Stewart land survey

Stewart land survey

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Georgia. Governor (1760-1776 : Wright).
Title: Stewart land survey
Dates: 1761 December 3
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 oversize folder A)
Abstract:The collection consists of an autographed manuscript of a 178 acre land survey in St. John's Parish belonging to John Stewart, Senior, and dated Dec. 3, 1761. The survey, "pursuant to Warrant from His Excell. James Wright Esq. Captain General & Governor in Chief," is signed by the Surveyor General Henry Yonge and W. DeBrahm and illustrated with the location of the property and indications of the neighboring tracts and their owner's names.
Coll. Number: ms939

Biographical/Historical Note

"James Wright was the third and last royal governor of Georgia, serving from 1760 to 1782, with a brief interruption early in the American Revolution. Almost alone among colonial governors, Wright was a popular and able administrator and servant of the crown. He played a key role in retarding the flame of revolution in Georgia long after it had flared violently in every other colony." - "James Wright." New Georgia Encyclopedia. (Retrieved July 26, 2008)

Index Terms

De Brahm, John Gerar William, 1717-ca. 1799
Land grants--Georgia--Liberty County.
Liberty County (Ga.)--History--18th century--Sources.
Liberty County (Ga.)--Surveys.
Real property--Georgia--Liberty County.
Stewart, John, Sr.
Yonge, Henry

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Stewart land survey, MS 939. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

OS Folder
1ALand survey, 1761 December 3