The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Franklin County including a transfer under the accession number 44455

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Franklin County including a transfer under the accession number 44455

Label
1913-1929
Inclusive dates
1913-1929
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Franklin County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1913-1929, 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
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Gloucester County). Browse search: Franklin County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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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.
  • Franklin County was named for Benjamin Franklin and was formed from Bedford and Henry Counties in 1785.
Cataloging source
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Form designation
Franklin County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Franklin 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 Chancery Records Index found on the Library of Virginia web site for the chancery records of other Virginia localities.
  • Digital images of pre-1914 Franklin County Chancery Causes are available on the Chancery Records Index found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Franklin County including a transfer under the accession number 44455
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Franklin County including a transfer under the accession number 44455
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
The Chancery Records Index for Franklin 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 -
Extent
6
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Franklin County Circuit Court
  • Franklin 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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001645603
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
boxes.

Library Locations

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