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New York State Surveyor General Records of Applications for and Sales of Forfeited Estates and Military Lots

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 volume contains applications for the survey and purchase of unclaimed lots in the Military Tract or lots on estates confiscated from Loyalists during the Revolutionary War. Each application gives the date; name of purchaser; lot number and location; price; and by whom forfeited (if a forfeited estate). Sometimes acreage and cost of survey and appraisal is included.
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1783-1807
Series Number:
B0256

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Topical and therein chronological.

Scope and Content Note

These are records of persons who specified and applied for the survey and purchase of unclaimed military lots or lots on estates forfeited by Loyalists during the Revolution.

The volume provides: date; name of purchaser; lot number and location; acreage (sometimes); price; cost of survey and appraisal (sometimes); and by whom forfeited (if a forefeited estate). The volume also contains 15 certificates by Surveyor General Simeon DeWitt stating that designated persons had purchased and were entitled to specified lands along the Unadilla River, and an account of monies received for the survey and sale of townships along the river.

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