British Records: Treasury

Associated Files

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This large and highly diverse series is comprised of letters, reports, petitions, memorials, returns, shipping returns, accounts, vouchers, etc. Subjects relating to North Carolina include tobacco, naval stores, rice, and other commodities; trade and shipping; customs collection; proprietary government; postal service; piracy; Crown revenues in the colonies; currency; officeholding, including salaries and fees; boundaries; Indians; missionaries; landholding, including quitrents; courts of vice admiralty; colonial wars; Stamp Act; slavery; smuggling; immigration; naval affairs; Revolutionary War, including supply, privateering, military operations; and Loyalists, including claims for compensation, military service, migration to England, Nova Scotia, and  the West Indies.

Accounts (General; Scotland; Departmental) (microfilm and copies)

Returns, accounts, etc. Subjects concerning North Carolina include trade; quitrents; customs collection; Revolutionary War. Subjects concerning North Carolina include payments to missionaries; Indians; tobacco and other commodities; collection of customs; trade. Subjects concerning North Carolina include collection of customs; trade; tobacco, rice, and other commodities.

American Loyalist Claims (microfilm and copies)

Letters, accounts, memorials, depositions, inventories, transcripts of court proceedings, printed materials, etc., concerning claims of British subjects (Loyalists and others) for compensation for losses during and after the Revolution. Numbers of the claims are from merchants trading to North Carolina, and their accounts often include lists of debtors, with personal details concerning their death, emigration, economic circumstances, etc.

Board Papers (copies)

Courts of Justice (copies)

East Florida Claims (copies)

Letters, accounts, memorials, depositions, etc., concerning losses by British subjects in the cession of East Florida to Spain in 1783. Several documents pertain to Loyalists from North Carolina.

Indexes (copies)

Entry books, especially of letters, petitions, etc., referred by the  Treasury to various governmental departments, and others, for their information or advice. Subjects relating to North Carolina include Culpeper's Rebellion; officeholding--collectors of customs, surveyors of woods, receivers general, governors, attorneys general, clerks of  the Crown, collectors of quitrents; trade; rice, naval stores, and other commodities; proprietary government.

In-Letters (copies)

Minutes (copies)

Minutes of meetings of the Treasury Board. Subjects concerning North Carolina include piracy and privateering; trade; naval stores, rice,  tobacco; customs collection; proprietary government; boundary with Virginia; postal service; Indians; officeholding; quitrents and other Crown revenues; salaries and fees; landholding; Parliamentary grants; Stamp Act; emigration; Loyalists; Revolutionary War.

 

Registers, Various (microfilm)

Treasury, Miscellaneous (microfilm and copies)

  • Lowndes Papers: The papers of William Lowndes, secretary of the Treasury 1695-1724. The items relating to North Carolina in this series concern English  legislation regarding tobacco, and payments from Secret Service funds.
  • Documents Relating to Refugees: Letters, memorials, petitions, reports, vouchers, receipts, returns,  muster rolls, accounts, pension lists, etc., concerning Loyalists. Includes numbers of documents relating to Loyalist military units and civilian refugees from North Carolina, and various payments made to them, including pensions.
  • King's Warrants: Entry books of warrants issued for various payments. Subjects concerning North Carolina include emigration; trade; proprietary government;  officeholding; naval stores; piracy; boundary with Virginia; Crown  revenue, including quitrents; landholding; wars; salaries; Parliamentary  grants; Indians; Revolutionary War; Loyalists.
  • Warrants Relating to Money: Entry books of warrants issued for various payments. Subjects concerning North Carolina include cartography; collection of customs; officeholding; Culpeper's Rebellion; missionaries; rice; proprietary government; seals;  salaries; Loyalists.
  • Various: Returns, accounts, shipping returns, letters, reports, legal opinions, letters patent. Subjects concerning North Carolina include lists of Loyalist military units; officeholding, including fees; trade and shipping; proprietary government; Crown revenues; Revolutionary War, including prisoners; tobacco, rice, and other commodities; collection of customs duties.

Warrants, Various (copies)

  • Order Books: Entry books of orders for payments. Items relating to North Carolina include payments of salaries to governors, collectors of quitrents, and other officials, and of passage money to missionaries.
  • Disposition Books: This series records the particular account upon which a prescribed payment was to be drawn. North Carolina topics include payments to  missionaries, the French and Indian War; Indians; the Revolutionary War.
  • Various: Returns, accounts, shipping returns, letters, reports, legal opinions, letters patent. Subjects concerning North Carolina include lists of  Loyalist military units; officeholding, including fees; trade and  shipping; proprietary government; Crown revenues; Revolutionary War, including prisoners; tobacco, rice, and other commodities; collection of customs duties.

Out Letters (copies)

  • Customs and Excise: Entry books of letters, petitions, warrants, patents, orders in Council, returns, and reports to and from the Commissioners for Customs. Subjects relating to North Carolina include trade; customs regulations; Culpeper's Rebellion; officeholding (collectors of customs, surveyors general, other customs officials); tobacco, tar, and other commodities; emigration; seizure of vessels.
  • North Britain: Entry books of letters, warrants, orders in Council, etc., concerning the Scottish Customs service. Subjects relating to North Carolina  include emigration, Loyalists, tobacco, naval stores.
  • General: Entry books, mainly of letters to various departments of government and individuals. Subjects concerning North Carolina include Culpeper's  Rebellion; customs collection; proprietary government; trade; officeholding; naval matters; courts of vice admiralty; postal service; naval stores, rice and other commodities; revenues; boundaries with Virginia; piracy; Indians; quitrents; wars, including the American Revolution; Stamp Act; Loyalists.
  • Various: Entry books of letters, commissions, warrants. Subjects concerning North Carolina include customs collection; courts of vice admiralty; officeholding--surveyor general, governor, surveyor of woods, chief  justice, collectors of customs; naval stores; tobacco; salaries and fees; trade; privateering during the Revolutionary War.

Supplementary (copies)

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