The Resource Petersburg (Va.) Court Records

Petersburg (Va.) Court Records

Petersburg (Va.) Court Records, 1780-1939
Petersburg (Va.) Court Records
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Petersburg (Va.) Court Records, 1780-1939, consist of a fee book (1895-1904); two weekly time books from an unidentified business (1918-1925); John G. Phillips & Co. ledger book(1866-1867); an unidentified cashbook (1878-1882); a docket of claims (1835-1846) and Prince George Farm and Fauquier Farm book (1860-1862); wills, inventories, appraisements and account sales (1780-1910 ca.); prescriptions for medicinal liquor (1930s); criminal cases (1840s; 1890s-1920s); judgments (1840s); list of eligible voters for general election (1854); clerk's correspondence (1822, 1825, 1896); character reference for Isaac P. Evans (1823); summary of taxable property commissioner's returns (1820-1822); guardian appointment for John and Jane Worsham (n.d.); tobacco bond (1822); lists of appointees to various government positions like Overseer of Poor, sheriff, clerk, fish inspector, etc (1823-1825); plats of lots of estates of William Haxall and James Haxall with corrections to survey for indenture of Hugh Dooner (1835 January); Court Records: criminal and judgments (memoranda, summons, depositions, 1789-1826)
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Biographical or historical data
Petersburg was formed from parts of Dinwiddie, Prince George, and Chesterfield Counties. It was established in 1748 and incorporated as a town in 1784. In the latter years the towns of Blandford, Pocahontas, and Ravenscroft were added to Petersburg. It was incorporated as a city in 1850.
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Location of other archival material
Additional Petersburg City 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.
Petersburg (Va.) Court Records
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Petersburg under the accession number 43614
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Governing access note
There are no restrictions. Records are unprocessed
Immediate source of acquisition
Petersburg (City) Circuit Court
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • v. and
  • cu. ft. (17 boxes)

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
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