Washington County, Virginia Minute Book 4, April 1839 - January 1841


Washington County, Virginia Minute Book 4, April 1839 - January 1841. 

Jack Hockett and Donald Helton. 2012.

Minute Book (MB) 4 of Washington County, Virginia (WCV) contains such entries as: Names of court appointees & admin. of oaths, as needed (overseers of roads and schools, constables, for purposes of estate settlements and other business such as relating to ad quod damnums), jurors, etc.; guardian bonds; acknowledgements of deeds of emancipation, indentures of bargain & sale, indentures of trust, settlement of estates, inventories & appraisements, releases, mortgages, renunciation of dower rights, etc.; payments due from county; granting of certificates of probate; excuses from county levies & poor rates for infirmity; various legal causes/cases: In Debt, In Chancery, Motion on Forthcoming Bonds, In Detiner; Covenant, Attachments; appointments to view & appraise estates; fees for ordinary & house of entertainment licenses; recognizance bonds; assignments of dower; attestations relating to Revolutionary War veterans; registration of FPCs (Free Persons of Colour), dismissal of causes/cases; cases designated for arbitration, appeals; certifications of ordination to perform marriage ceremonies, to practise as attorney in WCV, court opinions on criminal indictments (whether to dismiss or send to Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery), etc. Note: Every name mentioned in this minute book has been transcribed; in many instances the transcription is almost verbatim with some summaries, a few liberties for punctuation and capitalization, etc.