Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume I


These abstracts of the records of the colonial land office cover the years from 1623 to 1666. Each abstract gives the name of the patentee, the number of acres in the patent, the county in which the land was situated at the time the patent was issued, the date of the patent, the book and page of recordation, a description of the location of the land, and, if applicable, the names of the persons on the basis of whose transportation the patent was due. Any additional information contained within the patent is also abstracted. The index includes all proper personal names as well as geographical designations. Volume 2 covers from 1666 to 1695, and Volume 3 covers 1695 to 1732.

Patents issued for land in the Northern Neck, or Fairfax, Proprietary are not included in this series of records. Those patents were published in the Cavaliers and Pioneers Supplement.

Nell Marion Nugent

(1934), 1992, hardcover, 330 pp.

ISBN: 9780884901747