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The Colonial Conveyances are primarily the recorded property transactions between private citizens in the Colony of Georgia.

The Colonial Conveyances are the equivalent of property deeds.  They are the recorded property transactions between private citizens in the Colony of Georgia.  Colonists who received land grants from the Trustees or the Crown could sell or otherwise convey their land or other property to other private citizens.  The conveyances consist primarily of property transfers, usually land purchases.  Related documents, such as schedules of personal property and marriage agreements, may be recorded along with the conveyance.  Each instrument names the individuals involved, the property to be transferred, the terms of the conveyance, witnesses, and the date the instrument was recorded.  All conveyances were recorded in Savannah, the colony’s seat of government.

The first volume, 1750 - 1761, contains conveyances and other documents recorded during the period when the colony was governed by the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, 1732 – 1752.

The State of Georgia did not pass a law requiring that deeds be recorded in the county where the property was located until 1785.  Deed books for Georgia’s early counties do not begin until 1785-1786, with the exceptions of Liberty and Glynn Counties.  Look for Georgia deeds from 1776 to 1785 in Colonial Conveyances.

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Searching:  Click on Browse All to retrieve all 11 volumes in the collection.  Each book contains a grantor index at the end of the volume.

 

This collection was launched in August 2017.

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