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Lower Norfolk was a county, now extinct, in seventeenth-century Virginia.

Contents

County Courthouse

The original records of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia are now held at the Chesapeake City Courthouse, Chesapeake, Va. and at the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

History

Parent County

1637-- New Norfolk County was split and renamed Upper Norfolk and Lower Norfolk.

Boundary Changes

1691-- Lower Norfolk County was split and renamed Norfolk and Princess Anne.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Census

Church

Court

Family Histories

It is anticipated that this bibliography will eventually identify all known family histories published about residents of this county. Use this list to:

  • Locate publications about direct ancestors
  • Find the most updated accounts of an ancestor's family
  • Identify publications, to quote Elizabeth Shown Mills, about an ancestor's "FAN Club" [Friends, Associates, and Neighbors]

General

  • Walter, Alice Granbery. Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Family Ties--The Families of Yates, Horne, Markham, Whiddon, Cawson, Herbert, Ballentine, Llewellyn, Dale, Willoughby (of the Southern Branch): Containing Any Other Marriage Connections. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, [197-?]. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREES nos. 1202-1203

Bibliography

  • [Basnett] Schoonover, Charlene Basnett. The Basnett Family: A Genealogical Data with Brief Biographical Sketches and History of the Basnett Family in the United States. Haven, Kansas: C.B. Schoonover, 1982. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 B293s.
  • [Boush] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Boush--Nimmo Chart in Lower Norfolk County & Princess Anne County, Va.: Snayle to Granbery, 1655-1904, and Some of the Occupants of Pembroke Manor. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1975. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File no. 1154.
  • [Cartwright] Walter, Alice Granbery. Cartwright & Shipp Families: Of Lower Norfolk, Princess Anne & Surry Counties, Va. & North Carolina. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1968. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1156.
  • [Caswell] Caswell, Mary Underwood. The Caswell Family: The De[s]cendants of William Caswell of Lower Norfolk, Virginia, Through His Son Matthew. Arlington, Tex.: Arlington Century Printing, 1983. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 C279cm.
  • [Cornick] Walter, Alice Granbery. Cornick--Cornix Family of Lower Norfolk County and Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1618-1900s. Virginia Beach, Va.: V.G. Walter, 1980. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREES nos. 1157-1160.
  • [Dozier] Willis, Abiatha. The Dozier Family of Lower Norfolk County: The First Generation. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 A1 no. 7358.
  • [Dozier] Maling, Anne E. and Abiatha Willis. The Dozier Family of Lower Norfolk County: A Reference. Norfolk, Va.: A. Maling, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 D779m.
  • [Etheridge] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Etheridge Family of Lower Norfolk County & the Connection to the Thomas Nash Family. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 197-?. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1162.
  • [Ganey] Walter, Alice Granbery. Mason - Ivy - Ganey Families of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1980. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1122.
  • [Gaskin] Walter, Alice Granbery. Gaskin Family of Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, Va.: Including Burroughs, Land, Hall, Rutherford, Hayes, Lovitt, Bannister, Poole, Jacob, Keeling, Butt, Williamson, Scott, Biddle, Lamount, Morris, Tayner, Burgess, Absalom, Land Connections; Attention is Called to the Numerous Half Brothers & Half Sisters on This Chart Indicated by a Broken Line ( ). Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1968. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1163.
  • [Gookin] Thornton, J. Wingate. "The Gookin Family," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 1 (1847):345-352. Digital versions at Google Books, Internet Archive, and New England Ancestors ($).
  • [Hancock] Walter, Alice Granbery. Hancock Connections: to Gurgany, Burnet, Harris, Cockroft, Guy, Piggot, Blackmore, Moseley, Hargrave Families of Lower Norfolk, Princess Anne, Henrico, Bedford, Surry & Rotterdam, Holland. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 196-?. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File PEDIGREE no. 1164.
  • [Hatton] Kelton, Florence Hatton. The Hatton Family: Genealogical Notes and Reminiscences. La Mesa, Calif.: n.p., 1969. FHL US/CAN Film 1036784 Item 7.
  • [Ivy] Walter, Alice Granbery. Thomas Ivey--Ivie--Ivy--Ivye of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, 1604-1654, & Some of His Descendants. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 196-?. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File PEDIGREE no. 1168.
  • [Ivy] Walter, Alice Granbery. Mason - Ivy - Ganey Families of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1980. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1122.
  • [Keeling] Walter, Alice Granbery. The 17th Century Families of John Martin & Thomas Keeling of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia ("Linhaven Pish," Princess Anne County, Virginia) and the Original Owners and Chain of Title to the Land Called "Ye Dudlies": The First Few Generations and Intermarriages of Both Families: Other Surnames Include Bray, Dyer, Hall, Jermy, Land, Linton, Lawson, Lovett, Okeham, Snail, Richason, Ward, Watson, et al. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1974. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M364w.
  • [Keeling] Walter, Alice Granbery. Descendants of Thomas Keeling III (1675-1715), Keeling--Lovett, Cartwright--Cornick, 1675-1881, Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, Virginia: A Continuation of the Martin--Keeling Chart Showing Marriages with Cartwright, Cornick, Easter, Edye, Gaskin, Godfrey, Guy, Haynes, Hoggard, Hunter, Lovett, Land, Pallet, Simmons, Thorowgood, Thrillwind, Wilkinson, Williamson, Wilson & Woodhouse. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1975. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File no. 1214.
  • [Keeling] Walter, Alice Granbery. Alexander Keeling, Son of Thomas Keeling the Progenitor, 1649-1775: This is a Continueing [sic] Chart from Thomas Keeling I, and Should Be Added to the Previously Published "The 17th Century Families of John Martin and Thomas Keeling" of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia City, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1975. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1170.
  • [Land] Walter, Alice Granbery. Francis Land Family of Lower Norfolk County, Va.: Princess Anne County, Va. after 1691. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1980. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1171.
  • [Lovett] Walter, Alice Granbery. 4th to 7th Generations of the Lovett Family of Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, Virginia: This Chart Begins with the Fourth Generation of the Lovett Family in Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, Virginia. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1173.
  • [Lovett] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Genesis of the Lovet Family in Virginia: First Three Generations in Lower Norfolk County. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1975. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1188.
  • [Martin] Walter, Alice Granbery. The 17th Century Families of John Martin & Thomas Keeling of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia ("Linhaven Pish," Princess Anne County, Virginia) and the Original Owners and Chain of Title to the Land Called "Ye Dudlies": The First Few Generations and Intermarriages of Both Families: Other Surnames Include Bray, Dyer, Hall, Jermy, Land, Linton, Lawson, Lovett, Okeham, Snail, Richason, Ward, Watson, et al. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1974. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M364w.
  • [Mason] Walter, Alice Granbery. Mason - Ivy - Ganey Families of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1980. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1122.
  • [Mason] Walter, Alice Granbery. Mason - Langley - Thelaball Families of Lower Norfolk, Princess Anne & Norfolk Counties, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1982. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREES nos. 1827-1828.
  • [Mathias] Walter, Alice Granbery. Mathias-Matthais Family of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia. Virginia City, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1983. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File PEDIGREE no. 1174.
  • [Moseley] "Families of Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 5, No. 3 (Jan. 1898):327-334. Digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [Moseley] Walter, Alice Granbery. Moseley Family of Lower Norfolk County, Princess Anne County, and Henrico County, Virginia, 1600-1800s. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 197-?. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREES nos. 1175-1182.
  • [Moseley] Moseley, Robert Brainard. The Moseley Line. Salem, Ore.: Richard N. Gookins, 1986. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 M852mr.
  • [Nash] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Etheridge Family of Lower Norfolk County & the Connection to the Thomas Nash Family. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 197-?. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1162.
  • [Nash] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Thomas Nash Family of Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, 1638-1900s. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1983. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1183.
  • [Newton] "Notes and Queries," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 39 (1885):194. Digital versions at Google Books and New England Ancestors ($). [Announces plans of Mr. Virginius Newton to publish a family history on the Newtons of Lower Norfolk, Nansemond, and Stafford counties.]
  • [Nimmo] Ellis, Thomas H. "William Nimmo, of Williamsburg," The William and Mary Quarterly. pp. 134-137. FHL US/CAN Film 29886 Item 2.
  • [Nimmo] Granbery, J.N. [Letter], 1937 March 1, New York [to] Mr. Nimmo. Library of Virginia. Genealogical Notes [Collection], Box 8, Nimm. FHL US/CAN Film 29886 Item 2.
  • [Nimmo] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Boush--Nimmo Chart in Lower Norfolk County & Princess Anne County, Va.: Snayle to Granbery, 1655-1904, and Some of the Occupants of Pembroke Manor. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1975. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File no. 1154.
  • [Nimmo] Walter, Alice Granbery. Nimmo of Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1700-1970: and Their Migrations. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1980. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREES no. 1184-1187.
  • [Poole] Walter, Alice Granbery. Poole & and [sic] Allied Families of Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Co., Va.: Including Gaskins, Hayes, Thorowgood, Ward & Workman. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1968. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1189.
  • [Portlock] Walter, Alice Granbery. Portlock Family. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1983. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File PEDIGREES nos. 1190-1191.
  • [Shipp] Shipp, Ralph Danforth. The Shipp Family Genealogy. Baltimore, Md.: Gateway Press, 1975. FHL US/CAN Access Services Window 6075613.
  • [Snaile] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Boush--Nimmo Chart in Lower Norfolk County & Princess Anne County, Va.: Snayle to Granbery, 1655-1904, and Some of the Occupants of Pembroke Manor. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1975. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File no. 1154.
  • [Thorowgood] Walter, Alice Granbery. Adam Thorowgood (1603-1640) & His Descendants in Lower Norfolk & Princess Anne Counties, Virginia. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, [1970?]. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREES nos. 1824-1826.
  • [Thorowgood] Creecy, John Harvie. Thorowgood Family of Princess Anne County, Va., 1640-1816. Richmond, Va.: J.H. Creecy, 1971. FHL US/CAN Film 1033650 Item 3.
  • [Thorowgood] Creecy, John Harvie. Thorowgood Family of Princess Anne County, Virginia, 1971. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 763.
  • [Walke] "Families of Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties," The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 5, No. 2 (Oct. 1897):139-153. FHL US/CAN Film 1463956 Item 4; digital version at JSTOR ($).
  • [Walke] Walke Family in Virginia: Based upon Data Obtained from Records in Lower Norfolk and Princess Anne Counties, Family Bibles, &c. Richmond, Va.: n.p., 1897. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 142.
  • [Walke] Walter, Alice Granbery. The Thomas Walke Family of Princess Anne County, Va. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 197-?. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File no. 1198.
  • [Willoughby] Walter, Alice Granbery. Captain Thomas Willoughby (1601-1657) of England, Barbados and Lower Norfolk County, Virginia [and] Some of His Descendants, 1601-1800. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, [1988?]. FHL FAM HIST Book 929.273 W684w.
  • [Yates] Walter, Alice Granbery. Yates Family in England, British West Indies & Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, 1656-1700s. Virginia Beach, Va.: A.G. Walter, 1977. FHL US/CAN Pedigree File, PEDIGREE no. 1205.

Land

Land Grants and Patents

  • Lea, J. Henry. "Certificates of Head Rights in the County Court of Lower Norfolk, Virginia," [1630s-1650s] The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 47 (1893):60-71. Digital versions at Google Books, Internet Archive, and New England Ancestors ($). [Includes extensive notes further identifying persons who appear in these records.]

Local Histories

Maps

Military

Newspapers

Probate

London Courts

  • Will of Joseph Thorowgood, Merchant, of London, England, dated 11 October 1683, proved 19 January 1684, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Cann, 12. Abstract published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 43 (1889):154. Digital versions at Google Books, Internet Archive, and New England Ancestors [Includes material relating to the Thorowgood family of Lower Norfolk County.]
  • Will of Henry Woodhouse, of Linhaven [Lynnhaven] Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, dated 29 January 1686, proved 24 July 1688, Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Exton, 102. Abstract published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 38 (1884):67. Digital versions at Google Books, Internet Archive, and New England Ancestors ($).

Taxation

Vital Records

Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

  • USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
  • Family History Library Catalog

References


 

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