Posted By:Wayne Huskey
Post Date:November 08, 2009 at 10:52:14
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Forum:Brunswick County, VA Genealogy Forum
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You may be correct. I have a partial copy of the Albemarle Parish Records. The ancestors I've traced that were mentioned in the Parish records apparently lived in the far western corner of what is now Sussex. From the way the entries are aranged in the record, it seems like information may have been gathered from two or more churches, possibly several churches within the "Parish". I was told that John Threewitt was the local constable during the 1750s, maybe 60s too and was very active as a "vestryman" as well. He is given much of the credit for the amount of information preserved in the Albemarle Parish Records. As far as other records available for that period, I really don't know of anything like Albemarle's. There was a Huskey who died intestate in Surry County 1738 that I believe resided in that same community in the far west of Sussex. Those estate records are actually in Surry Co. In 1749, another Huskey of that same area, was shown on a land transaction recorded in Sussex Co. That may give you an idea of how the records trail runs. Neither Sussex, Surry or Brunswick Co records were burned out during the civil war, so whatever they had, is still available. I've heard rumor that their are some other Vestry Books like possibly records of St Andrews Parish, but I've never been able to find them. I did find some Vestry Records for Lawnes (sp) Parish, which is just to the north of Sussex (Dinwiddie Co). Found that in Univerisity of Va Library but wasn't helpful to me. If you need anything specific out of Albemarle Parish Records, let me know and I'll look it up for you. Hope that helps some.