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MIDDLESEX CO.
Virginia, USA

 

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Introduction

 

         Middlesex County is a county located on the Middle Peninsula in the U.S. state of Virginia. As of 2000, the population was 9,932. Its county seat is Saluda.

     Settlement of the area began around 1640 with the county being officially formed in 1669 from a part of Lancaster County. The county's only incorporated town, Urbanna, was established in 1680 serving initially as a port for shipping agricultural products and later as the county's commercial and governmental center.

     Rosegill Estate, a Middlesex County plantation first constructed in 1649, served as the temporary seat of the colony under two royal Governors of Virginia, (Sir Henry Chicheley, who served under Thomas Culpeper, 2nd Baron Culpeper of Thoresway, and Lord Francis Howard, 5th Baron Howard of Effingham). The home remains a private residence to this day.

     During the American Civil War, Urbanna was initially planned as the point of landing for General George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign of 1862 to take Richmond, but ultimately, the failed campaign utilized Fort Monroe as its starting point, almost doubling the distance by land to the Confederate citadel. Delays in reaching the gates of Richmond allowed the Confederates ample time to erect substantial defensive batteries, contributing to the Union failure.

     The Town of Urbanna remains the county's largest commercial center and its only incorporated area but the county seat of government has moved to the Village of Saluda on U.S. Route 17. To the east, almost to Stingray Point, the Village of Deltaville is situated on State Route 33 between the mouths of the Rappahannock and Piankatank Rivers. Once a major center for wooden boat building, the village remains a commercial and recreational center. The waterfront east to Stingray is home to many marinas, with a heavy concentration on Broad Creek.

     

 

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COUNTY RECORDS

Middlesex County Clerk of the Circuit Court has Marriage Records from 1740 , Land Records from 1673, Probate Records from 1673 and Court Records from 1673 and is located at the County Courthouse on P O Box 158, Routes 17 & 33, Saluda, VA 23149; 804/758-5317, Fax: 804/758-8637.

 

There are a few online databases for Court, Land and Probate Records which include: Virginia Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850, Virginia County Records, Volume VI, Volume VII and Volume IX.

 

HISTORICAL / GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY(s)

Local Historical Societies in Virginia

Virginia Genealogical Society

Virginia Genealogy Societies

Virginia Historical Society Web Site

 

LIBRARIES

Middlesex County, VA. Middlesex County Public Library. ( Urbanna, VA United States)

Middlesex County, VA. Deltaville Branch Library. ( Deltaville, VA United States)

 

HISTORICAL PLACES

Your LINK to the Historical Places and Districts in MIDDLESEX County

U.S. National Register of Historic Places

National Park Service

National Historic Landmarks

National Battlefields

National Historic Sites

National Historical Parks

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National Monuments

 

Surnames

surnames

The following are names of persons, found within our databases,

as having been either born, married or died in this location.

To find out more about each surname listed above click on the corresponding LINK.

McVicker; Moreland; Pinnell; Scruggs and allied families

Bagly;   Pinnell;  

Bozarth; Peiffer; Quigley; Rhubart and allied families

 

Dellinger; Knecht; Pfeffer; Silar and allied families

 

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FAMILY HISTORY NOTES

    

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Christ Church Parish

Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County

LOCATION: Map Link

N37.60474   W76.53437

Country: United States;  State: Virginia; County: Middlesex; 

Place: 56 Christ Church Lane, Christchurch, VA 23031

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DESCRIPTION:        Created in 1651 out of Northumberland and York counties, Lancaster County originally included lands on both the north and south sides of the Rappahannock River. From 1651-1654, it is likely that the whole county formed one parish. In 1654, an order of the county court divided Lancaster County into two parishes, the Upper Parish and the Lower Parish. In December of 1656, the Assembly used the boundaries of this Upper Parish to create the new county of Rappahannock, which, like Lancaster, included lands on both the north and south sides of the river.

     In April of 1657, the Lancaster County court again divided the county into two parishes, this time creating one parish on the north side and one on the south side of the Rappahannock River. By 1661, each of these parishes had divided, so there were now two parishes on the north side and two parishes on the south side of the river. The upper parish on the north side eventually became known as St. Mary’s White Chapel. The lower parish took the name Christ Church Parish. On the south side of the river, the upper parish became known as Lancaster Parish, while the lower was called Piankatank Parish. In 1666, Lancaster and Piankatank parishes reunited as one parish called Christ Church Parish. When in 1669 Middlesex County formed from that part of Lancaster County on the south side of the Rappahannock, this parish was now referred to as Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County. This left Lancaster County, now only encompassing lands on the north side of the Rappahannock, with two parishes—Christ Church and St. Mary's White Chapel.

     Though Christ Church and St. Mary’s White Chapel shared the same minister and a glebe, they considered themselves separate parishes. Each had its own vestry and churchwardens, but they met as a general vestry to consider issues related to both parishes, such as the minister, the glebe, and the glebe house.

     In 1752, residents of Lancaster County petitioned the Assembly to unite as one parish. Though it came to its conclusion through an erroneous reading of the records, the Assembly decided that no act of the legislature or order from the county court had ever created St. Mary’s White Chapel or legally divided Christ Church Parish and thus the whole of Lancaster County was included in one parish--Christ Church Parish. A general vestry held on November 17, 1752 accepted the Assembly’s report and formally united the two parishes as Christ Church Parish. St. Mary’s became the upper precinct of the parish, and Christ Church served as the lower precinct. Although Christ Church and St. Mary’s White Chapel were now united as Christ Church Parish, the 12 vestrymen of each church (or precinct) continued to meet independently, giving the parish a total of 24 vestrymen. In February of 1759, residents from both the upper and lower precincts petitioned the Assembly over this arrangement, arguing that the vestry of “each Precinct of the said Parish, though but one, has hitherto acted separate from the other...which frequently occasions Disputes and Controversies.” Moreover, some of the vestrymen had dissented from the Church of England. The Assembly subsequently dissolved the vestry because it had 24 members, called for a new election of 12 vestrymen for the whole parish, and forbade dissenters from serving on vestries throughout the colony. From this point forward, Christ Church Parish had one vestry, and it governed the affairs of both churches.

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INTERNET WEB LINK(s):  Christ Church Parish, Virginia Births, 1653-1812 $;   Christ Church, Middlesex;  Christ Church Parish, Virginia Marriages, 1653-1812  $  Christ Church Parish, Virginia Deaths, 1653-1812 $

 

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Main Towns and Cities of Middlesex County, VA

Saluda;   Deltaville;   Urbanna

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GENERAL RESOURCES

·         Our Genealogy Reference Library (USA Locations)

·         Genealogy Forum: U.S. States

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·         Genealogy.com: Resources by county

·         Rootsweb.com - Localities

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LOCALITY SPECIFIC RESOURCES

·       Middlesex County, Virginia - Wikipedia

·       Middlesex Co. VA Genealogical Records Information

·       Linkpendium >  Middlesex County, VA

 

OUR GENEALOGY REFERENCE LIBRARY

 

The following Link will take you to our library of genealogy reference books.   Here you may find books about the history and records of this county and other places such as towns and churches.  The collection also contains research works about military units and personnel during America’s wars, in addition too resource texts about the ethnic and religious groups who may have settled in this locality.

 

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Urbanna Creek, Middlesex County, Virginia

 

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