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 and militia officers, records of legal disputes heard before the county court, appointments of guardians, apprenticeship of children by the overseers of the poor, naturalizations, road orders, and registrations of free Negroes.
This volume contains entries from Stafford County Order Book 1664-1667/8 beginning on page 1 and ending on page 94 for Courts held May 27, 1664, through January 29, 1667/8; and Stafford County Order Book 1689-1690 beginning on page 1 and ending on page 122 for Courts held December 11, 1689, through December 10, 1690. Originally published in 1987. Reprinted 2016.