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NC Land Records before 1800: Sources

Information on the different types of land records in Colonial North Carolina through the Revolutionary War and some resources available at the Government and Heritage Library.

Sources for Colonial Land Records

Land Grants from the Lords Proprietor, the Crown, and the State

Hofmann, Margaret M. Abstracts of Granville Grantees, Halifax County, North Carolina Public Registry. Weldon,N.C. Roanoke News Co., 1967.

Hofmann, Margaret M. Chowan Precinct, North Carolina, 1696-1723: Genealogical Abstracts of Deed Books. Weldon, N.C. Roanoke News Co., 1976.

Hofmann, Margaret M. Colony of North Carolina...:Abstracts of Land Patents. Weldon, N.C.: Roanoke News Co., 1982-1984.

Hofmann, Margaret M. Granville District of North Carolina, 1748-1763 : Abstracts of Land Grants. Weldon, N.C. : Roanoke News Co., 1986-1995.

Hofmann, Margaret M. North Carolina abstracts of state grants. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Print-Tech, 1998-2003.

Hofmann, Margaret M. Province of North Carolina, 1663-1729: Abstract of Land Patents. Weldon, N.C.: Roanoke News Co., 1979.

Leary, Helen F. M., editor. North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1996.

Whitley, Carolina B. and Susan M. Trimble. North Carolina headrights: a List of Names, 1663-1744. Raleigh, N.C. : Division of Archives and History, N.C. Dept. of Cultural Resources, 2001.

North Carolina Land Grants in Tennessee and South Carolina

Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWit. Revolutionary War bounty land grants : awarded by state governments. Baltimore, MD : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1996.

Cartwright, Betty Goff Cook and Lillian Johnson Gardiner. North Carolina land grants in Tennessee, 1778-1791. Memphis, TN : I. C. Harper Co., 1958.

Holcomb, Brent. North Carolina land grants in South Carolina. Baltimore : Genealogical Publishing Company, [2009].