SC Archives Summary Guide

South Carolina Archives Summary Guide

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY

Formed in 1785 from part of Cheraw District, which also included Marlboro and Darlington counties

Sherman's army burned this county's courthouse, together with nearly all public records in March 1865

 

Register of Mesne Conveyances

L 13001 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Conveyance books
1861-1936; (bulk 1861-1927)
60.00 microfilm reels and 8.00 volumes

L 13002 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Plat books
1906-1929
2.00 microfilm reels

L 13004 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Mercantile and industrial establishments other than corporations registers
1918-1921
1.00 volume

L 13005 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Citizens' copies of recorded instruments
ca. 1865-1890
1.00 cubic ft.

L 13033 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Register of Mesne Conveyances.
Abstracts of agricultural lien books
1885-1907
7.00 microfilm reels
 

Clerk of Court

L 13003 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Motor vehicle registrations
1907-1912
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13006 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Confederate pension papers
1887
1.00 volume

L 13007 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Statements and returns of votes
1868-1978 (bulk 1868-1948)
1.00 cubic ft.

L 13008 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Candidates' pledge and expense reports
1906-1932
0.33 cubic ft.

L 13009 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Register of motor vehicles
1913-1917
1.00 volume

L 13010 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Tax returns lists
1866-1867
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13011 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Transcripts of proceedings in public bond Issues
1928-1943
2.00 volumes

L 13012 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Hawkers' and peddlers' license stubs
1894-1947
1.00 volume

L 13013 Democratic Party (Chesterfield County, S.C.)
Democratic club primary election returns
1892-1930
2.00 cubic ft.

L 13014 Democratic Party (Chesterfield County, S.C.)
Poll lists for Democratic Club elections
1892-1901
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13116 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Venire facias writs
1867-1902
0.66 cubic ft.

L 13117 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Applications to buy and sell seed cotton
1906-1916
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13118 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Clerk of Court.
Oaths of office
1917-1922
0.01 cubic ft.
 

Court of Common Pleas

L 13015 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Civil journals
1865-1925
11.00 volumes

L 13016 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Rough civil journals
1885-1887
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13017 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Judgment rolls
1866-1951
13.00 cubic ft., 3.00 volumes, and 106.00 microfilm reels

L 13018 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Pleadings and judgments
1859-1959
28.00 microfilm reels

L 13019 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Issue dockets
1867-1870
1.00 volume

L 13020 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Inquiry dockets
1866-1870
1.00 volume

L 13021 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Equity report books
1892-1899
1.00 volume

L 13022 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Public guardian journals
1889-1897
1.00 volume

L 13023 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Execution dockets
1868-1871
1.00 microfilm reel

L 13024 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Calendar no. 1
1883-1939
3.00 microfilm reels

L 13025 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Calendar no. 2
1877-1921
2.00 microfilm reels

L 13026 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Calendar no. 3
1883-1922
2.00 microfilm reels

L 13027 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Calendar no. 4
1877-1883
0.01 microfilm reel

L 13028 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Calendar no. 5
1877-1883
0.01 microfilm reel

L 13029 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Calendar no. 6
1877-1883
0.01 microfilm reel

L 13030 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Petitions and property schedules of insolvent debtors
1919
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13031 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Deposition files
1870-1881
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13032 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Writs of attachment
1868-1878
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13034 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Trover bonds
1866
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13035 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Papers
ca. 1870-1940
2.00 cubic ft.

L 13036 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Petitions and decrees in summary process
1866-1870
1.00 cubic ft. and 1.00 volume

L 13037 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Equity minutes
1869-1879
1.00 volume

L 13038 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Equity bills
1869-1872
0.01 cubic ft., 1.00 microfilm reel, and 1.00 volume

L 13039 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Equity dockets
1869-1870
1.00 volume

L 13040 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Annual reports of the Special Referee
1874-1892
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13041 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
File dockets
1880
0.01 volume

L 13110 Court of Common Pleas (Chesterfield County)
Bastardy bonds
1866-1868
0.16 cubic ft.
 

Court of Equity

L 13042 Court of Equity (Chesterfield District)
Equity bills
1850-1868
4.66 cubic ft., 0.01 microfilm reel, and 0.01 volume

L 13043 Court of Equity (Chesterfield District)
Equity minutes
1850-1868
1.00 volume

L 13044 Court of Equity (Chesterfield District)
Equity report books
1850-1867
1.00 volume

L 13046 Court of Equity (Chesterfield District)
Equity appeals books
1850-1860
1.00 volume

L 13047 Court of Equity (Chesterfield District)
Equity dockets
1867-1868
0.01 volume

L 13048 Court of Equity (Chesterfield District)
Guardian, trustee, and committee account books
1850-1867
1.00 volume

L 13049 Court of Equity (Chesterfield District)
Equity papers
ca. 1866-1868
1.00 cubic ft.
 

Master

L 13045 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Master.
Annual reports of the Commissioner in Equity
1861-1868
1.00 cubic ft.
 

Probate Court

L 13050 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Estate papers
1865-1950
36.00 cubic ft., 23.00 microfilm reels, and 1.00 volume

L 13051 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Inventories, appraisements, and sales books
1866-1944
3.00 volumes

L 13052 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Returns books
1866-1943
1.00 microfilm reel

L 13053 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Letters dismissory books
1903-1938
0.01 microfilm reel

L 13055 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Partition books
1877-1879
0.01 volume

L 13056 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Cashbooks of the Probate Judge
1873-1943
1.00 volume

L 13057 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Journals of the Probate Court
1872-1942
2.00 volumes and 0.01 volume

L 13114 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Marriage licenses
1911-1950
54.00 microfilm reels

L 13115 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Marriage books
1911-1951
4.00 microfilm reels

L 13154 Probate Court (Chesterfield County)
Bond books
1866-1941
1.00 microfilm reel
 

Court of General Sessions

L 13058 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Criminal journals
1866-1923
7.00 volumes

L 13059 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Rough criminal journals
1881-1887
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13060 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Indictments
1866-1948
18.66 cubic ft., 1.00 microfilm reel, and 2.00 volumes

L 13061 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Criminal dockets
1866-1968
4.00 microfilm reels and 4.00 volumes

L 13062 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Contingent dockets
1867-1929
2.00 volumes

L 13063 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Coroner's inquisitions
1866-1950
4.00 microfilm reels and 0.01 cubic ft.

L 13064 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Grand jury presentments
1866-1929
1.00 cubic ft.

L 13065 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Grand jury presentments on public officials
1884-1892
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13066 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Annual reports of the County Commissioners
1872-1912
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13067 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Annual reports of the County Treasurer
1876-1905
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13068 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Annual reports of the Superintendent of Education
1876-1906
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13069 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Sheriff's returns of prisoners in jail
1887
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13070 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Pardons, paroles, and commutations (recorded copy)
1897-1944
1.00 volume

L 13071 Court of General Sessions (Chesterfield County)
Papers
1866-1948
1.00 cubic ft.
 

District Court

L 13072 District Court (Chesterfield District)
Criminal journals (index)
ca. 1866-1868
0.01 microfilm reel

L 13073 District Court (Chesterfield District)
Criminal dockets
1867-1868
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13074 District Court (Chesterfield District)
Rules and orders
1866-1868
0.01 cubic ft.
 

Magistrates Court

L 13075 Magistrates Court (Chesterfield County)
Civil dockets
1881-1911
5.00 volumes and 0.01 volume

L 13076 Magistrates Court (Chesterfield County)
Criminal dockets
1869-1911
16.00 volumes

L 13078 Magistrates Court (Chesterfield County)
List of marriages
1881-1892
1.00 volume and 0.01 volume

L 13109 Magistrates Court (Chesterfield County)
Fee books
1831-1874
1.00 volume
 

Sheriff

L 13079 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Sheriff.
Writ books of the Sheriff
1855-1922
6.00 microfilm reels

L 13080 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Sheriff.
Execution books of the Sheriff
1847-1913
7.00 microfilm reels

L 13081 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Sheriff.
Jail books of the Sheriff
1917-1965
4.00 microfilm reels

L 13082 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Sheriff.
Sales books of the Sheriff
1847-1929; (bulk 1866-1929)
3.00 microfilm reels

L 13083 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Sheriff.
Commitment fee books
1902-1929
0.01 microfilm reel
 

Coroner

L 13084 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Coroner.
Coroner's inquisition books
1869-1906; (bulk 1890-1906)
2.00 volumes and 0.01 volume
 

Board of Honor

L 13085 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Board of Honor.
Confederate pension rolls
1889-1890
1.00 volume
 

County Council

L 13086 Chesterfield County (S.C.). County Council.
Minutes of the County Council
1895-1924
1.00 volume

L 13087 Chesterfield County (S.C.). County Council.
Tavern license petitions
n.d.
0.01 cubic ft.
 

Commissioners of the Roads

L 13088 Chesterfield District (S.C.). Commissioners of the Roads.
Conveyance for the Cheraw and Anson Plank Road Company
1861-1862
0.01 cubic ft.
 

Auditor

L 13089 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Auditor.
Auditor's tax duplicate books
1872-1933
82.00 microfilm reels

L 13090 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Auditor.
Delinquent tax sales books of the Auditor
1878-1934
2.00 volumes

L 13091 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Auditor.
Abstracts of personal property taxes
1894
0.01 cubic ft.

L 13092 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Auditor.
Record of escheated lands
1895-1896
1.00 volume

L 13093 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Auditor.
Circulars and correspondence from the Comptroller General
1883-1897
1.00 volume

L 13094 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Auditor.
Income tax returns
1898-1916
1.00 volume

L 13095 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Auditor.
Dispensary accounts
1896-1904
1.00 volume
 

Treasurer

L 13097 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Treasurer's tax duplicate books
1923-1966; (bulk 1934-1966)
68.00 microfilm reels

L 13098 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Treasurer.
General ledgers of the Treasurer
1936-1963
5.00 volumes

L 13099 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Treasurer.
General cashbooks of the Treasurer
1943-1945
1.00 volume

L 13100 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Annual county tax settlements of the Treasurer
1894-1917
1.00 volume

L 13101 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Delinquent tax sales books of the Treasurer
1872-1902
3.00 volumes

L 13102 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Cancelled bonds, coupons, and notes
1914-1949
0.66 cubic ft.

L 13111 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Treasurer.
Tax execution books of the Treasurer
1883-1891
2.00 volumes
 

Board of Education

L 13103 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Board of Education.
General ledgers of the Superintendent of Education
1893-1921
6.00 microfilm reels

L 13104 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Annual reports of principals or teachers
1940-1956
1.00 cubic ft.

L 13105 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Board of Education.
High school accreditation applications
1940-1957
1.00 cubic ft.

L 13112 Chesterfield County (S.C.). Board of Education.
Budgets for school districts
1944-1955
1.00 cubic ft.
 

County Teachers' Association Board

L 13113 Chesterfield County Teachers' Association  (S.C.)
Minutes of the Chesterfield County Teachers' Association
1945-1946
0.16 cubic ft.
 

Mixed Provenance

L 13106 Papers of mixed provenance
ca. 1866-1890
1.00 cubic ft.
 

Uncertain Provenance

L 13107 Ledgers of a merchant
1841
0.01 volume


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