A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Common Law and Judgments, 1772-1993 Montgomery County (Va.) Common Law and Judgments, 1772-1993 001-316

A Guide to the Montgomery County (Va.) Common Law and Judgments, 1772-1993

A Collection in
the Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers: 001-316


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Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court

Montgomery County Circuit Court
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Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5760

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Processed by: Sarah Nerney

Repository
Montgomery County (Va.) Circuit Court
Box numbers
001-316
Title
Montgomery County (Va.) Common Law and Judgments, 1772-1993
Physical Characteristics
142.2 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.) Common Law and Judgments, 1772-1993. 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.

Scope and Content

Montgomery County (Va.) Common Law and Judgments, 1772-1993, contains civil cases in which justice was administered on the strictly formulated rules of common law. The majority of the cases in this record series relate to matters of debt. This collection may also contain criminal and other court records.

The collection is subdivided into the following series: Common Law first series, Common Law second series, Accounts Etc., Summons, Notices and Subpoenas, Notices, Judgments, County Court Papers, Abstracts of Judgments, Attachments, Common Law A#, and Common Law.

Arrangement

Chronological.

Related Material

The following indices can be used to search records found in this collection:

For Common Law first series, use Miscellaneous Records plaintiff/defendant A-Z Augusta Co 1750-1770, Fincastle Co 1770-1776, Montgomery Co. 1776-1798.

For Common Law second series, use Miscellaneous Records Montgomery County 1800-1900.

For Accounts Etc. (mostly related to judgments/pulled from judgments, but some may be from other record types), use Miscellaneous Records plaintiff/defendant A-Z Augusta Co. 1750-1770, Fincastle Co. 1770-1776, Montgomery Co. 1776-1798.

For Summons, use Miscellaneous Records Montgomery Co. 1800-1900

For Notices and Subpoenas: no index available

For Notices, use Miscellaneous Records Montgomery Co. 1800-1900

For Judgments, use order books

For County Court Papers, use order books

For Abstracts of Judgments, use order books

For Attachments, use Miscellaneous Records Montgomery Co. 1800-1900

For Common Law A# series, use general indexes to Ended Common Law and Criminal, 1832- 1900

For Common Law, use general indexes to Ended Common Law and Criminal, 1900-1993

Separated Material