The Resource 1772-1927
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- Debt -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Shenandoah County (Va.)
- Equity. -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Shenandoah County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Plats -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Land records -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- African Americans -- History
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Wills -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Shenandoah County (Va.) -- History
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Shenandoah County
- Shenandoah County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1772-1927, 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 (Shenandoah County). Browse search: Shenandoah 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.
- Shenandoah County was named for the Shenandoah River, which passed through the county. Shenandoah is an Indian word meaning beautiful daughter of the stars. The county was named Dunmore when it was formed from Frederick County in 1772. The present name was adopted in 1778.
- Cataloging source
- Form designation
- Shenandoah County (Va.) Chancery Causes
- Location of other archival material
- Additional Shenandoah County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virgini 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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