King William County, Virginia was formed in 1702 from King and Queen County.

Parent Counties of King William County

1634 - 1643 Charles River County

1634 - 1654 James City County

1643 - 1654 York County (Charles River County was renamed)

1654 - 1691 New Kent County

1691 - 1702 King and Queen County

1702 - Today King William County


KING WILLIAM COUNTY (Formed 1701)

Many of the following records have been partially destroyed.

Reel 1 Records, Book 1, 1702 - 1707 c [374] p.

Reel 1 Records, Book 2, 1702 - 1706, 1721 - 1722, 1785 - 1786 c 1702 - 1706, [61] p.; 1721 - 1722, [96] p.; 1785 - 1786, [108] p.

Reel 2 Records, Book 3, 1793 - 1800 c [iv] index (G - O), [469] p.

Reel 3 Records, Book 4, 1800 - 1805 c [i] index (F), [378] p.

Reel 4 Records, Book 5, 1806 - 1810 c [480] p.

Reel 5 Records, Book 6, 1811 - 1816 c [510] p., unpaged index (H, W)

Reel 6 Records, Book 7, 1816 - 1819, Parts 1 & 2 c Part 1, p. [1-259]; Part 2, p. [260-531]

Reel 7 Records, Book 8, 1819 - 1822 c [503] p.

Reel 8 Records, Book 9, 1835 - 1837 c [514] p., unpaged index

Reel 9 Records, Book 10, 1838 - 1840  [436] p., unpaged index

Reel 9 Records, Book 11, 1841 - 1842 c [339] p., unpaged index

Reel 10 Records, Book 12, 1843 - 1846 c [462] p., unpaged index

Reel 11 Records, Book 13, 1847 - 1849 c [390] p., unpaged index

Reel 12 Records, Book 14, 1850 - 1853 c [430] p., unpaged index

Reel 13 Records, Book 15, 1858 - 1861, Parts 1 & 2 c Part 1, p. [1-260]; Part 2, p. [261-514], unpaged index

Reel 14 Records, Book 16, 1862 - 1869, Parts 1 & 2 c Part 1, p. [1-333]; Part 2, p. [334-652], unpaged index

Reel 15 Records, Book 17, 1869 - 1871 c [477] p., unpaged index

Reel 16 Records, Book 18, 1879 - 1881, Parts 1 & 2 c Part 1, p. [1-301]; Part 2, p. [302-586], unpaged index

Reel 16 Records, Book 19, 1877 - 1884 c [95] p.

Reel 17 General Index to Records, 1701 - 1885 c

* Available in Archives Reading Room Printed Sources

*King William County, Virginia, from Old Newspapers & Files, comp. by Elizabeth H. Ryland, 1955. 137 p.

Abstracts data relevent to King William County residents, as included in various Virginia newspapers, 1736-1840.

*Abstracts of King William Record Books, 1702-1821, ed. by Elizabeth H. Ryland, n. d. 5 vols., 437 p.

Abstracts selected records from Record Books 1-6 and 8, 1702-1707; 1721-1722; 1785-1786; 1793-1816; 1819-1821. Except for Record Book 7, 1816-1819, which was not abstracted, records for intervening years are not extant.

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