Oregon Historical County Records Guide
Washington County Records Inventory
Married Women's Property Registers
Series documents property held by women independently and separately from their husbands. Registration of property usually is in relation to a marriage or divorce settlement. Information includes a description of property (land, livestock, and farm and household goods) to be considered separate and declarations stating that the woman in question is not responsible for her husband's debts.
Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Women's Separate Property Rights Records, 1881-1882 (.05 cu.ft.);
Search for 1881-1882 Washington County women's property register entries in Oregon Historical Records Index.