The Resource Microfilm reels were generated by Applied Image, Inc., and OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program

Microfilm reels were generated by Applied Image, Inc., and OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program

Label
1736-1952
Inclusive dates
1736-1952
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Orange County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1736-1952, 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. Entries also include the reel number and image number of where each chancery suit can be found on microfilm. 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
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Orange County). Browse search: Orange County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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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.
  • Orange County was formed in 1734 from Spotsylvania County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Orange County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Orange 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."
  • See the Chancery Records Index found on the Library of Virginia web site for the chancery records of additional Virginia localities.
Label
Microfilm reels were generated by Applied Image, Inc., and OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
Note
Microfilm reels were generated by Applied Image, Inc., and OCLC through the Library of Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program
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 Orange County 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
151
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Applied Image, Inc.
  • OCLC
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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001571547
Terms governing use
Use microfilm copies, Orange County (Va.) Reels 573-723.
Type of unit
microfilm reels.

Library Locations

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