Vermont Genealogy Resources -- Grants, Patents & Charters
Grants, Patents and Charters
January 2003
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Grants, Patents & Charters Sorted By Name
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New York and New Hampshire both claimed ownership of the land between Lake Champlain and the Connecticut River. To stress their claims, they both sold parcels of this disputed territory to groups of petitioners. New York called them Patents, while New Hampshire called them Grants. Between them, they divided two-thirds of Vermont into patents and grants, many of which overlapped claims by the other state. In 1777, Vermont finally won the right of ownership of its own territory. The Vermont legislature strove to resolve the ownership issues of these lands. In many cases, the New Hampshire grant was recognized because a township had been formed on that site, whereas many of the New York patients had never been settled or had been abandoned. Vermont then issued Charters for the land that had never been under dispute.

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