Order books contain records of all matters brought before the court when it was in session and may contain important information not found anywhere else. A wide variety of information is found in order books including appointments of county officials and militia officers, records of legal disputes heard before the county court, appointments of guardians, apprenticeships of children by the overseers of the poor, naturalizations, road orders, and registrations of free Negroes.
This volume contains entries from Orange County Order Book No. 5, 1747-1754 beginning on page 480 and ending on page 537 for Courts held July 27, 1753, through March 29, 1754; and Orange County Order Book No. 6, 1754-1763 beginning on page 1 and ending on page 68 for Courts held April 25, 1754, through November 29, 1754. Originally printed in 1998, reprinted 2016.