Duplin County, N.C. Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions, 1784-1787. ( Vol. #1 )
By: Leora H. McEachern, Pub. 1978, reprinted 2005, 118 pages, soft cover, Index, ISBN #0-89308-808-0.
Duplin County was formed in 1750 from New Hanover County, NC. It is located in the Southeastern section of the state and is surrounded by the counties of: Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Sampson, and Wayne. In these abstracts, one will find local office holders being appointed, the levying and expenditure of local taxes, selecting & summoning of juries, licenses being granted to operators of taverns, as well as deeds & bills of sale being acknowledge by the grantor. The Court also oversaw a wide range of matters involving estates, including probate of will, settlements of estates, and appraisement, as well as matters dealing with bastardy, and many other valuable bits of information.