The Resource 1853-1912.
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- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Craig County
- Craig County (Va.)
- Equity. -- Virginia | Craig County
- Wills -- Virginia | Craig County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Craig County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Craig County
- Craig County (Va.) -- History
- Plats -- Virginia | Craig County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Craig County
- African Americans -- History
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Craig County
- Debt -- Virginia | Craig County
- Craig County (Va.) -- Genealogy
- Local government records -- Virginia | Craig County
- Land records -- Virginia | Craig County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Craig County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Craig County
- Craig County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1853-1912, 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
- Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Circuit Court. Browse search: Craig 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.
- Craig County was named for Robert Craig, a nineteenth-century Virginia congressman. The county was formed from Botetourt, Roanoke, Giles, and Monroe (now in West Virginia) Counties in 1851, and several subsequent additions were made from Alleghany (1856), Giles (1858), Monroe (1853 and 1856), and Montgomery (1853) Counties. The county seat is New Castle.
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- Craig County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Craig 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 other Virginia localities.
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