Fairfax County Court summons of witnesses C0355
Published by George Mason University Libraries
The 18th century was a lively time in Fairfax County, VA history. After being under the control of many different entities, in 1690 the area became controlled by the Fairfax family. Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax left the land in the charge of his cousin, William Fairfax. In 1742, the area ceased to be part of Prince William County and officially became Fairfax County.
The Office of the Clerk of Court in Fairfax County was well into its existence by 1714. The Clerk was responsible for all legal knowledge and exerting it on behalf of citizens of the county in the place of a judge, including interpreting the law, writing up legal documents, and having their instructions enforced.
For more information on the history of the Office of the Clerk of Court in Fairfax County, please visit this website.
Fairfax County Court summons of witnesses William Gladin, John Gunston, and Mary Bradford for Mary Tarbuck. The summons was written by the then Clerk of the Court, Peter Wagener, on March 20, 1754.
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Fairfax County Court summons of witnesses, C0355, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.
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Reprocessing completed by Amanda Brent in June 2019. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in June 2019. This collection used to be a part of the Virginia historical documents collection, C0034.
"A Brief History of Fairfax County." Fairfax County. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/sites/planning-zoning/files/assets/documents/historic/history275.pdf (accessed May 16, 2019).
"Timeline of Fairfax County History." Fairfax County. https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/local-history/timeline (accessed May 16, 2019).