The Resource Accomack County (Va.) Court Records

Accomack County (Va.) Court Records

Accomack County (Va.) Court Records, 1789-1920
Accomack County (Va.) Court Records
Inclusive dates
  • Accomack County (Va.) Court Records, 1789-1920 (bulk 1789-1912), consist of District Court court papers (1789-1808), County Court court papers (1806-1874), Superior Court of Law common law papers (1809-1834), Superior Court of Law and Chancery common law papers (1831-1834), Superior Court of Law and Chancery chancery papers (1831-1850), Circuit Court chancery papers (1850-1912), Circuit Court dismissions at rules (1869-1913), County Court rule papers (1870-1900), Miscellaneous Court Papers (1789-1920 circa), and an unidentified physician account book (1850-1854)
  • The accession is composed primiarily of chancery causes, judgments, and criminal causes. Other record series may be found in the court papers and miscellaneous papers including bonds/commissions/oaths, clerk's records, election records, fiduciary records, military and pension records, overseer of the poor records, school records, tax and fiscal records, and wills
  • The unidentified physician account book was presented as evidence in a chancery cause
Member of
  • Accessioned
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Accomack County was named for the Accomac Indians, who lived on the eastern Shore at the time of the first English settlement in Virginia. One of the original eight shires established in 1634, Accomac County (spelled without a k) became Northampton County in 1643. The present country was formed from Northampton about 1663. In 1940 the General Assembly adopted the county's present spelling.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
Additional Accomack County court records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Accomack County (Va.) Court Records
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Accomack County under the accession numbers 44262 and 44549
  • A list of records transferred is available at the Library of Virginia. Please consult Archives Research Services for details
  • The Library of Virginia
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Governing access note
  • There are no restrictions. The collection is unprocessed but open for research
  • The District Court papers have been processed and are available for research
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Accomack County Circuit Court
  • Accomack County Circuit Court
Terms governing use
The chancery papers are closed for processing. The other records are open for research.
Type of unit
  • cu. ft. (254 boxes) and
  • v.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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