The Resource 1748-1958
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- Richmond County (Va.) -- Genealogy
- Richmond County (Va.)
- Richmond County (Va.) -- History
- African Americans -- History
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Wills -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Equity. -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Plats -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Land records -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Richmond County
- Richmond County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1748-1958, 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. Entries also include the reel number and image number of where each chancery suit can be found on microfilm. Chancery causes often involved the following: divisions of estates or land, disputes over wills, divorces, and settlements of dissolved business partnerships. 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 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
- Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court (Richmond County). Browse search: Richmond County (Va.) Circuit Court.
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- Richmond County may have been named for Richmond borough in Surrey, England, or for Charles Lennox, first duke of Richmond and a son of King Charles II. It was formed from Old Rappahannock County in 1692. The county seat is Warsaw.
- Some volumes were burned and mutilated through unknown causes; in addition, the will books prior to 1699 were missing as early as 1793, and order books for the period 1794-1816 are also missing. Numerous loose records prior to 1781 are missing as well.
- 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.
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- Form designation
- Richmond County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Richmond 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 additional Virginia localities.
- Richmond County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Richmond County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
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