Settlers of Maryland, 1751-1765
Author: Peter Coldham
Published: 2015 reprint of 1996 original
This penultimate volume in the series of indexes to land grants issued in Maryland contains an alphabetical list (by grantee name) of all 8,500 grants issued in the Province of Maryland between 1751 and 1765. Based on land records at the Hall of Records in Annapolis, it identifies all grants of land made by purchase, a process involving the issuing of warrants, certificates of survey, and patents. From these several documentary sources, Mr. Coldham has been able to assemble a unique record of virtually every land grant made between 1751 and 1765, a period that ushered in the French and Indian War and ended with the imposition of the infamous Stamp Act. Similar in arrangement to the earlier volumes in the series, this one boasts of an index of tract names.