BLADEN COUNTY

Established in 1734 from New Hanover Precinct as a precinct of Bath County.
Courthouse fires of 1800 and 1893 destroyed most of the court records and 
several land records.

                         ORIGINAL RECORDS

COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1866-1867; 1 volume.
		Execution Docket, 1761-1762; [See Miscellaneous Records, 1761-1958].
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1869-1890, 1893-1901; 4 volumes.
		Summons Docket, 1869; [See Special Proceedings Docket].
		Civil Action Papers, 1893-1956; 14 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1893-1955; 13 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1893-1956; 1 Fibredex box.
LAND RECORDS
	Deeds and Grants, 1738-1804; 2 volumes.
	Ejectments, 1915-1955; 1 Fibredex box.
	Land Entry Books, 1893-1920; 2 volumes.
	Petitions to Partition Land, 1898-1952; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Petitions to Sell Land, 1893-1954; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Petitions to Settle Boundary, 1904-1955; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Land Sold for Taxes, 1927-1949; 26 Fibredex boxes.
	Attachments, Executions, Levies and Liens on Land and Personal Property, 
		1893-1956, 1961; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Foreclosures, 1893-1955; 8 Fibredex boxes.
	Registration of Titles (Torrens Act), 1916-1954; 1 Fibredex box.
	Land Condemnations, 1935-1954; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1770-1944; 1 Fibredex box.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1885, 1893-1917; 2 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1909-1912; 1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1761, 1862, 1882-1956; 34 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1894-1955; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1893-1912; 2 volumes.
	Record of Settlements, 1885-1923; 2 volumes.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Register, 1892-1904; 1 volume.
	Divorce Records, 1893-1955; 11 Fibredex boxes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1940; 1 volume.	
	Record of Elections, 1896-1934; 4 volumes.
	Election Records, 1898, 1920, 1931-1952; 1 Fibredex box.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1893-1955, 1965; 2 Fibredex 
		boxes.
	Lunacy Records, 1895-1955; 1 Fibredex box.
	Special Proceedings Docket, 1869-1892; 1 volume.
	Road, Bridge and Ferry Records, 1901-1955; 1 Fibredex box.
	Railroad Records, 1893-1944; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	School Records, 1893-1948; 1 Fibredex box.
	Canal and Drainage Records,1897-1955; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Timber Records, 1910-1955; 1910-1955; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1761-1958; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Assignee, Receiver and Trustee Records, 1896-1955; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	
                         MICROFILM RECORDS

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1899-1973; 2 reels.
	Partnership Record, 1913-1929; 1 reel.
	Index to Partners, Assumed Names and Corporations, 1899-1984; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1866-1867; 1 reel.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1869-1968; 8 reels.
		Index to Minutes, Plaintiff, 1869-1968; 2 reels.
		Index to Minutes, Defendant, 1869-1968; 2 reels.
		Index to Judgments, Plaintiff, 1869-1968; 1 reel.
		Index to Judgments, Defendant, 1869-1968; 1 reel.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1896-1960; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1917; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Trustees, 1911-1926;
		1 reel.
	Record of Accounts of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1918-1968;
		3 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1909-1912; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, 1917-1968; 3 reels.
	Record of Executors, 1946-1968; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1893-1912; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1922-1968; 2 reels.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1924-1970; 2 reels.
	Record of Division of Estates, 1899-1936; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1885-1919; 1 reel.
	Index to Final Accounts: Executors, Administrators and Guardians, 1869-
		1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Final Accounts: Wards, 1872-1968; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1774-1961; 79 reels.
	Deeds and Grants, 1738-1804; 1 reel.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1784-1961; 14 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1784-1961; 12 reels.
	Record of Entry Takers, 1893-1917, 1923-1940; 1 reel.
	Map Books, 1877-1973; 5 reels.
	Index to Maps, 1877-1973; 1 reel.
	Record of Resale of Land by Mortgagees and Trustees, 1923-1966; 2 reels.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Licenses, 1909-1961; 3 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1892-1971; 2 reels.
	Index to Births, 1913-1972; 1 reel.
	Index to Deaths, 1914-1972; 1 reel.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years, 1873-1966; 2 reels.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1917-1984; 4 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1917-1973; 1 reel.
	Roll Book, Bladen Guards (Co. K, 8th Regt. N. C. V., Artillery), 1861-1862;
		1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1940; 1 reel.
	Record of Inquisition of Lunacy, 1899-1959; 1 reel.
	Clerk's Minute Dockets, 1933-1968; 2 reels.
	Orders and Decrees, 1868-1968; 9 reels.
	Special Proceedings, 1868-1924; 1 reel.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Plaintiff, 1868-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Defendant, 1868-1968; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1893-1905; 1 reel.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1881-1933; 1 reel.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1883, 1895, 1898-1900, 1905, 1915, 1925-1926; 3 reels.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1766-1968; 3 reels.
	Index to Wills, Devisor, 1766-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Wills, Devisee, 1766-1968; 1 reel.

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