Chancery order books, 1831-1929

Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
  • Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by Reproduction Systems for the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1970
  • Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992
on 6 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.


Microfilm of original records at the Hardy County Courthouse in Moorefield, West Virginia.

Hardy County was part of Virginia until 1863 when it became part of West Virginia.

The Circuit Superior Court of Law and Chancery was established in 1831 and replaced in 1850 by the Circuit Court.

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.



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