The Resource Charles City County (Va.) Coroners' Inquisitions

Charles City County (Va.) Coroners' Inquisitions

Label
Charles City County (Va.) Coroners' Inquisitions, 1834-1894
Title
Charles City County (Va.) Coroners' Inquisitions
Inclusive dates
1834-1894
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles City County (Va) Coroners' Inquisitions, 1834-1894, are investigations into the deaths of individuals who died by a sudden, violent, unnatural or suspicious manner, or died without medical attendance. Causes of death found in coroners' inquisitions include murder, infanticide, suicide, domestic violence, exposure to elements, drownings, train accidents, automobile accidents, and natural causes, or as commonly referred to in the 19th century, visitation by God. Documents commonly found in coroners' inquests include the inquisition, depositions, and summons. Criminal papers such as recognizance bonds can be found in coroner inquisitions. Information found in the inquisition include the name of the coroner, the names of the jurors, the name and age of the deceased if known, gender and race of the deceased, and when, how, and by what means the deceased came to his or her death. If the deceased was African American, the inquest would identify the deceased as a slave or free person if known. If the deceased was a slave, the inquest would include, if known, the name of the slaveowner and the slaveowner's residence. Information found in the depositions include the name of the deponent and his or her account of the circumstances that led to the death of the deceased. Slaves were deponents in coroner investigations
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Charles City County was named for Charles I of England and was one of the eight shires established in 1634.
  • Records have been destroyed at various times. The most damage occurred during the Civil War when the records were strewn through the woods in a rainstorm. A few preā€“Civil War volumes such as deed books, will books, minute books, and order books exist.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Charles City County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Charles City County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Charles City County (Va.) Coroners' Inquisitions
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court records from Charles City County
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Cumulative index finding aids
A list of selected coroners' inquisitions of interest
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
0.35
Generation
service copy
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Charles City County Circuit Court
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001558934
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu.ft (1 box)

Library Locations

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