Marriages Of Goochland County, Virginia, 1733-1815
Marriages Of Goochland County, Virginia, 1733-1815
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Marriages of Goochland County, Virginia, 1733-1815; by Kathleen Booth Williams; viii + 148 pp; Paperback; Published: 1960; Reprinted: 2007; ISBN: 9780806308364; Item # CF6385

Goochland County, Virginia, was carved out of Henrico County in 1728 and was the parent, direct or indirect, of the following nine other Virginia counties arranged in order of formation:

  • Albemarle
  • Cumberland
  • Chesterfield
  • Amherst
  • Buckingham
  • Fluvanna
  • Powhatan
  • Nelson
  • Appomattox

The Goochland County marriage register upon which this work is based was originally compiled by the staff of the Virginia State Library from marriage bonds and ministers' returns, with an admixture of marriage references in Deed Books and Order Books for the period concerned.

Mrs. Williams' transcription of the register is a convenient reference tool, referring to some 3,000 brides and grooms and to another 2,000 associated persons (parents, sureties, and witnesses) mentioned in the register. The marriages are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the groom, with the date of the bond, name of the bride, names of parents, witnesses, and sureties, date of the marriage, name of the officiating minister, and page number of the original marriage register. There is a separate index to brides and another to all other persons mentioned in the text, so that, for research purposes, virtually nothing is wanting.