The Resource Danville (Va.) Chancery Causes

Danville (Va.) Chancery Causes

Label
Danville (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1841-1913
Title
Danville (Va.) Chancery Causes
Inclusive dates
1841-1913
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Danville (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1841-1913, are indexed into the Chancery Records Index. Cases are identified by style of suit consisting of plaintiff and defendant names. Surnames of others involved in a suit, including secondary plaintiffs and defendants, witnesses, deponents and affiants, and family members with surnames different from the plaintiff or defendant are indexed. Chancery causes often involved the following: divisions of estates or land, disputes over wills, divorces, debt, and business disputes. Predominant documents found in chancery causes include bills (plaintiff's complaint), answers (defendant's response), decrees (court's decision), depositions, affidavits, correspondence, lists of heirs, deeds, wills, slave records, business records or vital statistics, among other items. Plats, if present, are noted, as are wills from localities with an incomplete record of wills or localities other than the one being indexed
  • Chancery causes are useful when researching local history, genealogical information, and land or estate divisions. They are a valuable source of local, state, social, and legal history and serve as a primary source for understanding a locality's history
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Chancery Causes are cases of equity. According to Black's Law Dictionary they are "administered according to fairness as contrasted with the strictly formulated rules of common law." A judge, not a jury, determines the outcome of the case.
  • Danville, in Pittsylvania County, was named for the Dan River on which the city is located. Danville was established in 1793; it was incorporated as a town in 1830 and as an independent city in 1890. North Danville was added in 1896.
Cataloging source
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Label
Danville (Va.) Chancery Causes
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from the city of Danville under the accession number 44112
Arrangement
  • Arranged chronologically.
  • Arrangement of documents within each folder are as follows: Bill, Answer, and Final Decree (if found.)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
The Chancery Records Index for Danville Chancery Causes and the chancery causes of other Virginia localities are available electronically at the web site of the Library of Virginia by clicking the following link -
Extent
107
Governing access note
Use digital images available on Chancery Records Index
Immediate source of acquisition
Danville (City) Circuit Court
Organization method
Organized by case, of which each is assigned a unique index number comprised of the latest year found in case and a sequentially increasing 3-digit number assigned by the processor as cases for that year are found.
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001609764
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (238 boxes)

Library Locations

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