A Guide to the King and Queen County (Va.) Court Record, John Ryland's Affidavit of List of Property Lost in the War, February 1865 King and Queen County (Va.) Court Record, John Ryland's Affidavit of List of Property Lost in the War, February 1865 1164121

A Guide to the King and Queen County (Va.) Court Record, John Ryland's Affidavit of List of Property Lost in the War, February 1865

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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode number
1164121
Title
King and Queen County (Va.) Court Record, John Ryland's Affidavit of List of Property Lost in the War, February 1865
Physical Characteristics
4 p.
Collector
King and Queen County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

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Preferred Citation

King and Queen County (Va.) Court Record, John Ryland's Affidavit of List of Property Lost in the War, February 1865. Local government records collection, King and Queen County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219.

Acquisition Information

This item came to the Library of Virginia under the accession number 41719.


Historical Information

King and Queen County was formed in 1691 from New Kent County.

Records were lost in courthouse fires in 1828 and 1833. Records were again destroyed by a courthouse fire set by Union troops on 10 March 1864 during the Civil War.

An act passed by the General assembly on 1866 January 20 required clerks of counties and corporations to keep record of property lost during the Civil War including enslaved people who were emancipated. Clerks were to record this information in a book kept for that purpose and the original papers stored in a safe place.

Scope and Content

King and Queen County (Va.) Court Record, John Ryland's Affidavit of List of Property Lost in the War, February 1865. Consists of an affidavit from John Ryland and a deposition from James Haynes documenting Ryland's claim against the U.S. army for property taken from him in 1863 and 1864, including three slaves who deserted his plantation for General Sheridan's army.

Related Material

Additional King and Queen County Court Records can be found on microfilm at The Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm.

See the Lost Records Localities Digital Collection available at Virginia Memory.

For more information and a listing of lost records localities see Lost Records research note.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • King and Queen County (Va.)--Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Geographical Names:

  • King and Queen County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • King and Queen County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Affidavits--Virginia--King and Queen County.
  • Court records--Virginia--King and Queen County.
  • Depositions--Virginia--King and Queen County.
  • Local government records--Virginia--King and Queen County.

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • King and Queen County (Va.)--History--19th century.
  • King and Queen County (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.