The Resource Halifax County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1753-1913
- Halifax County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1753-1913
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- Equity. -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Land records -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Chancery causes -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Local government records -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Estates (Law) -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Business enterprises. -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Halifax County (Va.)
- Plats -- Virginia | Halifax County
- African Americans -- History
- Halifax County (Va.) -- History
- Slaves -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Land subdivision -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Divorce suits -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Wills -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Debt -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Halifax County (Va.) -- Genealogy. -- Genealogy
- Judicial records -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Deeds -- Virginia | Halifax County
- Halifax County (Va.) Chancery Causes, 1753-1913, 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 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 (Halifax County). Browse search: Halifax 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.
- Halifax County was named for George Montagu Dunk, second earl of Halifax, who was president of the Board of Trade from 1748 to 1761. It was formed from Lunenburg County in 1752. Halifax County regained the city of South Boston on 1 July 1995, when the latter relinquished its city status. The county seat is Halifax.
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- Location of other archival material
- Additional Halifax 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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