, Revolutionary War records, family histories, cemeteries, churches, tax records, newspapers, and obituaries.


Princess Anne County, Virginia
Map
Map of Virginia highlighting Princess Anne County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1691
County Seat
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

Because Princess Anne is now an extinct jurisdiction, the former county has no existing courthouse. Records are kept at the Independent City Courthouse in Virginia Beach.

Beginning Dates for Princess Anne County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1854 1749 1853 1810 1691 1783

History

Queen Anne and the Knights of the Garter (abt. 1720), by Peter Angelis

The county is named after Princess Anne (1665-1714), who became Queen regnant of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1702.[1]

Parent County

Formed in 1691 when Lower Norfolk County went extinct and was divided into the two new counties of Norfolk and Princess Anne. It became extinct itself in 1963 after its consolidation with the independent city of Virginia Beach.
County seat: Kempsville[2]

Boundary Changes

In 1963, Princess Anne County went extinct and the area was absorbed into the independent city of Virginia Beach.

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Getting Started

Because the county is now extinct, it can be difficult to find historic Princess Anne County records in the Family History Library Catalog. Suggested Place Search: "Virginia Beach (Independent City), Virginia."

African American

Bible Records

Images of the Virginia Historical Society's family Bible collection have been digitized:

Additional Bible records include:


Cemeteries

Census

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 7,793
1800 8,859 13.7%
1810 9,498 7.2%
1820 8,768 −7.7%
1830 9,102 3.8%
1840 7,285 −20.0%
1850 7,669 5.3%
1860 7,714 0.6%
1870 8,273 7.2%
1880 9,394 13.6%
1890 9,510 1.2%
1900 11,192 17.7%
1910 11,526 3.0%
1920 13,626 18.2%
1930 16,282 19.5%
1940 19,984 22.7%
1950 42,277 111.6%
1960 76,124 80.1%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.

1783 Enumeration

1785 Enumeration

1890 Union Veterans

Church

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  1. Blackwater (1784)[3]
  2. London Bridge (1784)[3]
  3. Pungo (1762) now known as Oak Grove Baptist Church.[3][4]

The 10,000 name petition (dated 16 October 1776) has been digitized at the Library of Congress website. It was signed by people from all over Virginia who wanted an end to persecution of Baptists by the Established Church. Baptists and Baptist sympathizers alike signed the petition. To find your ancestor in this record, first check Hall's transcription in the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy (Vols. 35-38, with annotations in Vol. 39), which is available online at Ancestry ($). It is also available in book form at the Family History Library: FHL Book 975.5 B2vs v. 35-39. Then proceed to the Library of Congress website to see the original images.


Princess Anne County fell within the bounds of the Portsmouth Association.

Church of England

go to See also Lynnhaven Parish

  • Mason, George Carrington. "The Colonial Churches of Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 18, No. 3 (Jul. 1938):270-285. Available at JSTOR ($).
  • Mason, George Carrington. Colonial Churches of Tidewater Virginia. Richmond, Virginia: Whittet & Shepperson, 1945. Available at FHL; digital version at FamilySearch Books Online. [Includes Princess Anne County.]
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Court

General

  • Mason, George Carrington. "The Court-Houses of Princess Anne and Norfolk Counties," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 57, No. 4 (Oct. 1949):405-415. Available at JSTOR ($).

County Court

  • Creecy, John Harvie. Virginia Antiquary: Princess Anne County Loose Papers 1700 - 1789, Volume 1. Richmond [Virginia]: Dietz Press, c1954. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.551 N2va. Digital version at World Vital Records ($).
  • Walter, Alice Granbery. Genealogical Abstracts of Princess Anne County, Virginia from Deed Books & Minute Books 6 & 7, 1740 - 1762. Virginia Beach, VA: A.G. Walter, 1975. Available at FHL. Digital version at World Vital Records ($).

Directories

Education

Genealogy

More than 50 genealogies have been published about Princess Anne County families. To view a list, visit Princess Anne County, Virginia Genealogy.

Immigration

Headright grants identify many Princess Anne County, Virginia immigrants who arrived before 1720.[5] The Virginia Immigration article provides tips about using this source.

Additional resources include:


  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Linhaven [Lynnhaven Parish], Lynn Haven [Lynnhaven Parish], and Princess Anne County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Land

Deeds

Patents

Land patents (pre-1779), land grants (after 1779) and surveys are available online at the Library of Virginia website. For step-by-step instructions on retrieving these records, read the Virginia Land and Property article.

  • Walter, Alice Granbery. Virginia Land Patents of the Counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne & Warwick. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1993. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($).

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Colonial Militia
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Princess Anne County militia officers and/or soldiers; see place name index.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Princess Anne County militia officers; see place name index.]
French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Princess Anne County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Princess Anne County, see p. 96.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Princess Anne County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

Lord Dunmore's troops were stationed in Norfolk during the period preceding the Revolutionary War and many inhabitants of Princess Anne County swore oaths of allegiance to the King of England. The Battle of Kemp's Landing took place in the county.

Regiments. Service men in Princess Anne County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Princess Anne County supplied soldiers for the:

- 4th Virginia Regiment
- 15th Virginia Regiment (2nd Company)[6]

Additional resources:

  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books et. al. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Princess Anne County on page 132.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

Princess Anne County men served in the 20th Regiment.[7]

  • List of Pensioners on the Roll, January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Why Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension Per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance... Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1883. FHL Collection 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at Google Books and Internet Archive. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Princess Anne County, p. 99. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Service men in Princess Anne County, Virginia served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Listed below are companies that were specifically formed in Princess Anne County, Virginia:


- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate).[8]
- 6th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company B (2nd) (Princess Anne Grays) and Company F (Seaboard Rifles).[9].

Newspapers

 

Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.

Private Papers

  • [Smith] Family Bible Records of Walter Hall Smith. Original manuscript, Smithfield Branch of the Isle of Wight Library, Smithfield, Va. FHL US/CAN Film 1753003 Item 25.

Probate

A free index to Princess Anne County, Virginia wills and administrations (1691-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia website.

Original Wills

Local Court

London Courts

  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Linhaven [Lynnhaven Parish], Lynn Haven [Lynnhaven Parish], and Princess Anne County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

The original Personal Property Tax Lists of Princess Anne County are held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Va. The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed the years 1782 to 1850 in 1992: FHL US/CAN Film 1905696-1905698.

  • [1704] "Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 28 (1920):207-218, 328-339; Vol. 29 (1921):18-28, 337-343, 402-412; Vol. 30 (1922):21-30, 280-285, 341-347; Vol. 31 (1923):70-75, 153-163, 215-231, 314-318; Vol. 32 (1924):69-75, 144-158, 281-287, 338-343; Vol. 33 (1925):47-50, 359-370; Vol. 34 (1926):113-119, 252-258, 313, 321. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL; digital version of VMHB at JSTOR ($). [Princess Anne County appears in 30:280-285.]
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Princess Anne County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1790/1791, 1799] Indexed images of the 1790/1791 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of Princess Anne County, Virginia are available online at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1790-1822] Heinegg, Paul. "Princess Anne County Personal Property Tax List, 1790-1822," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, The Virginia Genealogist. Falmouth VA: Oct 2006. Vol. 50 Iss. 4. Available at FHL.
  • [1810] James, Edward Wilson. "Slaveowners in Princess Anne County," William and Mary College Quarterly, 1st Series, Vol. 2 (1894):146-149; Vol. 3 (1894):53-60. Available at FHL; reprinted in Virginia Tax Records. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at FHL; digital version of W&MQ at JSTOR ($). [James abstracted the names of slaveowners who owned 10 or more slaves.]
  • [1815] Ward, Roger D. 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer). 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at FHL. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Princess Anne County is included in Vol. 3.]

Vital Records

Birth
  • Fridley, Beth. Princess Anne County, Virginia Births, 1853-80 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
  • Fridley, Beth. Princess Anne County, Virginia Births, 1881-96 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Available at Ancestry ($).
Marriage
Death

Princess Anne County, Virginia deaths are included in the Library of Virginia's Death Index of Virginia, 1853-1896, sponsored by The Virginia Genealogical Society, available online - free.

Vital Record Substitutes

The Virginia Historical Society's Marriage and Obituary Index, 1736-1820 (newspaper abstracts) is available for free online. Images of the original index cards are browseable, arranged alphabetically by surname.


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Websites

References

  1. Wikipedia Contributors, "Anne of Great Britain," in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Great_Britain, accessed 17 January 2012.
  2. H.J. Eckenrode, The Revolution in Virginia (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1916), 67-68.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Robert Baylor Semple and George William Beale, A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia (1810; reprint, Richmond, Va.: Pitt and Dickinson, 1894), 442-443. Digital version at Google Books.
  4. "House Joint Resolution No. 11," Virginia's Legislative Information System, http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?121+ful+HJ11ER, accessed 17 October 2012.
  5. John Frederick Dorman, "Review of Cavaliers and Pioneers," in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 24, No. 3 (Jul.-Sep. 1980):221. Digital version at American Ancestors ($). FHL Book 975.5 B2vg v. 24 (1980)
  6. E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra, A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations in the American Revolution, 1774-1787 (Richmond, Va.: Virginia State Library, 1978), 72. FHL Book 975.5 M2s.
  7. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 173. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  8. Robert J. Driver, 5th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127.
  9. Michael A. Cavanaugh, 6th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1988). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 43.