Lunenburg County in southeastern Virginia was created from Brunswick County in 1746. The wills abstracted for this volume, shortly before the compiler’s death, embrace all of those recorded in Lunenburg County from its formation through 1825. Most of the original wills were recorded in the county’s official Will Books; however, Mr. Bell also discovered some early wills in county deed books as well as in circuit court records. Each abstract typically provides the following information: the name of the testator, his date of death and the date of probate, the names of the surviving spouse, children, or grandchildren, and the names of the executor(s) and witnesses. Mr. Bell also gives the page reference to the Lunenburg County Will Book where the original will may be found. The complete name index at the back of the volume, which was prepared by the Virginia Book Company following Mr. Bell’s death, refers to some 7,000 persons in all.