States: Virginia: New Kent
New Kent County is about 15 miles east of Richmond, Virginia. Of course, the original New Kent County included the counties below. I copied the following from the New Kent County VAGenWeb site, which hopefully answers your question:
"The Colonial Records of New Kent County were destroyed by a fire in 1787, which was set by John Price Posey, for which he was hanged. It was the greatest loss suffered because the early records of many counties were in the New Kent Clerk's Office: King and Queen, 1654-1691; King William County, 1654 to 1691; Hanover County, 1654 to 1721; Louisa County, 1654 to 1728; and part of Caroline County, 1654 to 1691. (Caroline Co., Va. was formed in 1728 from Essex, King and Queen, and King William Counties. King and Queen Co., Va. was formed from New Kent Co., Va. in 1691, and King William Co., Va. was formed in 1702 from King and Queen Co., VA.) The records for New Kent between 1787 and 1864 were burned at the time the village of New Kent Courthouse suffered a disastrous fire. The records for New Kent since 1864 are intact and are in good condition. (Contributed by Raymond W. Ryan - Powhatan, Va.)"
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