Giles Tillet land grant
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Giles Tillet land grant

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Tillet, Giles.
Title: Giles Tillet land grant
Dates: 1775
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0799

Biographical/Historical Note

Giles Tillet was a captain of British Militia during the Revolutionary War.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a 1775 land grant of 500 acres in the Ceded Lands, signed by Governor James Wright. A survey of the land is attached. The Ceded lands were the result of a Creek-Cherokee treaty, June 1, 1773, and included land in Wilkes and other surrounding counties. The document is torn along its creases.

Index Terms

Indians of North America--Land tenure.
Land grants.
Land speculation.
Tillet, Giles.
Wilkes County (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Giles Tillet land grant, MS 799, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Grant to Giles Tillet of 500 acres in the Ceded Lands, 1775 February 9 ( 2.0 p. )
Signed by James Wright et al. Survey attached. Torn along creases.