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Guide to '''Middlesex County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
 
Guide to '''Middlesex County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.  
  
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== County Information ==
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==County Information==
  
=== Description ===
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===Description===
 
Middlesex County is located in the Eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Virginia</ref> and was more than likely named for its English county equivalent<ref>https://sites.rootsweb.com/~vamiddle/</ref>.
 
Middlesex County is located in the Eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Virginia</ref> and was more than likely named for its English county equivalent<ref>https://sites.rootsweb.com/~vamiddle/</ref>.
  
=== Middlesex County, Virginia Courthouse ===
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===Middlesex County, Virginia Courthouse===
  
 
Middlesex County Courthouse<br>Rts 17 &amp; 33; P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 428<br>Saluda, Virginia 223149<br>Phone: 804-758-0061<br>  
 
Middlesex County Courthouse<br>Rts 17 &amp; 33; P&nbsp;O&nbsp;Box 428<br>Saluda, Virginia 223149<br>Phone: 804-758-0061<br>  
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| bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" colspan="7" | <center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Middlesex County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
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| colspan="7" bgcolor="#e4d8e5" align="center" |<center>'''Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records'''<ref>''Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'', 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Middlesex County, Virginia . Page 710-723 {{WorldCat|50140092|disp=At various libraries (WorldCat)}}; {{FHL|1049485|item|disp=FHL Book 973 D27e 2002}}; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.</ref></center>
 
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== Middlesex County, Virginia History ==
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==Middlesex County, Virginia History==
 
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==== Parent County ====
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====Parent County====
  
 
'''1674'''--Middlesex County was created 21 September 1674 from&nbsp;[[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Saluda <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
 
'''1674'''--Middlesex County was created 21 September 1674 from&nbsp;[[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]] County.<br>'''County seat: '''Saluda <ref>''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref>  
  
==== Boundary Changes ====
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====Boundary Changes====
  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
 
For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, [http://www.mapofus.org/virginia/ "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps"] (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.  
  
==== Record Loss ====
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====Record Loss====
  
 
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]Loose papers such as chancery, judgements, and commonwealth causes were lost during the American Civil War. Bound volumes of deeds, orders, and wills exist. <ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br><br>  
 
[[Image:War.jpg|right|175px|War.jpg]]Loose papers such as chancery, judgements, and commonwealth causes were lost during the American Civil War. Bound volumes of deeds, orders, and wills exist. <ref name="lost">[http://www.lva.virginia.gov/public/guides/rn30_lostrecords.pdf Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records], 5, in ''Library of Virginia'' (accessed 4 April 2014).</ref><br><br>  
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[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
 
[[Category:Places_with_Historic_Record_Loss]]
  
== Middlesex County, Virginia Places/Localities ==
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==Middlesex County, Virginia Places/Localities==
  
==== Populated Places ====
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====Populated Places====
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit  
 
[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,119,c,middlesex.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Middlesex_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>
 
[https://virginia.hometownlocator.com/counties/cities,cfips,119,c,middlesex.cfm HomeTown Locator]. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:<ref>Wikipedia contributors, "Middlesex_ County,_Virginia," in ''Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia'',https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.</ref>
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==== Neighboring Counties ====
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====Neighboring Counties====
  
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*[[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]]
 
*[[Gloucester County, Virginia|Gloucester]]
  
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*[[King and Queen County, Virginia|King and Queen]]  
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*[[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]]
 
*[[Lancaster County, Virginia|Lancaster]]
  
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*[[Mathews County, Virginia|Mathews]]  
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*[[Mathews County, Virginia|Mathews]]
 
*[[Richmond County Virginia|Richmond]]
 
*[[Richmond County Virginia|Richmond]]
  
 
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== Resources ==
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==Resources==
  
  
==== Getting Started ====
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====Getting Started====
  
 
Compiled genealogies are a good place to start research for this area, see [[Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy|Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
 
Compiled genealogies are a good place to start research for this area, see [[Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy|Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy]].  
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If you are researching families who lived in Middlesex County, Virginia between the 1670s and 1720s, the Sparacios' book indexes are a great time saver. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/645782 Surname index of Antient Press publications]
 
If you are researching families who lived in Middlesex County, Virginia between the 1670s and 1720s, the Sparacios' book indexes are a great time saver. [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/645782 Surname index of Antient Press publications]
  
==== Research Guides ====
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====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|523192|item}} 975.51 D25t [For Middlesex County, see p. 62]
 
*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|523192|item}} 975.51 D25t [For Middlesex County, see p. 62]
  
==== African American ====
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====African American====
  
 
{{RecordSearch|1596147|Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872}}The original Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes for the County of Middlesex, 1800-1862 are held at the [[Middlesex County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|County Courthouse]]. The [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]] microfilmed these records, see also {{FHL|1118076|item}} 2024874 Items 1 - 2  
 
{{RecordSearch|1596147|Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872}}The original Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes for the County of Middlesex, 1800-1862 are held at the [[Middlesex County, Virginia#County_Courthouse|County Courthouse]]. The [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]] microfilmed these records, see also {{FHL|1118076|item}} 2024874 Items 1 - 2  
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Additional Middlesex County African American resources include:  
 
Additional Middlesex County African American resources include:  
  
*Heinegg, Paul. ''Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.'' 2005-present. - [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Virginia_NC.htm free online book]. Bond, Bowles, Burwell, Cassidy, Chapman, Chavis, Day, Driver, Dungee, Gillett, Gilmore, Goings, Goldman, Grimes, Haynes, Hearn, Howard, Key, Lawhan (see introduction), Lawrence, Lighty, Meggs, Month, Morris, Nickens, Ormes (see introduction), Peters, Pinn, Robinson, Sampson, Simms, Smith, Snelling, Syphax, Toyer, Twopence, Tyre, West, Whistler, Williams, Young families of pre-1820 Middlesex County, Virginia.  
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*Heinegg, Paul. ''Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.'' 2005-present. - [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Virginia_NC.htm free online book]. Bond, Bowles, Burwell, Cassidy, Chapman, Chavis, Day, Driver, Dungee, Gillett, Gilmore, Goings, Goldman, Grimes, Haynes, Hearn, Howard, Key, Lawhan (see introduction), Lawrence, Lighty, Meggs, Month, Morris, Nickens, Ormes (see introduction), Peters, Pinn, Robinson, Sampson, Simms, Smith, Snelling, Syphax, Toyer, Twopence, Tyre, West, Whistler, Williams, Young families of pre-1820 Middlesex County, Virginia.
*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/middlesex.htm "Middlesex County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1819,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/middlesex.htm "Middlesex County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1819,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
*Bogger, Tommy; Black Church Cultural Affairs Committee. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-african-americans-in-middlesex-county-1646-1992/oclc/32222866 ''A History of African-Americans in Middlesex County, 1646-1992'']. White Stone, VA: Nohill, 1994.<br>
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*Bogger, Tommy; Black Church Cultural Affairs Committee. [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-african-americans-in-middlesex-county-1646-1992/oclc/32222866 ''A History of African-Americans in Middlesex County, 1646-1992'']. White Stone, VA: Nohill, 1994.
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*Search the Library of Virginia's [https://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/aan/search-the-narrative Virginia Untold] collection for digitized records related to African Americans of Middlesex County.<br>
  
==== Bible Records ====
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====Bible Records====
  
 
{{VABible}}  
 
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==== Cemeteries ====
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery-browse/USA/Virginia/Middlesex-County?id=county_2861 Findagrave.com]
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| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" |[http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3Acemetery+Middlesex+Virginia&qt=advanced&dblist=638 WorldCat]
| bgcolor="#F0F0F0" | [https://billiongraves.com/search/cemetery Billion Graves]
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*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1800-1986''' - {{RecordSearch|3013259|Virginia, Jewish Cemetery Records Index, ca. 1800-1986}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
  
==== Census ====
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====Census====
  
 
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'''''1668-1704'''''  
 
*Rutman, Darrett B. and Anita H. Rutman. "'More True and Perfect Lists': The Reconstruction of Censuses for Middlesex County, Virginia, 1668-1704," ''Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 88 (1980):37-74. Available at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4248366 JSTOR] ($).
 
*Rutman, Darrett B. and Anita H. Rutman. "'More True and Perfect Lists': The Reconstruction of Censuses for Middlesex County, Virginia, 1668-1704," ''Virginia Magazine of History and Biography,'' Vol. 88 (1980):37-74. Available at [http://www.jstor.org/stable/4248366 JSTOR] ($).
  
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*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
 
*Turner, Ronald Ray. ''[http://www.pwcvabooks.com/documents/VirginiaCivilWarVets.doc Virginia's Union Veterans: Eleventh Census of the United States 1890]''. Available online, courtesy: [http://www.pwcvabooks.com/index.htm Prince William County Virginia] website. [Includes residents of this county.]
  
==== Church Records ====
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====Church Records====
  
===== Baptist =====
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=====Baptist=====
  
 
{{VAbap}}  
 
{{VAbap}}  
  
===== Church of England =====
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=====Church of England=====
  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] See also [[Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia|Christ Church Parish]]  
 
[[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] See also [[Christ Church Parish, Middlesex, Virginia|Christ Church Parish]]  
  
==== Court ====
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====Court====
  
 
'''''Chancery Court'''''  
 
'''''Chancery Court'''''  
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*Indexed images of Middlesex County, Virginia Chancery Records 1754-1912 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
 
*Indexed images of Middlesex County, Virginia Chancery Records 1754-1912 are available online through [http://www.virginiamemory.com/collections/chancery/ Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index]. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
  
==== DNA ====
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====DNA====
  
 
DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Middlesex County, Virginia residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.  
 
DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Middlesex County, Virginia residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.  
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*'''[Daniel]''' [http://pamiller.net/genealogy/docs/danielmiddlesex/danieldna/ DNA of the Daniel Family of Middlesex].
 
*'''[Daniel]''' [http://pamiller.net/genealogy/docs/danielmiddlesex/danieldna/ DNA of the Daniel Family of Middlesex].
  
==== Genealogy ====
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====Genealogy====
  
 
More than 325 genealogies have been published about Middlesex County families. To view a list, visit [[Middlesex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Middlesex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
 
More than 325 genealogies have been published about Middlesex County families. To view a list, visit [[Middlesex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies|Middlesex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies]].
  
==== Immigration ====
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See also: [[Virginia Compiled Genealogies]]
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Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Middlesex County families include:
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*DeBusk, Jessie M. ''Family Histories of Middlesex County, Virginia''. Urbanna, Va.: Ralph Wormeley Branch APVA, 1982. Available at [[Virginia Historical Society]]; {{FHL|87544|item|disp=FHL Book 975.533 D2f}}
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*Heinegg, Paul. ''Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware.'' 2005-present. - [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/Virginia_NC.htm free online book]. Bond, Bowles, Burwell, Cassidy, Chapman, Chavis, Day, Driver, Dungee, Gillett, Gilmore, Goings, Goldman, Grimes, Haynes, Hearn, Howard, Key, Lawhan (see introduction), Lawrence, Lighty, Meggs, Month, Morris, Nickens, Ormes (see introduction), Peters, Pinn, Robinson, Sampson, Simms, Smith, Snelling, Syphax, Toyer, Twopence, Tyre, West, Whistler, Williams, Young families of pre-1820 Middlesex County, Virginia.
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*Yurechko, John Otto. ''Virginians Along and Near the Lower Rappahannock River, 1607-1799.'' 2 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1997-1998. {{FHL|678576|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 D2yj v. 1-v. 2}}. Contents: v. 1. Blake, Brooks (Brook), Churchill, Cook (Cock), Daniel, Dixon, Gore, Kidd, Lewis, Martin, Montague, Taylor and Wood -- v. 2. Brown, Clark, Elliott, Fox (Fowkes, Vaulx), Harrison, McTyre, Moore, Pate, Rawlins (Rollins), Rhodes, Sanders (Saunders) and Williams.
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Darrett B. Rutman and Anita H. Rutman reconstructed families that lived in seventeenth- and early-eighteenth century Middlesex County, Virginia in order to complete a history book, but they have not yet published the genealogies they compiled.
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====Immigration====
  
 
[[Image:Rappahannock River 2008.jpg|right|290x200px]] Urbanna has been a port since colonial times.<ref>''Urbanna: A Port Town in Virginia 1680-1980'' (1980).</ref> No official passenger lists survive for the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries.  
 
[[Image:Rappahannock River 2008.jpg|right|290x200px]] Urbanna has been a port since colonial times.<ref>''Urbanna: A Port Town in Virginia 1680-1980'' (1980).</ref> No official passenger lists survive for the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries.  
  
 
{{VAimmigrant}}*[[Peter Wilson Coldham|Coldham, Peter Wilson]]. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Middlesex County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
 
{{VAimmigrant}}*[[Peter Wilson Coldham|Coldham, Peter Wilson]]. ''North American Wills Registered in London 1611-1857.'' Baltimore:&nbsp;Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 2007. [Includes wills of residents of Middlesex County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
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*'''1674-1702''' - Immigrants to Middlesex County [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)].
 
*'''1674-1702''' - Immigrants to Middlesex County [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)].
  
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*O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Middlesex County. - Extracts from the Parish Register of Christ Church," ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', Vol. 12 (1913):149-155. Available at {{FHL|241948|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=_HgTAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]
 
*O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Middlesex County. - Extracts from the Parish Register of Christ Church," ''The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society'', Vol. 12 (1913):149-155. Available at {{FHL|241948|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=_HgTAAAAYAAJ Google Books] (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]
  
==== Land and Property ====
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====Land and Property====
  
 
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*'''1704''' - Quit Rents [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)].
 
*'''1704''' - Quit Rents [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers ($)].
  
==== Local Histories ====
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====Local Histories====
  
==== Maps ====
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====Maps====
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Middlesex}}}}
 
{{VA Neighboring Counties Intro|county={{VA Middlesex}}}}
  
==== Migration ====
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====Migration====
  
 
*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Middlesex County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 22:50.]
 
*Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Middlesex County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 22:50.]
  
==== Military ====
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====Military====
  
===== Colonial Militia =====
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=====Colonial Militia=====
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]  
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c}}; [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29414 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital book at Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c}}; [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29414 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
  
===== French and Indian War =====
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=====French and Indian War=====
  
*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]  
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*Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. ''Virginia's Colonial Soldiers''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at {{FHL|47143|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [Identifies some Middlesex 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|73108|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ 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 Middlesex County, see p. 95.]  
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*Boogher, William F. ''Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources.'' Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at {{FHL|73108|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=X1s_AAAAYAAJ 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 Middlesex County, see p. 95.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c}}; [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29414 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers; see place name index.]
 
*Crozier, William Armstrong. ''Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776''. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at {{FHL|72797|title-id|disp=FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c}}; [https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=29414 Ancestry] ($). [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers; see place name index.]
  
===== Revolutionary War =====
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=====Revolutionary War=====
  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Middlesex County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Middlesex County supplied soldiers for the:  
 
'''''Regiments.''''' Service men in Middlesex County served in various regiments. Men often joined a company (within a regiment) that originated in their county. Middlesex County supplied soldiers for the:  
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Additional resources:  
 
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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Middlesex County on page 132.]  
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*''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 [http://www2.census.gov/prod2/decennial/documents/1840c-01.pdf U.S. Census Bureau] and [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books] ''et. al''. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Virginia, Eastern District, Middlesex 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&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
  
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Middlesex County men served in the 109th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 139. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
 
Middlesex County men served in the 109th Regiment.<ref>Stuart Lee Butler, ''A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812'' (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 139. {{FHL|669440|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2bs}}.</ref>  
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*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Middlesex County, p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
 
*''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|286899|item}} 973 M2Lp v. 5; digital versions at [http://books.google.com/books?id=t7oqAAAAMAAJ Google Books] and [http://www.archive.org/details/listpensionerso02buregoog Internet Archive]. [See Vol. 5, Virginia, Middlesex County, p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
  
===== Civil War =====
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=====Civil War=====
  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Clopton's Partisan Rangers).<ref>Darryl Holland, ''24th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|677485|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 128}}.</ref>  
 
{{VAciv}}:- [[24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)|24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate)]]. Company D (Clopton's Partisan Rangers).<ref>Darryl Holland, ''24th Virginia Cavalry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). {{FHL|677485|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 128}}.</ref>  
:- [[47th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|47th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (1st) (Middlesex Rifles) and Company K (1st) (Middlesex Artillery).<ref>Homer D. Musselman, ''47th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). {{FHL|416731|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 73}}.</ref>  
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:- [[47th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|47th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Company G (1st) (Middlesex Rifles) and Company K (1st) (Middlesex Artillery).<ref>Homer D. Musselman, ''47th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). {{FHL|416731|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 73}}.</ref>
 
:- [[55th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|55th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies B (Middlesex Artillery), C (Middlesex Southerners), and H (Middlesex Rifles).<ref>Richard O'Sullivan, ''55th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|487698|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 59}}.</ref>
 
:- [[55th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)|55th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate)]]. Companies B (Middlesex Artillery), C (Middlesex Southerners), and H (Middlesex Rifles).<ref>Richard O'Sullivan, ''55th Virginia Infantry'' (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). {{FHL|487698|item|disp=FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 59}}.</ref>
  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
 
Records and histories are available, including:  
  
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932382|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index  
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*'''1861-1865''' - {{RecordSearch|1932427|Virginia, Civil War Service Records of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2322 U.S., Confederate Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://ancesstry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
 
*'''1861-1865''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=2344 U.S., Union Soldiers Compiled Service Records, 1861-1865] at [http://search.ancestry.com Ancestry] — index (free)
  
===== World War II =====
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=====World War II=====
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*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659404|Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1940-1945''' - {{RecordSearch|2659404|Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Miscellaneous Records ====
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====Miscellaneous Records====
  
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1607-2007''' - {{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}} at [https://www.familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
==== Naturalization ====
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====Naturalization====
  
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877093 Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
 
*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1877093 Virginia Naturalization Petitions, 1906-1929]
  
==== Newspapers ====
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====Newspapers====
  
 
{{VAnews}}Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/va-gazettes/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
 
{{VAnews}}Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the [http://research.history.org/DigitalLibrary/va-gazettes/ 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: [http://www2.vcdh.virginia.edu/gos/ The Geography of Slavery in Virginia]. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.  
  
==== Occupations ====
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====Occupations====
  
 
Philip Alexander Bruce's book [http://books.google.com/books?id=OCgSAAAAYAAJ ''Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century'' (Vol. II, 1896, p. 334 footnote 1)] includes a list of early English merchants in Middlesex County.  
 
Philip Alexander Bruce's book [http://books.google.com/books?id=OCgSAAAAYAAJ ''Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century'' (Vol. II, 1896, p. 334 footnote 1)] includes a list of early English merchants in Middlesex County.  
  
==== Private Papers ====
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====Private Papers====
  
 
{{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}  
 
{{RecordSearch|1932510|Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007}}  
  
==== Probate Records ====
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====Probate Records====
  
 
{{Vawill|1673-1800}}  
 
{{Vawill|1673-1800}}  
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*'''1713-1727''' - Abstracts of wills and inventories [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($).
 
*'''1713-1727''' - Abstracts of wills and inventories [https://virginiapioneers.net Virginia Pioneers] ($).
 
*'''1760-1825''' - Images of Orphans records[https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($).
 
*'''1760-1825''' - Images of Orphans records[https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($).
*'''1767-1810; 1821-1825''' - Images of Administrator Bonds [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers ]($).
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*'''1767-1810; 1821-1825''' - Images of Administrator Bonds [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($).
 
*'''1675-1800; 1800-1950''' - Indexes to Wills [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers]($).
 
*'''1675-1800; 1800-1950''' - Indexes to Wills [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers]($).
 
*Images of Wills, Estates Bonds, Book D, 1748-1760; Book E, 1760-1772;  Book F, 1772-1787; Book G, 1787-1793; Book H, 1794-1795; Book I, 1795-1798' [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($).
 
*Images of Wills, Estates Bonds, Book D, 1748-1760; Book E, 1760-1772;  Book F, 1772-1787; Book G, 1787-1793; Book H, 1794-1795; Book I, 1795-1798' [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.html Virginia Pioneers] ($).
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*'''1758-1767''' - Orders [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.htm Virginia Pioneers].
 
*'''1758-1767''' - Orders [https://virginiapioneers.net/counties/countymiddlesex.htm Virginia Pioneers].
  
==== Taxation ====
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====Taxation====
  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
 
[[Virginia Tax Lists|How can Virginia tax lists help me?]]&nbsp;  
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The original volumes of Middlesex County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists are held at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]] in Richmond, Va. The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed these records for the years 1782 to 1799 in 1947: {{FHL|407828|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 29302 Item 1}}. In 1992, the Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed these records for the years 1782 to1850: {{FHL|407828|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1905689}}.  
 
The original volumes of Middlesex County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists are held at the [[Library of Virginia|Library of Virginia]] in Richmond, Va. The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed these records for the years 1782 to 1799 in 1947: {{FHL|407828|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 29302 Item 1}}. In 1992, the Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed these records for the years 1782 to1850: {{FHL|407828|title-id|disp=FHL&nbsp;US/CAN&nbsp;Film 1905689}}.  
  
*'''[1704] '''"Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704," ''Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol.&nbsp;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|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version of VMHB at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($). [Middlesex County appears in 33:47-50.]  
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*'''[1704] '''"Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704," ''Virginia Magazine of History and Biography'', Vol.&nbsp;28 (1920):207-218, 328-339; Vol. 29 (1921):18-28, 337-343, 402-412; Vol. 30 (1922):21-30, 280-285, 341-347; Vol. 31 (1923):70-75, 153-163, 215-231, 314-318; Vol. 32 (1924):69-75, 144-158, 281-287, 338-343; Vol. 33 (1925):47-50, 359-370; Vol. 34 (1926):113-119, 252-258, 313, 321. Available at {{FHL|16216|title-id|disp=FHL}}; reprinted in ''Virginia Tax Records''. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1983, which is also available at {{FHL|326521|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version of VMHB at [http://www.jstor.org JSTOR] ($). [Middlesex County appears in 33:47-50.]
*'''[1782-1819]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/middlesex.htm "Middlesex County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1819,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]  
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*'''[1782-1819]''' Heinegg, Paul. [http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/middlesex.htm "Middlesex County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1819,"] ''Free African Americans.com. ''[Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
 
*'''[1783]''' - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.
 
*'''[1783]''' - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at [http://www.learnwebskills.com/patriot/revservice.htm#vatax Revolutionary War Service website] - free.
*'''[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 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Middlesex County is included in Vol. 2.]  
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*'''[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 &amp; 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 &amp; Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle &amp; Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's&nbsp;Licenses Were Issued''. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at {{FHL|622815|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Middlesex County is included in Vol. 2.]
*'''[1789] '''Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Middlesex County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 22:50.]  
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*'''[1789] '''Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," ''The Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}; digital version at [https://www.americanancestors.org/search/advanced-search?database=Virginia%20Genealogist,%20The American Ancestors] ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Middlesex County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 22:50.]
*'''[1790, 1801] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1801 Personal Property Tax Lists of Middlesex County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].  
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*'''[1790, 1801] '''Indexed images of the [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/VirginiaTaxListCensuses/ 1790 and 1801 Personal Property Tax Lists of Middlesex County, Virginia]&nbsp;are available online, courtesy: [http://www.binnsgenealogy.com/ Binns Genealogy].
*'''[1800]''' Tax List, 1800,&nbsp;''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 3 (Jul. 1997). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}.  
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*'''[1800]''' Tax List, 1800,&nbsp;''Virginia Genealogist'', Vol. 41, No. 3 (Jul. 1997). Available at {{FHL|33159|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
*'''[1810] '''Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia:&nbsp;Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The sources for this publication are the 1810 Personal Property Tax List and the 1810 U.S. Federal Census. The names listed in these two sources are compared for Middlesex County.]  
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*'''[1810] '''Schreiner-Yates, Netti. ''A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia:&nbsp;Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing''. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at {{FHL|109831|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The sources for this publication are the 1810 Personal Property Tax List and the 1810 U.S. Federal Census. The names listed in these two sources are compared for Middlesex County.]
*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Middlesex County is included in Vol. 3.]  
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*'''[1815] '''Ward, Roger D. ''1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners (and Gazetteer)''. 6 vols. Athens, Georgia: Iberian Pub. Co., 1997-2000. Available at {{FHL|692063|title-id|disp=FHL}}. [The source for this publication is the 1815 land tax. Middlesex County is included in Vol. 3.]
 
*'''[1820-1821]''' Sheriffs Receipt Book, 1820-21,&nbsp;''Tidewater Virginia Families'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Nov. 1995); Vol. 4, No. 4 (Feb. 1996); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug. 1996). Available at {{FHL|523192|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
 
*'''[1820-1821]''' Sheriffs Receipt Book, 1820-21,&nbsp;''Tidewater Virginia Families'', Vol. 4, No. 3 (Nov. 1995); Vol. 4, No. 4 (Feb. 1996); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug. 1996). Available at {{FHL|523192|title-id|disp=FHL}}.
  
==== Vital Records ====
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====Vital Records====
  
 
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===== Birth =====
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=====Birth=====
  
*'''1853-1896''' - Middlesex County Birth Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868786}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf]].</ref>
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*'''1853-1896''' - Middlesex County Birth Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|C868786}} at FamilySearch - free.<ref>Genealogical Society of Utah, ''Parish and Vital Records List'' (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at [[Media:Igivirginia.pdf|<nowiki/>]]https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.</ref>
 
*'''1853-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3326815|Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1853-1866''' - {{RecordSearch|3326815|Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853-1866}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1913''' - {{RecordSearch|2388824|Virginia, Birth Certificates, 1912-1913}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
 
*'''1660-1800''' - [http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3002 Virginia Marriages 1660-1800] (Ancestry) ($).
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*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1936-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2370234|Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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=====Divorce=====
  
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1918-1988''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
===== Death =====
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=====Death=====
  
 
*'''1853-1896''' - Middlesex County Death Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|B868786}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1853-1896''' - Middlesex County Death Index 1853-1896. Batch {{IGI|B868786}} at FamilySearch - free.
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
 
*'''1912-1987''' - {{RecordSearch|2377565|Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987}} at [https://familysearch.org/search FamilySearch] — index and images
  
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== Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries ==
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*[[Tidewater Genealogical Society|Tidewater Genealogical Society]]  
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*[[Tidewater Genealogical Society|Tidewater Genealogical Society]]
 
*[http://mpaagenealogicalsociety.org/ Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical &amp; Historical Society]
 
*[http://mpaagenealogicalsociety.org/ Middle Peninsula African-American Genealogical &amp; Historical Society]
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== Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy Websites ==
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==Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy Websites==
  
*Middlesex County, Virginia [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vamiddle/ USGENWEB]  
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*Middlesex County, Virginia [http://sites.rootsweb.com/~vamiddle/ USGENWEB]
*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/middlesex-county.html Middlesex County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)  
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*[http://www.familytree101.com/virginia/middlesex-county.html Middlesex County, VA History, Records, Facts and Genealogy] (Familytree101)
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Middlesex|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
 
*{{FHL|Virginia%2C+Middlesex|subject|disp=FamilySearch Catalog}}
  
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Latest revision as of 14:09, 24 March 2020

Guide to Middlesex County Virginia ancestry, family history, and genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, immigration records, and military records.

Middlesex County, Virginia
Map
Boundary map of Middlesex County, Virginia
Map of Virginia highlighting Middlesex County
Location in the state of Virginia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Virginia
Location of Virginia in the U.S.
Facts
Founded 1674
County Seat Saluda
Courthouse
VirginiaMiddlesexCourthouse.jpg


County Information[edit | edit source]

Description[edit | edit source]

Middlesex County is located in the Eastern portion of the Commonwealth of Virginia[1] and was more than likely named for its English county equivalent[2].

Middlesex County, Virginia Courthouse[edit | edit source]

Middlesex County Courthouse
Rts 17 & 33; P O Box 428
Saluda, Virginia 223149
Phone: 804-758-0061

Clerk Circuit Court has birth and death records 1853-1871
Marriage, divorce, probate, court and land records from 1773[3]

Known Beginning Dates for Major County Records[4]
Birth* Marriage Death* Court Land Probate Census
1840 1840 1856 1673 1673 1673 1810
Statewide registration for births and deaths began in 1912.
General compliance year is unknown.

Middlesex County, Virginia History[edit | edit source]

Parent County[edit | edit source]

1674--Middlesex County was created 21 September 1674 from Lancaster County.
County seat: Saluda [5]

Boundary Changes[edit | edit source]

For animated maps illustrating Virginia county boundary changes, "Rotating Formation Virginia County Boundary Maps" (1617-1995) may be viewed for free at the MapofUS.org website.

Record Loss[edit | edit source]

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Loose papers such as chancery, judgements, and commonwealth causes were lost during the American Civil War. Bound volumes of deeds, orders, and wills exist. [6]

  • Lost censuses: 1790, 1800, 1890

For suggestions about research in places that suffered historic record losses, see:

Middlesex County, Virginia Places/Localities[edit | edit source]

Populated Places[edit | edit source]

For a complete list of populated places, including small neighborhoods and suburbs, visit HomeTown Locator. The following are the most historically and genealogically relevant populated places in this county:[7]

Towns
Unincorporated communities
Census-designated places


Neighboring Counties[edit | edit source]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Getting Started[edit | edit source]

Compiled genealogies are a good place to start research for this area, see Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy.

If you are researching families who lived in Middlesex County, Virginia between the 1670s and 1720s, the Sparacios' book indexes are a great time saver. Surname index of Antient Press publications

Research Guides[edit | edit source]

  • 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 Middlesex County, see p. 62]

African American[edit | edit source]

Virginia, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872The original Registers of Free Negroes and Mulattoes for the County of Middlesex, 1800-1862 are held at the County Courthouse. The Library of Virginia microfilmed these records, see also FHL Collection 2024874 Items 1 - 2

Additional Middlesex County African American resources include:

  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware. 2005-present. - free online book. Bond, Bowles, Burwell, Cassidy, Chapman, Chavis, Day, Driver, Dungee, Gillett, Gilmore, Goings, Goldman, Grimes, Haynes, Hearn, Howard, Key, Lawhan (see introduction), Lawrence, Lighty, Meggs, Month, Morris, Nickens, Ormes (see introduction), Peters, Pinn, Robinson, Sampson, Simms, Smith, Snelling, Syphax, Toyer, Twopence, Tyre, West, Whistler, Williams, Young families of pre-1820 Middlesex County, Virginia.
  • Heinegg, Paul. "Middlesex County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1819," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • Bogger, Tommy; Black Church Cultural Affairs Committee. A History of African-Americans in Middlesex County, 1646-1992. White Stone, VA: Nohill, 1994.
  • Search the Library of Virginia's Virginia Untold collection for digitized records related to African Americans of Middlesex County.

Bible Records[edit | edit source]

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


Cemeteries[edit | edit source]

Tombstone Transcriptions Online Tombstone Transcriptions in Print List of Cemeteries in the county
Findagrave.com Family History Library Findagrave.com
VAGenWeb WorldCat Billion Graves
VAGenWeb Archives
Tombstone Project
Billion Graves
See Virginia Cemeteries for more information.

Census[edit | edit source]

For tips on accessing Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy census records online, see: Virginia Census.



Historical populations
Census Pop.
1790 4,140
1800 4,203 1.5%
1810 4,414 5.0%
1820 4,057 −8.1%
1830 4,122 1.6%
1840 4,392 6.6%
1850 4,394 0.0%
1860 4,364 −0.7%
1870 4,981 14.1%
1880 6,252 25.5%
1890 7,458 19.3%
1900 8,220 10.2%
1910 8,852 7.7%
1920 8,157 −7.9%
1930 7,273 −10.8%
1940 6,673 −8.2%
1950 6,715 0.6%
1960 6,319 −5.9%
1970 6,295 −0.4%
1980 7,719 22.6%
1990 8,653 12.1%
2000 9,932 14.8%
Source: https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/index.xhtml “American Factfinder”. United States Census Bureau.

1668-1704

  • Rutman, Darrett B. and Anita H. Rutman. "'More True and Perfect Lists': The Reconstruction of Censuses for Middlesex County, Virginia, 1668-1704," Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 88 (1980):37-74. Available at JSTOR ($).

1783 Enumeration

1890 Union Veterans

Church Records[edit | edit source]

Baptist[edit | edit source]

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[edit | edit source]

go to See also Christ Church Parish

Court[edit | edit source]

Chancery Court

  • Indexed images of Middlesex County, Virginia Chancery Records 1754-1912 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.

DNA[edit | edit source]

DNA has been collected from men claiming descent from the following Middlesex County, Virginia residents. FamilySearch has not independently verified the lineages of those tested.

  • [Doss] Multiple descendants of John Doss, b. c1650, resident Middlesex County, Virginia. Y-DNA 12, 37 Marker Tests, FTDNA (Kits 42781, 49305, 96454); also SMGF. Genetic signatures available online (labelled "Haplotype I," Jh-1, Jh-2, Jh-3, Jp-1), courtesy: The Doss DNA Project, World Families Network. [Several DNA matches have been established with Doss families in Amelia, Bedford, Buckingham, Essex, Goochland, Henrico, Lunenburg, Middlesex, and Pittsylvania counties.]

Genealogy[edit | edit source]

More than 325 genealogies have been published about Middlesex County families. To view a list, visit Middlesex County, Virginia Compiled Genealogies.

See also: Virginia Compiled Genealogies


Compiled genealogies that treat multiple Middlesex County families include:

  • DeBusk, Jessie M. Family Histories of Middlesex County, Virginia. Urbanna, Va.: Ralph Wormeley Branch APVA, 1982. Available at Virginia Historical Society; FHL Book 975.533 D2f
  • Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware. 2005-present. - free online book. Bond, Bowles, Burwell, Cassidy, Chapman, Chavis, Day, Driver, Dungee, Gillett, Gilmore, Goings, Goldman, Grimes, Haynes, Hearn, Howard, Key, Lawhan (see introduction), Lawrence, Lighty, Meggs, Month, Morris, Nickens, Ormes (see introduction), Peters, Pinn, Robinson, Sampson, Simms, Smith, Snelling, Syphax, Toyer, Twopence, Tyre, West, Whistler, Williams, Young families of pre-1820 Middlesex County, Virginia.
  • Yurechko, John Otto. Virginians Along and Near the Lower Rappahannock River, 1607-1799. 2 vols. Westminster, Md.: Family Line Publications, 1997-1998. FHL Book 975.5 D2yj v. 1-v. 2. Contents: v. 1. Blake, Brooks (Brook), Churchill, Cook (Cock), Daniel, Dixon, Gore, Kidd, Lewis, Martin, Montague, Taylor and Wood -- v. 2. Brown, Clark, Elliott, Fox (Fowkes, Vaulx), Harrison, McTyre, Moore, Pate, Rawlins (Rollins), Rhodes, Sanders (Saunders) and Williams.

Darrett B. Rutman and Anita H. Rutman reconstructed families that lived in seventeenth- and early-eighteenth century Middlesex County, Virginia in order to complete a history book, but they have not yet published the genealogies they compiled.

Immigration[edit | edit source]

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Urbanna has been a port since colonial times.[8] No official passenger lists survive for the seventeenth or eighteenth centuries.

Headright grants identify many Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy immigrants who arrived before 1720.[9] 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 Middlesex County proved in London. These records often help establish an immigrant's place of origin.]
  • List of imported servants and transported convicts from Europe who served labor terms in Colonial Brunswick County are online at: Immigrant Servants Database.*Ljungstedt, Milnor. "Items from Southern Records" [Showing Family and Trade Connections with Northern Colonies and the Home Countries], The American Genealogist, Vol. 15 (1938):95-104. Available at American Ancestors ($). [Middlesex Co., VA possible residents: Hudson, Musgrove, Pickwerth, Steevens, Whiteacre.]
  • O'Brien, Michael J. "Virginia, Middlesex County. - Extracts from the Parish Register of Christ Church," The Journal of the American Irish Historical Society, Vol. 12 (1913):149-155. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books (full-view). [O'Brien attempts to identify Irish surnames in this Church of England parish register.]

Land and Property[edit | edit source]

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.


Local Histories[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

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Click a neighboring county
for more resources


Migration[edit | edit source]

  • Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Middlesex County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 22:50.]

Military[edit | edit source]

Colonial Militia[edit | edit source]
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL; digital book at Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c; Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers and soldiers; see place name index.]
French and Indian War[edit | edit source]
  • Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt. Virginia's Colonial Soldiers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988. Available at FHL. [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers, soldier enlistments, and veterans; see place name index.]
  • Boogher, William F. Gleanings of Virginia History: An Historical and Genealogical Collection, Largely from Original Sources. Washington: n.p., 1903. Available at FHL; digital version at Google Books. [Includes a chapter titled "Legislative Enactments connecting the preceding historic sketch [French and Indian War, Lord Dunmore's War] with the adjudication of the resulting accounts that follow; with the list of officers, soldiers and civilians entitled to compensation for military and other services rendered." For Middlesex County, see p. 95.]
  • Crozier, William Armstrong. Virginia Colonial Militia 1651-1776. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1954. Available at FHL US/CAN Book 975.5 M2c; Ancestry ($). [Identifies some Middlesex County militia officers; see place name index.]
Revolutionary War[edit | edit source]

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

- 7th Virginia Regiment

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, Middlesex 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 Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Virginia section begins on page 238.]
War of 1812[edit | edit source]

Middlesex County men served in the 109th Regiment.[10]

  • 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, Middlesex County, p. 90. Identifies War of 1812 veterans living in this county in 1883.]
Civil War[edit | edit source]

Regiments. Service men in Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy 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 Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy:

- 24th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry (Confederate). Company D (Clopton's Partisan Rangers).[11]
- 47th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Company G (1st) (Middlesex Rifles) and Company K (1st) (Middlesex Artillery).[12]
- 55th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Confederate). Companies B (Middlesex Artillery), C (Middlesex Southerners), and H (Middlesex Rifles).[13]

Records and histories are available, including:

World War II[edit | edit source]

Miscellaneous Records[edit | edit source]

Naturalization[edit | edit source]

Newspapers[edit | edit source]

The Virginia Newspapers Project identifies local Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy 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.

Occupations[edit | edit source]

Philip Alexander Bruce's book Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century (Vol. II, 1896, p. 334 footnote 1) includes a list of early English merchants in Middlesex County.

Private Papers[edit | edit source]

Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007

Probate Records[edit | edit source]

A free index to Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy wills and administrations (1673-1800) is available at the Library of Virginia.


London Courts

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

Online Probate Links

Taxation[edit | edit source]

How can Virginia tax lists help me? 

The original volumes of Middlesex County, Virginia Personal Property Tax Lists are held at the Library of Virginia in Richmond, Va. The Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed these records for the years 1782 to 1799 in 1947: FHL US/CAN Film 29302 Item 1. In 1992, the Genealogical Society of Utah microfilmed these records for the years 1782 to1850: FHL US/CAN Film 1905689.

  • [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 ($). [Middlesex County appears in 33:47-50.]
  • [1782-1819] Heinegg, Paul. "Middlesex County Personal Property Tax List, 1782-1819," Free African Americans.com. [Heinegg abstracted free blacks listed in these records.]
  • [1783] - Personal Property (or Land) Tax List, 1783; index online at Revolutionary War Service website - free.
  • [1787] Schreiner-Yantis, Netti and Florene Speakman Love. The 1787 Census of Virginia: An Accounting of the Name of Every White Male Tithable Over 21 Years, the Number of White Males Between 16 & 21 Years, the Number of Slaves over 16 & Those Under 16 Years, Together with a Listing of Their Horses, Cattle & Carriages, and Also the Names of All Persons to Whom Ordinary Licenses and Physician's Licenses Were Issued. 3 vols. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1987. Available at FHL. [The source of this publication is the 1787 personal property tax list. Middlesex County is included in Vol. 2.]
  • [1789] Clay, Robert Y. "Some Delinquent Taxpayers 1787-1790," The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Jan.-Mar. 1978):43-50. Available at FHL; digital version at American Ancestors ($). [These records identify migrants who left the county and often their intended destinations. Middlesex County's 1789 Delinquent List appears on 22:50.]
  • [1790, 1801] Indexed images of the 1790 and 1801 Personal Property Tax Lists of Middlesex County, Virginia are available online, courtesy: Binns Genealogy.
  • [1800] Tax List, 1800, Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 41, No. 3 (Jul. 1997). Available at FHL.
  • [1810] Schreiner-Yates, Netti. A Supplement to the 1810 Census of Virginia: Tax Lists of the Counties for which the Census is Missing. Springfield, Va.: Genealogical Books in Print, 1971. Available at FHL. [The sources for this publication are the 1810 Personal Property Tax List and the 1810 U.S. Federal Census. The names listed in these two sources are compared for Middlesex County.]
  • [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. Middlesex County is included in Vol. 3.]
  • [1820-1821] Sheriffs Receipt Book, 1820-21, Tidewater Virginia Families, Vol. 4, No. 3 (Nov. 1995); Vol. 4, No. 4 (Feb. 1996); Vol. 5, No. 2 (Aug. 1996). Available at FHL.

Vital Records[edit | edit source]

Indexes to Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy 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. See also How to order Virginia Vital Records

Birth[edit | edit source]
Marriage[edit | edit source]
  • 1740-1854 - Middlesex County Marriage Index 1740-1854. Batch M868784 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1740s-1760s - "Marriage Bonds in Middlesex County Clerk's Office," The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 4, No. 2 (Oct. 1895):118-122. Digital version at JSTOR - free.
  • 1740s-1790s - Crozier, William Armstrong. Early Virginia Marriages. Baltimore: Southern Book Co., 1953. Digital version at FamilySearch Digital Library - free. Includes Middlesex County marriages 1740s-1790s.
  • 1785-1826 - Middlesex County Marriage Index 1785-1826. Batch M868787 at FamilySearch - free.
  • 1853-1904 - Middlesex County Marriage Index 1853-1904. Batch M868785 at FamilySearch - free.
Divorce[edit | edit source]
Death[edit | edit source]
Vital Record Substitutes[edit | edit source]

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

Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

Family History Centers[edit | edit source]

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Middlesex County, Virginia Genealogy Websites[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Virginia
  2. https://sites.rootsweb.com/~vamiddle/
  3. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Middlesex County, Virginia. Page 717 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002.
  4. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), Middlesex County, Virginia . Page 710-723 At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 973 D27e 2002; Alice Eichholz, ed. Ancestry’s Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources, Third ed. (Provo, Utah: Ancestry, 2004), 715-720.
  5. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  6. Lost Records Localities: Counties and Cities with Missing Records, 5, in Library of Virginia (accessed 4 April 2014).
  7. Wikipedia contributors, "Middlesex_ County,_Virginia," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Middlesex_County,_Virginia#Communities accessed 19 February 2020.
  8. Urbanna: A Port Town in Virginia 1680-1980 (1980).
  9. 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)
  10. Stuart Lee Butler, A Guide to Virginia Militia Units in the War of 1812 (Athens, Ga.: Iberian Pub. Co., 1988), 139. FHL Book 975.5 M2bs.
  11. Darryl Holland, 24th Virginia Cavalry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1997). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 128.
  12. Homer D. Musselman, 47th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1991). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 73.
  13. Richard O'Sullivan, 55th Virginia Infantry (Lynchburg, Va.: H.E. Howard, 1989). FHL Book 975.5 M2vr v. 59.
  14. Genealogical Society of Utah, Parish and Vital Records List (July 1998). Microfiche. Digital version at https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/images/3/37/Igivirginia.pdf.