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Perquimans County, N.C. - Road Records - (1810-1829) Vol 2 By Stewart Dunaway
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Perquimans County was formed in 1668 from Albemarle County – the original county (1664 – abolished in 1739). This is clearly one of the oldest in the State, as the east coast was... More > certainly the beginning. Perquimans (along with other counties) was reduced in size in 1779, with the formation of Gates Co. This is the second volume in this large collection of records. There are four fibred boxes, of which one volume per box is scheduled (as time permits).< Less
Pasquotank County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol. 3 (1830-1894) By Stewart Dunaway
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Pasquotank County was formed in 1668 from Albemarle County – the original county (1664 – abolished in 1739). This is clearly one of the oldest in the State, as the east coast was... More > certainly the beginning. Pasquotank (along with other counties) was reduced in size in 1729 with the formation of Tyrell and then again in 1777, with the formation of Camden Co. This is the third volume in this large collection of records. There are four fibred boxes, of which one volume per box is scheduled (as time permits). However, after reviewing the fourth and final box, I found a mix of records – some modern DOT-like records, and the remaining old petitions etc. One important folder is the undated folder which can contain very old records. This folder represents ALL undated records for the entire 4-box collection. Therefore, this book is the last edition and contains everything but the 20th century folders and many overseer appointments etc.< Less
Perquimans County, N.C. - Road and Bridge Records - (1711-1799) Vol 1 By Stewart Dunaway
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Perquimans County (on the east coast of N.C.) has the oldest County road records (original documents) in the State Archives (1711). This collection of records represents some of the oldest in the... More > state, and provides insight to the early colonial era road and bridge situations. This is the first of many records for this county. Additional volumes may be completed in the future. Pasquotank, Bertie, and Chowan Counties are also being added. This book also includes part of the “Float Bridge” records for Hertford.< Less
Land Confiscation Records of North Carolina - Vol. 1(1779-1800) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of the original records, as preserved by the State Archives (Raleigh). These records are transcribed and cataloged (including detailed indexing) to assist researchers as... More > they delve into the difficult area of Land Confiscation. In NC, land was confiscated by Act of Assembly, for those people who remained loyal to the King during the American Revolution. These records are primarily documenting Henry E. McCulloh’s land, although, Fanning, Tryon, Josiah Martin, and Milner are included. In this volume are the records for Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Wake County. This book includes data tables and some maps to assist researchers. Orange County has the largest quantity of records, and data tables were included with numerous sorts to assist researching this collection.< Less
Pasquotank County, N.C. - Road Records - Vol. 2 (1810-1829) By Stewart Dunaway
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This is the second volume of road records for this county. The earliest records are contained in Vol 1. Also the Mill and Ferry Records are contained in a dedicated volume. The remaining records are... More > being transcribed, with the third volume being planned soon hereafter. This book is indexed by surname (Last, First), locale (streams, roads) and key word (deceased, widow, death etc.) in order to assist researchers "mine" all information found in this collection. As with most of these county records, this collection included miss-filed records, such as estate divisions, and even a legal matter about a person running without clothes on in the county.< Less
Pasquotank County, N.C. - Road Records - (1734-1799) - Vol 1 By Stewart Dunaway
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This volume includes the first box of records in the State Archives (Raleigh, NC). Each petition (required to establish, alter, discontinue a road or bridge)is photgraphed (to see signatures) and... More > transcribed for indexing and catalog. Maps are provided to help illustrate locations (if known).< Less
Proprietor Grants of North Carolina (1672-1728) By Stewart Dunaway
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This book contains images of ORIGINAL Proprietor Grants. These rare (and early) grants were found in a number of manuscript collections across the State of N.C. - Each grant has a computer generated... More > plat (if possible) showing the land and associated streams, corners etc. This book includes an in depth review of the Proprietors history - as well as their petition to the King to sell him back their interest. All but one Proprietor agreed with the King, and Lord John Carteret will become Earl Granville and then have his one-eighth ownership allocated to him in North Carolina. This will be known as the Granville District - and the Granville Land Grants. NOTE: THIS BOOK IS NOT A COMPLETE REFERENCE to all 3,400 grants. M. Hofmann has already published a book on this large collection. However, NO original grants were included.< Less
Lord John Carteret, Earl Granville - His Life History and the Granville Grants By Stewart Dunaway
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This book detail the history of the Carteret, Granville, Thynne, Fermor and other families, pertaining to the Carteret’s. John Carteret will inherit from his grandfather his 1/8 interest in the... More > Lord Proprietor grant from King Charles II. John Carteret will be the only one of the eight inheritors who will retain his portion and establish his territory in North Carolina. This 1/8 portion is defined and granting of land will being in the 1740s. This book covers all aspects of what is well known as the Granville Grant. Modern maps are used to illustrate the magnitude of the original grant wording (Proprietors as well), and a detailed look into the calculation of Carteret’s 1/8 portion. No other book has been dedicated to this topic, including following the land to the Thynne’s.< Less
The Land Grant Atlas of Old Orange County - Volume II - Saxapahaw Old Fields By Mark Chilton
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NOTE: This is a full-color hardbound book. There is a black&white version in softcover (the maps will be less legible) at cheaper price. This is volume two of what is anticipated to be a four... More > volume set, covering Orange County as it was in 1778 when the state land grant system was created. Because I began investigating the Saxapahaw Old Fields before I even conceived of the four volume set, I have finished volume two before any of the other volumes. That is to say, even though I titled this book as volume two, there are, as yet, no other volumes in the series. However, I anticipate that the full four volume set will be completed at some future time.< Less
The Land Grant Atlas of Old Orange County - Volume II - Saxapahaw Old Fields (B&W) By Mark Chilton
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NOTE:This is a BLACK and WHITE version - therefore the USGS maps are less legible as to their color details. A full-color hardbound book is also available at $65. This is volume two of what is... More > anticipated to be a four volume set, covering Orange County as it was in 1778 when the state land grant system was created. Because I began investigating the Saxapahaw Old Fields before I even conceived of the four volume set, I have finished volume two before any of the other volumes. That is to say, even though I titled this book as volume two, there are, as yet, no other volumes in the series. However, I anticipate that the full four volume set will be available in the future.< Less