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Craven County Records

Identifier: SC-MS-022

Scope and Contents

These records are primarily deeds for land in Craven County, North Carolina ranging in date from 1724 to 1882. Included are a Lord’s Proprietors’ land grant, two king’s grants, a North Carolina state grant, several deeds, and some maps and descriptions of land tracts. Several deeds are transfers, made throughout the years, which consist of either part, or all the same parcel of land. Cross-references are made in the inventory to the most obvious of these grants. There are also letters and a newspaper clipping about the accidental unearthing of a metal, anthropomorphic casket on the New Hanover County Farm, formerly Robert Halton’s land. These items speculate that the casket might contain Halton’s body or that of a family member.


  • Creation: 1724-1882, 1950

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.


2 Containers (Contains 1 document box and 1 map case folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Frederick Graham, Laura Parick, Charles Cox and Thomas E. Cox in 1973.

Processing Information

In 2014, this manuscript collection was re-foldered and re-housed with current archival standard materials by Rebecca Baugnon.

Craven County Records
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository