WAYNE COUNTY

Established in 1779 from Dobbs County.
A few early court records are missing; reason unknown.

                                ORIGINAL RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds and Records, 1800-1917; 3 volumes, 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Bastardy Bonds and Records, 1786-1879, 1889; Constables' Bonds, 1862-
		1865; 2 volumes, 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Officials' Bonds and Records, 1786-1925; 7 volumes, 6 Fibredex boxes.
	Tax Collectors' Bonds, 1892-1894; 1 volume.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1787-1794, 1823-1867; 11 volumes.
		Appearance Docket, 1857-1868; 1 volume.
		Execution Dockets, 1802-1868; 9 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1785-1802, 1811-1868; 5 volumes.
		Trial and Appearance Docket, 1820-1822; 1 volume.
		Trial Dockets, 1823-1841, 1855-1868; 4 volumes.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1807-1968; 48 volumes.
		Equity Minutes, 1839-1843, 1851-1868; 3 volumes.
		Equity Execution Docket, 1858-1868; 1 volume.
		Equity Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1807-1861; 3 volumes.
		State Dockets, 1834-1843, 1856-1871; 2 volumes.
		Criminal Issues Dockets, 1868-1876, 1887-1930; 7 volumes.
		Trial and Appearance Dockets, 1807-1832; 2 volumes.
		Civil Issues Dockets, 1869-1876, 1885-1892, 1896-1901; 4 volumes.
		Civil Action Papers, 1782-1924; 76 Fibredex boxes.
		Civil Action Papers Concerning Land, 1785-1930; 13 Fibredex boxes.
		Criminal Action Papers, 1785-1929; 39 Fibredex boxes.
	Inferior Court
		Minutes, 1877-1885; 1 volume.
	Wayne County Court
		Minutes, 1913-1922; 2 volumes.
LAND RECORDS
	Deeds, 1785-1920; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Ejectments, 1788-1874, 1935; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Land Divisions and Sales of Land, 1814-1930; 1 Fibredex box.
	Cross Index to Land Divisions, 1785-1939; 1 volume.
	Tax Suit Judgment Dockets, 1931-1969; 5 volumes.
	Levies on Land, 1788-1889; 9 Fibredex boxes.
	Miscellaneous Land Records, 1790-1927; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Sale and Resale of Land, 1921-1930, 1935-1960; 4 volumes.
	Commissioners and Trustees Accounts of Sale, 1926-1968; 3 volumes.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Estates, 1782-1868; 21 volumes.
	Record of Accounts, 1869-1953; 18 volumes.
	Index to Accounts Filed, 1907-1920; 1 volume.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1861-1896; 6 volumes.
	Appointment of Administrators, Executors, Guardians and Masters, 1868-
		1903; 1 volume.
	Record of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 1874-1882; 1 volume.
	Record of Administrators, 1897-1940; 9 volumes.
	Record of Appointment of Administrators, Executors and Guardians, 
		1940-1957; 9 volumes.
	Record of Executors and Guardians, 1899-1916; 2 volumes.
	Record of Executors, 1914-1940; 3 volumes.
	Cross Index to Executors and Administrators, 1903-1919; 1 volume.
	Record of Guardians, 1916-1941; 3 volumes.
	Cross Index to Guardians, 1903-1919; 1 volume.
	Estates Records, 1786-1937; 173 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Records, 1787-1937; 19 Fibredex boxes.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1824-1900; 9 volumes.
	Record of Inheritance Tax, 1923-1968; 4 volumes.
	Record of Settlements, 1878-1953; 11 volumes.
	Minutes, Probate Court, 1869-1890; Record of Corporations, 1884-1900; 
	Record of Notaries Public, 1914-1924; 1 volume.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1790-1859; 2 folders in Fibredex box.
	Marriage Licenses, 1851-1861, 1863; 2 volumes.
	Divorce Records, 1822-1930; 7 Fibredex boxes.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1939-1969; 1 volume.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Record of Tax Collections, 1935-1936; 2 volumes.
	Tax Levies Under the Stock Law of 1885, 1885-1886; 1 volume.
	Schedule "B" Tax Lists, 1896-1899; 3 volumes.
	Tax Records, 1780-1920; 2 Fibredex boxes.
WILLS
	Wills, 1776-1927; 18 Fibredex boxes.
	Cross Index to Wills, 1782-1939; 2 volumes.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Alien Registration, 1927, 1933, 1935, 1940, 1954; 1 volume.
	Declaration of Intent (to Become a Citizen), 1908, 1910; 1 volume.
	County Accounts and Court Orders, 1785-1868; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	Record of Official Reports, 1875-1919; 2 volumes.
	Record of Elections, 1878-1966; 6 volumes.
	Election Records, 1792-1913; 2 Fibredex boxes.
	Permanent Registration of Voters, 1902-1908; 1 volume.
	Homestead and Personal Property Exemptions, 1849, 1867-1933;
		1.5 Fibredex boxes.
	Insolvent Debtors, 1800-1863; 2.5 Fibredex boxes.
	Jury Lists, 1797-1867; 1 Fibredex box.
	Registry of Licenses to Trades, 1884-1903; 1 volume.
	Record of Lunacy, 1899-1945; 3 volumes.
	Record of Officials' Oaths, 1938-1968; 1 volume.
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1954; 22 volumes.
	Special Proceedings Dockets, 1884-1939; 3 volumes.
	Special Proceedings Judgment Docket, 1938-1952; 1 volume.
	Bridge Records, 1793-1886; 1 Fibredex box.
	Appointment of Road Overseers, 1857-1879; 1 volume.
	Minutes, County Highway Commission, 1916-1931; 2 volumes.
	Road Records, 1791-1914; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Railroad Records, 1837-1912; 3 Fibredex boxes.
	School Fund Ledger, 1884-1885; 1 volume.
	Minutes and Accounts, Wardens of the Poor, 1819-1841; 1 volume.
	Drainage Record, 1911-1934; 1 volume.
	Minutes, Goldsboro Township Board of Trustees, 1869-1877; 1 volume.
	Miscellaneous Records, 1788-1936; 5 Fibredex boxes.
	Records of Slaves and Free Persons of Color, 1783-1869; 4 Fibredex boxes.
	Records of Assignees, Receivers and Trustees, 1875-1935; 1 Fibredex box.
	Record of Receivers, 1929-1964; 2 volumes.
CRX
	Estates Records, 1788-1852; 7 folders in Fibredex box.
	Deed, 1874; 1 folder in Fibredex box.
	Minute Docket, 1820-1823, Court of Pleas & Quarter Sessions; 1 volume.
	Land Entry Book, 1780, 1796, 1852-1903; 1 volume.
	Guardian Bonds, 1857-1867; 1 volume.
	Tax Book, 1833-1867; 1 volume.

                               MICROFILM RECORDS

BONDS
	Apprentice Bonds, 1861-1889; 1 reel.
	Bastardy Bonds, 1861-1878, 1889; Constables' Bonds, 1862-1865; 1 reel.
CORPORATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS
	Record of Corporations, 1869-1965; 3 reels.
	Partnership Records, 1914-1965; Limited Partnerships, 1945-1965; 1 reel.
COURT RECORDS
	County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions
		Minutes, 1823-1868; 3 reels.
	Superior Court
		Minutes, 1826-1942; 13 reels.
		Equity Minutes, 1819-1868; 1 reel.
		Index to Civil Actions, Plaintiff, no date; 1 reel.
ELECTION RECORDS
	Record of Elections, 1932-1964; 1 reel.
ESTATES RECORDS
	Record of Accounts, 1869-1953; 9 reels.
	Index to Accounts, 1907-1920; 1 reel.
	Administrators' Bonds, 1861-1892; 1 reel.
	Record of Administrators, 1897-1940; 5 reels.
	Record of Appointment of Administrators and Guardians, 1940-1957; 5 reels.
	Appointment of Executors, 1869-1903; 1 reel.
	Record of Executors and Guardians, 1899-1914; 1 reel.
	Record of Executors, 1914-1940; 1 reel.
	Guardians' Bonds, 1824-1878; 1 reel.
	Record of Guardians, 1916-1941; Cross Index to Guardians, 1903-1919; 
		1 reel.
	Divisions and Dowers, 1867-1950; 4 reels.
	Inheritance Tax Collections, 1914-1965; 2 reels.
	Record and Index of Receivers of Estates, 1937-1964; 1 reel.
	Record of Settlements, 1878-1953; 5 reels.
	Index to Final Accounts, 1877-1936; 1 reel.
	General Index to Estates: Decedents and Minors, 1788-1965; 1 reel.
	General Index to Estates: Executors, Administrators, Guardians and Trustees,
		1820-1965; 1 reel.
	Cross Index to Administrators and Executors, 1903-1919; 1 reel.
LAND RECORDS
	Record of Deeds, 1779-1958; 242 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantor, 1780-1963; 10 reels.
	Index to Real Estate Conveyances, Grantee, 1780-1963; 11 reels.
	Record of Grants, 1826-1892; 1 reel.
	Cross Index to Land Divisions, 1786-1938; 1 reel.
	Federal Tax Lien Index, 1928-1969; 1 reel.
	Plat Books and Index to Plats, 1847-1965; 4 reels.
	Processioners' Record, 1819-1820; 1 reel.
	Record of Resale Under Trustees and Mortgagees, 1921-1965; 5 reels.
	Trustees' and Commissioners' Accounts of Land Sales, 1926-1965; 1 reel.
MARRIAGE, DIVORCE AND VITAL STATISTICS
	Marriage Bonds, 1814-1868; 1 reel.
	Marriage Licenses, 1877-1964; 20 reels.
	Certificates of Marriage, 1851-1868; 1 reel.
	Marriage Registers, 1861-1961; 4 reels.
	Maiden Names of Divorced Women, 1939-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Births, 1913-1986; 5 reels.
	Index to Deaths, 1913-1987; 3 reels.
	Index to Delayed Births, various years; 1 reel.
MILITARY AND PENSION RECORDS
	Record of Armed Forces Discharges, 1895-1988; 20 reels.
	Index to Armed Forces Discharges, 1918-1988; 1 reel.
MISCELLANEOUS RECORDS
	Record of Inebriates, 1942-1965; Record of Lunacy, 1899-1965; 2 reels.
	Orders and Decrees, 1869-1948; 10 reels.
	Special Proceedings, 1884-1952; 1 reel.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Plaintiff, 1884-1965; 1 reel.
	Index to Special Proceedings, Defendant, 1884-1965; 1 reel.
OFFICIALS, COUNTY
	Minutes, Board of County Commissioners, 1868-1950; 5 reels.
	Minutes, County Board of Health, 1930-1965; 1 reel.
SCHOOL RECORDS
	Minutes, County Board of Education, 1921-1965; 1 reel.
TAX AND FISCAL RECORDS
	Tax Lists, 1882-1883, 1891-1900, 1905; 4 reels.
WILLS
	Record of Wills, Accounts, Inventories and Sales of Estates, 1782-1868; 
		8 reels.
	Record of Wills, 1868-1957; 5 reels.
	Index to Wills, Devisor, 1782-1968; 1 reel.
	Index to Wills, Devisee, 1782-1968; 1 reel.




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