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Warren County was named for Joseph Warren, the revolutionary patriot who sent Paul Revere and William Dawes on their famous rides and who was killed at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The county was formed from Frederick and Shenandoah counties in 1836.
A Docket is a brief record of proceedings in a court of justice. It usually gives the style of the suit and the date the court first dealt with it. Sometime it gives the date the suit was removed from the docket.
An executions is a court order directing a sheriff or other officer to enforce a judgment, usually by seizing and selling the judgment debtor's property. An Execution Books lists executions sued out or pending in the sheriff's office. It shows notices of process, names of all parties, amount of judgment, date of execution, return date and sheriff's return.
An issue is the act of issuing or promulgating; e.g. to issue an order or writ. An issue docket is the record of issuance, showing parties' names, actions, and remarks.
Fee Books are volumes showing the date of a duty performed by the clerk, the name of the person paying the fees, and the amount. It includes the fees charged attorneys, cash accounts, and the clerk's fees in common law and chancery cause.
Warren County (Va.) Circuit Court Records, 1836-1924 contains Executions, Executions Returned, Issue Dockets, Chancery Issue Dockets, Chancery Rule Book B, Witness Attendance Book, Receiver's Books, Common Law Issues, Execution Book, Fee Books and Chancery Fee Book.
Additional Warren County Court Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm"
- Warren County (Va.) Circuit Court
- Circuit courts--Virginia
- Court records--Virginia--Warren County
- Warren County (Va.)--History
- Judicial records--Virginia--Warren County
- Local government records--Virginia--Warren County
- Public records--Virginia--Warren County
Genre and Form Terms:
Executions Returned, 1836-1860 are in Box 232. Executions Returned, 1841-1844 are in Box 233.
Executions, 1852-1886 are in Box 238. Executions, 1859-1869 are in Box 240. Executions, 1869-1872 are in Box 241. Executions, 1872-1892 are in Box 242.
Issue Docket, 1852-1871 is Barcode Number 1096414. Issue Docket, 1871-1880 is Barcode Number 1096408.
There are four Chancery Issue Dockets. Chancery Issue Docket, 1873-1875; Chancery Issue Docket, 1876-1878; Chancery Issue Docket, 1879-1883; and Chancery Issue Docket, 1884-1895.
This book contains issues made for Chancery Causes.
Rules was a session of the Court. Chancery Causes were first heard in the Rules before they were heard in the Chancery Court.
This book contains the names of the witness called to appear at court for judgments, criminal cases, and or chancery causes.
Receiver's Book, 1851-1860 is Barcode Number 1096541. Receiver's Book, 1853-1896 is Barcode Number 1096551.
This record contains issue of the Common Law Court.
Execution Book, Volume B, 1883-1924.
There are three Fee Books. Fee Book, 1871-1881; Fee Book, 1883-1889; and Fee Book, 1893-1899.
This book records the fees collected for Chancery Causes.