Virginia Road Orders: An Overlooked Genealogical Resource

Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA
Dec 20, 2019
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Introduction
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What is a Parish?
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County Courts
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Additional Resources
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Road Law of 1632
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Things to Look For
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Case Study
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Types of Road Orders
13m 39s

About this webinar

The establishment and maintenance of public roads in Virginia was one of the most important functions of the early colonial courts. Public convenience and welfare required as soon as the settlements left the riverbanks. Tidewater transportation was the mainstay of colonial transportation until about 1700. By this time settlement began away from the riverbanks and road needed to be created to connect the new settlements with the riverbanks. These records for Virginia are readily accessible yet overlooked by many Virginia researchers.
 

About the speaker

About the speaker

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised)
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