The Resource Richmond (Va.) Deed Book, (microform)

Richmond (Va.) Deed Book, (microform)

Richmond (Va.) Deed Book, 1861-1865.
Richmond (Va.) Deed Book
Inclusive dates
Richmond (Va.) Deed Book, 1861-1865, contains deeds from various localities recorded by the clerk's office in the city of Richmond from 1863-1865, not beginning in 1861 as the spine of the volume indicates. There is an index at the front of the volume that is recorded alphabetically by surname. An additional partial index is inserted after the alphabetical index that appears to be in page number order
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Biographical or historical data
  • The City of Richmond is located between Henrico and Chesterfield Counties. It was named by William Byrd II, who with the help of William Mayo laid out the town in 1737. The name probably came from the English borough of Richmond upon Thames. Richmond was established in 1742 and in 1779 was designated the capitol of Virginia effective April 1780. Incorporated as a town in 1782 and incorporated as a city in 1842, it was the capital of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. Richmond was enlarged by several annexations, including Manchester/South Richmond (1910), Barton Heights, Fairmount, and Highland Park (1914). A further annexation form Chesterfield County occurred in 1970.
  • These deeds from localities other than Richmond City for land located in Virginia and what is now West Virginia may have been recorded in Richmond as the result of population dislocation created by the Civil War.
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Location of other archival material
  • Additional deed books 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 web site.
  • Several of these counties are Lost Records Localities. Additional Court Records may be found in the Virginia Lost Records Localities Collection at the Library of Virginia. Search the Lost Records Localities Database found at the Library of Virginia web site.
Richmond (Va.) Deed Book, (microform)
The microfilm copy of these records was generated by the Library of Virginia’s Imaging Services Branch
  • The Library of Virginia
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel (148 images)

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      800 East Broad Street, Richmond, VA, 23219, US
      37.5415632 -77.4360805
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