The Resource Roanoke County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1839-1912
- Roanoke County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1839-1912
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- Roanoke County (Va.) -- History
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- Wills -- Virginia | Roanoke County
- Roanoke County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy
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- Debt -- Virginia | Roanoke County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Roanoke County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Roanoke County
- African Americans -- History
- Deeds -- Virginia | Roanoke County
- Land records -- Virginia | Roanoke County
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- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Roanoke County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Roanoke County
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- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Roanoke County
- Roanoke County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1839-1912, 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
- Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Roanoke County). Browse search: Roanoke County (Va.) Circuit Court.
- 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.
- Roanoke County was named for the Roanoke River, which in turn was derived from the English colonists' misunderstanding of the Indian word for the shell beads worn as personal adornment or used for trade. The county was formed from Botetourt County in 1838, and part of Montgomery County was added in 1849. The county courthouse is in the city of Salem, and the administrative offices are in the county.
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- Location of other archival material
- Additional Roanoke 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.
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