The Resource 1759-1919
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- Local government records -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Equity. -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Debt -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- African Americans -- History
- Wills -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Fauquier County (Va.) -- Genealogy
- Land records -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Plats -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Fauquier County
- Fauquier County (Va.)
- Fauquier County (Va.) -- History
- Fauquier County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1759-1919, 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 (Fauquier County). Browse search: Fauquier 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.
- Fauquier County was formed in 1759 from Prince William County. It was named for Francis Fauquier, royal lieutenant governor of Virginia from 1758 to 1768.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Fauquier County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Fauquier County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virgini 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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