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Between 1922-1930, the North Carolina Historical Commission acquired the English Records Collection, which are transcribed copies of records from the British Public Records Office and the British Museum. The calendar of English Records provides a brief description of the records in date order, along with the citation used by the States Archives of North Carolina and the citation of the original record group used by the British Public Records Office. The bulk of the records document North Carolina colonial history, the Revolutionary War and Loyalist claims.

Chancery. Chancery Proceedings (microfilm and copies)

The Court of Chancery in London occasionally heard cases relating  in some way to the colonies. North Carolina topics in the series C 12  concern Peter Henley.

Chancery. Town Depositions (copies)

Papers of James Parker (microfilm)

The numerous North Carolina items in this collection consist mainly of correspondence and related papers of James Parker, a Scottish merchant resident in Virginia but with extensive interests in North Carolina. Topics include, among others, his property and business affairs in North Carolina, the Revolutionary War, the Dismal Swamp reclamation scheme, family matters, the seige and capture of Charleston in 1780, his loyalist claim.

Journal of James Currie (microfilm)

General Series (microfilm and copies)

Letters and other documents concerning the colony at Roanoke Island; plans for settlement in the 1630s under the charter granted to Sir  Robert Heath; the grant of Carolina to the Lords Proprietors and their administration of the colony; Culpeper's Rebellion; trade.

America and West Indies: North Carolina, Original Correspondence, Board of Trade and Secretary of State (microfilm and copies)

Certificates verifying the landing of named criminal transportees at the port of Charleston.

Liverpool Plantation Registers (microfilm)

These records concern the registration of vessels trading to the port of Liverpool, 1744-1773, 1779-1784.

Records relating to customs personnel and correspondence between the Board of Customs in London and outports.

Board of Secretariat. Papers Relating to the Plantations Establishment (copies)

Records relating to customs personnel.

Establishment Registers (copies)

Inspector General's Accounts of Imports and Exports (copies)

Ledgers of Imports and Exports (microfilm and copies)

Ledger of Imports and Exports, Scotland (copies)

Miscellaneous Books (microfilm)

King's Remembrancer. Port Books (microfilm)

The King's Remembrancer had various responsibilities related to the king's revenue, including customs collection. These records indicate the place from which a vessel has arrived or to which it is going, including colonies. Information includes name of the vessel, captain, merchant exporting or importing, and the vessel's cargo.

Claims, American Loyalists, Series I (copies and film)

Mainly entry book copies of documents (memorials, petitions, accounts, vouchers, correspondence, inventories of estates, etc.) relating to claims for compensation for losses by British subjects (Loyalists and  others) during and after the Revolutionary War. Subjects include individual service during the war; trade; landholding; finance; administration of relief to Loyalists, and various American and British laws concerning them; supplies furnished the British army and navy during the war.

Embassy and Consular Archives -- United States of America, Correspondence (copies)

The Foreign Office was the department of the British Government conducting relations with foreign states, including the United States after 1783. The series FO 115 is comprised of miscellaneous  correspondence relating to the United States. Topics relating to North Carolina concern debts owed British merchants, trade and shipping.

General Correspondence, Great Britain and General (copies)

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