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second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. And in the year of our Lord 1748. Numr 35.
An Act for dividing the County of Goochland Passed ye 10th of May 1749. Recd with Colo Lee's Letter dated ye 6th Novbr 1749.
Recd March ye 19th 1749/50.
taken off pr. S. G. Exd 35.
An Act for dividing the County of Isle of Wight into two distinct Counties
and for other purposes therein mentioned.*
[Passed April 30, 1749.]
WHEREAS divers Inconveniencies attend the outer Inhabitants of Isle of Wight County by reason of their great Distance from the Court-house and other places appointed for public Meetings Be it therefore enacted by the Lieutenant Governor Council and Burgesses of this present General Assembly And it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same That from and immediately after the twentieth day of May next the said County of Isle of Wight be divided into two distinct Counties by the River Black Water and that part of the said County which lies to the east of the said River be erected into one distinct County and retain the Name of Isle of Wight and all that other part thereof to the West of the said River be one other distinct County and called by the Name of the County of Southampton And for the due Administration of Justice Be it further Enacted by the authority aforesaid that after the said Twentieth day of May a Court for the said County of Southampton be constantly held by the Justices thereof on the second Thursday in every Month in such Manner as by the Laws of this Colony is provided and shall be by their Commissions directed PROVIDED always that nothing herein shall be construed to rest rain the Sherif of the said County of Isle of Wight as it now stands intire and undivided to make Distress for any Levies Fees or other Dues which shall be due from the Inhabitants of the said County after the said twentieth day of May next in such Manner and not otherwise as by Law he might have done if this det had never been made any Law Custom or Usage to the Contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding AND whereas there is now in the Hands of Ethelred Taylor of the said County of Isle of Wight Gentleman about one Hundred and Twelve Pounds Current Money also a Quantity of Tobacco which has been levied by the Court of the said County to defray the Contingent Charges thereof AND whereas by reason of the great Number of Bridges in the said County of Southampton which are
now maintained at the Charge of the said County of Isle of Wight the
Peter Randolph C. H. B.
John Robinson Speaker
N. Walthoe C. G. A.
[Endorsed :] Virginia. At a General Assembly begun and held at the College in Williamsburg on Thursday the Twenty seventh day of October in the Twenty second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. And in the year of our Lord 1748. Numr 15.
An Act for dividing the County of Isle of Wight into two distinct Counties and for other purposes therein mentioned.
Passed ye 11th of May 1749.
taken off pr. S. G. Exd 15.
An Act for dividing the County of Henrico into two distinct counties.*
[Passed May 1, 1749.] FOR the Ease and convenience of the Inhabitants of the County of Henrico in attending Courts and other public Meetings Be it Enacted by the Lieutenant Governor Council and Burgesses of this present General Assembly and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same That from and immediately after the twenty fifth day of May next ensuing the said County of Henrico be divided into two Counties that is to say all that Part of the said County of Henrico lying on the south side of James River shall be one distinct County and called by the Name of Chesterfield County and all that other part of the said County of Henrico on the north side of James River aforesaid shall be one other distinct County and retain the Name of Henrico ANI) that for the due Administration of Justice after the said twenty-fifth day of May a Court for the said County of Chesterfield be constantly held by the Justices thereof upon the first Friday and a Court for the said County of Henrico be constantly held by the Justices thereof upon the first Monday in every Month in such Manner as by the Laws of this Colony is provided and shall be by their Commissions directed PROVIDED alway that nothing herein contained shall be construed to hinder the Sherif or Collector of the said County of Henrico as the same now stands intire and undivided to make Distress for any Levies Fees or Dues which shall be due from the said County of Chesterfield after the said twenty fifth day of May in such Manner and not otherwise as by Law he might have done if this Act had never been made any Law Custom or l'sage to the Contrary thereof notwithstanding. April 27. 1749 Read the third time & passed the House of Burgesses.
William Randolph C. H, B.
John Robinson Speaker
N. Walthoe C. G. A.
[Endorsed :) Virginia. At a General Assembly begun and held at the College in Williamsburg on Thursday the Twenty seventh day of October in the Twenty second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c. and in the year of our Lord 1748. Numr 27.
An Act for dividing the County of Henrico into two distinct Counties.
Great Seal of Virga
taken off pr. S. G. • C. O. Class 5. Vol. 1395.
This bibliography in a way follows the plan of the preface as a whole, in that there is a "general" group, which contains the various official Virginia collections of information touching all the counties in a greater or less degree, while there are grouped under the name of each of the counties such additional titles as the Library contains (as of October 1, 1915) which relate to that particular county,—these county-groups being based directly upon Assistant State Librarian Earl G. Swem's “Bibliography of Virginia, Part I" (Virginia State Library Bulletin, vol. 8, Nos. 2, 3, 4 April, July, October, 1915), to which acknowledgment is hereby gratefully made, and to which the student is referred for fuller and more detailed data than are here given. As the Library does not contain separate histories of all the counties resulting from Virginia legislation, which are now in other jurisdictions, there have been utilized in those cases such available histories of Kentucky and West Virginia as seem to contain the desired information, although bearing the titles of state histories; and in the case of Yohogania County recourse has been had to a history of Westmoreland County in western Pennsylvania.
In the titles given under the various counties it has been thought proper to include printed speeches and addresses delivered before audiences in those counties—if in any case such information is conveyed on the title page books, pamphlets, etc., whose title pages connect their authors with these counties in any way, and in some cases the biographies of natives of the counties. The effort has not been made, however, to collect in the case of any county a full list of the biographies in which information in reference to that county may be found. Such biographies, it is hardly necessary to say, frequently contain a large amount of valuable information for the worker in local history.
One cannot but be struck by the fact that there are at least fourteen counties* in the present State of Virginia for which not a single separate title is now available in the Library; and it is hoped that this presentation of the paucity of such material will stimulate others to add to this all-toomeagre collection.
The bibliography follows:
Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776 to 1879-'80.
which was printed in 1845.
* Bland, Buchanan, Carroll, Craig, Dickenson, Floyd, Giles, Greene, Lee, Nelson, Patrick, Pulaski, Rappahannock (1833) and Russell.
Journals of the House of Burges ses, 1619 to 1776 (Virginia State Li
brary : 1905-1915).
ginia, 1776 to 1910 (Richmond : 1911).
Brent, Frank Pierce. Some unpublished facts, relating to Bacon's re
bellion on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, gleaned from the court
series, v. 11)
Eckenrode, Hamilton James. . . . A calendar of legislative petitions, ar
ranged by counties: Accomac-Bedford. Special report of the De. partment of archives and history, H. J. Eckenrode, archivist. Richmond, D. Bottom, supt. of public printing, 1908.
(In Virginia state library. 5th report, 1908)
Joynes, Levin Smith. ...A sketch of the life of Thomas R. Joynes,
of Accomack, Virginia; with a brief notice of his father, Col. Levin Joynes. By Levin S. Joynes, M. D. [n. p.) 1876.
McMaster, John Stephenson. Makemieland. An address delivered May
14, 1908, at the unveiling, etc., of the monument at Holden's Creek, Accomack County, Virginia to the Rev. Francis Makemie, founder of the organized Presbyterian church in America. By John Sterenson McMaster. (1908]
[Scarburgh, Ge ge P.) An address to the people of the county of Acco
mac, [upon the subject of the division of the Methodist Episcopal church)
Virginia historical society. Collections of the Virginia historical society.
New series. v. 11.
Virginia magazine of history and biography.
v. 5, 19.
William and Mary college quarterly historical magazine.
v. 7, 18.
Covers both old (1634 to 1642/3) and new (1663) Accomack.