The Resource Rockbridge County (Va.) Judgments

Rockbridge County (Va.) Judgments

Label
Rockbridge County (Va.) Judgments, 1778-1934
Title
Rockbridge County (Va.) Judgments
Inclusive dates
1778-1934
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rockbridge County (Va.) Judgments, 1778-1934, consist of judgments, commonwealth causes, and petitions. Judgments are civil cases in which justice was administered on the strictly formulated rules of common law. The majority of cases in this record series relate to matters of debt. Commonwealth causes are criminal court cases and consist primarily of warrants, summons, indictments, and verdicts handed down by grand juries and other legal authorities in order to prosecute individuals who violated the penal code. Petitions are formal written applications to a court requesting judicial action on a certain matter
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Rockbridge County was named for Natural Bridge, an exceptional rock formation located in the county. The county was formed from Augusta and Botetourt counties in 1778, and another part of Botetourt was added later.
Cataloging source
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Label
Rockbridge County (Va.) Judgments
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfers of court papers from Rockbridge County
Arrangement
Judgments are organized chronologically by ended date, year then month. Commonwealth causes and petitions are filed following the judgments for each year.
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Extent
141
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Rockbridge County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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001640001
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (143 boxes)

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