The Resource These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Giles County under the accession number 45263

These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Giles County under the accession number 45263

Label
1833-1913
Inclusive dates
1833-1913
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Giles County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1833-1912. 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
  • 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.
  • Giles County was named for William Branch Giles, United States senator from Virginia, in 1806. It was formed from Montgomery, Monroe (West Virginia), and Tazewell Counties. Part of Wythe County was added in 1808, parts of Tazewell County were added in 1826 and 1836, part of Monroe County was added in 1829, parts of Mercer (West Virginia) County were added in 1840-1841, and part of Craig County was added in 1858.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Giles County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Location of other archival material
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 transfer of court papers from Giles County under the accession number 45263
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Giles County under the accession number 45263
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
25.3
Governing access note
Collection is closed for processing
Immediate source of acquisition
Giles County Circuit Court
Organization method
Organized by case file number assigned by the circuit court.
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001641531
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (56 boxes)

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