Wednesday, April 18, 2012


"The Library of Virginia (LVA) is pleased to announce the completion of an additional digital scanning project. The processing, indexing, and digital reformatting of the Charlotte County chancery causes is now complete. The images have been added to the Chancery Records Index
(CRI) on Virginia Memory . The Charlotte County chancery images span the years 1765 through 1912 (the index covers through 1914). This locality joins forty-five counties and cities whose chancery causes have been digitally reformatted and made available through the Library's innovative Circuit Court Records Preservation Program, which seeks to preserve the historic records of Virginia's Circuit Courts.

To date, The Library of Virginia has posted over 4.9 million digital chancery images. Chancery causes are cases that are decided on the basis of equity and fairness as opposed to the strictly formulated rules of common law cases. Chancery cases are especially useful when researching local history, genealogical information, and land or estate divisions.
They are a valuable source of local, state, social, and legal history and serve as a primary source for understanding a locality's history. Chancery causes often contain correspondence; property lists, including slaves; lists of heirs; and vital statistics, along with many other records. Some of the more common types of chancery causes involve divisions of the estate of a person who died intestate (without a will); divorces; settlements of dissolved business partnerships; and resolutions of land disputes.

If you have any comments, questions, or corrections regarding the CRI or scanned images, please"


>> Office of Secretary of State Series Abstract of U. S. Land Sales Volume 20 Page 204 Reel Numbers 00015 Certificate Number Land District Type of LandU. S. Land Sales Name of Purchaser Vaughan, Maburn

>> Record Group Office of Secretary of State Series Abstract of U. S. Land
Sales Volume 20 Page 742 Reel Numbers 00015 Certificate NumberLand District Type of LandU. S. Land SalesName of PurchaserVaughan, Mayburn
>> Record Group Office of the Secretary of State Series Abstract of U. S.
Land  Sales Volume 24 Page 217 Reel Numbers 00018 Certificate NumberLand District Type of Land U. S. Land Sales Name of Purchaser Vaughan, Myburn County McDonald
>>> Record GroupOffice of the Secretary of StateSeriesAbstract of U. S. Land
Sales Volume 24 Page 124Reel Numbers 00018 Certificate Number Land District Type of LandU. S. Land Sales Name of Purchaser Vaughan, MayburnCountyMcDonald

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