CRAVEN COUNTY

Established in 1705 as Archdale Precinct of Bath County.
Name changed to Craven in 1712.

                              ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1748-1910; 2 volumes, 7 Fibredex boxes.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1803-1880; 1 volume, 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Constables' Bonds, 1850-1859; 1 volume.
	Officials' Bonds, 1753-1867; 1 Fibredex box.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1712-1715, 1730-1868; 43 volumes.
		Appearance Dockets, 1791-1868; 9 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1754-1867; 28 volumes.
		Levy Docket, 1842-1857; 1 volume.
		State Dockets, 1786-1859; 4 volumes.
		Reference (Trial) and Appearance Dockets, 1778-1791; 2 volumes.
		Trial and Reference Dockets, 1789-1807; 3 volumes.
		Trial and Petition Dockets, 1807-1868; 14 volumes.
		Writs Docket, 1850-1854; 1 volume.
		Clerk's Account Book, 1816-1828; 1 volume.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1807-1820, 1829-1968; 57 volumes.
		Equity Minutes, 1850-1868; 3 volumes.
		Equity Execution Docket, 1858-1868; Clerk's Receipt Book (Land 
			Sales), 1869-1872; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial and Appearance Docket, 1850-1859; 1 volume.
		Clerk and Master in Equity Sale and Hiring Book, 1858-1875; 
			1 volume.
		Appearance Docket, 1843-1867; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1806-1830, 1840-1869; 5 volumes.
		Judgment Dockets, 1868-1904; 7 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1815-1861, 1866-1867, 1869; 4 volumes.
		Criminal Docket, 1868-1914; 5 volumes.
		Trial, Appearance, Argument and Reference Docket, 1807-1813; 
			1 volume.
		Trial and Argument Docket, 1814-1832; 1 volume.
		Trial Dockets, 1845-1868, 1891-1969; 6 volumes.
		Civil Issues Dockets, 1868-1914; 10 volumes.
		Judgment Dockets, Tax Foreclosure Suits; 1927-1956; 12 volumes.
		General Index Criminal Judgment, 1953-1968; 3 volumes.
		Civil Action Papers, 1756-1908; 71 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1809-1920; 7 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1778-1906; 20 Fibredex boxes.
		Miscellaneous Court Records, 1850s, 1927; 1 Manuscript Box.
	Circuit Criminal Court/Other Courts
		Minutes, 1895-1901; 1 volume.
		County Court Minute Docket, 1921-1967; 15 volumes.
		Index Tax Judgments - Creditors, 1867-1949; 4 volumes.
		Index Tax Judgments - Debtors, 1895-1948; 3 volumes.
		Trial Docket, 1895-1901; 1 volume.
		Execution Docket, 1868-1875; 1 volume.
LAND RECORDS
	Deeds, Inventories, Wills and Miscellaneous Records, 1729-1855; 
		21 volumes.
	Deeds, Patents, Grants, Deeds of Trust and Mortgage Deeds, 1720, 1724-1904; 
		2 Fibredex boxes.
	Acknowledgment of Deeds and Powers of Attorney (Record of Probate), 1786-
		1799; 1 volume.
	Index to Deeds, 1744-1846; 3 volumes.
	Ejectments, 1787-1872, 1896; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Land Entries, 1789-1861, 1893; Division and Sale of Land, 1803-1910;
		1 Fibredex box.
	Land Entries, 1834-1903; 1 volume.
	Grants and Surveys, 1716-1802 (includes Land Entry Book, 1809-1813);
		2 volumes.
	Plats of Survey, 1819, 1823, 1826; 1 Fibredex box.
	Plats, Surveys and Miscellaneous Land Records, 1754-1901; 1 Fibredex box.
	Land Sold for Taxes, 1911-1914, 1925-1937; 23 Fibredex boxes.
	Land Divisions and Plots, 1790-1868; 1 volume.
	Tax Levies by Sheriff, 1872-1908; 2 volumes.
	Land Sales, 1911-1918; 1 volume.
	Land Title Guaranty Proceedings, 1913-1966; 1 volume.
	Record of Land Sales, 1921-1970; 8 volumes.	
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1829-1902; 11 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1868-1917; 5 volumes.
	Estates Records, 1745-1945; 167 Fibredex boxes, 1 volume.
	Guardians' Records, 1766-1945; 16 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1869-1927; 6 volumes.
	Record of Guardians, 1808-1869; 2 volumes.
	Guardians World War Veterans, 1930-1954; 1 volume.
	Inventories, Accounts of Sale and Deeds, 1763-1767; 1 volume.
	Inventories and Accounts of Sale, 1781-1789, 1807, 1830-1867; 11 volumes.
	Record of Inheritance Tax Collections, 1920-1923; 1 volume.
	Record of Probate (Estates), 1877-1885; 1 volume.
	Fiduciary Account Book (Estate of Major Willis), 1844-1845; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Estate Records, 1872-1886; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1773-1868; 17 Fibredex boxes, 2 volumes.
	Divorce Records, 1828-1897, 1955; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Maiden Name Divorced Women, 1937-1968; 1 volume.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Book, 1829-1856; 1 volume.
	Tax Records, 1764-1904; 1 Fibredex box.
WILLS
	Wills (includes inventories and deeds), 1737-1868; 12 volumes.
	Wills, 1748-1941; 20 Fibredex boxes.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1750-1914; 1 volume.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Naturalization Record, 1904-1905; 1 volume.
	Alien Registration, 1927-1940; 1 volume.
	Minutes, Board of Superintendents of Common Schools, 1841-1859; 
		1 volume.
	Buildings, Claims, County Lines and Trustee Settlements, 1780-1918;
		1 Fibredex box.
	Sheriff's Settlements, 1811-1854, and State of County Finance, 1834-1856; 
		1 Fibredex box.
	Certificates of Claims, 1829-1846; 2 volumes.
	County Trustees' Settlements, 1817-1868; 3 volumes.
	Treasurer's Account Book, 1881-1887; 1 volume.
	Treasurer of Public Buildings Accounts, 1817-1857; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Elections, 1874-1968; 7 volumes and 1 manuscript box.
	Election Returns, 1835-1895; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Election Returns for Sheriffs, 1830-1860; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Permanent Registration, 1902-1908; 1 volume.
	Poll Tax Register, 1902-1910; 1 volume.
	Coroners' Inquests, 1782-1905; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Insolvent Debtors, 1757-1866; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Jury Lists, 1894-1913; 1 manuscript box.
	Sheriffs' Receipt Book, 1836-1845; 1 volume.
	Record of Magistrates, 1868-1924; 1 manuscript box and 1 Fibredex box.
	Physician's Certificate, 1951-1966; 1 volume.
	Inquisition of Lunacy, 1899-1968; 4 volumes.
	Oath Book, 1811-1872, 1885-1896; 1 volume and 1 manuscript box..
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1925; 7 volumes.
	Minutes Special Proceedings, 1859-1903; 7 volumes.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings, 1869-1968; 4 volumes.
	Blind Pensioners, 1902-1927; 1 volume.
	State Pension Book, 1903-1938; 1 volume.
	Personal Accounts, 1750-1894; 1 Fibredex box.
	Appointment of Constables and Overseers, 1784-1857; 2 volumes.
	Road Records, 1767-1868; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Railroad Records, 1855-1908; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Lists of School Children and Teacher Applications, 1841-1861; 
		1 Fibredex box.
	School Committees, 1841-1861; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous School Records, 1823-1874; 1 Fibredex box.
	Minutes, Wardens of the Poor, 1837-1871; 1 volume.
	Records of Wardens of the Poor, 1803-1861; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1757-1929; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Letters to Clerk, 1814-1871; 1 Fibredex box.
	List of Commissioners of Affidavits, 1851-1884; 1 volume.
	Records of Ships and Merchants, 1770-1858; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Civil Action Papers Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1788, 
		1806-1860, 1885; 1 Fibredex box.
	Criminal Action Papers Concerning Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1781-
		1868; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Slaves and Free Negroes, 1775-1861; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Permits For Purchase of Concealed Weapons, 1919-1959; 1 volume.
	Book of Orders Appointing Receiver of Judgment - Debtors, 1880-1891; 
		1 volume.
CRX
	Will (of George Kornegy), 1773; 1 folder
	Crop Lien, 1872; 1 folder.

                             MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1868-1910; 1 reel.
	Bastardy Bonds, 1870-1880; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1712-1868; 15 reels.
 
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1801-1820, 1829-1933; 15 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1850-1860; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1829-1960; 6 reels.
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1951; 7 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1868-1947; 2 reels.
	Record of Administrators, 1935-1946; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1868-1927; 2 reels.
	Record of Guardians, 1919-1960; 2 reels.
	Citations to Guardians, Administrators and Executors, 1869-1885; 1 reel.
	Inventories and Accounts of Sale, 1763-1767, 1781-1789, 1807, 1830-1867;
		7 reels.
	Inventory of the Estate of Major Willis, 1844; 1 reel.
	Land Divisions and Plats, 1803-1868; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1869-1955; 5 reels.
	Miscellaneous Estates Records, 1740-1870; 6 reels.
	Cross Index to Executors and Administrators, 1869-1910; 1 reel.
	Cross Index to Guardians, 1868-1910; 1 reel.
	Cross Index to Fiduciaries, 1909-1968; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1739-1914; 94 reels.
	Index to Deeds and Mortgages, Grantor, 1739-1980; 13 reels.
	Index to Deeds and Mortgages, Grantee, 1739-1980; 12 reels.
	Land Entries, 1778-1959; 1 reel.
	Land Grants, 1783-1809; 1 reel.
	Index to Land Grants, no date; 1 reel.
	Record of Patents, 1770-1859; 2 reels.
	Record of Land Sales by Mortgagees and Trustees, 1921-1946; 3 reels.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bond Abstracts, 1740-1868; 1 reel.
	Marriage Licenses, 1892-1946; 8 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1851-1960; Record of Cohabitation, 1865-1867; 3 reels.
	Marriage Registers, Women, 1851-1946; 3 reels.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1927-1981; 7 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, various years; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Orders and Decrees, 1868-1925; 2 reels.
	Special Proceedings, 1869-1949; 9 reels.
	Cross Index to Special Proceedings, 1869-1960; 1 reel.
	Minutes, Wardens of the Poor, 1837-1871; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1902; 3 reels.
 
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Lists of Taxables, 1829-1856; 1 reel.
	Tax Lists, 1881-1893, 1896, 1900, 1916-1917, 1925, 1935; 7 reels.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1708-1716, 1784-1968; 14 reels.
	Original Wills, 1746-1890; 3 reels.
	Wills and Estates Papers, 1736-1857; 4 reels.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1784-1970; 2 reels.




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