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The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805.

By: May Wilson McBee, Pub. 1953, Reprinted 2020, 645 pages, Index, ISBN #0-89308-023-3.  The Natchez District covers the Mississippi counties of: Adams, Amite, Clairborne, Franklin, Jefferson, Warren, and Wilkinson.  In 1799 when Spain took over the rule of this area from the British, the Louisiana parishes of: Carroll, Concordia, Madison and Tensas were added.  Two years later, the Spanish commandant commenced to record all matters involving these British inhabitants. This book is broken into two main parts.  The first part covers the records of: sureties, bills of sale for land and slaves, inventories, appraisals, wills, etc. The second part of the work, Land Claims, 1767-1805, deals with British land grants in the Natchez District and is based on abstracts of land titles submitted to the United States for confirmation of land ownership. The index mentions approximately 10,000 persons.