The Resource Assignments from the Virginia Land Office

Assignments from the Virginia Land Office

Label
Assignments from the Virginia Land Office, 1775-1903
Title
Assignments from the Virginia Land Office
Inclusive dates
1775-1903
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
These records contain unidentified and unsupported assignments, most of which are from the 18th century. Some of the assignments are for lands due under preemption warrants or warrants issued for colonial war service while the balance is for treasury warrants. One indenture, recorded in Philadelphia in 1785, applies to nineteen surveys on file in the Land Office; it was made between Isaac Sidman and his fellow merchants James Newport, William Kay, John Shields, John Redman, and Robert McKnight, all of Philadelphia. Twenty-eight of the records are signed by John and George May, two brothers from Virginia who settled in what is now Jefferson County, Kentucky. George was a surveyor and both men were land speculators. The period covered is 1775-1903, with the bulk of the records dated between 1775 and 1796
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author).
Member of
Action
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Revised
  • Revised
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 44
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
Label
Assignments from the Virginia Land Office
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi04823.xml
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG #4)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid
Extent
54
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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000486327
Type of unit
items.

Library Locations

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