James City County, Virginia
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James City County History
James City County is located on the Virginia Peninsula in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.  It was first settled in 1607 by English colonists.  Originally and formally created in 1634 as James City Shire, it is one of the only remaining original five shires of Virginia to still be extant today.


Centerville - Croaker - Diascund - Five Forks - Grove - Indigo Park
Jamestown - Kingspoint - Lightfoot - Norge - Toano

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James City County Data


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Miscellaneous Data

School Records

Slavery Records

Wills/Probate Records

Website Updates:
July 2016:  Obituary added for John H. Herman.

August 16 2016:  Obituaries added for Robert Greenhow, Mrs. Sarah Griffin, James Lee, Mrs. Margaret Munford , Robert Saunders, Littleton Waller Tazewell

August 18 2016:  Obituaries added for Mary Andrews , John Bankhead, Virginia Bland, Elizabeth Burwell, Thomas Nelson, William Nelson, Gabriel Throckmorton, Corbin Griffin Waller , Elizabeth Waller

August 22, 2016 Obituaries added for Norman H. Fitzhugh, Lambeth Mann, James Marshall, Henry Moore, William Tazewell

Dec 2015:  obits for GATEWOOD, POWERS, GODDIN, WALLER, ALLEN, BAILEY, WYNNE, LAMB.  Marriage Announcements for CLAIBORNE-BIRD, DONNAN-WILSON, WILSON-COKE, KENDRICK-JENNINGS, DANIEL-BARLOW, TAYLOR-MCCAW.  Jamestown history news article; 1704 Rent Rolls (under Census)





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