The Resource Military certificates from the Virginia Land Office

Military certificates from the Virginia Land Office

Label
Military certificates from the Virginia Land Office, 1782-1876
Title
Military certificates from the Virginia Land Office
Inclusive dates
1782-1876
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Military certificates, nos. 1-9926, July 14, 1782-August 5, 1876, include recorded copies of certificates issued by the governor and Council to persons entitled to bounty lands for Revolutionary War military service, either in their own right or as an heir or assignee. The certificates, dated and signed by the clerk to the governor, give the name of the soldier, his rank, and period of service in terms of total years. Appended to the certificate is a notation that a specific warrant was issued to the individual for a stated quantity of land. Most of the warrants after 1850 lack the certificate and have only the notation regarding the issuance of the warrant
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author).
Member of
Action
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Revised
Additional physical form
Also available on microfilm, Land Office Reels 345-347.
Biographical or historical data
The act which established the Land Office passed the General Assembly on 22 June 1779. The register was the head of the office and was appointed by joint ballot of both houses of the legislature.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 89
Citation source
LAND OFFICE INVENTORY
Label
Military certificates from the Virginia Land Office
Note
  • Many of the loose certificates are files among the papers identified in the series, Military certificates, Land Office Entry 86
  • These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
Arrangement
Arranged numerically (Nos. 1-9926).
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Item level index
Extent
5
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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000492209
Type of unit
v.

Library Locations

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