The Resource These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Scott County

These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Scott County

Label
1913-1942
Inclusive dates
1913-1942
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Scott County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1913-1942, 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, slave records, 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 cases 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 (Scott County). Browse search: Scott County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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Action
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.
Cataloging source
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Form designation
Scott County (Va.) Chancery Causes
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Scott 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."
  • For digital images of Scott County Chancery Causes, 1816-1912, consult the Chancery Records Index found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Scott County
Note
These materials came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Scott County
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
The Chancery Records Index
Extent
3.50
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Organization method
Organized by case, of which each is assigned a unique index number comprised of the year of final decree and a sequentially increasing 3-digit number assigned by the processor as cases for that year are found.
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001507005
Terms governing use
For Chancery Causes, 1816-1912, use digital images. Original Chancery Causes, 1913-1942, are available at the Library of Virginia and the Scott County Courthouse.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (8 boxes)

Library Locations

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