Abstracts of Frederick County, Maryland, Land Records, 1773-1778: Libers V, W, BD1, BD2, and RP1


The author has taken her series of Frederick County, Maryland land records up to 1778 with this latest volume.

In these abstracts you may find interesting aspects of your ancestors’ lives. Entries generally contain the full name of the person recording the item and the date, the full name(s) of the seller(s) and the purchaser(s) involved in the sale, the sold amount, and a description of the item sold. Descriptions for land typically include location and number of acres. Descriptions for property typically include a list of items sold. Descriptions for slaves typically include the name and age of the slave. Entries offer varying amounts of additional information as available. The deed books contain many non-land items, including information about slave sales and manumissions, as well as mortgages of both real and personal (chattel) property. Occasionally, other documents are also recorded, such as bills of sale, which often contain the names of family members

Mrs. Andersen has done a great service by compiling these abstracts to assist seasoned genealogists as well as family historians in their research.


Patricia Abelard Andersen


2014, 8½x11, paper, 228 pp.

101-A0024 ISBN: