ONSLOW COUNTY

Established in 1734 from New Hanover Precinct as a precinct of Bath County.
Storms of 1752 and 1786 destroyed many records. Later court records are missing; 
reason unknown.

                               ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1757-1907; 1 Fibredex box.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1764-1909; 1 volume, 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Officials' Bonds and Records, 1779-1913; 4 Fibredex boxes.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1732-1868; 20 volumes.
		Appeal Docket, 1787-1790; 1 volume.
		Appearance Dockets, 1801-1868; 4 volumes.
		Execution Dockets, 1762-1868; 15 volumes.
		Crown Dockets, 1763-1774; 2 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1795-1868; 2 volumes.
		Trial, Appearance and Crown Dockets, 1745-1763; 5 volumes.
		Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1763-1788; 4 volumes.
		Trial and Appeal Dockets, 1793-1800; 4 volumes.
		Trial Dockets, 1827-1868; 4 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1844-1909; 8 volumes.
		Equity Minutes, 1839-1850; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial and Appearance Docket, 1840-1852; 1 volume.
		Appearance Docket, 1834-1868; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1851-1868; 2 volumes.
		Presentments Docket, 1879-1893; 1 volume.
		State Docket, 1854-1869; 1 volume.
		Trial Dockets, 1834-1869; 3 volumes.
		Civil Transfer Docket, 1869-1877; 1 volume.
		Civil Action Papers, 1759-1919; 72 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1778-1929; 7 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1765-1914; 22 Fibredex boxes.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1740-1807; 25 volumes.
	Deeds of Sale, 1751-1900; 6 Fibredex boxes.
	Mortgage Deeds, 1833-1908; 1 Fibredex box.
	Miscellaneous Deeds, 1790-1862; 1 Fibredex box.
	Ejectments, 1790-1901; 1 Fibredex box.
	Entry Books, 1778-1889; 7 volumes.
	Land Grant Books, 1781-1794; 3 volumes.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1753-1908; 1 Fibredex box.
	Petitions for Partition, 1870-1909; 1 Fibredex box.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1830-1909; 5 volumes.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1870-1913; 4 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-
		1912; 1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1735-1914; 83 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1775-1909; 9 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1857-1912; 4 volumes.
	Inventories of Estates, 1780-1785; 1 volume.
	Inventories and Accounts of Sale, 1829-1862; 4 volumes.
	Record of Settlements, 1869-1895; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1745-1868; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Divorce Records, 1866-1906; 1 Fibredex box.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Records, 1774-1912; 4 Fibredex boxes.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, 1757-1783; 1 volume.
	Wills and Inventories of Estates, 1774-1790; 1 volume.
	Wills, 1746-1968; 22 Fibredex boxes.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1829-1939; 2 volumes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1878-1932; 3 volumes.
	Orders and Decrees, 1868-1926; 1 volume.
	Special Proceedings Docket, 1883-1926; 1 volume.
	Record of Pensions, 1911-1932; 1 volume.
	Appointment of Road Overseers, 1827-1853; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1732-1950; 10 Fibredex boxes.
CRX
	Marriage Records, 1851-1860; 1 folder.

                               MICROFILM RECORDS

COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1734-1868; 6 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1869-1926; 5 reels.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1868-1961; 3 reels.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1870-1912; 2 reels.
	Record of Administrators, 1913-1931; 1 reel.
	Appointment of Executors, 1869-1912; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1857-1912; 1 reel.
	Inventories and Accounts of Sale, 1845-1861; 1 reel.
	Record of Final Settlements, 1869-1961; 3 reels.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1740-1925; 52 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1734-1965; 7 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1734-1965; 8 reels.
	Land Entries, 1781-1955; 2 reels.
	Land Grants, 1712-1839, 1877-1928; 5 reels.
	Reports of Sales, 1921-1961; 1 reel.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1745-1868; 1 reel.
	Marriage Licenses, 1893-1947; 8 reels.
	Marriage Registers, 1851-1947; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1914-1960; 2 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1912-1959; 2 reels.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1915-1981; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Homestead Returns, 1869-1922; 1 reel.
	Orders and Decrees, 1868-1926; 1 reel.
	Special Proceedings, 1882-1923; 3 reels.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Plaintiff, 1869-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Defendant, 1869-1968; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1924; 2 reels.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1769-1771, 1774-1790; 2 reels.
WILLS
	Wills, 1790-1961; 5 reels.
	Index to Wills, Devisor, 1790-1970; 1 reel.
	Index to Wills, Devisee, 1790-1970; 1 reel.



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