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New Hanover County Wills and Estates

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Images of Wills, Book C, 1747 to 1858
Scenes of Wilmington and Carolina Beach, North Carolina. The county was formed in 1729 as New Hanover Precinct of Bath County, from Craven Precinct. It was named for the House of Hanover, the ruling House in Great Britain. In 1734 parts of New Hanover Precinct became Bladen Precinct and Onslow Precinct. With the abolition of Bath County in 1739, all of its constituent precincts became counties. In 1750 the northern part of New Hanover County became Duplin County. In 1764 another part of New Hanover County was combined with part of Bladen County to form Brunswick County. Finally, in 1875 the separation of northern New Hanover County to form Pender County.

Images of Wills, Book D, 1858 to 1868 New Hanover County Probate Records Maps
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