The Resource 1807-1929
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- Deeds -- Virginia | Giles County
- Giles County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy
- Equity. -- Virginia | Giles County
- Wills -- Virginia | Giles County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Giles County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Giles County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Giles County
- Giles County (Va.) -- History
- African Americans -- History
- Plats -- Virginia | Giles County
- Giles County (Va.)
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Giles County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Giles County
- Debt -- Virginia | Giles County
- Land records -- Virginia | Giles County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Giles County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Giles County
- Giles County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1807-1929 (bulk 1812-1908), 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 (Giles County). Browse search: Giles 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.
- 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
- Form designation
- Giles County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Giles 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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