CHOWAN COUNTY

Established by 1670 as a precinct of Albemarle County.
Many court records said to have been destroyed by acting clerk of court in 1848.

                              ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1737-1909; 1 volume, 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1736-1933; 1 volume, 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Officials' Bonds and Records, 1737-1921; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Ordinary Bonds and Records, 1739-1867; 2 Fibredex boxes.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1714-1868; 21 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1757-1859; 11 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
		Levy Docket, 1849-1850; 1 volume.
		State (Crown) Dockets, 1774-1862; 4 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
		Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1757-1868; 18 volumes,
			2 manuscript boxes.
		Clerk's Account Book, 1804-1811; 1 volume.
		Clerk's Account and Receipt Book, 1840-1850; 1 volume.
		Costs Dockets, 1806-1813, 1841-1850; 2 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1809-1910; 11 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
		Equity Minutes, 1816-1861, 1866-1868; 2 volumes.
		Equity Trial Docket, 1849-1868; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1814-1868; 2 volumes.
		State Docket, 1826-1868; 1 volume.
		Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1807-1868; 5 volumes,
			1 manuscript box.
		Rough Minutes and Dockets, 1725-1867; 1 Fibredex box.
		Civil Action Papers, 1730-1922; 103 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1761-1911; 12 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Timber, 1795-1908; 1 Fibredex box.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1720-1933; 38 Fibredex boxes.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1715-1758; 8 volumes.
	Deeds, 1714-1900; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Deeds, 1678-1893; 1 Fibredex box.
	Ejectments, 1767-1879; 1 Fibredex box.
	Entry Book, 1794-1801; 1 volume.
	Record of Deeds Proved, 1811-1852; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1708-1923; 2 Fibredex boxes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1811-1868; 2 volumes.
	Accounts of Sale, 1779-1796, 1812-1868; 7 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1867-1911; 4 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, 1777-1784; 1 pamphlet.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters,
		1868-1911; 1 volume.
	Dowers and Widows' Year's Support, 1815-1858; 2 volumes.
	Estates Records, 1728-1951; 118 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1741-1913; 7 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1812-1868; 3 volumes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1850-1911; 2 volumes.
	Orphans' Court Docket, 1766-1775; 1 volume.
	Inventories of Estates, 1811-1866; 1 volume.
	Record of Inheritance Tax, 1919; 1 volume.
	Record of Hiring of Slaves Belonging to Estates, 1808-1817; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1747-1868; 8 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Marriage Certificates, 1851-1867; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Marriage Records, 1754-1909; 1 Fibredex box.
	Divorce Records, 1823-1909; 2 Fibredex boxes.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Taxables and Tax Lists, 1717-1909; 2 volumes, 9 Fibredex boxes.
WILLS
	Wills, 1694-1938; 24 Fibredex boxes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Record (Entry) of Strays, 1906-1919; 1 volume.
	County Accounts, 1742-1929; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1912; 2 volumes.
	Election Returns and Lists of Voters, 1772-1914; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Insolvent Debtors, 1769-1869; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Jury Lists, 1722-1877; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Jury Tickets, 1873-1906; 1 volume.
	Justices of the Peace Records, 1753-1920; 1 Fibredex box.
	Loyalty Oath Stubs, 1865; 1 volume.
	Special Proceedings, 1870-1895; 2 volumes.
	Accounts, Letters and Receipts of Edmund Hoskins, 1801-1835;
		4 Fibredex boxes.
	Accounts, Letters and Receipts of Elisha Norfleet, Clerk of Court 
		of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1796-1811; 1 Fibredex box.
	Personal Accounts, 1700-1895; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Accounts, 1752-1879; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1685-1916; 20 volumes, 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Promissory Notes and Receipts, 1721-1909; 1 Fibredex box.
	Minutes, County Road Commissioners, 1921-1929; 1 volume.
	Road Records, 1717-1912; 6 Fibredex boxes.
	Common School Records, 1839-1897; 1 Fibredex box.
	Shipping Records, 1731-1894; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Slave Records, 1730-1869; 7 Fibredex boxes.
	Ferriage Docket, 1781-1783; 1 volume.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1763-1918; 2 Fibredex boxes.
CRX
	Miscellaneous Records, 1747-1830; 13 folders.
	Equity Court Minutes, Edenton District Superior Court, 1800-1850; 
		1 volume.

                             MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1871-1909; 1 reel.
	Bastardy Bonds, 1755-1878; 2 reels.
	Officials' Bonds, 1690-1959; 3 reels.
	Tavern Bonds, 1785-1837; 1 reel.
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1888-1950; 1 reel.
	Record of Partnerships, 1922-1976; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1714-1719, 1730-1868; 11 reels.
		Trial Dockets, 1788-1804; 1 reel.
		Levy Docket, 1849-1850; 1 reel.
		Court Letterbook, 1816-1858; 1 reel.
		Orders of the Court, 1780-1830; 1 reel.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1807-1956; 6 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1807-1810, 1816-1868; 2 reels.
		Index to Civil Actions, 1966-1984; 3 reels.
		Index to Criminal Actions, 1966-1984; 1 reel.
		Index to Judgments, 1966-1985; 1 reel.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1880-1914, 1924-1958; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1785-1794, 1811-1958; 6 reels.
	Accounts of Sale of Estates, 1779-1796, 1811-1868; 5 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1867-1911; 2 reels.
	Record of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1911-1943; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, 1919-1966; 3 reels.
	Appointment of Executors, 1868-1911; 1 reel.
	Record of Executors and Guardians, 1936-1966; 2 reels.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1811-1868; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1877-1883; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1787, 1811-1911; 3 reels.
	Orphans' Court Docket, 1767-1775; 1 reel.
	Record of Widows' Year's Support, 1869-1966; 2 reels.
	Inheritance Tax Records, 1914-1967; 2 reels.
	Inventories of Estates, 1811-1866; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1859-1969; 3 reels.
	Index to Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1811-1966; 1 reel.
	Index to Estates, 1811-1966; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1715-1946; 36 reels.
	Index to Deeds, Grantor, 1695-1975; 3 reels.
	Index to Deeds, Grantee, 1695-1975; 3 reels.
	Land Entries, 1787-1941; 1 reel.
	Processioners' Record, 1756, 1795-1808; 1 reel.
	Record of Deeds Proved, 1811-1852; 1 reel.
	Sales and Resales of Land Under Mortgagees and Trustees, 1926-1966; 2 reels.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868; 2 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1851-1947; 1 reel.
	Record of Divorce, 1868-1960; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1913-1993; 1 reel.
	Index to Deaths, 1913-1993; 1 reel.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1942-1994; 3 reels.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Ferriage Docket, 1781-1783; 1 reel.
	Registry of Licenses to Trades, 1873-1902; 1 reel.
	Record of Lunacy, 1899-1966; 1 reel.
	Clerk's Minute Docket, 1921-1966; 1 reel.
	Orders and Decrees, 1868-1968; 2 reels.
	Special Proceedings, 1868-1895, 1911-1967; Widows' Dowers and Year's
		Provisions, 1859-1868; 2 reels.
	Record of Petitions, 1770-1887; 3 reels.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1899, 1942-1953; 2 reels.
	Minutes of Commissioners and Magistrates, 1876-1896; 1 reel.
ROADS AND BRIDGES
	Minutes, County Road Commissioners, 1921-1929; 1 reel.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, Board of Superintendents of Common Schools, 1841-1861; 1 reel.
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1885-1982; 2 reels.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Lists of Taxables, 1801-1810, 1814-1826; 1 reel.
	Tax Ledger, 1865-1867; 1 reel.
	Tax Scrolls, 1888-1892; 1 reel.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1760-1966; 7 reels.
	List of Wills, 1777-1784; 1 reel.
	Index to Wills, Devisor, 1760-1966; 1 reel.
	Index to Wills, Devisee, 1760-1966; 1 reel.



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