|Sally Grimes, daughter of Gabriel Winston|
Unlike many states, Delaware's "Court of Chancery" has survived since 1792. Of course its roles, jurisdictions and litigation realms have been consistently updated to meet the needs of the court to include corporate litigation. Visit Delaware Courts for a quick history of the English Origins of the "Court of Chancery."
As the times have changed, so has the role of the Chancery Court. In current day Mississippi Chancery Courts are the repository for land records. Researchers will also find divorces, guardianships and wills in the Mississippi Chancery Courts.
Other states like Missouri, may boast of early records of the Chancery Court. For St. Louis MO. Chancery Court Records may be found as early as 1811 to about the Civil War. These records can be found at the Missouri State Archives. Like other states, Missouri researchers may find other counties with salvaged Chancery Court Records.
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