Chancery Court Records Index, Williamson County, 1842-1912, 5,663 files
Chancery court, known as the “court of equity”, was similar in many ways to the small claims court of today and handled most all smaller disputes. Typical cases would involve creditor and vendor bills, mechanic liens, injunctions, summons, specific performance cases, and all sorts of land disputes including deed claims, land warrants, property rights and disputes.
These records took countless hours to index from old documents and provide an invaluable resource for genealogists and historians that would normally never be made available it they hadn’t been preserved. The WCHS is in possession of each of the listed case files and can be copied on request for a fee of $10 plus .50 for each page scan. If a search of the indexes locates a person of interest, a request for copies of the files in paper or digital format can then be made for a fee. Please, notate the corresponding file number, i.e. 1896-CH-003. Contact Us
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