The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Hampton

These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Hampton

Label
1779-1929
Inclusive dates
1779-1929
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elizabeth City County (Va.) Judgments, 1779-1929, contain civil cases in which justice was administered on the strictly formulated rules of common law. The majority of cases in this record series relate to matters of debt. The collection also contains cases concerning the taking of land by the Buckroe, Phoebus, and Hampton Railroad Company in 1896 for an electric railroad, and by the White Land Company in 1914
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Elizabeth City County (extinct) was named for Elizabeth, daughter of James I, and was one of the eight shires established in 1634. It became extinct in 1952, when it was incorporated into the city of Hampton, which was the county seat.
  • Hampton takes its name from Hampton Creek, earlier called Southampton River in honor of the earl of Southampton, an important figure in the Virginia Company of London. An Indian village stood on the site in 1607, when John Smith visited the area. The English established a village there in 1610 and a trading post in 1630. Hampton was established by an act of assembly in 1680 and was designated as a port in 1708. It was first incorporated as a town in 1849, then incorporated again in 1852, but the act of incorporation was repealed in 1860. The General Assembly again incorporated the town of Hampton in 1887, and it became a city by court order in 1908. It was greatly enlarged in 1952 by a merger with Elizabeth City County and the town of Phoebus; the county and town thereby became extinct.
  • Records were burned or destroyed during the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Additional records were burned in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War. A few pre-Civil War volumes such as deed books, will books, and order books exist
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Elizabeth City County (Va.) Judgments
Location of other archival material
  • Elizabeth City County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Elizabeth City County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
  • Additional Elizabeth City 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."
Label
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Hampton
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Hampton
Arrangement
Chronological (Cases filed within each box by month and year they were resolved.)
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
9.00
Generation
service copy
Immediate source of acquisition
Hampton Circuit Court
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001604312
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Type of unit
cu. ft. (20 boxes)

Library Locations

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