The Resource Page County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1813-1914
- Page County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1813-1914
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- Land records -- Virginia | Page County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Page County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Page County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Page County
- Debt -- Virginia | Page County
- Page County (Va.) -- History
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Page County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Page County
- African Americans -- History
- Plats -- Virginia | Page County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Page County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Page County
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- Deeds -- Virginia | Page County
- Page County (Va.) -- Genealogy
- Wills -- Virginia | Page County
- Equity. -- Virginia | Page County
- Page County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1813-1914 (bulk 1831-1914), 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 (Page County). Browse search: Page 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.
- Page County was named according to most sources, for John Page, revolutionary patriot, congressman, and governor of Virginia from 1802 to 1805. It was formed from Rockingham and Shenandoah counties in 1831.
- Cataloging source
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Page 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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