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Districts: Secretary of State original wills: The Secretary of State was the official repository for wills and estates during the colonial times. In about 1760, it was ordered that wills would be filed with clerks of court, but some wills were filed with the Secretary of State until 1789-1803. The wills listed under the above title is the collection of the exicting wills that were filed with the Secretary of State.

Estate papers: The Estates Records collection at the North Carolina State Archives consists of files of loose papers arranged alphabetically by county. The loose papers in each file include any documents used to settle the estate of a deceased person. The estate records can include: Administrators' bonds, Guardians' bonds, inventories, accounts of sales, annual accounts, allotments of years provisions, settlements, divisions, petitions of many sorts, and bills and receipts.
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    | covering counties of Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dobbs, Hyde, Jones, Johnston, Pitt, Wayne | A-Z |
  • Counties:
    1. Alamance - 29 Jan 1849
    2. Alexander - 15 Jan 1847
    3. Alleghany - 1859
    4. Anson - 17 Mar 1750
    5. Ashe - 18 Nov 1799
    6. Avery - 23 Feb 1911
    7. Beaufort - 3 Dec 1705
    8. Bertie - 2 Aug 1722
    9. Bladen - 1739
    10. Brunswick - 30 Jan 1764
    11. Buncombe - 5 Dec 1791
    12. Burke - 8 Apr 1777
    13. Cabarrus - 15 Nov 1792
    14. Caldwell - 11 Jan 1841
    15. Camden - 8 Apr 1777
    16. Carteret - renamed 1739 from Carteret Precinct
    17. Caswell - 8 Apr 1777
    18. Catawba - 12 Dec 1842
    19. Chatham - 5 Dec 1771
    20. Cherokee - 4 Jan 1839
    21. Chowan - renamed from Shaftesbury 1681.
    22. Clay - 20 Feb 1861
    23. Cleveland 11 Jan 1841
    24. Columbus - 15 Dec 1808
    25. Craven - 3 Dec 1705
    26. Cumberland - 19 Feb 1754
    27. Currituck - renamed 1739 from Currituck Precinct
    28. Dare - 3 Feb 1870
    29. Davidson - 9 Dec 1822
    30. Davie - 20 Dec 1836
    31. Duplin - 17 Mar 1749
    32. Durham - 28 Feb 1881
    33. Edgecombe - 1741 renamed from Edgecombe Precinct.
    34. Forsyth - 16 Jan 1849
    35. Franklin - 14 Apr 1778
    36. Gaston -2 1 Dec 1846
    37. Gates - 14 Apr 1778
    38. Graham - 30 Jan 1872
    39. Granville - 28 Jun 1746
    40. Greene - 1799 re
    41. Guilford - 5 Dec 1771
    1. Halifax - 12 Dec 1754
    2. Harnett - 7 Feb 1855
    3. Haywood - 15 Dec 1808
    4. Henderson - 15 Dec 1838
    5. Hertford - 12 Dec 1754
    6. Hoke - 17 Feb 1911
    7. Hyde - 3 Dec 1705
    8. Iredell - 3 Nov 1788
    9. Jackson - 29 Jan 1851
    10. Johnston - 28 Jan 1746
    11. Jones - 14 Apr 1778
    12. Lee - 6 Mar 1907
    13. Lenoir - 5 De 1791
    14. Lincoln - 14 Apr 1778
    15. Macon - 1828
    16. Madison - 27 Jan 1851
    17. Martin - 2 Mar 1774
    18. McDowell - 19 Dec 1842
    19. Mecklenburg - 3 Nov 1763
    20. Mitchell - 16 Feb 1861
    21. Montgomery - 14 Apr 1778
    22. Moore - 18 Apr 1784
    23. Nash - 15 Nov 1777
    24. New Hanover - 27 Nov 1729
    25. Northampton - 1741
    26. Onslow - renamed from Onslow Precinct 1739
    27. Orange - 31 Mar 1752
    28. Pamlico - 8 Apr 1872
    29. Pasquotank - 1670
    30. Pender - 16 Feb 1875
    31. Perquimans - 1670
    32. Person - 5 Dec 1792
    33. Pitt - 24 Apr 1761
    34. Polk - 18 Jan 1847
    35. Randolph - 14 Apr 1778
    36. Richmond - 18 Oct 1779
    37. Robeson - 18 Nov 1786
    38. Rockingham - 19 Nov 1785
    39. Rowan - 27 Mar 1753
    40. Rutherford - 14 Apr 1778
    41. Sampson - 18 Apr 1784
    42. Scotland - 20 Feb 1899
    43. Stanly - 11 Jan 1841
    44. Stokes - 29 Nov 1789
    45. Surry - 5 Dec 1771
    46. Swain - 24 Feb 1870
    47. Transylvania - 15 Feb 1861
    48. Tryon - 10 Apr 1769
    49. Tyrrell - renamed from Tyrrell Precinct 1739, 27 Nov 1729
    50. Union - 19 Dec 1842
    51. Vance - 5 Mar 1881
    52. Wake - 5 Dec 1771
    53. Warren - 14 Apr 1779
    54. Washington - 1779
    55. Watauga - 27 Jan 1849
    56. Wayne - 18 Oct 1779
    57. Wilkes - 15 Nov 1777
    58. Wilson - 13 Feb 1855
    59. Yadkin - 28 Dec 1850
    60. Yancy - 1833
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