The Resource 1918-1956
- Inclusive dates
- Prince George County (Va.) -- History -- 20th century
- Debt -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Equity. -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Wills -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Prince George County
- African Americans -- History
- Deeds -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Prince George County (Va.) -- Genealogy -- Genealogy
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Prince George County (Va.)
- Plats -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Land records -- Virginia | Prince George County
- Prince George County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1918-1956, 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
- 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.
- Most court records were destroyed in 1782 by British troops during the Revolutionary War and again in 1864 by Union troops during the Civil War. A few volumes that record deeds, court orders, and wills exist.
- These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Prince George County.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Prince George County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Prince George 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."
- Digital images of pre-1913 Prince George County Chancery Causes are available on the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index.
- See the Library of Virginia's Chancery Records Index for the chancery records of other Virginia localities.
- Prince George County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Prince George County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
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