Loudoun County, Virginia Office Judgments: 1786-1794 and 1794-1806 - Patricia B. Duncan. This is the first volume of a four-volume set, which contains abstracts of the Loudoun County, Virginia Office Judgments Books for 1786–1847. This volume presents abstracts from two books: the first covers the period 1786–1794; the second covers the period 1794–1806. Entries may include: name of administrator, assignee, attorney, defendant, plaintiff, sheriff, deputy sheriff, or others; judgment, security, interest charged, and more. Debt cases “dominated civil court dockets throughout the colonial period.” During this period, Virginia court clerks were required to keep judgment dockets, which recorded any amount of money rendered in his court, and as requested, any court within the Commonwealth or federal court; any judgment for money and the time from which it would bear interest; the specific amount; and, the names of creditors and debtors and their addresses (if known), etc. In order to endow credit agreements with greater security, the court was often used “as a rational mechanism to record debts.” A full-name index adds to the value of this work.
2015, 5½x8½, paper, index, 262 pp.