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The items relating to North Carolina in this repository concern the attempts to find places of settlement for the Palatine refugees in England in 1708-09; includes plans to settle 600 of them in North Carolina.

This large and highly diverse series is comprised of letters, reports, petitions, memorials, returns, shipping returns, accounts, vouchers, etc.

The archives of the War Office include many records relating to the British Army in the colonies.

Monthly Returns, Canada (copies)

Items concerning North Carolina in WO 17 consist of returns and lists from the Revolutionary War, especially Loyalist troops.

Establishments, Plantations, etc. (copies)

The one item concerning North Carolina in WO 24 has to do with a Loyalist unit.

Various. Commission Books (copies)

The one item concerning North Carolina in WO 25 has to do with John Dalrymple.

Curtis H. Brogden, 1874-1876, finding aid.

A selection of county records container lists are available in PDF format. As records series are arranged and described, additional container lists will become available. Miscellaneous Records contains a variety of records including those that do not fall easily into the main record categories as well as those that were in too small of a quantity to be catalogued separately.

Miscellaneous Records contains a variety of records including those that do not fall easily into the main record categories as well as those that were in too small of a quantity to be catalogued separately. Examples are records of slaves and free persons of color; bills of sale; promissory notes; canal and drainage records; shipping and fishing records; mill records; mining records; timber records; powers of attorney; grand jury records; and witness tickets. Many box and volume titles may be peculiar to one or two counties.

A selection of county records container lists are available in PDF format. As records series are arranged and described, additional container lists will become available. Listed above are the currently available box lists for Buncombe County Wills.

Since 1760, original wills were under the jurisdiction of the county in which it was probated. Prior to 1760, wills were filed with the Secretary of State and are maintained with these records.  When an individual died without a will, the probate of their estate is maintained in separate Estate files.

Miscellaneous Records contains a variety of records including those that do not fall easily into the main record categories as well as those that were in too small of a quantity to be catalogued separately. Examples are records of slaves and free persons of color; bills of sale; promissory notes; canal and drainage records; shipping and fishing records; mill records; mining records; timber records; powers of attorney; grand jury records; and witness tickets. Many box and volume titles may be peculiar to one or two counties.

Thomas Burke, 1781-1782, finding aid and calendars.

A selection of county records container lists are available in PDF format. As records series are arranged and described, additional container lists will become available. Estate records are legal documentation of the disposition of a deceased person’s property sometimes including records of orphans and legal proceedings that occur after an estate is closed.

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