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Chancery Court Index

Washington County, Maryland

1782-1851


This is an index to the Chancery Court Records of Washington County, Maryland, and are housed at the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis. These are not wills, but are court proceedings to settle estates, obtain title, petition to sell or divide land, foreclosures and injunctions. This can be a great source for obtaining genealogical information, sometimes for three generations, as well as land records. If your ancestor did not have a will, there may be a record of him here if he owned real estate. If he did have a will, it usually is also included in these records. Some of these records may also include land in other Maryland Counties. Archive references are provided to locate them there.

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