New York State Dept. of State Index and Abstracts of Military Patents

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This volume contains abstracts of patents for bounty lands granted to Revolutionary War veterans, copies of which are in series A0447, Military Patents. Information includes: date of letters patent; name of patentee; name of township; lot number; acreage and county and town where lot was located ca. 1820. There is an alphabetical name index to patentees and alphabetical index to towns listing all military patents in each town.
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This series consists of volumes containing summary information about land patents that the Colony of New York and the State of New York granted to military veterans. The first volume (A3123-05) contains abstracts of patents for parcels of land, chiefly in the Hudson Valley region, that colonial authorities granted in 1764-1775 to officers and enlisted men who had served in the French and Indian War. The second volume (A3123-78) contains abstracts of patents for lands in northern and central New York that the state granted in 1790-1797 to veterans of the Revolutionary War. Both volumes include abstracts of patents granting lands that New York subsequently ceded to Vermont.

Each abstract states the date on which the patent was granted, the name of the patentee(s), the name of the locality in which the land parcel was situated at the time of granting, the number of acres granted, the lot number, and the name of the town and county in which the parcel was located at the time these volumes were compiled (ca. 1820). Each volume contains an alphabetical name index of lead patentees and a geographic index of towns in which patents were granted. This series also includes an undated manuscript, "List of the 100 Acre Lots in the Military Tract and also in the Town of Benson sold at public Auction, July 12-17, 1796."

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Related Materials

Series A0447 Military Patents, contains information abstracted in this series

Series B1892 Abstracts of letters patent, contains summary information about additional land patents awarded by New York Colony and New York State.

Custodial History

A3123-05: This accretion resulted from work by Archives staff in July 2005 to integrate or accession estrayed or unidentified records.

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