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*Images of Each Index Page*

Below are links to the scanned pages of the Old Rights Index of warrants and surveys for pre-1733 Bucks and Chester counties. These Old Rights registers serve as the warrant registers for the period 1682-1732, and research for this time period should begin with these or the Patent Indexes. The index is divided into two sections, links to which appear below:

Bucks County index
Chester County index

Entries for both counties are grouped alphabetically by the surname that appears on each document and then arranged consecutively by entry number under each letter. Present information includes: the number of the entry, the type of document from which the information was taken (warrant, return, draft, or re-survey), name of individual, number of acres, date of the document, and the volume, book, and page number of the survey book in which the document was entered.

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