The Resource 1913-1924
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- Goochland County (Va.)
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Equity. -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Land records -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Plats -- Virginia | Goochland County
- African Americans -- History
- Goochland County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Wills -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Debt -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Goochland County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Goochland County
- Goochland County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1913-1924, 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.
- Goochland County was named for Sir William Gooch, lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1727 to 1749.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Goochland County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Goochland 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."
- Digital images of pre-1913 Goochland County Chancery Causes are available on the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index.
- See the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index for the chancery records of other Virginia localities.
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