The Resource Madison County (Va.) Deeds

Madison County (Va.) Deeds

Label
Madison County (Va.) Deeds, 1793-1944
Title
Madison County (Va.) Deeds
Inclusive dates
1793-1944
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Madison County (Va.) Deeds, 1793-1944, consist of deeds of bargain and sale, deeds of gift, mortgages, deeds of trust, and deeds of emancipation. On presentation to the court, deeds were proved and recorded. If the deed was not witnessed, the grantor acknowledged the deed in open court. A few of the deeds include plats. Except for a few years early in the eighteenth century, slaves in Virginia were considered personal property and consequently were not usually sold by deed. However, they were often transferred in deeds of gift or were the property listed in mortgages and deeds of trust
  • Deeds of bargain and sale are the most commonly recorded deed in which one individual sells property, usually land, but occasionally personal property, to another individual. Such deeds show the names of the grantor and grantee, the residence of both parties, a description of what is being sold, the consideration (or price), the location of the tract of land, the tract's boundaries, and any limitations on the property being sold. The deed was signed by the grantor, and possibly his wife or anyone else having a claim to the property, and by at least two witnesses. Appended to the deed may be a memorandum of livery of seisin, stating that the property has changed hands and that peaceful possession has taken place
  • Deeds of gift are often found transferring property, either real or personal, from one individual to another "for love and affection." The degree of kinship, if any, between the grantor and grantee is sometimes stated
  • Mortgages and deeds of trust were deeds where one party is indebted to another and transfers or mortgages property to a third party to secure the debt
  • The collection includes additional record types that were recorded in deed books such as powers of attorney, bills of sale, leases, agreements, liens, and bankruptcy documents
Member of
Action
Described
Biographical or historical data
Madison County was named for James Madison, a prominent Virginian and a member of Congress in 1792 when the county was formed from Culpeper County.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Deed Books and Indices to Deeds for Madison County can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."
  • Additional Madison County Land Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia web site. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm."
Label
Madison County (Va.) Deeds
Note
These items came to the Library of Virginia in transfer of court papers from Madison County
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
10.00
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Madison County Circuit Court
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001588290
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
cu. ft. (23 boxes)

Library Locations

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