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Richmond County Virginia

Map of Va: Richmond CountyRichmond County was formed in 1692 upon the abolition of (Old) Rappahannock County. The new county comprised the territory east of the Rappahannock River and was named either for the borough of Richmond, Surrey, England, or for the late-seventeenth-century Duke of Richmond. In 1721 King George County was cut off from the northern part of Richmond. Most of Richmond's records are extant, with the exception of its marriage records, which are very irregular until 1853.

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RICHMOND CO., VA DEED BOOK 15, 1779-1788 Abstracted, annotated and compiled by Craig M. Kilby. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 137 pages, 2015.
From the Introduction:
People Move—Land Doesn’t
Land records are an often under-utilized group of records by genealogists. I suppose the reason is that people generally do not understand them, or think they are boring and could not possibly contain any useful information. But people have to live somewhere. And while people move, land is in a permanently fixed place. When one considers that deeds often serve in lieu of wills, and often recite generations of family history that cannot be found elsewhere, the importance of using and understanding land records becomes obvious.
Richmond County Deed Book 15 covers an interesting period of time in both Virginia and American history. It begins while the Revolutionary War is raging, and takes us through the period of the Confederation and into the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Those things by themselves do not mean much in terms of land ownership, but they mean a lot in terms of where people were living and the value of money.

The Northern Neck of Virginia was in a major stage of transition during this period. Once a bedrock of the Tidewater aristocracy, it was quickly ushered into a period of major out-migration and chronic stagnation. Still, the land did not move, and people still owned it and people still lived on it. This of course includes tenant farmers, slaves and free blacks. In addition to deeds and leases, this book also contains records of other types, such as apprenticeships, bonds, bills of sale, deeds of gift and tithable lists. There is a letter from Havannah informing the owners of the schooner Rappahannock that it had been salvaged and could be returned in good condition if they wanted to pay the cost. In another case, one young woman makes a public apology to another young woman for saying unkind things about her.

...There are five major components to this book:

First, a general index to grantors and grantees, to enable the reader to quickly find a specific deed if one of the parties is already known or suspected.

Second, the main body of the deed book itself. If mentioned in the deed, previous conveyances from other record books, either by deed or by will, have usually been noted and often annotated.

Third, a comprehensive index to names.

Fourth, an index of plantations, streams, places, warehouses, roads and waterways.

Last is a listing of names and residences of people during this period who were not living in Richmond County at all.
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[RCHD15] $24.95

RICHMOND CO., VA 1810 CENSUS transcribed by John Vogt. 10 1/2 x 8 1/2, x, 17 pages, maps, illus.. full name index. This is the first surviving census for Richmond County, since both the 1790 and 1800 censuses have been lost. The transcription is in its sequential original order as the enumerator traveled from home to home recording the statistics. Richmond was one of the early settlements in the Northern Neck in the late seventeenth century and it has been the scene of numerous historic events.
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[RICH10] $9.95     (printed version)

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ABSTRACTS OF VIRGINIA's NORTHERN NECK (LAND) WARRANTS & SURVEYS, 1697-1784 (HAMPSHIRE, BERKELEY, LOUDOUN, FAIRFAX, KING GEORGE, WESTMORELAND, RICHMOND, NORTHUMBERLAND AND LANCASTER COUNTIES) by Peggy Shomo Joyner. 1987, xv, 225 pp. Published as the fourth and last volume in a series of Northern Neck Warrants & Surveys, this collection has become a standard reference work for researchers in the period of colonial Virginia history.
Hampshire, 1750-1784 (pp. 1-78); Berkeley (1734), 1750-1781 (pp. 79-96); Loudoun, (1729), 1744-1779 (pp. 97-104); Fairfax, (1697), 1739-1779 (pp. 105-120); King George, (1667), 1722-1770 (pp. 121-127); Westmoreland, (1650), 1722-1778 (pp. 129-134); Richmond, (1662), 1697-1778 (pp. 135-140); Northumberland, (1653), 1719-1750 (pp. 141-142); Lancaster, (1664), 1723-1756 (p. 143); Guy Broadwater Surveys, 1749 (pp. 145-150); Miscellaneous Wills from Land Office Records, 1656-1840 (pp. 151-160); Jonathan Clark Notebook (Improvements in the Northern Neck), 1786 (pp. 161-186); Placename index, name index.
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Richmond Co. 1815 Directory of Landowners by Roger G. Ward. 2005. 14 pages, map, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the 1815 LAND DIRECTORY Records and a listing of available counties, see: Individual County Booklets, 1815 Directory of Virginia Landowners

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Richmond Co. Revolutionary Public Claims transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten.. 2005. 20 pages, 5 1/2X8 1/2.
For a full description of the Virginia Revolutionary Public Claims and a listing of available counties, see: Revolutionary "Publick" Claims series

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