Loudoun County (VA) Court Cases - Union (Unison)
Court cases were a fact of life in any civilized society to prevent anarchy and mayhem. Civil suits were tried by the Chancery Court every quarter
when grievances demanded a hearing. The range of suits went from non-payment of debts, to land theft, to the rare divorce. Both
plantiff and defendant were given their right to be heard before the court decided a judgment.
For the most part, these records provide a valuable insight into the occupations, and relationships, of the village inhabitants. This data
was taken from the Chancery Records housed in the Loudoun County Archives, located in the Loudoun County Courthouse, Leesburg, VA.
We are currently in the process of adding to this listing, and will upload the additional data on-line as soon as it is completed.
The Loudoun County Archives has a complete listing of all Chancery (civil & criminal) cases back to 1757, with the original papers. In 2009-2010
Loudoun County Archives participated in a project by the Virginia State Library to put on-line all the Chancery records and documentation
from all the Virginia counties.
--Click Here-- to go directly to the Chancery Records page... or type in www.lva.virginia.gov/chancery/). To view the cases in the table below, select "Loudoun County" from the drop down list, then add the name of either the plantiff or the defendant.
The documents are excellent scanned images that are very easy to read.
| 1782 || Brown, Isaac |
| Concealing a Tithable || Fine |
| 1796 || Brown, Isacc vs |
| Breach of Peace || Judgment for cost |
| 1801 || Brown, Isacc || Retailing Liquor Contrary to the Law || |
| 1821 || Brown, Isaac || Not Keeping the Road || Grand Jury Presentments Aug 1821 |
| 1822 || Brown, Isaac || Not keeping the road || Nolle Prosequi, defendant pays cost |
| 1828 || Brown, Isaac vs. |
| Assault || |
| 1830 || Brown, Isaac || keeping a tavern without a license || Grand Jury Presentments
Aug 1830 |
| 1838 || Gillespey, Jacob |
(White Male) vs
| Stoning a house || Guilty $100 recognizance |
| 1813 || Shull, John |
| Fighting || Grand Jury Presentments
Aug 1813 |
| 1813 || Kent, Ashford |
(White Male Laborer)
| Breach of Peace || Grand Jury Presentments Aug 1813 |
| 1814 || Kent, Ashford || Disobeying a sworn officer || dismissed |
| 1817 || McCaffrey, John |
(White Male) vs.
| Assault || Nolle Prosequi, Judgment for cost |
| 1823 || McCaffrey, John || selling liquor without a license || Grand Jury Presentments |
| 1813 || Patterson, John |
(White Male Laborer)
| Breach of Peace || Grand Jury Presentments June 1813 |