Warrants of survey and plats of land grants recorded in the Colony of Georgia. These records are from Record Group 3-3-56, Surveyor General, Survey Records, Colonial Plats and Warrants.
While Georgia was a Royal Colony, land grants were issued by the Royal Governor in the name of the King of Great Britain. A colonist submitted a petition to the governor with a general description of the land he wanted. The governor issued a warrant to the colonist. The warrant directed the surveyor general to have the tract surveyed. After the survey was completed, the governor issued a grant and plat. One copy of these documents went to the grantee, another copy was kept by the surveyor general. These documents are the copies submitted for transciptions into volumes. The volumes are the official recorded copies.
What information can I find?
Each plat includes:
The name of the grantee
A map of the grant, showing land features and boundary markers
Names of adjacent land owners
Dates of survey, grant and recording
Each warrant includes:
The name of the petitioner
A general description of the land, including the number of acres
Date of the warrant
Note about digital collections and indexing
Documents are arranged by the name of the grantee. Search by last name, first name.
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This collection was launched in October 2016.
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