The Resource Fairfax family proprietary papers

Fairfax family proprietary papers

Label
Fairfax family proprietary papers, 1720-1793
Title
Fairfax family proprietary papers
Inclusive dates
1720-1793
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Proprietary papers, 1720-1793, of the Fairfax family consisting of deeds of lease, deeds of release, agreements, surveys, and plats, all for property in the Northern Neck of Virginia owned by the Fairfax family, including Prince William and Clarke Counties
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
The Northern Neck Land Office controlled 5,282,000 acres in land grants located between the Rappahannock and Potomac rivers, which were given to seven loyal supporters of King Charles II, including Lord Fairfax. Agents of the Northern Neck Proprietary issued the first land grant in 1690. The Proprietary operated until the death of Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax in 1781. For the next thirty years, however, the ownership was in dispute. Fairfax family interest was terminated in 1808 when the last surviving heir sold his title to his remaining manor to a syndicate.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Fairfax family proprietary papers
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaead/published/lva/vivadoc.pl?file=vi03436.xml
Note
Collection located in cabinet 24, drawer 3
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Inventory
Extent
37
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Kerr, Beirne J., Mrs.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001682540
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative).
Type of unit
leaves

Library Locations

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