Meaning of val? in land records

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I was looking for records of a profile and she sold land in New York State.   Many of the transfers on the page have an abreviation, not sure it is a v, in both the parties.  Does anyone
have a guess what it refers to?
http://"United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 26 March 2020), Elizabeth Hawkins, 1826.


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in The Tree House by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (401k points)
It looks like it means Assessed Value.

1 Answer

+7 votes

Unfortunately the indexing of this as "valuation" is incorrect. It is actually not "val", but rather "+al" (i.e., "et al.", meaning "and other"). This particular entry is an index entry for the deed in which Uriah Hawkins "and other" acquired land from George and Elizabeth Hawkins. As the index says, the deed is located in Deeds vol. 39, p. 350; you can see this deed at, where you see that it is a conveyance from George Hawkins and wife Elizabeth to Uriah Hawkins and Benjamin Hawkins.

by Living Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (83.9k points)
Thank you.  With your help I have determined this is not a reference to Uriah's Elizabeth, so it is not usable.  She is married to a George Hawkins.

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