The Resource Sussex County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records

Sussex County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records

Label
Sussex County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records, 1916-1920
Title
Sussex County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records
Inclusive dates
1916-1920
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sussex County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records, 1916-1920, consist of a Judgment and Execution Book
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Sussex County was named for the English county, and was formed from Surry County by a statute adopted in 1753. The county court first met on 30 May 1754. The county seat is Sussex.
  • First known as commissions, the Justice of the Peace office originated with the county quarterly court in 1623. Commanders of Plantations (1607-1629) were predecessors of the commissioners, who since 1662 have been called justices of the peace. They have traditionally had both civil and criminal jurisdiction, and have served other functions, including performing coroners' and lunacy inquisitions. Until 1869 justices served both as judges of the county court and as individual justices; since then they have had only the latter function.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Sussex County (Va.) Justice of the Peace Records
Note
  • This item came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Sussex County
  • This collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Sussex County (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001670000
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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