The Resource Rockingham County (Va.) Coroners' reports and inquests

Rockingham County (Va.) Coroners' reports and inquests

Label
Rockingham County (Va.) Coroners' reports and inquests, 1915-1936
Title
Rockingham County (Va.) Coroners' reports and inquests
Inclusive dates
1915-1936
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rockingham County (Va.) Coroners' reports and inquests, 1915-1936, are the records of the county coroner's investigation into questionable deaths, for example in the case of violence or of an unknown person. The inquests and reports often contain testimony from witnesses or persons who may have information regarding the death or the deceased. The verdict of the coroner and the jury is included
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Rockingham County was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, a second marquis of Rockingham, who supported the colonists in their disputes with Great Britain. It was formed from Augusta County in 1778.
  • The separate office of coroner appeared in Virginia about 1660. The judicial duty of the office is to hold inquisitions in cases when persons meet violent or unnatural deaths, to establish the cause of death, to deliver the guilty person to the sheriff, and to act as administrator of the deceased's estate. The coroner also performs the sheriff's duties when there is a vacancy in that office. The office of coroner is appointive.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Rockingham County (Va.) Coroners' reports and inquests
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Rockingham County under the accession number 45089
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Rockingham County Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001635819
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (1 box)

Library Locations

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