The Resource Northern Neck grants from the Virginia Land Office

Northern Neck grants from the Virginia Land Office

Label
Northern Neck grants from the Virginia Land Office, 1690-1874
Title
Northern Neck grants from the Virginia Land Office
Inclusive dates
1690-1874
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These are recorded copies of grants issued for the land in the Northern Neck from 1692 to 1862 when the territory encompassing the present state of West Virginia withdrew from the commonwealth to enter the Union. The formation of West Virginia eliminated the major cource of wasteland available in Virginia. Eighteen additional instruments dated as late as 1874 were entered in the final volume before these books were closed. Gaps in the records exist for the period 1719-1722 and 1732- 1736
  • Following the recitation of the ownership of the Northern Neck are the name of the grantee, the description of the land, any reservations for the proprietor, and the date on which the grant was signed. In an effort to halt land speculation, an order was issued by the proprietor's office on March 26, 1765, forbidding the assignment of warrants or surveys. A copy of the order is recorded on the first page of volume N
Note
  • Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author)
  • Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Northern Neck Land Office (Search Virginia Northern Neck Land Office as author).
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Action
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Revised
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 107
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
Location of other archival material
Nell Nugent,"Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants: Supplement: Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692" (Richmond, 1980).
Label
Northern Neck grants from the Virginia Land Office
Note
  • All subsequent grants are recorded in the volumes described in entry 66
  • These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
Arrangement
Arranged chronologically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Cumulative index finding aids
Each volume is indexed individually except volumes A-2 and B-2 which have no index.
Extent
37
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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000486059
Type of unit
v. (in 50 books).

Library Locations

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