The Resource Richmond County Court Records

Richmond County Court Records

Richmond County Court Records, 1794-1960
Richmond County Court Records
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  • Richmond County (Va.) Court Records, 1794-1960, include the following records: Judgments, 1795, 1859-1901; Commonwealth Causes, 1878, 1887 ca.; Chancery Decrees (copies), 1869-1872; Plat of Sabine Hall, 1833 ca.; Register of Deaths, 1876; Register of Births, 1893-1899; The Times (Richmond, Va.), 1902 March 4; Miscellaneous Plats, 1794-1846, undated; Lists of Conveyances, 1816-1836, 1888, undated; Deeds, 1802-1871; Unrecorded Deed, 1871; Processioners' Returns, 1797, 1817, 1821, 1831, 1839; Journal of the House of Delegates, Partial, undated; Road Report, undated; Board of Supervisors Records, 1871; Plat of Prison Bounds, 1800 ca.; Chancery Commissioner Appointment, 1871; Clerks Records, 1930s ca. and undated; Miscellaneous Court Papers, 1869-1960; Oaths of Office and Related Documents, 1902-1912; Marriage Consents, 1902-1919, undated; Minister's Returns, 1812-1837, undated; Certificates of Death, 1932-1936; Assignments of Dower, 1871-1872; Report of Division of Slaves, 1822; Erroneous Assessment of Land, 1872-1904; Correspondence to Treasurer, 1904
  • Plat of Sabine Hall, 1833, is copy of the original made in 1820. It was delivered to Robert W. Carter in pursuance of an order made in Richmond County Court on 2 December 1833. The plat records a map, surveyor's notes, and names of property owners
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Biographical or historical data
  • Richmond County may have been named for Richmond borough in Surrey, England, or for Charles Lennox, first duke of Richmond and a son of King Charles II. It was formed from Old Rappahannock County in 1692. The county seat is Warsaw.
  • Some volumes were burned and mutilated through unknown causes; in addition, the will books prior to 1699 were missing as early as 1793, and order books for the period 1794-1816 are also missing. Numerous loose records prior to 1781 are missing as well.
  • Sabine Hall is a plantation established in the 1730's in Richmond County, Virginia and owned by the Carter family.
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional Richmond County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."
  • Richmond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Richmond County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Richmond County Court Records
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Richmond County
  • All items are located at the State Records Center except for the plat of Sabine Hall. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
  • The Library of Virginia
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Richmond County Circuit Court
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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
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