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Catalog Number HRHS-155
Collection Court House Records Collection
Object Name Records
Scope & Content BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Mrs. Priode spent many hours at the Rockingham County court house copying the records in this collection.

SCOPE AND CONTENT:
This is a collection of handwritten court house records from 1778 to 1845. These records are from land books showing property ownership; tax books showing property taxes paid; and
minute books of the court. The minute books were a record of court proceedings such as last will and testaments, criminal indictments, settlement of debt, etc. Also included in this collection are copies of Rockingham County marriage licenses and newspaper articles and obituaries.

COLLECTION INVENTORY:
Box 1:
Minute Book No. 1: 1778 - August 27, 1787, written on 15 yellow legal pads (#1-15)
Box 2:
Minute Book No. 2: August 28, 1787 - 1792, written on 11 yellow legal pads (#16-26)
Box 3:
Minute Book No. 5: September 10, 1802 - 1806, written on 8 yellow legal pads
Box 4:
Land Tax Records written on 11 yellow legal pads for the following dates: 1788, 1789, 1793, 1794, 1797, 1798, 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803, 1804, 1805, 1806, 1807, 1808, 1809, 1810, 1811
Box 5:
Copies of Rockingham County marriage licenses for 1894 and 1896
Copies of newspaper articles and obits in book form from 1881-1899
Box 6 (OV):
Land Books showing property owned in Rockingham County and Towns for:
1812-1817, 1819-1821, 1822-1824
Box 7 (OV):
Land Books showing property owned in Rockingham County and Towns for:
1826, 1827, 1828, 1839, 1840
Box 8 (OV):
Land Books showing property owned in Rockingham County and Towns for:
1841, 1842, 1843, 1844, 1845
Original printer copy of Manuscript of Abstracts of Executor, Administrator and Guardian Bonds of Rockingham County, Virginia 1778 - 1864, by Marguerite B. Priode





Title Court House Records Collection