Fauquier County was erected in 1759 from Prince William County. Like other counties in the northern section of the state, its records are the object of considerable genealogical interest, especially the early wills, which abound with useful data. This volume consists of abstracts of wills, inventories, and accounts for Fauquier for the period 1759-1800. In the instance of wills the abstracts provide the name of the testator, dates of recording and probate, names of heirs, a description of the bequest, names of witnesses, and a reference to the page and the book number in which the original will is recorded. The inventories and accounts contain information customarily found in such records–names of appraisers, executors, and administrators, with the dates of the various instruments. Compiled by an authority on Fauquier County history and genealogy.