A Guide to the Lancaster County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908 Lancaster County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908 0007326107, 0007326632

A Guide to the Lancaster County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Barcode Numbers 0007326107, 0007326632


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Barcode Numbers
0007326107, 0007326632
Title
previous hitLancaster next hit County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908
Physical Characteristics
1.75 cu. ft. (2 boxes)
Collector
previous hitLancaster next hit County (Va.) Circuit Court
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions

Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

previous hitLancaster next hit County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908. Local government records collection, previous hitLancaster next hit County Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va. 23219

Acquisition Information

These items came to the Library of Virginia in shipments of court papers from previous hitLancaster next hit County under the accession number 50291.


Historical Information

previous hitLancaster next hit County was named for the English county. It was formed from Northumberland and York Counties in 1651.

Scope and Content

previous hitLancaster next hit County (Va.) Records, 1867-1908, include bonds, commissions, and oaths; commonwealth causes; judgments; oyster plats; and tax and fiscal information. All items in the collection relate to the oyster industry.

Bonds/Commissions/Oaths, 1879, contains items relating to the nomination of an oyster inspector.

Commonwealth Causes, 1891 and 1893, contains cases of oyster theft, as well as an arrest warrant for a man who bought oysters "in an unlawful measure."

Judgments, 1893, contains two objections from an oysterman regarding the surveys and assignments of others' oyster plots.

Oyster Plats, 1893-1908, contains hand-drawn oyster plats. The plats include the coordinates, acreage, and location of the oyster grounds surveyed, as well as the scale of the plat. Additional information, such as names of the oystermen renting the grounds, the yearly amount of rent paid, and the date the plat was filed in court is also included.

Tax and Fiscal Records, 1867-1890, contains lists of fines, bushel taxes, capitation taxes, tonnage taxes, number of oyster measures inspected, lists of oyster licenses issued, annual licenses, lists of vessels fined for violating the dredger law, single trip permits, oyster inspector reports, and lists of persons who planted/deposited oysters.

Arrangement

Chronological within each series.

Related Material

Additional Court Records for previous hitLancaster County can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • previous hitLancaster next hit County (Va.) Circuit Court
  • Subjects:

  • Oysters--Virginia--previous hitLancaster next hit County
  • Geographical Names:

  • previous hitLancaster next hit County (Va.)--History
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Civil court records--Virginia--previous hitLancaster next hit County
  • Criminal court records--Virginia--previous hitLancaster next hit County
  • Judicial records--Virginia--previous hitLancaster next hit County
  • Plats (maps)--Virginia--previous hitLancaster next hit County
  • Tax records--Virginia--previous hitLancaster next hit County