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<br>'''King and Queen County, Virginia''' genealogy and family history research page. Guide to '''King and Queen 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.  
 
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[[Image:Acquintonchurch.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Acquintonchurch.jpg]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Stratton Major Parish, Virginia|Stratton Major Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen, Virginia|St. Stephen's Parish]]<br><br>Acquinton Church (see ruins to the right) served King and Queen County.  
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[[Image:Acquintonchurch.jpg|thumb|right|300px]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[Stratton Major Parish, Virginia|Stratton Major Parish]]<br>[[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] See also [[St. Stephens Parish, King and Queen, Virginia|St. Stephen's Parish]]<br><br>Acquinton Church (see ruins to the right) served King and Queen County.  
  
 
*Chamberlayne, C.G. ''The Vestry Book of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, 1729-1783''. Richmond, Va.: n.p., 1931. Available at {{FHL|106978|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1980 reprint at {{FHL|454945|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
 
*Chamberlayne, C.G. ''The Vestry Book of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, 1729-1783''. Richmond, Va.: n.p., 1931. Available at {{FHL|106978|title-id|disp=FHL}}; 1980 reprint at {{FHL|454945|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  

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King and Queen County, Virginia genealogy and family history research page. Guide to King and Queen 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.

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Facts
Founded 1691
County Seat King and Queen
Courthouse

Contents

County Courthouse

King and Queen County Courthouse
P.O. Box 67
King and Queen, VA 23085-0067
Phone 804-785-2460

Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1865-1898
marriage and divorce records from 1864 probate and court
records from 185 and land records from 1782[1]

Beginning Dates for King and Queen County, Virginia Government Records
Birth Marriage Death Census Land Probate
1853 1853 1853 1810 1864 1864

History

King William III of England (1650-1702) and Queen Mary II (1662-1694)

The county was named after King William III of England (1650-1702) and his wife Queen Mary II (1662-1694) who ruled the American colonies at the time of King and Queen County's organization.

Parent County

1691--King & Queen County was created 16 April 1691 from New Kent County.
County seat: King & Queen [2]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890
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Many records were destroyed during the Civil War.

Visit the Library of Virginia's website to determine exactly what records have been lost and their Lost Records Localities Database to find additional resources.

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Research Guides

  • Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson. "Records of Tidewater Virginia Counties," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 1, No. 2 (May-June 1992):53-66. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t [For King and Queen County, see pp. 59-60]

African American

  • Davis, Virginia Lee Hutcheson. "A List of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1833 King and Queen County," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 7, No. 2 (August/September 1998):108-115. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t

Bible Records

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

Additional Bible records include:

Cemeteries

Census

For tips on accessing King and Queen County, Virginia census records online, see: Virginia Census.

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 9,377
1800 9,879 5.4%
1810 10,988 11.2%
1820 11,798 7.4%
1830 11,644 −1.3%
1840 10,862 −6.7%
1850 10,319 −5.0%
1860 10,328 0.1%
1870 9,709 −6.0%
1880 10,502 8.2%
1890 9,669 −7.9%
1900 9,265 −4.2%
1910 9,576 3.4%
1920 9,161 −4.3%
1930 7,618 −16.8%
1940 6,954 −8.7%
1950 6,299 −9.4%
1960 5,889 −6.5%
1970 5,491 −6.8%
1980 5,968 8.7%
1990 6,289 5.4%
2000 6,630 5.4%
Source: "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.
1890 Union Veterans

Church Records

Baptist

Early Baptist churches (with years constituted):

  • Bruington (1790). A profile was published in Virginia Baptist Register, Issue 42 (2003). A bicentennial history was published in King and Queen County Historical Society Bulletin, Issue 70 (Jan. 1991);  cemetery transcripts were published in that publication in Issue 53 (Jul. 1982); another history is available in Issue 21 (Jul. 1966): FHL Book 975.5352 H25b.
  • Exol. Information was published about this church (1775) in Tidewater Virginia Families, Vol. 4, No. 4 (Feb. 1996). A history was published in King and Queen County Historical Society Bulletin, Issue 58 (Jan. 1985). Tombstones were published in the same Bulletin, Issue 34 (Jan. 1973): FHL Book 975.5352 H25b.
  • Mattaponi (1824). Originally an Episcopalian place of worship. A history was published in the 1920s.[3] Additional information, including tombstone transcriptions, was published in Tidewater Virginia Families, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Aug. 1992): FHL Book 975.51 D25t.
  • Upper King and Queen. Membership lists from 1774 to 1788 have been published: FHL Book 975.5352 K2k. They are also online at Ancestry ($) in Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Feb. 1992):60-64. Histories were published in King and Queen County Historical Society Bulletin, Issue 50 (Jan. 1981) and in Issue 59 (Jul. 1985): FHL Book 975.5352 H25b.

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.

Church of England
Acquintonchurch.jpg
Gotoarrow.png See also Stratton Major Parish
Gotoarrow.png See also St. Stephen's Parish

Acquinton Church (see ruins to the right) served King and Queen County.
  • Chamberlayne, C.G. The Vestry Book of Stratton Major Parish, King and Queen County, Virginia, 1729-1783. Richmond, Va.: n.p., 1931. Available at FHL; 1980 reprint at FHL.
  • Fleet, Beverley. King and Queen County. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes St. Stephens Parish Petition 1683.]
  • Mason, George Carrington. "The Colonial Churches of King and Queen and King William Counties, Virginia," The William and Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Vol. 23, No. 4 (Oct. 1943):440-464. 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 King and Queen County.]

Court

General

  • Fleet, Beverley. King and Queen County. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Crittenden vs. Crittenden.]

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of King and Queen County, Virginia Chancery Records 1818-1913 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Genealogy

More than 100 genealogies have been published about King and Queen County families. To view a list, visit King and Queen County, Virginia Genealogy.

Immigration

Headright grants identify many King and Queen County, Virginia immigrants who arrived before 1720.[4] 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 King and Queen County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Land and Property

Deeds

  • Fleet, Beverley. King and Queen County. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes transactions with residents of Amelia, Chesterfield, and Essex Counties.]

Grants and Patents

  • Fleet, Beverley. King and Queen County. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes patents 1711-1718 and early land grants.]
  • Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants 1694-1742. Vol. I. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1987. Available at [1]. [Includes King and Queen County.]

Local Histories

Maps

Migration

Military

Colonial Militia
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some King and Queen 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 ($). [Identifies some King and Queen County militia officers; see place name index.]
French and Indian War
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some King and Queen County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For King and Queen County, see p. 111.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Ancestry ($). [Identifies some King and Queen County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War

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

- 7th Virginia Regiment

Additional resources:

King and Queen residents' participation in the Revolutionary War.[5]

  • Fleet, Beverley. King and Queen County. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Revolutionary War services.]
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital versions at U.S. Census Bureau and Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Book 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, King and Queen County on page 131.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Book 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812

King and Queen County men served in the 9th Regiment.[6]

  • 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, King and Queen County, p. 86. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War

Regiments. Civil War service men from King and Queen County County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company whose regiment in their county or an adjacent county. Listed below are regiments that were formed using, in part, men from King and Queen County.

- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)
- 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (12 months, 1861-62) (Mullins') (Confederate). Company E (King and Queen Cavalry).[7]
- 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company C (Chesapeake Rangers), Company E, and Company F.[8]
- 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company C (The King and Queen Minute Men), Company G (The Clifton Guards), Company H (The King and Queen Guards), and Company I (The Jackson Grays).[9]
- 34th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate) - There is confusion surrounding the designation of this regiment. Read pages149-156 from FHL book 975.5352 H2bto learn the details as to how "Bagby's Company" of the King and Queen Artillery was redesignated as an infantry unit.[10]

Records and histories are available, including:

Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in King and Queen County.

Maps of Civil War battles in Virginia: 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865

Naturalization

Newspapers

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local King and Queen County, Virginia 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

  • Fleet, Beverley. King and Queen County. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Harris collection and Webb papers.]
  • Fleet, Beverley. King and Queen County. Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1961. Digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes Beverley Prayer Book, Corbin-Randolph Memo, 1799, Row Memo, The Horrid Behavior of John Pigg, Esq., George Lyne-1780, Hill Diary Excerpts from the Revolutionary Diary of Baylor Hill, Baylor Hill Diary (Notes by Miss Ryland), Richmond Commercial Compiler, Crittenden vs. Crittenden, Col. Holt Richeson, and Bingham-West.]

Probate Records

Local Court
  • Hopkins, William Lindsay. Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia and Other Wills Not Listed in Virginia Wills and Administrations 1632-1800. Richmond, Virginia: W.L. Hopkins, 1987. FHL Collection [Includes King and Queen County.]

Copies of some destroyed wills have been collected and preserved:

  • "Listing of Copies of Wills Held by King and Queen County Historical Society," Tidewater Virginia Families: A Magazine of History and Genealogy, Vol. 9, No. 4 (February/March 2001):226-232. FHL Collection 975.51 D25t
London Courts
  • Coldham, Peter Wilson. North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of King and Queen County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]

Taxation

How can Virginia tax lists help me?

  • [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 ($). [King and Queen County appears in 32:144-158.]
  • [1782-1820] Ward, Roger G. "Burned County Gleanings: King and Queen County Land Tax Lists, 1782-1820," Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, Vol. 37, No. 1 (Feb. 1999):43-48. FHL; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Some abstracts of taxpayers, including "genealogical tidbits," such as relationships, land transfers, etc.]
  • [1782] Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers, 1782-87, Other Than Those Published by the United States Census Bureau. 1940; reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Available at FHL. [1782 personal property tax list of King and Queen County.]
  • [1782-1823] Heinegg, Paul. "King and Queen County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1823," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1783] Personal Tax List, 1783, Researcher [Chillicothe, Missouri], Vol. 132 (1987). Available at FHL.
  • [1783] Personal Tax List, 1783, Daughters of the American Revolution Magazine, Vol. 91, No. 9 (Sep. 1957).
  • [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. King and Queen County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1787] "Land Tax List of King and Queen County, 1787," The Researcher: A Magazine of History and Genealogical Exchange, Vol. 2, No. 3 (Jul. 1928):144-146. Available at FHL.
  • [1790, 1799] The 1790 and 1799 Personal Property Tax Lists of King and Queen County, Virginia are indexed online at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1790, 1798] The 1790 and 1798 Land Tax Lists of King and Queen County, Virginia are indexed online at Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 34, No. 1 (Jan. 1990). Available at FHL.
  • [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. King and Queen County is included in Vol. 3.]
  • Tax Books, King and Queen County Historical Society Bulletin, Issue 67 (Jul. 1989).

Vital Records

Indexes to King and Queen County, Virginia births, marriages, and deaths are available online. These collections are incomplete, but are easy to search. Most records can also be ordered electronically online as well. Courtesy: FamilySearch - free. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Marriage
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


 
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References

  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), King and Queen County, Virginia. Page 716 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. W.T. Hundley, History of Mattaponi Baptist Church, King and Queen County, Virginia (Richmond, Va.: Appeals Press, Inc.). FHL Film 1425567 Item 3.
  4. 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)
  5. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 36. Digitized by Internet Archive.
  6. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 118. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  7. Robert J. Driver, 5th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 127.
  8. Darryl Holland, 24th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 128.
  9. Alexander Lloyd Wiatt, 26th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1984). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 13.
  10. Johnny L. Scott, 34th Virginia Infantry (Appomattox, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1999). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 135.
  11. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 7 August 2012).