Isle of Wight County

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St. Lukes Church
Established in 1632, "oldest existing church of English
foundation in America "

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Last Update: 28-Oct-2016

What's New Isle of Wight Archives
Wills, Deeds, Obits, etc.
Books Cemeteries
Census, Tax,
Voting Records
Deeds &
Land Records
History Marriage Records
Military Records Death Records
Orphan Records
Will Abstracts
(post 1800)
Family Pages Isle of Wight
Virginia Surnames Virginia Links Links to Neighbors Other Links
Photo Dating, Maps, etc.

What's New:     July 2015

Will Abstracts:     Wills probated from June 1812 to March 1814 have been added.

History of Isle of Wight County
A History of Isle of Wight County:   Written about 1907 by Col. E. M. Morrison for the Jamestown Tercentenary Exposition.
County Sketch and Historical Records:; From the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine (April 1899)

Isle of Wight Queries
Current Queries
Archived Queries

Marriage Records
Ministers' Returns - Isle of Wight County, Virginia: 1799 - 1824
Isle of Wight County Marriage Bonds: 1812 - 1838  [Updated]
Isle of Wight County Marriage Bonds for Free African-Americans: 1812 - 1838  [Updated]

Death Records
Isle of Wight County Death Register: 1853 - 1855
Isle of Wight County Slave Death Register: 1853 - 1855

Military Records
Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System:  A National Parks Service site to locate civil war ancestors.
Isle of Wight Avengers:  Company F of the 61st Virginia Infantry, CSA

Cemetery Records:
The Isle of Wight Historical Society's cemetery transcriptions. (Excellent site!)

Deeds & Land Records:
Archives Deeds, Land Records & Patents Newport Parish Vestry Book:  Processioning - 1752-1760 ("Processioning" was the process of land owners and witnesses reconfirming the boundary lines between adjacent properties -- generally every four years).

Census, Tax & Voting Records

Local Newspapers

The Smithfield Times
P.O. Box 366
Smithfield, VA 23430
Founded in 1920, published weekly on Wednesdays

The Tidewater News
1000 Armory Drive
Franklin, VA 23851
Franklin is separated from Isle of Wight by a bridge over the Blackwater River, and this paper, established in 1905, covers a lot of Isle of Wight news.

Isle of Wight History & Genealogy Sites

Of special note:

  • Bob's Genealogy Filing Cabinet II:   Because this web site could be categorized as “Virginia links”, “Isle of Wight Family Research Pages”, or “Other Interesting or Helpful Sites”, I am giving it a special place on this page. It traces two Isle of Wight families (Jordan and Reynolds); it answers questions (even those you never thought to ask) about colonial research, customs and laws – especially pertinent to Virginia. It may also give some research and organizing ideas that had not occurred to you (and me).

  • Virginia History & Genealogy Sites