The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Prince Edward County

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Prince Edward County

Label
1789-1809
Inclusive dates
1789-1809
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Prince Edward County (Va.) District Court Papers, 1789-1809, consist of civil suits and commonwealth causes that were heard in the District Court of Prince Edward County. The majority of cases in this record series relate to matters of debt. Documents commonly found in civil suits include declarations or narratios that explain the plaintiff's complaint, executions, affidavits, and depositions. Suits may include exhibits such as wills, plats, deeds, indentures, estate inventories, and business records. Names of slaves are commonly found in the District Court papers. Additional types of suits heard by the District Court include land ejectment suits and petitions for freedom made by slaves
  • The collection includes a Buckingham County Tithable List, 1764, surnames A-G, that was used as a wrapper for a district court suit that originated in Buckingham County
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Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Prince Edward County was named in honor of Edward Augustus, a son of Prince Frederick Louis, a grandson of King George II, and a younger brother of King George III. The county was formed from Amelia County in 1753. The county court first met on 8 January 1754. The county seat is Farmville.
  • The District Court was created in 1788. The purpose of the creation of the District Court was to alleviate congestion in the General Court which had caused unreasonable delays in the adjudication of common law cases. Virginia was divided into eighteen districts, each composed of several counties, plust the district of Kentucky. Courts were held in each district twice yearly and cases were heard from the several counties in that district. The District Court always met at the same place in each district, and its records were kept at that one location. The District Courts were abolished in 1809 and were replaced by the Superior Courts of Law.
  • The District Court at Prince Edward County included the following localities: Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Halifax, and Prince Edward counties.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Prince Edward County (Va.) District Court Papers
Label
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Prince Edward County
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Prince Edward County
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
Generation
service copy
Governing access note
Barcode numbers 1119454-1119457 are closed for processing
Immediate source of acquisition
Prince Edward County Circuit Court
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001665216
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
7.25 cu. ft. (9 boxes)

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