Northampton County, Virginia Genealogy
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- 1 County Courthouse
- 2 History
- 3 Places/Localities
- 4 Resources
- 5 Societies and Libraries
- 6 Websites
- 7 References
1634--Northampton County was created in 1634 as an original shire. County seat: Eastville 
Indexed images of Northampton County, Virginia Chancery Records 1721-1816 are available online through Virginia Memory: Chancery Records Index. These records, which were often concerned with inheritance disputes, contain a wealth of genealogical information.
Surname index to Northampton County VA Wills Deeds & Orders 1651-1654, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.
Eastern Shore District Court
Surname index to Northampton County Processioner's Returns 1796-1828, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.
Surname index to The Eleventh Census of the United States 1890 - Special Schedule - Union Veterans and Widows Bundle 180, which includes Northampton County, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.
Indexed images of the Virginia Gazette (1736-1780) are available online through the Colonial Williamsburg website. In addition, Professor Tom Costa and The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia have created a database of all runaway advertisements for slaves, indentured servants, transported convicts, and ship deserters listed in this source and other Virginia newspapers (1736-1803), see: The Geography of Slavery in Virginia. These newspapers are valuable resources for all regions of Virginia.
Surname index to Eastern Shore District Court Wills & Deeds 1800-1806, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.
Indexed images of the 1788 and 1800 Personal Property Tax Lists of Northampton County, Virginia are available online at Binns Genealogy.
Societies and Libraries
- USGenWeb project. May have maps, name indexes, history or other information for this county. Select the state, then the county.
- Family History Library Catalog
- The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).