The Resource Middlesex County (Va.) Chancery Causes

Middlesex County (Va.) Chancery Causes

Middlesex County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1913-1919
Middlesex County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Inclusive dates
  • Middlesex County (Va.) Chancery Causes,1913-1919, 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
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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.
  • Middlesex County probably was named for the English county. It was formed from Lancaster County about 1669. Its area is 130 square miles, and the county seat is Saluda.
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional Middlesex 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.
Middlesex County (Va.) Chancery Causes
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Middlesex County under accession number 45454
  • The Library of Virginia
Governing access note
There are no restrictions. The collection is unprocessed but open for research
Immediate source of acquisition
Middlesex County (Va.) Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (3 boxes)

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