A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1800-1949 Montgomery County (Va.) Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1800-1949 001-009

A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1800-1949

A Collection in
the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers: 001-009


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Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court

Montgomery County Circuit Court
55 East Main Street, Suite 1
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5760

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Repository
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers
001-009
Title
Montgomery County (Va.) Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1800-1949
Physical Characteristics
4.05 cu. ft.
Collector
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Contact Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court clerk's office for availability.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Montgomery County (Va.) Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1800-1949. Montgomery County Court Records. Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court. Christiansburg, VA 24073.

Acquisition Information

These records were filed at the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court during the course of court business.


Historical Information

Montgomery County was formed from Fincastle County in 1776, and the county court first met on 7 January 1777. Part of Botetourt County was added in 1790. Part of Pulaski County was added in 1842. The county was named for Richard Montgomery, who was killed in the American assault on Quebec late in 1775.

Fincastle County was created from Botetourt County in 1772, and the county court first met on 5 January 1773. Fincastle County became extinct on 31 December 1776 when it was divided to form Montgomery, Washington and Kentucky Counties. The county was named probably for George, Viscount Fincastle, Lord Dunmore's son; for John Murray, fourth earl of Dunmore, Viscount Fincastle; or for the town of Fincastle, Virginia, which was established in 1772 and named for George, Viscount Fincastle.

People were given commissions by the Colonial Government, the State Government and other groups to serve as officers in the militia and the county or city government. Once they received a commission, they had to take an Oath of Office to serve.

Scope and Content

Montgomery County (Va.) Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1800-1949 contains miscellaneous bonds and oaths. Bonds are obligations or covenants between persons, made binding by a money guarantee. Bonds are given for various causes. They show the names of the principal and sureties, the date, amount and condition of the obligation, and signatures. Person receiving commissions to serve as officials in the county or city governments provided a bond for their service.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

The following indices can be used to search records found in this collection: For those with file numbers, use index Miscellaneous Records Montgomery Co 1800-1900. Note: Some file numbers cannot be matched to an existing index. For those without file numbers, there is no known index. Use order books.

Separated Material