deed A deed is a land transaction between individuals or private parties.
grant A land grant is a land transaction from the State or Commonwealth to an individual.
headright The headrights system encouraged wealthy individuals to pay to transport indentured servants to Virginia. In theory, the servants would work 5-7 years clearing new land and moving the edge of English settlement further west into the North American continent.  Source: Acquiring Virginia Land By "Headright"
patent A land patent is a land transaction during the Colonial period from the Crown to an individual.
   



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