Guide to the Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens, March 23, 1763

Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens C0356


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Wagener, Peter
Title Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens
Date March 23, 1763
Physical Characteristics 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Abstract Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens on behalf of David Hughes, written on March 23, 1763.
Collection Number C0356
Language English

Historical note

The 18th century was a lively time in Fairfax County, VA history. After being under the control of many different entities, in 1690 the area became controlled by the Fairfax family. Thomas, sixth Lord Fairfax left the land in the charge of his cousin, William Fairfax. In 1742, the area ceased to be part of Prince William County and officially became Fairfax County.

The Office of the Clerk of Court in Fairfax County was well into its existence by 1714. The Clerk was responsible for all legal knowledge and exerting it on behalf of citizens of the county in the place of a judge, including interpreting the law, writing up legal documents, and having their instructions enforced.

For more information on the history of the Office of the Clerk of Court in Fairfax County, please visit this website.

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Scope and Content

Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens on behalf of David Hughes, written on March 23, 1763 by Peter Wagener, the then Clerk of the Court. Stephens is accused of assault and battery on Hughes and his wife, Mary, with damages amounting to fifty pounds.

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Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions on personal use. Permission to publish material from the Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens must be obtained from the Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

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Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center hold many other collections on historic Virginia, including the Randolph H. Lytton Historic Virginia collection.

The Fairfax Circuit Court Historic Records Center holds many historic records from and about the Fairfax Court House and Office of the Clerk of Court.

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Index Terms

Geographical Names:

Fairfax (Va.)
Fairfax (Va.)--Politics and government.
Fairfax County (Va.)
Fairfax County (Va.)--History.
Fairfax County (Va.)--Politics and government.

Subject Terms:

Courthouses--Virginia--Fairfax.

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

A digitized version of this document can be found here: Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens.

Preferred Citation

Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens, C0356, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

The donor is unknown.

Processing Information

Reprocessing completed by Amanda Brent in June 2019. EAD markup completed by Amanda Brent in June 2019. This collection used to be a part of the Virginia historical documents collection, C0034.

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Bibliography

"A Brief History of Fairfax County." Fairfax County. https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/planning-zoning/sites/planning-zoning/files/assets/documents/historic/history275.pdf (accessed May 16, 2019).

"Timeline of Fairfax County History." Fairfax County. https://research.fairfaxcounty.gov/local-history/timeline (accessed May 16, 2019).

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Contents Lists

Box Folder
1 1 Fairfax County court demand to apprehend Joseph Stephens, March 23, 1763
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