THIS DAY IN VIRGINIA HISTORY
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March 14, 1750
John Mauzy Surveyed Land in Frederick County
John Mauzy surveyed 400 acres of land for Jeremiah Smith in Fredrick County, a part of the Northern Neck Proprietary. Smith received the grant for that land on January 14, 1751/1752. The Northern Neck Proprietary consisted of 5,282,000 acres located between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers. The first Northern Neck land grant was issued in 1690. Individuals purchased warrants for a specified amount of land in a particular location. The warrants were taken to a surveyor and the land surveyed. The plat and any accompanying papers were returned to the proprietor's office, and a grant was issued.