The Resource Prince William County (Va.) Land Records

Prince William County (Va.) Land Records

Label
Prince William County (Va.) Land Records, 1743-1920
Title
Prince William County (Va.) Land Records
Inclusive dates
1743-1920
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Prince William County (Va.) Land Records, 1743-1920 (bulk 1743-1843) include 3 volumes of Daily Indexes of Receipts of Deeds for Recordation, 4 volumes of Land Causes, 1 Index to Deed Book No. 40, 1 Redemption of Land [Suit Book], 1 box of copies of deeds, 1 box of copies of plats dealing with land causes and 1 box of loose deeds
Member of
Action
  • Described
  • Accessioned
Biographical or historical data
  • Prince William County was formed from Stafford and King George Counties by a statute adopted in 1730, to take effect on 12 March 1731. The county was named for William Augustus, duke of Cumberland and third son of King George II.
  • Many pre-Civil War records were lost, destroyed, or stolen by Union troops in 1863 during the Civil War. Sixteen deed books and five will books are missing.
  • Deeds record the name of the grantor and the grantee and the description of the property being sold or transferred.
  • A plat is a graphic depiction of a survey.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
  • Additional Prince William County Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia's web site.
  • Prince William County is one of Virginia's Lost Records Localities. Additional Prince William County Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Digital Collection.
Label
Prince William County (Va.) Land Records
Note
  • Some of the items in this collection came to the Library of Virginia in a shipment of court records from Prince William County
  • Some of the items in this collection were created by the Virginia State Library's (now the Library of Virginia) Archives Division
  • One item, 1050819, was created under accession number 21872
  • One box, 1050819, is located at the Library of Virginia. All other items are found at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for contact information, directions and hours
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
  • 9
  • 3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Prince William County Circuit Court
  • Virginia State Library
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001671292
Reproduction note
photostats (negative)
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
  • v.
  • boxes

Library Locations

    • Library of VirginiaBorrow it
      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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