Colonial Williamsburg Research Division Web Site

York County Probate Inventories

The online archive of probate inventories includes transcripts of a large selection of seventeenth- and eighteenth-century inventories. The collection includes probates from across York County, which in the colonial period encompassed the northern half of the city of Williamsburg as well as Yorktown and the surrounding areas.

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