Lancaster County, Virginia Land Records, 1770-1782


In this volume, the author has abstracted the essentials of the information contained in the deed books of the period 1770 to 1782. The records for the most part pertain to land transactions, bills of sale (frequently slaves), bonds, reports on the value or loss of value of land relating to proposed roads and mills, and deeds of gifts. The polls listing the eligible voters in 1771 and 1774 are also contained here, giving us a virtual census of the freeholders. Especially helpful to genealogists are the relationships revealed in these records. Often the names of wives, children and other relationships are shown. A glossary and an index to full-names and places add to the value of this work.

Tawny Waske

(2009), 2018, 5½x8½, paper, index, 236 pp.

ISBN: 9781680347371