The Resource Cumberland County (Va.) Judgments

Cumberland County (Va.) Judgments

Label
Cumberland County (Va.) Judgments, 1749-1902
Title
Cumberland County (Va.) Judgments
Inclusive dates
1749-1902
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Cumberland County (Va.) Judgments, 1749-1902, contain civil cases in which justice was administered on the strictly formulated rules of common law. The majority of cases in this record series relate to matters of debt
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Cumberland County). Browse search: Cumberland County (Va.) Circuit Court.
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Cumberland County was formed in 1749 from Goochland County.
  • This law represents the first time that the members of the General Assembly detailed the procedure for a slave brought to trial for a capital offense. A slave had a trial in a court of oyer and terminer. The literal translation of "oyer and terminer" is "to hear and determine." Four of a county's justices of the peace heard the trial and decided the fate of the person charged with a crime. The slave was denied the right to a jury trial that white men and women had.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Cumberland County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."
Label
Cumberland County (Va.) Judgments
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Cumberland County
Arrangement
Chronological (Cases filed within each box by month and year they were resolved.)
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
80.1
Generation
service copy
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Cumberland County Circuit Court
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001567124
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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. (185 boxes)

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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