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Re: Virginia Land Records
Posted by: REX PHILLIPS (ID *****3283) Date: August 26, 2008 at 07:15:56
In Reply to: Virginia Land Records by Jamie Stokes of 417

Jamie- Land reoords, like people, come in different shapes and sizes. There are land patents wherein a patentee was granted land for various reasons ie bringing people to the county, for service to the government etc. You can find land patents on line at the Land office site of the Iniv. of Virginia Library;

You should be able to click on that URL and go directly there.If not cut and paste the URL in your browser box. In the box type Young and then hit go. I tried Young , Otis but did not get any hits so he did not patent land. However, he could have inheirited land that was patented. This leaves two other asources of land aquisition; Wills or Purchase (Deeds). There are several authors who have researched the records and wrote books with abstracts of either or both of these sources. Benjamin Weisberger was one who wrote several books on VA Counties. And speaking of Counties, you may have to check several as over time new counies were formed and new lines drawn. James City Co. at one time contained much of what is now Charles City and Surry Counties. Land near Richmond could be in Prince George, Surry, or Henrico Co.

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