The Resource Newport News/Warwick County (Va.) Chancery Causes

Newport News/Warwick County (Va.) Chancery Causes

Newport News/Warwick County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1896-1958
Newport News/Warwick County (Va.) Chancery Causes
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Newport News/Warwick County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1896-1958, consist of chancery causes both from the extinct locality Warwick County and from the current locality of Newport News. Chancery causes are cases requiring justice according to fairness rather than according to strictly formulated common law. Cases often involve the following: divisions of estates or land, disputes over wills, divorces, and settlements of dissolved business partnerships
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Biographical or historical data
  • Warwick County was formed in 1634 and was one of the original shires of Virginia. It was called Warwick River County from 1634-1643. Now extinct, it was incorporated into the city of Warwick in 1952 and then into the city of Newport News in 1958. Newport News was established in 1880 and was part of Warwick County until it was incorporated as a city in 1896.
  • County court records were destroyed at several times with most destruction occurring during the Civil War. The clerk's office was burned on 15 December 1864. County court minute books and loose records from 1787 to 1819 were destroyed by the fire. Additional records were burned in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War.
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional Newport News and Warwick County 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 of Virginia web site.
  • Warwick County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Warwick County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Newport News/Warwick County (Va.) Chancery Causes
These items came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 43558
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45.00 cu. ft. (48 boxes).
Governing access note
There are no restrictions. Records are unprocessed
Immediate source of acquisition
Newport News (City) Circuit Court.
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.

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