Courting county of Queen Anne’s when it was established in 1707. Consequently, the court records between 1658 and 1707 are somewhat muddled and overlapped. People living in one county turn up in another county’s court records, like Edmund Roe, not because they moved, but because the county did.
Sorry, but I keep noticing interesting stuff. One Kent County Court session was held on “January 25, 1675/6.” What the heck does that mean? Was it in 1675 or 1676? Oddly, the answer is yes. When the record was written, it was 1675, because in those days the new year didn’t begin until the Feast of the Annunciation on March 25. When Britain finally
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Tidewater Times June 2014