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Title: Mill Court anyone?
Post by: Dionna on February 15, 2017, 05:18 AM
Does anyone know what a mill court (also spelled Milcourt) is/was? 1840s Virginia law lingo?
Title: Re: Mill Court anyone?
Post by: AnneB on February 15, 2017, 07:51 AM
Try a Virginia historical society, Dionna. I'm wondering if it's an abbreviation for "military court."
Title: Re: Mill Court anyone?
Post by: Sashie on February 28, 2017, 09:14 AM
Hi,
I think a researcher will need to see the context to know for certain. I advise looking at these links and also contacting a local law librarian. Your county will have a law library (often housed in the courthouse) or you could email or phone a Law Library at a University. It is possibly Mills or Miller, but verify with a law librarian.
Here is a start:
http://guides.lib.monash.edu/c.php?g=219741&p=1453056
http://www.legalabbrevs.cardiff.ac.uk/abbreviations/abbsearch/asearch/0/atype/0