The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from the city of Nelson County under accession number 42148

These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from the city of Nelson County under accession number 42148

Label
1913-1964 circa
Inclusive dates
1913-1964 circa
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Nelson County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1913-1964 circa, consists of processed and unprocessed cases. The processed suits 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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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.
  • Nelson County was named for Thomas Nelson, Jr., governor of Virginia from June to November 1781. It was formed in 1807 from Amherst County.
Cataloging source
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Form designation
Nelson County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Nelson 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."
  • 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 the city of Nelson County under accession number 42148
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from the city of Nelson County under accession number 42148
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 Nelson 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
Nelson County (City) 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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001686876
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.

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