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(New Kent & James City Co’s) The Vestry Book of Blisland, 1721-1786.


By: C.G. Chamberlayne, Pub. 1935, Reprinted 2017, 336 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-869-2.

Considering the fact that New Kent County is a “BURNED” county prior to 1865, makes this book one of only a few sources of information about this county during this colonial period.  This BURNED County was formed from York County in 1654 and is the parent county of: Hanover, King William, and King & Queen counties.  James City County was created in 1634 and was one of the eight original shires.  It is considered the mother county of the state, and within it lie the first church & parish.  It is the parent county in whole or part to: Charles City, New Kent, Surry, & York, counties.  This county has suffered great loss of records due to the Civil War.