Craven County Records
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 is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
0.21 Linear Feet (Contains 1 document box and 1 map case folder)
Language of Materials
This collection was donated by Frederick Graham, Laura Parick, Charles Cox and Thomas E. Cox in 1973.
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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