The Resource Hanover County (Va.) Court Records

Hanover County (Va.) Court Records

Hanover County (Va.) Court Records, 1834-1888
Hanover County (Va.) Court Records
Inclusive dates
Hanover County (Va.) Court Records, 1834-1888. The collection contains 13 documents removed from Hanover County court records, as follows: a deposition from the chancery cause Burton vs. Liggon's Administrator, 1834; a subpoena from the chancery cause Bethell vs. Blakeley's Administrator, 1835; a summary of proceedings from the chancery cause Mary Burch vs. Administrator of Peter Burch, 1838; a decree from the chancery cause William Hancock vs. James M. Breedlove, etc., 1845; a letter from an unknown series from William S. Richardson to C. William Dabney, 1846; a letter and affidavit from the court case Barrett and others vs. Peers and others, 1846; a receipt and envelope with the surnames Crenshaw and Stanley, 1872; a postcard with the surname Leake, 1878; a postcard with the surnames Bosher and Pollard, 1883; a postcard with the surnames Jones and Redd, 1884; an envelope from the case Richardson vs. Burnett and Talley, 1886; and an envelope with the surname Leake, 1888
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Biographical or historical data
  • Hanover County was named for George I, who at the time of his accession to the English throne was elector of Hanover in Germany. The county was formed from New Kent County in 1720.
  • Most county court records, particularly deeds, wills, and marriage records, were destroyed by fire in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War. The circuit court records were not moved to Richmond and were relatively unscathed. Consequently, there is a strong run of common law papers and chancery papers after 1831 that were generated by the circuit superior court of law and chancery and its successor, the circuit court.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
  • For additional information concerning the replevin of these items see Larry I. Vass Case records, 1781-1973, found at the Library of Virginia.
  • Additional Hanover 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.
  • Hanover County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Hanover County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Hanover County (Va.) Court Records
These items form part of the Local Government Records Replevin Collection
Base of film
safety base polyester
  • The Library of Virginia
black and white
Emulsion on film
silver halide
  • 26
  • 2
service copy
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Positive negative aspect
low reduction ratio
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • p. and
  • leaves.

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