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New Books Available! (Since Last Catalog)

9341. Pasquotank County North Carolina Persons of Color in Court Minutes 1738-1868

We are really pleased that Robert Britton has allowed us to reprint his 2003 book which he called Pasquotank County NC African Americans Court Minutes 1738-1868. You’ll notice that we have changed the name of it (with his permission) as African American is a modern term and they were not called that in the old court records. In reproducing the book we have also redone the index listing those without surnames under the race they were identified by in the court record – Negro, Mulatto or Indian. Those who were identified only as Persons of Color with no surname are indexed under “No surname” so they stand out in the index. Since this book covers slaves brought to trial, deeds showing slave transactions, orphans or poor children being bound as apprentices, people proving to the court that they were born free, people petitioning for their freedom as well as the court deciding that a child which had been identified in a bastard bond as being fathered by a particular person is actually a mulatto and therefore not fathered as charged this book has something for everyone, not just those of color. Although some of the earlier court records were abstracted by Weynette Haun, this is the first book we’ve seen which covers such a large time period. Even though it is a narrow focus it shows the wealth of information in court records.

184 pages including index by Robert Britton (2018 reprint) $25

9342. Pasquotank County North Carolina Administrator Bonds 1798-1913

Administrator Bonds are used when the deceased did not leave a will, failed to name an executor in his will or if the executor or previous administrator failed to completely finish administration of an estate. Very few of these Pasquotank bonds have been microfilmed, so it is necessary to visit the State Archives in Raleigh to wade through them. This book allows you to sit at home and look up your ancestors – when was his bond granted, who it was granted to (spouse, if one survived, is usually the first choice of administration, but can go to any relative after that with preference to children if adults), which bonds your ancestor stood surety for, the value of his estate, etc.

155 pages including index by Sharon Rea Gable (2018) $30

9343. Norfolk City VA Will Book 1 1784-1800

Ms. Deluise continues documenting the wills from the City of Norfolk starting with the first will book in 1784. Although she has been working on the non-published wills she knew that the first two will books which had scantly detailed abstracts published needed to be transcribed and this is the result.

168 pages including index by Kristina Deluise (2018) $30

9344. Norfolk City VA Will Book 2 1800-1810

Ms. Deluise continues documenting the wills from the City of Norfolk starting with the second will book which had previously been published in abstract form only.

289 pages including index by Kristina Deluise (2018) $35

9345. Norfolk City VA Will Book 9 1869-1885

This is a continuation of the will books which Ms. Deluise has published for Norfolk City.

319 pages including index by Kristina Deluise (2018) $50

9346. Norfolk City VA Will Book 10 1886-1894

This is the last of the Norfolk City will books which Ms. Deluise has planned. She will now start on other topics to fill the gaps in published Norfolk City records.

329 pages including index by Kristina Deluise (2018) $50

9347. 100 Year Index Norfolk City Wills with Dates

Knowing that searching 10 published will books was a time consuming challenge even with indexes, Ms. Deluise has published an index of the 100 years of wills she has transcribed. Although small compared to some of her works, this index with dates lists the deceased and allows a person to easily tell which will book they should access…or if their ancestor had a will recorded in the City of Norfolk.

78 pages including index by Kristina Deluise (2018) $30

9348. Ultimate 100 Year Index Norfolk City Wills More Names without Dates

Not satisfied with the 100 year index for the deceased, Ms. Deluise has published an index of all the names which occurred in her 100 years of wills which she has transcribed. Although she didn’t include the date of the will in this index she includes every name in every will and you’ll find that some people appeared in several wills over a variety of dates.

379 pages including index by Kristina Deluise (2018) $60

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