The Resource 1738-1939
- Inclusive dates
- Deeds -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Plats -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Land records -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Amelia Court House (Va.) -- Genealogy
- Amelia Court House (Va.) -- History
- African Americans -- History
- Equity. -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Debt -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Amelia County (Va.)
- Wills -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Amelia County
- Amelia County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1738-1939 (bulk 1747-1913), 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 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 (Amelia County). Browse search: Amelia 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.
- Amelia County was named for Amelia Sophia Eleanora, daughter of King George II. It was formed from Prince George and Brunswick Counties by an act passed in 1734 to take effect on 25 March 1735. The county court first met on 9 May 1735.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Amelia County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Amelia 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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