The Resource Nansemond County (Va.) County Court Records

Nansemond County (Va.) County Court Records

Label
Nansemond County (Va.) County Court Records, 1774-1904
Title
Nansemond County (Va.) County Court Records
Inclusive dates
1774-1904
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nansemond County (Va.) County Court Records, 1774-1904, consist of a Chancery Docket, Chancery Rules, Common Law and Chancery Docket, Common Law Dockets, Common Law Rules, Fee Books, General Index to Judgment Docket, Memorandum Book, Process Book, and Witness Attendance Book
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Nansemond County was created as Upper Norfolk County by 1640 and in 1642 was renamed Nansemond County for the Nansemond Indians, who lived in the area in the early seventeenth century. The county seat was Suffolk. The county became the independent city of Nansemond on 1 July 1972, and on 1 January 1974 Nansemond merged with the city of Suffolk. The entire area is now known as Suffolk.
  • Records were destroyed in three separate fires: the earliest consumed the house of the court clerk in April 1734 (where the records were kept at that time), the second was set by British troops in 1779, and the last occurred on 7 February 1866.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Nansemond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Nansemond County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Nansemond County (Va.) County Court Records
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Suffolk (City)
  • This collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
34
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Suffolk (City) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001672071
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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