The Resource 1833-1913
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- Giles County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy
- Deeds -- Virginia | Giles County
- 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, 1833-1912. 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
- 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
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- 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.
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- Giles County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- See the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index for the chancery records of other Virginia localities.
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