The Resource Brooke family papers

Brooke family papers

Label
Brooke family papers, 1650-1835
Title
Brooke family papers
Inclusive dates
1650-1835
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1650-1835, of the Brooke family of Essex County, Virginia, consisting of agreements, bonds, deeds, decrees, depositions, land grants, powers of attorney, plats, receipts, reports, surveys, wills, and writs of commission. Most of these papers are deeds, grants and surveys, the rest deal with land title transfers in some manner. Eight of the records predate the existence of Essex County, and are from York and Rappahannock Counties, Virginia, when Essex was part of them in the 17th century. Also included are twelve leaves of genealogical notes on the Brooke family, compiled by Ann Catlett Power
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Accessioned
  • Described
  • Updated
  • Cellulose acetate lamination.
Biographical or historical data
The Brooke family was prominent in Essex County, Virginia, during the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. Several branches of the family lived in the county, and one became known as the Taliaferro Brooke family because of intermarriage with the Taliaferros. One of those marriages was between William Brooke (d. 1734) and Sarah Taliaferro Brooke (d. 1763). The Brookes owned a great amount of property in Essex County and several of its members held offices in the county government.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Brooke family papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi01730.xml
Note
  • LOCATED IN OVERSIZE
  • Accession 45261 is interfiled with Accession 22077
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
  • Inventory
  • Inventory
Extent
  • 66
  • 85
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Power, R. C., Mrs.
  • Mason, Anne Brooke
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499473
Type of unit
  • leaves and
  • p.

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