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HALIFAX COUNTY

 
Established in 1758 (effective 1759) from Edgecombe County. Many court records are missing; reason unknown. Land records of Edgecombe County and Bertie Precinct are included
in the Record of Deeds series.

ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS

Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1858-1899; 1 Fibredex box.
Officials’ Bonds and Records, 1820-1913; 1 Fibredex box.

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Incorporation Records, 1889-1894; 1 Fibredex box.

COURT RECORDS

County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Minutes, 1784-1787, 1796-1802, 1822-1868; 9 volumes.
Crown Docket, 1759-1770; 1 volume.
Execution Dockets, 1836-1840, 1848-1868; 4 volumes.
Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1766-1770, 1837-1868; 6 volumes.
Superior Court Minutes, 1868-1902; 17 volumes.
Equity Minutes, 1822-1851; 1 volume.
Execution Docket, 1846-1869; Land Entries, 1844-1859; 1 volume.
State Docket, 1848-1868; 1 volume.
Trial and Appearance Docket, 1846-1866; 1 volume.
Civil Action Papers, 1765-1829, 1860-1922; 41 Fibredex boxes.
Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1868-1922; 25 Fibredex boxes.
Criminal Action Papers, 1844-1898; 1 Fibredex box.
Circuit Criminal Court Minutes, 1899-1901; 1 volume.

ELECTION RECORDS

Record of Elections, 1878-1922; 2 volumes.

 ESTATES RECORDS

Record of Estates, 1773-1779, 1828-1862; 6 volumes.
Record of Accounts, 1868-1898; 7 volumes.
Estates Records, 1762-1924; 108 Fibredex boxes.
Guardians’ Records, 1808-1922; 12 Fibredex boxes.
Record of Settlements, 1870-1900; 3 volumes.

LAND RECORDS

Record of Deeds, 1758-1856; 10 volumes, 1 manuscript box.
Deeds and Bills of Sale, 1722-1855; 4 manuscript boxes.
Cross Index to Deeds, 1732-1893; 9 volumes.
Attachments, Executions, Levies and Liens on Land, 1867-1917; 1 Fibredex box.
Miscellaneous Land Records, 1716-1917; 1 Fibredex box.
Petitions to Divide and Sell Land, 1872-1922; 4 Fibredex boxes.
Record of Probate, 1869-1873; 1 volume.

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS

Marriage Bonds, 1770-1868; 10 Fibredex boxes.
Marriage Register, 1872-1895; 1 volume.
Divorce Records, 1870-1922; 16 Fibredex boxes.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

Naturalization Record, 1916-1925; 1 volume.
County Accounts, 1826-1851; 1 volume.
Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1869-1911; 1 Fibredex box.
Miscellaneous Records, 1761-1927; 6 Fibredex boxes.
Roanoke Navigation and Water Power Company Records, 1818-1913; 2 Fibredex boxes.
Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1868-1920; 6 Fibredex boxes.

ROADS AND BRIDGES

Railroad Records, 1868-1921; 7 Fibredex boxes.

 TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS

Lists of Taxables, 1784-1834, 1863; 2 volumes, 1 manuscript box.

WILLS

Record of Wills, 1759-1779; 2 volumes.
Wills, 1772-1916; 12 Fibredex boxes.
Cross Index to Wills, 1759-1963; 3 volumes.

MICROFILM RECORDS

CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS

Record of Corporations, 1887-1947; 1 reel.

 COURT RECORDS

County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
Minutes, 1784-1787, 1796-1802, 1822-1824, 1832-1868; 4 reels.
Superior Court Minutes, 1868-1940; 17 reels.
Equity Minutes, 1822-1851; 1 reel.
Trial and Appearance Docket, 1846-1866; 1 reel.
Circuit Criminal Court Minutes, 1899-1901; 1 reel.

ELECTION RECORDS

Record of Elections, 1878-1968; 3 reels.

ESTATES RECORDS

Record of Accounts, 1817-1954; 9 reels.
Record of Estates, 1828-1862; 3 reels.
Administrators’ and Guardians’ Accounts and Inventories, 1826-1849; 3 reels.
Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1868-1909; 1 reel.
Record of Administrators, 1903-1946; 3 reels.
Record of Executors, 1903-1963; 1 reel.
Record of Guardians, 1904-1950; 1 reel.
Qualification of Trustees Under Wills, 1962; 1 reel.
Index to Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1934-1968; 1 reel.
Inheritance Tax Records, 1920-1963; 1 reel.
Record of Inventories, 1773-1779, 1931-1950; 2 reels.
Record of Settlements, 1867-1950; 5 reels.

LAND RECORDS

Record of Deeds, 1732-1934; 123 reels.
Index to Deeds and Mortgages, Grantor, 1732-1934; 7 reels.
Index to Deeds and Mortgages, Grantee, 1732-1934; 7 reels.
Record of Resale of Land by Trustees, 1913-1940; 2 reels.

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS

Marriage Bonds, 1758-1868; 2 reels.
Record of Marriages, 1851-1903; 1 reel.
Marriage Registers, 1867-1974; 6 reels.
Index to Marriage Registers, 1867-1962; 2 reels.
Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1938-1963; 1 reel.
Index to Births, 1913-1981; 4 reels.
Index to Deaths, 1913-1981; 3 reels.
Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.

MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS

Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1923-1963; 4 reels.
Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1923-1963; 1 reel.

MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS

Orders and Decrees, 1932-1938; 1 reel.
Special Proceedings, 1868-1947; 7 reels.
Cross Index to Special Proceedings, 1868-1963, 1968-1981; 2 reels.
Index to Miscellaneous Records, 1968-1981; 1 reel.

OFFICIALS, COUNTY

Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1873-1921; 4 reels.

SCHOOL RECORDS

Minutes, County Board of Education, 1909-1951; 1 reel.

TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS

 Lists of Taxables, 1784-1834; 1 reel.
Tax Scrolls, 1915, 1925, 1935; 2 reels.

WILLS

 Record of Wills, 1758-1968; 7 reels.
Index to Wills, 1759-1968; 4 reels.


 

 

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