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)

Friends House Library is the most important repository in Britain for records of the Society of Friends (Quakers), and the strength of Quakerism in North Carolina is well reflected in the holdings of the  Library.

Epistles Received

The items in the series "Epistles Received" are letters to the London Meeting from various meetings in North Carolina concerning mainly their relations with government, especially regarding taxation for support of the established church, and militia service and other military-related matters.

Epistles Sent

The archives of the General Post Office include various records relating to the postal service in the colonies.

Financial: Treasury Letter Book

The series POST 1/10 includes items relating to packet boats in 1776.

Overseas Mail

The series POST 48/4 includes items relating to the land postal service in North Carolina.

Staff: Nomination and Appointments

The series POST 58/1 concerns the appointment of deputy postmasters general for the southern colonies.

Staff: Establishments

Transportation Bonds

These records contain an item relating to transportation of convicts to "Carolina."


These records contain several indentures for servitude in "Carolina."

Subscription Books

These records record the subscriptions of Anglican priests to serve in  North Carolina.

Diocese Book

This record lists Anglican priests in North Carolina.

Bishop of London's Overseas Jurisdiction

These records include items relating to the appointment of Anglican  priests, including their performance bonds.

The High Court of Admiralty had jurisdiction over maritime matters, administering the law in three distinct areas: civil (contracts, wages, wrongful injury, etc.); criminal (murder, piracy, mutiny, etc.); and the seizure of property from an enemy during wartime. The records of  the Court sitting in these three capacities are termed, respectively,  instance, oyer and terminer, and prize. Also included in the records of the High Court are various documents from courts of vice admiralty in  Britain and the colonies.

Examinations, Instance and Prize (copies)

The High Court of Delegates was a British court hearing appeals from various inferior courts.

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