The Resource Lee County (Va.) Chancery Causes

Lee County (Va.) Chancery Causes

Label
Lee County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1913-1965
Title
Lee County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Inclusive dates
1913-1965
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Lee County (Va.) Chancery Causes,1913-1965, are unprocessed and not indexed. Chancery causes often involved the following: divisions of estates or land, disputes over wills, divorces, and settlements of dissolved business partnerships. 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
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.
  • Lee County was named Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, governor of Virginia from 1791 to 1794. It was formed from Russell County in 1792. Part of Scott County was added in 1823. Its area is 438 square miles, and the county seat is Jonesville.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Lee County (Va.) 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."
  • See the Chancery Records Index found on the Library of Virginia web site for the chancery records of other Virginia localities.
Label
Lee County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Lee County under accession number 44298
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
15.3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions. The collection is unprocessed but open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Lee County (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001665228
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (34 boxes)

Library Locations

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      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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