The Resource Index to Northern Neck land grants from the Virginia Land Office, 1690-1874
- Index to Northern Neck land grants from the Virginia Land Office, 1690-1874
- Inclusive dates
- Each of the thirty-seven volumes is indexed individually. In columns under the identification of each volume are the name of the patentee, the number of acres in the patent, and the page on which the document is recorded. The names are entered in the order in which they appear in each volume
- 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).
- Additional physical form
- Also available on microfilm reel no. 358.
- Biographical or historical data
- Recorded copies of grants issued for 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 are indexed.
- The formation of West Virginia eliminated the major source of wasteland available in Virginia. Eighteen additional instruments dated as late as 1874 were entered in the final volume before these books were closed. All subsequent grants are recorded in the volumes described in entry 66. 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.
- Cataloging source
- Citation location within source
- entry no. 106
- Citation source
- Land Office Inventory
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