Chancery order books, 1866-1878, 1895-1912

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Richmond, Virginia : Filmed by the Virginia State Library, 1973
on 2 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.


Microfilm of original records at the Suffolk City Courthouse in Suffolk, Virginia.

Nansemond County was established in 1637 as Upper Norfolk County and the name Nansemond was adopted in 1646. It became the independent city of Nansemond in 1972 and merged with the independent city of Suffolk in 1974.

For these cases the court sat in chancery which meant it acted as a court of equity. Equity law is a body of legal and procedural rules and doctrines which supplement or override common and statute law to protect rights and enforce duties defined or fixed by substantive law. The court usually dealt with cases which did not need a jury, such as divorces or foreclosures. Orders are judgments based on those laws.

Volumes are individually indexed. Vol. 3 has indexes at beginning and end.



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