Nottoway County, Virginia Genealogy

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Nottoway County Courthouse

County Courthouse
328 West Courthouse Road
Nottoway, VA 23955

  • Some records were destroyed during the Civil War
  • Clerk Circuit Court has marriage, div and court
  • records from 1865, land probate and
  • military records from 1789

Quick Facts

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Parent County

22 December 1788: Nottoway County was created 22 December 1788 from <a href="Amelia County, Virginia">Amelia</a> County.
County seat: Nottoway [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

  • <a href="Amelia County, Virginia">Amelia</a>
  • <a href="Brunswick County, Virginia">Brunswick</a>
  • <a href="Dinwiddie County, Virginia">Dinwiddie</a>
  • <a href="Lunenburg County, Virginia">Lunenburg</a>
  • <a href="Prince Edward County, Virginia">Prince Edward</a>


African American

Bible Records

  • Featherston "Bible Record of William Featherston (Nottoway Co., Va. - Robertson Co., Tenn.)," Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 1, No. 3 (July 1963):20.


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1890 Union Veterans




Court Records

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Nottoway County, Virginia Chancery Records 1818-1968 are available online through <a href="">Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index</a>. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

Correctional Institutions


More than 15 genealogies have been published about Nottoway County families. To view a list, visit <a href="Nottoway County, Virginia Genealogy">Nottoway County, Virginia Genealogy</a>.

Historic Residences


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  • Amelia County, Virginia deeds. Prince Edward County, Va. was not cut off of Amelia County until 1754, and Nottoway County was not cut off until 1789, so this book contains deeds for both of these present-day counties. -- Foreword, v. 1
    v. 1. Deed book 1, 1735-1743, and bonds, 1735-1741
    v. 2. Deed book 2, 1742-1747
    v. 3. Deed books 3-4, 1747-1753
    v. 4. Deed book 5-6, 1753-1759
    v. 5. Deed books 7-8, 1759-1765
    v. 6. Deed books 9-11, 1766-1773
    v. 7. Deed books 12-14, 1773-1778
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  • Returns of processioners, 1795-1824. Contains land processioning records recorded with the County Court which include the land description and who was present at the processioning. {FHL|1040518|item}}
  • Some early landowners in southern Nottoway and northern Lunenburg counties, Virginia and the Cocke (Coke) family who once lived there. Contains maps with tract codes and a list of landowners giving the names of grantor and grantee, tract code, year, number of acres, source, and other information. Includes a list of streams and other landmarks and the Cocke (Coke) family genealogy. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="66" _fckfakelement="true" src="" class="FCK__MWTemplate">

Grants and Patents

  • Hudgins and Sullivan. <a href="">901 patents dated 1717-1779 in what is now Amelia and Nottoway Counties, Virginia placed on a map</a>. DeedMapper, 2003. Names of those who received land patents, dates, land descriptions, and references may be viewed free of charge (click "Index" next to the county listing); however, in order to view the maps, it is necessary to purchase Direct Line Software's <a href="">DeedMapper</a> product.




Revolutionary War

<a href="">Nottoway County, Virginia Genealogy residents' participation in the Revolutionary War</a>.[2]

War of 1812

Civil War


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 the Virginia Gazette and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: <a href="">The Geography of Slavery in Virginia</a>.

Vital Records



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Public Records


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Vital Records

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Vital Record Substitutes

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Societies, Libraries and Museums


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  1. <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="97" _fckfakelement="true" src="" class="FCK__MWTemplate"> <img _fck_mw_template="true" _fckrealelement="96" _fckfakelement="true" src="" class="FCK__MWTemplate">Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002).
  2. J.T. McAllister, Virginia Militia in the Revolutionary War: McAllister's Data (Hot Springs, Va.: McAllister Pub. Co., 1913), 38-39. Digitized by <a href="" _fcksavedurl="">Internet Archive</a>.