NEW HANOVER COUNTY

Established in 1729 from Carteret Precinct as a precinct of Bath County.
Courthouse fires have destroyed a few records through the years.

                                ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1797-1899; 2 volumes, 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1818-1906; 1 volume, 1 Fibredex box.
	Constables' Bonds, 1846-1865; 1 volume.
	Inspectors' Bonds, 1870-1893; 2 volumes.
	Lumber Inspectors' Bonds, 1844-1868; 2 volumes.
	Naval Stores Inspectors' Bonds, 1844-1868; 2 volumes.
	Naval Stores and Lumber Inspectors' Bonds, 1841-1843; 1 volume.
	Officials' Bonds and Records, 1766-1908; 2 volumes, 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Sheriffs' Bonds, 1841-1867; 2 volumes.
	Sheriffs' and Constables' Bonds, 1857-1858; 1 volume.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1738-1868; 30 volumes.
		Appeal Dockets, 1841-1868; 2 volumes.
		Appearance Dockets, 1801-1814, 1827-1868; 6 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1758-1862; 24 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
		Magistrates' Dockets, 1832-1841; 2 volumes.
		Recognizance Docket, 1841-1860; 1 volume.
		State Dockets, 1808-1814, 1844-1867; 3 volumes.
		Reference (Trial) and Appearance Docket, 1750-1758; 2 volumes.
		Trial, Appearance and Reference Dockets, 1771-1786; 2 volumes.
		Trial Dockets, 1786-1797; 7 volumes.
		Trial and Reference Dockets, 1797-1860; 17 volumes.
		Record of Appointments and Orders, 1774-1868; 3 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1806-1910; 22 volumes.
		Equity Minutes, 1860-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Appearance Docket, 1848-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Execution Docket, 1853-1866; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial Docket, 1848-1868; 1 volume.
		Appearance Dockets, 1804-1868; 3 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1810-1868; 6 volumes.
		Recognizance Docket, 1806-1821; 1 volume.
		State Dockets, 1824-1829, 1836-1875, 1891; 4 volumes.
		Trial and Reference Dockets, 1807-1868; 7 volumes.
		Civil Action Papers, 1758-1915; 52 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1848-1940, 1955;
			26 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1788-1907; 11 Fibredex boxes.
	Criminal Court
		Minutes, 1867-1868, 1877-1884, 1888-1895; 4 volumes.
	Circuit Criminal Court/Eastern District Criminal Court
		Minutes, 1895-1901; 1 volume.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1805-1810, 1813-1818; 2 volumes.
	Deeds, 1757-1945; 13 Fibredex boxes.
	Quit Claim Deeds, 1874-1945; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Mortgage Deeds, 1816-1945; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Deeds of Trust, 1846-1967; 1 Fibredex box.
	General Index to Deeds, Vendor, 1729-1914; 11 volumes.
	General Index to Deeds, Vendee, 1729-1914; 11 volumes.
	Block Book, 1911-1922; 1 volume.
	Ejectments, 1784-1898; 1 Fibredex box.
	Land Entry Book, 1784-1796; 1 volume.
	Lists of Deeds Proved, 1808-1863; 1 Fibredex box.
	Attachments, Executions, Levies and Liens on Land, 1847, 1868-1917;
		3 Fibredex boxes.
	Decrees Concerning Land, 1875-1914; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1748-1950; 2 Fibredex boxes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1830-1894; 7 volumes.
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1915; 6 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1844-1918; 12 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-
		1879; 1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1741-1939; 118 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1763-1934; 18 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1867-1918; 3 volumes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1841-1911; 6 volumes.
	Inventory of Estate of John Rowan, 1782; 1 volume.
	Record of Settlements, 1869-1884; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Marriage Bonds, Certificates and Licenses, 1791-1904; 
		38 journals in 3 manuscript boxes.
	Record of Marriage Licenses, 1843-1863; 1 volume.
	Marriage Licenses, 1867-1937, 1944-1963; 63 Fibredex boxes.
	Marriage Registers, 1867-1943; 9 volumes.
	Record of Cohabitation, 1866-1868; 2 volumes.
	Cohabitation Certificates, 1866-1868; 1 manuscript box.
	Divorce Records, 1858-1945; 10 Fibredex boxes.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Lists of Taxables, 1815-1846; 5 volumes.
	Assessment for Taxes, 1847, no date [ca. 1874]; 2 volumes.
	Tax Records, 1779-1909; 2 Fibredex boxes.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1790-1816, 1830-1848; 3 volumes.
	Wills, 1732-1961; 111 Fibredex boxes.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1744-1943; 2 volumes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927, 1940; 2 volumes.
	Citizenship and Naturalization Records, 1842-1908; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Incorporations, 1879-1906; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1873-1878, 1887-1918; 4 volumes.
	Minutes, County Board of Health, 1879-1895; 1 volume.
	Stock Marks, 1862-1917; 2 volumes.
	County Accounts and Correspondence, 1783-1898; 1 Fibredex box.
	Registry of Claims Allowed by Committee of Finance, 1843-1877; 1 volume.
	Election Records, 1832-1919; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1928; 2 volumes.
	Coroners' Inquests, 1768-1880; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Insolvent Debtors and Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 
		1809-1916; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Journal of Committee of Finance, 1846-1868; 1 volume.
	Journal of County Trustee, 1866-1868; 1 volume.
	Journals of County Treasurer, 1870-1873; 2 volumes.
	Minutes, Board of Magistrates, 1878-1894; 1 volume.
	Registry of Licenses to Trades, 1869-1894; 2 volumes.
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1918; 3 volumes.
	Clerk's Minute Dockets (Special Proceedings), 1877-1904; 5 volumes.
	Record of Pensions, 1926-1949; 2 volumes.
	Road Records, 1798-1868; 1 Fibredex box.
	Railroad Records, 1858-1915; 8 Fibredex boxes.
	School Fund Journals, 1882-1913; 3 volumes.
	School Records, 1841-1913; 1 Fibredex box.
	County Examiner Letterbook, 1869-1874; 1 volume.
	Minutes, Wardens of the Poor, 1850-1868; 1 volume.
	Treasurers' Accounts with Wardens of the Poor, 1867-1868; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1756-1945; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Records of Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1786-1888; 1 Fibredex box.
	Registry of County Bonds, 1877-1895; 1 volume.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1861-1915; 14 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Inventories and Accounts of Assignees, 1894-1913; 1 volume.
CRX
	School Records, 1847-1849; 3 folders.

                               MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Bastardy Bonds, 1877-1879; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1738-1868; 9 reels.
		Magistrates' Docket, 1832-1837; 1 reel.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1806-1939; 17 reels.
		Minutes, Criminal, 1939-1943; 1 reel.
		Equity Minutes, 1860-1868; 1 reel.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1878-1960; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1829-1832, 1835-1847, 1879-1940; 7 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1844-1946; 9 reels.
	Appointment of Executors, 1868-1878; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Accounts, 1904-1934; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1856-1911; 2 reels.
	Record of Guardians, 1910-1946; 2 reels.
	Division of Land and Dowers, 1800-1934; 1 reel.
	Index to Administrators, Guardians and Wards, 1841-1856; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1734-1941; 174 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1729-1954; 13 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1729-1954; 12 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee: Carolina Building and Loan
		Association, 1926-1954; 1 reel.
	Land Entries, 1778-1948; Surveyors' Entry Book, 1905-1907; 1 reel.
	Map Books and Index, 1914-1961; 2 reels.
	Foreclosure Accounts, 1924-1960; 1 reel.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1740-1868; 2 reels.
	Record of Marriage Licenses Issued, 1843-1863; 1 reel.
	Marriage Licenses, 1867-1946; 36 reels.
	Marriage Registers, White, 1848-1961; 2 reels.
	Marriage Registers, Black, 1848-1939; 1 reel.
	Record of Cohabitation, 1866-1868; 1 reel.
	Record of Births in Wilmington, 1903-1910; 1 reel.
	Record of Deaths in Wilmington, 1903-1907; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1913-1961, 1971-1974; 4 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1913-1961; 2 reels.
	Index to Delayed Births, 1879-1928, various years; 2 reels.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record and Index of Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1961; 5 reels.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Record of Homesteads, 1869-1933; 1 reel.
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1943; 3 reels.
	Special Proceedings, 1877-1964; 14 reels.
	Cross Index to Parties to Actions, 1935, no date; 1 reel.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1815-1819, 1836-1846, 1856-1900, 1905, 1915, 1925; 8 reels.
	Assessment for Taxes, 1847; 1 reel.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1747-1961; 9 reels.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1735-1961; 2 reels.



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