The Resource 1914-1946
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- Equity. -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Rockingham County (Va.)
- Plats -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Rockingham County (Va.) -- Genealogy -- Genealogy
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Land records -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- African Americans -- History
- Local government records -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Debt -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Rockingham County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Wills -- Virginia | Rockingham County
- Rockingham County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1914-1946, 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.
- Rockingham County was named for Charles Watson-Wentworth, a second marquis of Rockingham, who supported the colonists in their disputes with Great Britain. It was formed from Augusta County in 1778.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Rockingham County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Rockingham 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-1914 Rockingham 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.
- Rockingham County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Rockingham County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the "Lost Records Localities Database" found at the Library of Virginia web site.
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