The Resource Lancaster County (Va.) Records

Lancaster County (Va.) Records

Label
Lancaster County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908
Title
Lancaster County (Va.) Records
Inclusive dates
1867-1908
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lancaster County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908, include bonds, commissions, and oaths; commonwealth causes; judgments; oyster plats; and tax and fiscal information. All items in the collection relate to the oyster industry. Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1879, contains items relating to the nomination of an oyster inspector. Commonwealth Causes, 1891 and 1893, contains cases of oyster theft, as well as an arrest warrant for a man who bought oysters "in an unlawful measure." Judgments, 1893, contains two objections from an oysterman regarding the surveys and assignments of others' oyster plots. Oyster Plats, 1893-1908, contains hand-drawn oyster plats. The plats include the coordinates, acreage, and location of the oyster grounds surveyed, as well as the scale of the plat. Additional information, such as names of the oystermen renting the grounds, the yearly amount of rent paid, and the date the plat was filed in court is also included. Tax and Fiscal Records, 1867-1877, contains lists of fines, bushel taxes, capitation taxes, tonnage taxes, number of oyster measures inspected, lists of oyster licenses issued, annual licenses, lists of vessels fined for violating the dredger law, single trip permits, oyster inspector reports, and lists of persons who planted/deposited oysters
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Described
Biographical or historical data
Lancaster County was named for the English county. It was formed from Northumberland and York Counties in 1651.
Cataloging source
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Label
Lancaster County (Va.) Records
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court records from Lancaster County underr the accession number 50291
Arrangement
Chronological within each series.
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Cumulative index finding aids
A finding aid is
Extent
1.75
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Lancaster County Circuit Court
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001666820
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (2 boxes)

Library Locations

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