The Resource Gloucester County (Va.) Land Records, (microform)

Gloucester County (Va.) Land Records, (microform)

Label
Gloucester County (Va.) Land Records, 1774-1789
Title
Gloucester County (Va.) Land Records
Inclusive dates
1774-1789
Creator
Contributor
Collector
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Land Records, 1774-1789, of Gloucester County Circuit Court found in this collection include a plan of part of the town of Botetourt, later renamed Gloucester Court House done at the request of John Fox (1774), a plat and survey of two tracts of land in Gloucester County on behalf of Captain John Bell (1789),
  • The plan of a part the town of Botetourt includes a plat showing the locations of the new courthouse and prisons, the old courthouse, and the old and new ordinaries
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Action
  • Accessioned
  • Received
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
  • Gloucester County was formed from York County in 1651.
  • After the Gloucester County courthouse was destroyed by fire in 1765 and rebuilt in 1766, the General Assembly in 1769 ordered the creation of a town on sixty acres of land owned by John Fox that adjoined the new courthouse. The town was to be named Botetourt Towne for Lord Botetourt, the governor of Virginia. Botetourt Towne was not a popular name and was changed to Gloucester Court House, now Gloucester.
  • All records were destroyed by an 1820 fire, and most of the records created after 1820 were destroyed by fire in Richmond on 3 April 1865, where they had been moved for safekeeping during the Civil War.
Cataloging source
Vi
Funding information
Filming funded by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation.
Location of originals duplicates
The Huntington Library;
Location of other archival material
Gloucester County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Gloucester County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Gloucester County (Va.) Land Records, (microform)
Note
  • This collection forms part of the Robert Alonzo Brock Collection at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California
  • The Robert Alonzo Brock Collection was filmed by The Huntington Library in cooperation with The Library of Virginia with funding provided by The Library of Virginia Foundation with the support of The Roller-Bottimore Foundation and The Robins Foundation
  • Microfilmed as arranged by The Huntington Library
Base of film
safety base polyester
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  • The Library of Virginia
Color
black and white
Dimensions
35mm.
Emulsion on film
silver halide
Extent
1
Generation
service copy
Governing access note
Collection is open to research
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Foundation, The Roller-Bottimore Foundation, and The Robins Foundation
Positive negative aspect
negative
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001551496
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01
ReductionRatioRange
low reduction ratio
Reproduction note
Microfilm.
Specific material designation
microfilm reel
Terms governing use
Should you wish to quote from or reproduce images of any of the materials, you must write to the Librarian of the Huntington Library, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, requesting formal permission to do so. Please note that you do not have to obtain permission if you are quoting fewer than fifty words, or if you are only citing the document. Images made with microfilm-reader printers are for research use only and may not be used for publication without permission.
Type of unit
reel.

Library Locations

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