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New Hanover County Slave Deeds   Tags: grantee, grantor, plantations  

Based on a survey of records at the New Hanover County Register of Deeds Office
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Slave Deeds of New Hanover County - New

Prior to the compilation of the present work, this database was published in short volumes (see right) of approximately 1,500 entries. These volumes contain only the most necessary of the database fields. However, during the preparation of the third volume, this method no longer appeared practical, nor did the editors consider the abridged format a good representation of the information compiled within  the electronic files

Further, an evaluation of the work remaining to complete the entire database to the end of the era of slavery would require the publishing and distribution of many short volumes. The format of the printed database was changed to single large printed volumes (Series I, Series II, etc.) that contained all the data from multiple electronic files and have easily searchable sections

A review of the previously compiled volumes of the Slave Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina Database with the old ID numbers of 1-3987 was undertaken in preparation for this edition. Duplicate records were found 
in Volume 1; thus, a page by page review of the deed books that comprised that volume was required. As a result of this review, duplicate entries and a small number of erroneous entries were identified and removed (see Appendix). The total number of entries included herein is 6,607.


Use of These Documents

Permission to download, copy and use these documents for educational and research purposes is hereby granted, provided that copies are not altered, and that Cape Fear Community College and the New Hanover County Register of Deeds are credited when the material is used. 

Sale of the documents is prohibited.


Slave Deeds of New Hanover County - Volume One

Edited by William G. Koch

Compiled by David C. Becks, Emma J. Brock, Elese L. Brown, Frank C. Brown, Aaron M. Burgess, Kyle A. Byrd, Jason C. Capps, John K. Caruthers, Chandler P. Charles, Charles B. Cline, Charles P. Daughtry, Kye D. Gardner, Steven A. Green Sr., Eboni A. Gilliam, Jonathan E. Godwin, Tyler S. Harding,Linda Hickman, Tyrell R. Horton, Christine L. Ingram, William G. Koch, Debra L. Larue, Alexander D. Lyman, Kendra R. McMillian, Deanna S. Moore, Tanner P. Myers, Marvin E. Portillo, David E. Powell, Gregory D. Powell, David A. Richmond, Christopher F. Roberge, Shannon T. Shaughnessy, Shelley R. Sherman, Cameron L. Shields, Jasmyn N. Spencer, Allison M. Sutton, Brian A. Swan, Jennifer Vivas, Pamela H. Whitley


Slave Deeds of New Hanover County - Volumes Two & Three

Compiled and Edited by Christine L. Ingram,  William G. Koch & Caroline Napier Wine


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