The Resource Hanover County (Va.) Judgment, McGeorge vs Spiller exhibit

Hanover County (Va.) Judgment, McGeorge vs Spiller exhibit

Label
Hanover County (Va.) Judgment, McGeorge vs Spiller exhibit, 1825 circa
Title
Hanover County (Va.) Judgment, McGeorge vs Spiller exhibit
Inclusive dates
1825 circa
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Language
eng
Summary
Hanover County (Va.) Judgment, McGeorge vs Spiller exhibit, 1825 circa, consist of a transcript of a decree, division of slaves, and the will of William McGeorge that were filed with a chancery cause heard in King William County Court titled Elizabeth McGeorge, etc., versus Executor of William McGeorge. The division of slaves includes names of slaves, their value, and to whom they were given. The transcript was filed as an exhibit in a common law case titled McGeorge versus Spiller heard in the Superior Court of Law for Hanover County
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Biographical or historical data
  • Hanover County was named for King 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 by an act passed in 1720 to take effect 1 May 1721. The county seat is Hanover.
  • Most county court records of Hanover County, 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.
  • Most records of King William County were destroyed by a courthouse fire on 17 January 1885. Only a few order books and deed books exist.
Cataloging source
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional Hanover County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia. See A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm.
  • 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.
  • King william County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional King William County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Hanover County (Va.) Judgment, McGeorge vs Spiller exhibit
Note
This original item came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers
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Extent
4
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There are no restrictions
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001670408
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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