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List of land patents granted by the state

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series serves as a record of original grants of state land to private owners, listing persons who received patents for New York State lands. Settlers seeking land grants applied to the governor, who ordered the surveyor general to survey the requested land before approving the grant. Information includes patentee name; number of acres granted; date patent was filed; and location of land, either by lot number or by a description of its geographic location.
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Quantity:
0.2 cu. ft. (5 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1784-1794
Series Number:
A4007

Arrangement

Two volumes are in rough alphabetical order by last name; three volumes are chronological by filing date.

Scope and Content Note

These paper volumes serve as a record of original grants of state land to private owners, listing persons who received patents for New York State lands. Settlers seeking land grants applied to the governor, who ordered the surveyor general to survey the requested land before approving the grant.

The volumes provide: name of patentee; number of acres granted; date patent was filed; and location of land, either by lot number or by a description of its geographic location.

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