The Resource Preemption registers, nos. 1-2132, from the Virginia Land Office

Preemption registers, nos. 1-2132, from the Virginia Land Office

Label
Preemption registers, nos. 1-2132, from the Virginia Land Office, 1779-1783
Title
Preemption registers, nos. 1-2132, from the Virginia Land Office
Inclusive dates
1779-1783
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • These records contain recorded copies of certificates and warrants issued on the basis of preemption and settlement claims. Volumes cover the period from 1779 Oct 14 to 1783 Jan 14. The certificates, which first identify the district in which the claim was heard, include the name of the claimant, the number of acres to which he was entitled, the county in which that land was to be located, the reason for the allowance, the date of approval, and the names of the commissioners. The warrants, dated and signed by the register of the Land Office, contain the name of the claimant and record the amount of land due and the reason it is due
  • Certificates and warrants 1-1120, which are recorded in the first two volumes, are entered on facing pages. The certificates on the left are manuscript copies and the warrants on the right are printed forms filled in. The third volume, in manuscript, has certificates 1121-2132 recorded in full with a notation that the warrant was issued on a certain date
Note
Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Land Office (Search Virginia Land Office as author).
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Action
  • Described
  • Revised
  • Revised
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 37
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
Label
Preemption registers, nos. 1-2132, from the Virginia Land Office
Note
  • A fourth volume, which had been included in early reports on the condition of records then in the Land Office, was not among the volumes transferred to the Virginia State Library in 1948
  • These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
Arrangement
Arranged numerically.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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000486249
Type of unit
v.

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