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From: "Teresa Ghee Elliott" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Virginia Land Patents
Date: Thu, 1 Apr 2004 18:07:46 -0600
In-Reply-To: <000501c41772$f1d7f870$6401a8c0@Tower1>


Here are some I am working on for KY. They aren't great yet, but at least I
can record the information.

LandgrantKY: [:CR:][:TAB:]The Virginia Land Law of 1779 required the
establishment of a Land Office for claims to property in what was then
called Kentucky County, Virginia. When Kentucky separated from Virginia in
1792, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to maintain the Land Office and
all documents pertaining to the patents in Kentucky were transported by
wagon from Virginia to Frankfort before 1800. [R:Grantee] got land in a
landgrant [D] < [L]>. <[M]>


LandgrantWarrent: [:CR:][:TAB:]The Virginia Land Law of 1779 required the
establishment of a Land Office for claims to property in what was then
called Kentucky County, Virginia. When Kentucky separated from Virginia in
1792, the Kentucky General Assembly voted to maintain the Land Office and
all documents pertaining to the patents in Kentucky were transported by
wagon from Virginia to Frankfort before 1800. The first step in the patent
process was to get a Warrent. They identify how much land may be surveyed,
the reason for the warrant's issuance, the date of issuance, and the name of
the warrant purchaser or recipient. Warrants do not identify land location.
Warrants may be sold, traded, or reassigned in whole or in part. They may be
divided to authorize more than one survey of unappropriated land. There are
several different types of warrants. Some of them include preemption,
treasury, and certificates of settlement, warrants for finding salt or for
making a road through the wilderness. Only a small percentage of Kentucky
land patents were authorized by military warrants. [R:Grantee] obtained a
warrant <from [M1]> [D] < [L]>. <[M2]>


LandgrantEntry: [:CR:][:TAB:]Once a warrant is obtained, a filing is made in
the county surveyor's Entry Book reserving the land for patenting. Marginal
notations listed the date of entry. The entry included the name of the
person, the type of warrant used, and the location of the land to be
surveyed, including the closest watercourse, if known. In some instances,
historical information, such as "Heir of...." or "Near the encampment of
1776...." is mentioned. Entries protected applicants' claims until surveyors
plotted the tract. [R:Grantee] filed his entry in the patent office [D] <
[L]>. <[M]>

Landgrant GovGrant: [:CR:][:TAB:]Issuance of the governor's grant finalizes
the land patenting transaction. The document names the person receiving the
patent, previous assigns, the type of warrant used, warrant number, date of
survey, exact location, grant date, and the governor's name. Once the
governor gave his grant, the land belonged to the person. [R:Grantee]
received the governor's grant [D] < [L]>. <[M]>


Teresa Ghee Elliott
Any information I give that you can't find in your version of TMG 5.1 is
probably due to customization on my part.
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-----Original Message-----
From: Kith-n-Kin [mailto:]
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2004 4:53 PM
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Subject: [TMG] Virginia Land Patents

Does anyone have a tag for Virginia Land Patents?

Or for BLM homesteads/donation land claims?

Pat (in Tucson)


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