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From: "James L. Stokes" <>
Subject: Re: [Q-R] Original Rights Warrants
Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2002 18:03:19 -0400
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Are you talking about Chester County, Pa. ? The Pennsylvania warrants
were published in the printed Pa. Archives, 3rd series. The last 4 volumes
of the third series are the index. These represent a list of names of those
who bought land from the Penn family, further sale of this land is reported
in the county deed books. You can get access to the printed Pa. Archives
through the Mormon Family History Center, a library in Pennsylvania or
through a local (to you) university library. They often have the printed
Pa. Archives as part of their history collection.
Also in the 3rd series are tax lists from the 1770s to the 1780s all
over Pennsylvania. This would be a great item to put on CD Rom but I don't
think anyone has done it yet.
Conestoga Area Historical Society
----- Original Message -----
From: "Josette L. Maxwell" <>
Sent: Thursday, August 29, 2002 11:12 PM
Subject: [Q-R] Original Rights Warrants
> .I've been trying to find someplace to look up the Carson
> and Maxwell families where warrants/land grants/deeds
> would have been signed prior to 1740. I've been told
> that the earliest records are contained in something called
> the Original Rights register. Could someone tell me where
> one could access this register or, if you have access, would
> you be so kind as to look for these two surnames?
> Secondly, as I understand it, those who paid taxes (for
> example, 1725 - 1735 in Chester Ct.) could have either
> owned their land or rented their land. I keep searching
> for land records of some kind since it would have been
> impossible to survive (I would think) without access to
> land on which to grow food. I suspect that there are no
> records of renters before 1740.
> Josette Maxwell
> Boone NC
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