Essex County, Virginia Land Records, 1772–1786. Mary Marshall Brewer.
This volume contains abstracts from Essex County Deed Books 31 (1772–1780) and 32 (1781–1786), which were recorded from 1772 to 1786. These records include not only deeds in the format of leases and releases but also bonds, mortgages, quit claims, deeds of gift, bills of sale (of slaves), depositions, and assignments of power of attorney. Clues to familial and marital relationships can be found in many of these instruments. Each entry ends with a citation to the original record. A full-name and place index adds to the value of this work.
(2006), 2019, 5½x8½, paper, index, 198 pp.