The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Augusta County under accession numbers 43054

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Augusta County under accession numbers 43054

Label
1913-1928
Inclusive dates
1913-1928
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Augusta County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1913-1928, are indexed into the Chancery Records Index. Cases are identified by style of suit consisting of plaintiff and defendant names. Surnames of others involved in a suit, including secondary plaintiffs and defendants, witnesses, deponents and affiants, and family members with surnames different from the plaintiff or defendant are indexed. Chancery causes often involved the following: divisions of estates or land, disputes over wills, divorces, debt, and business disputes. Predominant documents found in chancery causes include bills (plaintiff's complaint), answers (defendant's response), decrees (court's decision), depositions, affidavits, correspondence, lists of heirs, deeds, wills, business records, or vital statistics, among other items. Plats, if present, are noted, as are wills from localities with an incomplete record of wills or localities other than the one being indexed
  • Chancery causes are useful when researching local history, genealogical information, and land or estate divisions. They are a valuable source of local, state, social, and legal history and serve as a primary source for understanding a locality's history
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Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Chancery Causes are cases of equity. According to Black's Law Dictionary they are "administered according to fairness as contrasted with the strictly formulated rules of common law." A judge, not a jury, determines the outcome of the case.
  • Augusta County was named in honor of Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, wife of Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales, and mother of George III. It was formed from Orange County in 1738, but county government was not established there until 1745.
Cataloging source
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Form designation
Augusta County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Augusta 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."
  • Digital images of pre-1913 Augusta County Chancery Causes are available on the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index.
  • See the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index for the chancery records of other Virginia localities.
Label
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Augusta County under accession numbers 43054
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Augusta County under accession numbers 43054
Arrangement
  • Arranged chronologically.
  • Arrangement of documents within each folder are as follows: Bill, Answer, and Final Decree (if found.)
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • A finding aid is
  • The Chancery Records Index for Augusta County Chancery Causes and the chancery causes of other Virginia localities are available electronically at the web site of the Library of Virginia by clicking the following link -
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Augusta County Circuit Court
Organization method
Organized by case, of which each is assigned a unique index number comprised of the latest year found in case and a sequentially increasing 3-digit number assigned by the processor as cases for that year are found.
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001682744
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.

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