Northampton County, Virginia Genealogy

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County Courthouse


Parent County

1634--Northampton County was created in 1634 as an original shire. County seat: Eastville [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring County






Surname index to Northampton/Accomack Book I, 1632-1640, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Chancery Court

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 Chancery Court Causes, 1721-1800, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Court Orders

Surname index to Northampton County VA Wills Deeds & Orders 1651-1654, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Surname index to Northampton County Orders & Wills 1678-1710, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Surname index to Northampton County Orders 1748-1758, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Eastern Shore District Court

Surname index to Eastern Shore District Court 1789-1816, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Minute Books

Surname index to Northampton County Minute Books 1754-1765, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Orphan's Court

Surname index to Northampton County Orphans Accounts 1731-1813, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.


Surname index to Northampton County Processioner's Returns 1796-1828, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

Local Histories



Civil War

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.

Vital Records


Surname index to Northampton County VA Marriages 1854-1922, courtesy: Petersrow Publishers.

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


  1. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).