The Resource Portsmouth (Va.) Circuit Court Records

Portsmouth (Va.) Circuit Court Records

Portsmouth (Va.) Circuit Court Records, 1874-1968
Portsmouth (Va.) Circuit Court Records
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  • Portsmouth (Va.) Circuit Court Records, 1874-1968, consist of abstracts of judgments (1874-1926) from judgment dockets number 3 to 8 p. 181 (n.d.); Hustings Court clerk's order book (1904-1920); Hustings Court issue docket (1875-1892); and a medical register (1912-1968)
  • Abstracts of judgments from the judgment issue dockets are one page summaries of civil judgment cases, mostly regarding debt
  • Hustings Court clerk's order book is one volume of short entries concerning the proving of wills and the qualification of estate adminstrators and other officials such as notaries public, school trustees, game wardens, and registrars for electoral boards. There is an index at the beginning of the volume
  • Hustings Court issue docket is one volume for criminal and civil cases and for each gives the attorneys for plaintiff and defendant, the style of suit, and then a note of proceedings. The volume is arranged by court term and there is no index
  • Medical register is one volume and a listing of licensed medical doctors in Portsmouth with the date that the license was issued by the State Board of Medical Examiners or some other licensing board (dental, optometry, etc.). A notes section at the bottom of each entry notes when the license was no longer valid due to death, moving out of the locality, or for some other reason. There is an index at the front of the volume
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Biographical or historical data
Portsmouth was established in 1752 in Norfolk County, a county which is now extinct. Incorporated as a town in 1836, it was incorporated as a city in 1858.
Cataloging source
Location of other archival material
Additional Portsmouth 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 of Virginia web site.
Portsmouth (Va.) Circuit Court Records
These items came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 43522
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Portsmouth Circuit Court
Terms governing use
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Type of unit
  • cu. ft. (1 box) and
  • v.

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