A Guide to the Brunswick County (Va.) District Court Records, 1789-1809 Brunswick County (Va.) District Court Records, 1789-1809 1115970-1115975, 0007573138

A Guide to the Brunswick County (Va.) District Court Records, 1789-1809

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the Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers: 1115970-1115975, 0007573138


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode numbers
1115970-1115975, 0007573138
Title
Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) District Court Records, 1789-1809
Physical Characteristics
6.35 cu. ft. (7 boxes)
Collector
Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) District Court Records, 1789-1809. Local government records collection, Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit.

Historical Information

Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit was named for the duchy of Brunswick-Luneburg, one of the German possessions of King George I. It was formed by statute in 1720 from Prince George previous hitCounty next hit and on 31 October 1723 the boundaries of the previous hitcounty next hit were ordered to be laid out, but, because of the sparse population, the previous hitcounty next hit court first met in June 1732. Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit was enlarged by the addition of parts of Surry and Isle of Wight previous hitCounties next hit in 1733. The previous hitcounty next hit seat is Lawrenceville.

The District Court was created in 1788. The purpose of the creation of the District Court was to alleviate congestion in the General Court which had caused unreasonable delays in the adjudication of common law cases. Virginia was divided into eighteen districts, each composed of several previous hitcounties next hit, plust the district of Kentucky. Courts were held in each district twice yearly and cases were heard from the several previous hitcounties next hit in that district. The District Court always met at the same place in each district, and its records were kept at that one location. The District Courts were abolished in 1809 and were replaced by the Superior Courts of Law.

The District Court at Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit included the following localities: Brunswick, Greensville, Lunenburg, and previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitcounties next hit.

Scope and Content

Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) District Court Records, 1789-1809, consist of civil suits and commonwealth causes that were heard in the District Court of Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit. The majority of cases in this record series relate to matters of debt. Documents commonly found in civil suits include declarations or narratios that explain the plaintiff's complaint, executions, affidavits, and depositions. Suits may include exhibits such as wills, plats, deeds, indentures, estate inventories, and business records. Names of slaves are commonly found in the District Court records. Additional types of suits heard by the District Court include land ejectment suits and petitions for freedom made by slaves.

Related Material

Additional Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult A Guide to Virginia previous hitCounty and City Records on Microfilm.

Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans -- History
  • Civil procedure -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Crime -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Debt -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Estates (Law) -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Right of property -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Slaveholders -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Slaves -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Geographical Names:

  • Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) -- History
  • Greensville previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) -- History
  • Lunenburg previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) -- History
  • previous hitMecklenburg next hit previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) -- History
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Affidavits -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Business records -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Decisions -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Deeds -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Depositions -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Judicial records -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Petitions -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Plats -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Wills -- Virginia -- Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit
  • Added Entry - Corporate Name:

  • Brunswick previous hitCounty next hit (Va.) District Court

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Brunswick County (Va.) -- History
  • Business records -- Virginia -- Brunswick County
  • Greensville County (Va.) -- History
  • Lunenburg County (Va.) -- History
  • Mecklenburg County (Va.) -- History