Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Progress with Plats

Sorry...no posting yesterday. We were involved in another project and my evening researches were inconclusive. Today, however, I connected a number of mid-19th century lots on the east side of Chapel Point Road. We have good chains of title for several merchants and physicians, specifically for the lots of Dr. Bennett Neale, Griffin Carter, John Hamilton, and William Boswell.

A source of data that we have not yet examined, but are nearly ready to do so, are the Orphan's Court/Probate records. These often provide details of ownership, tenancy, buildings, and landuse that are overlooked in land conveyances.


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