Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume I. Nell Marion Nugent.
These abstracts of the records of the colonial land office cover the years from 1623 to 1666.
The abstract of each patent gives, in order, 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.
Patents issued for land in the Northern Neck, or Fairfax, Proprietary are not included in this series of records.
Land Patent records are an invaluable genealogical and historical resource for researchers of early Virginia.