The Resource 1933-1968
- Inclusive dates
- Plats -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Nottoway County (Va.) -- Genealogy -- Genealogy
- Land records -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- African Americans -- History
- Nottoway County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century
- Nottoway County (Va.)
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Equity. -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Debt -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Wills -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Nottoway County
- Nottoway County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1933-1968, 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, 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 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
- 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.
- Nottoway County was named for the Nadowa Indian tribe. The word nadowa, anglicized to nottoway, means snake, or enemy. The county was formed from Amelia County in 1788.
- Many Nottoway County records were destroyed or heavily mutilated in 1865 by Union troops during the Civil War. A few volumes that record deeds, court orders, and wills exist.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Nottoway County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Nottoway 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.
- Digital images of pre-1933 Nottoway County Chancery Causes are available on the Chancery Records Index found on the Library of Virginia web site.
- Nottoway County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Nottoway County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
ContextContext of 1933-1968
Embed this data in a secure (HTTPS) page:
Include data citation:
Cite Data - Experimental
Data Citation of the Work 1933-1968
Copy and paste the following RDF/HTML data fragment to cite this resource
<div class="citation" vocab="http://schema.org/"><i class="fa fa-external-link-square fa-fw"></i> Data from <span resource="http://link.virginiamemory.com/resource/MxMuJmZt3v8/" typeof="CreativeWork http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/Work"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a href="http://link.virginiamemory.com/resource/MxMuJmZt3v8/">1933-1968</a></span> - <span property="offers" typeOf="Offer"><span property="offeredBy" typeof="Library ll:Library" resource="http://link.virginiamemory.com/#_default"><span property="name http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/label"><a property="url" href="http://link.virginiamemory.com/">Library of Virginia</a></span></span></span></span></div>
Structured data from the Bibframe namespace is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License by Library of Virginia. Additional terms may apply to data associated with third party namespaces.
Processing Feedback ...