read the Land Chronicles
with the original land grants, each transfer is listed in chronological
order. Each entry represents a deed, and includes the
deed date, the seller and purchaser, the amount of land sold, and the
selling price. [# indicate Pound Sterling]
Acreage is only listed if a portion of
the land is sold [indicated by a - in front of the date], otherwise, the
full property was sold. When a portion of a property is sold,
clicking on the hyperlink will take you the farm that the block
joined. Likewise, when land is joined to a new block [indicated by
a + in front of the date], clicking on the link next to it will take you
to the farm it was separated from.
In many cases, we're still working on
working the deed back to the original owner, or up to the present owner,
while listing those deeds may cause a bit of confusion, we've
nevertheless decided to do it for those looking for a particular family
name. In these cases, the deed are stand alone.
For example, the following deeds all
deal with land that is part of the original grant for Cat Tell Branch:
8/1/1849 Sarah Taney -> William Black
9/7/1858 Harris est. -> William Black
11/6/1802 Ignatius Livers -> Henry Black 11a
3/10/1810 Henry Black -> William Black 'Jacobs Neglect'
But since we haven't as of yet discovered who
the first named person bought the land from, or the last named sold it
to, we have no way of organizing the. In the last example however,
we do know that the land Henry Black bought from Ignatius Liver was sold
by him to William Black, so those two deeds are grouped together.
As we learn more about these 'Orphan deeds',
we'll be able to group them accordingly. In the mean time, please
bear with us!
Lastly, we suggest that in looking for a
given name, you use your browser's 'find' function, in addition, while
we have tried to get the spelling of all names correct, we can't guarantee
it, so try spelling names you are seeking various ways.
If you find a deed that interest you, let us know,
we can scan you a copy - our charge is $10 per deed (sorry -
we would like to do it for free - but we have to cover our costs).
For an extra $10, we'll plot the deed out for you and send a map
showing where the land is. Our cost however are waved if in
exchange, you can send us a good story about the owners in
question. To get an idea what we mean by 'good' story, take a peek
at our current list of History stories.