The Resource Montgomery County (Va.) Judgments

Montgomery County (Va.) Judgments

Montgomery County (Va.) Judgments, 1770-1799
Montgomery County (Va.) Judgments
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Montgomery County (Va.) Judgments, 1770-1799, contains civil cases in which justice was administered on the strictly formulated rules of common law. The majority of the cases in this record series relate to matters of debt. One notable case, dated September 1794, involves Andrew Lewis, colonel of militia during the French and Indian War and later brigadier general during the Revolutionary War, and his debt with George Quill & Co. for a barrel of rum. Also included in the collection are photostats of a bond of Daniel Boone and William Cowen to Alexander Baine dated 12 March 1774 and a writ of summons for Daniel Boone dated 5 May 1774
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Biographical or historical data
  • Montgomery County was formed from Fincastle County in 1776, and the county court first met on 7 January 1777. Part of Botetourt County was added in 1790. Part of Pulaski County was added in 1842. The county was named for Richard Montgomery, who was killed in the American assault on Quebec late in 1775.
  • Fincastle County was created from Botetourt County in 1772, and the county court first met on 5 January 1773. Fincastle County became extinct on 31 December 1776 when it was divided to form Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties. The county was named probably for George, Viscount Fincastle, Lord Dunmore's son; for John Murray, fourth earl of Dunmore, Viscount Fincastle; or for the town of Fincastle, Virginia, which was established in 1772 and named for George, Viscount Fincastle.
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional Montgomery 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's website.
  • Additional Montgomery County Judgments can be found at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
Montgomery County (Va.) Judgments
  • This collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Montgomery County
Arranged chronologically.
  • The Library of Virginia
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
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