The Resource Sussex County (Va.) Sheriff Records

Sussex County (Va.) Sheriff Records

Label
Sussex County (Va.) Sheriff Records, 1807-1916
Title
Sussex County (Va.) Sheriff Records
Inclusive dates
1807-1916
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sussex County (Va.) Sheriff Records, 1807-1916, consist of Sheriff's Returns of Poll Tax Lists and a Sheriff Tax 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.
  • Sheriffs appeared in Virginia when the original shires were formed in 1634. They originally had three functions: law enforcement, conduct of elections, and financial officer. The sheriff's duties have been curtailed over the years, but he is still the major law enforcing agent in a county.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Sussex County (Va.) Sheriff Records
Note
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court papers from Sussex County. Portions of the collection were transferred under the accession number 23477
  • Some records in this collection may be 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
2
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Sussex County (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Sussex County (Va.) Circuit Court
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001670190
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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