By Jeannette Holland Austin (Profile)
Currituck was named for an Algonquin Indian term meaning "The Land of the Wild Goose," because the Outer Banks are so abundant with geese, waters, marshes, and woods. Settlers to this area came from the New England colonies, particularly mariners beginning about 1668. Actually, this port was one of the five original ports in America. The outer banks was uncharted territory, yet some religious groups trickled down from Virginia into the region. The first court house was not constructed until after 1700 and a jail was built there in 1776 by the Colonial Legislature. Genealogical researchers should examine the records encompassing the James River in Virginia as well as Boston, Connecticut and New York.
Currituck County Wills, Estates, Genealogy
Currituck County was established in 1668 and had one of the five original ports. The first jail for the region was built in 1776 and is one of the oldest buildings in North Carolina. The Wills and Estates listed here were found in the Pleas and Quarter Sessions Court.
Currituck County Probate Records available to members of North Carolina Pioneers
Indexes to Probate Records in the Pleas and Quarter Sessions Court
Wills and Estates, 1761 to 1792; 1792 to 1810; 1810 to 1834
Wills, Volume I, 1761 to 1792
Armstrong, Solomon - Ashbee, Solomon - Barber, John Barnard, Samuel - Barnard, Samuell - Bates, John - Baum, Jean - Baum, Maurice - Baum, Peter - Beckham, Edmon - Bennett, Joseph - Bernard, Joseph - Bernard, William - Besely, John - Biggs, James Blunt, William - Bocus, William - Bowen, Edmond - Bowen, Joseph - Brabble, William - Bradley, John - Bray, Willis Bray, William - Bray, William (2) - Bright, Henry - Bright, John Burges, George - Burnam, James - Callis, John - Campbell, Joshua - Campbell, Richard - Campbell, Solomon - Campbell, Thomas - Capps, Dennis - Caron, Lydia - Chittom, Sarah - Clark, George - Cooper, Thomas Corron, Alexander - Cox, Benjamin - Doudge, Benjamin - Davis, John - Dough, George - Dowdy, Daniel - Etheridge, Amos - Etheridge, James - Etheridge, John - Etheridge, John, contd - Ethridge, Elinor - Ethridge, Samuel - Fanshaw, Moyles - Fanshaw, Robert - Fenton, Thomas - Fersbee, Thomas - Flora, Larsus - Fowler, William - Gamwell, George - Garret, James - Gibbens, William Gray, Samuel - Greene, Nathan - Gurling, John Harman, Joseph - Heath, Robert - Hughs, John - Hutchings, Thomas - Ives, William - James, William - Jamison, George - Jarvis, Jonathan - Jarvis, Samuel - Jasper, Thomas - Jenkins, James - Johnson, Jonathan - Jones, David Jones, Francis - Jones, John - Joyner, Nathaniel - Lee, Josiah - Lee, Thomas - Lindsey, Daniel - Linsey, Thomas - Litchfield, Edward - Litchfield, Jacob - Machier, Mary - March, Gideon - Marchant, Malachi - Marchant, Willoughby - May, George - May, George, contd - Mickens, William - Miller, Evan Moon, Salley - Nikols, Nicholas - North, Phillip - O'Neil, Christpher - Parker, James - Parker, Mary - Parr, William - Phillips, Ballentine Portwood, Gilbert - Pugh, Thomas - Robb, Thomas - Robinson, William - Ruffson, Willis - Russell, ThomasRyan, James - Sanderson, Thomas - Saunderson, Samuel - Scott, William - Shannon, James - Shergold, William - Shergold, Thomas - Sikes, Abel - Simmons, John - Simmons, Robert - Simmons, Samson - Taylor, Benjamin - Thomson, John - Townsend, Jacob - Ward, William - West, Joshua -West, Nathan - Wheatley, John - Whidbee, John - White, Joshua - Whitehurst, Isaiah - Widgett, Joseph - Wilkinson, Margaret - Williams, Charles - Williams, Joseph - Williams, Stephen - Williams, Thomas - Williams, William - Wilson, Francis - Woodhouse, John - Woodhouse, Lemuel
Wills, Volume 2, 1792 to 1810
Adams, John - Alcock, Solomon - Allen, James - Allen, Mary Anderson, Elijah - Ashe, Mary - Austin, H. - Austin, Mary Ballance, Daniel - Ballanie, Joseph - Ballentine, Henry - Ballentine, James Barnard, Samuel - Barnard, William - Barnes, Jonathan - Barnett, Robert - Barriot, John - Barrote, Richard - Batten, Jorg - Baum, Maurice - Beasley, Joaram - Beasley, Mordecai - Beckham, Thomas Bell, Eavey - Bell, John - Bell, Letisha - Bell, William - Bennett, Carter - Bennet, Ephraim - Bennett, Jasper - Bernard, Robert - Berry, Mary - Bonney, Jonathan - Bowers, George - Brabbell, John Bradley, Charles - Bray, James - Bray, Nancy - Bright, Henry Bright, Sarah - Bright, Silas - Bright, Thomas H. - Bright, Willis - Brooks, Willoughby - Brown, Lettia - Bryant, John - Bunnell, Embley Burrus, Robbard - Burrus, William - Butt, Cornelius - Cador, James Capps, Dennis - Capps, Malachi - Capps, John - Caves, Cornelius Caves, John - Chandler, William - Chaplin, James - Cherry, Josiah Cherry, Sarah - Claland, Rebecca - Cox, Marmaduke - Coyner, Adam - Creed, Henry - Cudworth, John - Daniel, Gideon - Daniel, Nicholas - Darby, Federick - Dauge, Griffith - Dauge, Peter - Dauge, Tully - Dauge, Willoughby - Dough, Thomas - Daugh, Willis - Dean, John - Dowday, Caleb - Dowdy, Jacob - Dudley, Thomas - Durkin, Thomas - Edy, Samuel - Ellis, Matthew - Etheridge, Francis Etheridge, James - Etheridge, Matthias - Etheridge, Richard - Etheridge, Timothy - Even, Joseph - Farrow, Christopher - Farrow, Hezekiah - Fentress, William - Ferebee, Elizabeth - Ferebee, Robert - Ferebee, Thomas Folar, Matthias - Forbes, William - Gallop, Shadrick - Gamewell, Bridgett - Gibbs, Giles - Gibson, Robert Givin, Willis - Glasgow, William - Gray, Griffith - Gray, Joseph Gray, Stephen - Gregor, Thomas - Gregory, Cornelius - Gregory, Enoch - Gregory, Griffith - Gregory, J. - Gray, Joseph - Gray, Joshua Gunter, Charles - Hall, Drecker - Hall, Nathan - Hall, Spence - Halstead, Seth - Hammond, John - Harris, Thomas - Heath, Julian - Heath, Robert - Heath, Thomas - Holloway, Henry - Holloway, William - Holmes, John - Humphreys, John - Humphreys, Mary - Hunt, Charles - Jarvis, Elizabeth - Jasper, Samuel - Jenkins, Elisha - Jennett, Jesse - Jones, Catharine - Jones, Joseph Jones, Randal Jones, Randolph Joyner, Jonathan Joyner, Peter Kallam, Theophilus Kinsey, Henry Linton, Benjamin Lee, Asa Lee, Jane - Lee, James - Lee, Philip - Lee, Samuel - Lee, Sarah - Lemount, Arthur - Lindsey, John - Linton, Lazarus - Litchfield, Abraham - Litchfield, Jacob - Litchfield, John - Litchfield, Peter - Manard, William - Mann, John - Mashamy, John - Matthias, Matthew - May, Joseph - McClain, James - McCoy, William - Mercer, Jeremiah - Mercer, Malachi - Mercer, Thomas - Midyett, Daniel - Miller, William - Miller, William(2) - Mooney, Hugh - Moore, Francis - Morrerit, Peter - Morse, Reuben - Neel, Michael - Nichols, Frankey - Nichols, James - Nicholson, Josiah - Northern, John - O'Dowdie, William - O'Neel, William - Paine, Enoch - Paine, Thomas - Parker, Thomas - Parr, Daniel - Parr, William - Patrick, Peter - Payne, Joel - Payne, Robert - Peel, John - Perkins, Harry - Portwood, Benjamin - Poyner, Isable - Poyner, Joseph - Poyner, Thomas - Poyner, William - Pritchett, AbsaloM - Purtar, Archelaus - Quidley, William - Read, Malachi - Robinson, William - Robinson, William - Robinson, William - Rollison, Francis - Russell, Lemuel - Sanderson, John - Sanderson, John - Sanderson, Samuel - Sawyer, Richard - Scarborough, Austin - Scarborough, Edward - Scarborough,Ignatius - Scarborough, Nancy - Scott, William Sr. - Sears, John - Shannon, Joyce - Shiargold, Sally - Sikes, Benjamin - Simmons, Caleb - Simmons, Darius - Simmons, John - Simmons, John - Simmons, Mary - Simmons, William - Simmons, William (1802) - Simpson, John - Simpson, Josiah - Slaughter, Sarah - Slights, Henry - Smith, J. - Spencer, Perseller - Stanley, Richard - Stewart, Affish - Stewart, John - Stowes, Joseph - Tatum, John - Taylor, Benjamin - Taylor, Ebenezer - Taylor, Edward - Taylor, John - Taylor, Jonathan - Taylor, Thomas - Thomson, Andy L. - Thompson, Ewen - Tibbett, Thomas - Turner, Sampson - Walker, Caleb - Walker, Pouilla - Walker, Samuel - Walker, Thomas - Walker, Willie - Walmerley, John - Waterfield, John - West, Edward - West, Joshua - West, Obediah - Westcott, Stephen - Wheatley, John - White, Conery - White, John Jasper - Whiteley, William - Whitlow, Gracey - Wicker, William - Williams, Barbara - Williams, Charles - Williams, Elias - Williams, Elizabeth - Williams, Fannie - Williams, James - Williams, John - Williams, Lewis - Williams, Richard R. - Williams, Thomas - Williams, Thomas Pool - Williamson, Francis - Williamson, William
Wills, Volume 3, 1810 to 1834
Allen, Jarvis - Anderson, William - Ashbee, Solomon - Austin, William - Aydelett, John - Ball, Hosea - Ballance, John - Ballance, Mary - Ballance, Polly - Ballentine, Davis - Ballentine, Henry - Ballentine, Joseph - Ballentine, Joseph Jr. - Ballentine, Lovey - Bannell, John B. - Barnard, Edmund - Barnard, Jesse - Barnard, Luke - Barr, Thany - Basnett, Willoughby - Bates, Andrew - Baxter, Joseph - Beasley, Edny - Beasley, Henry - Beasley, William - Beasley, William (1831) - Becham, John - Bell, Branson - Bell, Duke - Bell, John - Bell, Joseph - Bell, Josiah - Bell, Robert - Berry - Berry, William - Best, Thomas - Best, Thomas Sr. - Best, William - Bonney, William - Bowden, Arthur - Brawn, Luke - Brabbell, Tatum - Bray, Andrew - Bray, James - Bray, Linner - Bray, Wallis - Brickhouse, Benjamin - Bright, Aaron - Bright, Isaac - Bright, Solomon - Brown, Luke - Brown, Thomas - Buckhouse, Benjamin Sr. - Bunnill, Edward - Burrows, Sarah H. - Burrus, Robert - Caffie, Jesse - Capps, Caleb - Capps, Caleb Sr. - Capps, Jesse - Capps, Joel - Capps, Polly - Capps, Moses - Carroll,, Mary - Casey, Dempsey - Cason, Elijah - Cavender, Sally - Chaplain, John - Chaplain, Spencer - Chaplain, William - Chaplin, Caleb - Chappel, George - Chappel, Mary - Chisnill, Peter - Chittom, Peter - Chittum, John - Chittum, Winney - Chillim, Mary - Church, John - Cochran, Dolly - Cooper, Benjamin - Cox, Thomas - Crank, John - Creekman, SamuelCulpepper, Henry - Daniel, John - Daniel, Joseph - Dauge, Dory - Davis, James - Davis, John - Douge, James - Dough, Benjamin - Dough, Richard - Doudge, Evan - Douglas, James - Dowdy, John Sr. - Dowdy, Josiah - Dowdy, Josiah Jr. - Dowdy, Peter - Dowdy, Willis - Doxey, John - Doxey, William - Dozier, Cynthia - Dozier, Edmund - Dozier, Elias - Dozier, Willoughby - Dring, Pervical - Dudley, Malachi - Duke, Andrew - Dunton, Levin - Dunton, Polly - Eady, Samuel - Ethridge, Adam - Ethridge, Demcy - Etheridge, Margaret - Ethridge, Quincey - Etheridge, ReubenEtheridge, Robert - Etheridge, Sampson - Ethridge, Sampson - Etheridge, Tart - Ethridge, Willis - Evans, Henry - Farrow, Hezekiah Sr. - Farrow, John - Farrow, Thomas - Fisher, John - Flora, Aaron - Flory, John - Flory, William - Forbes, Demcy - Forbes, Enoch - Gamewill, Joshua - Garrett, Elizabeth - Garrett, John - Garrett, Thomas - Gibbons, Joshua - Gibson, Henry - Gray, Mary - Gray, Thomas - Green, Bowen - Green, James - Gregory, Francis - Gregory, Luke - Gregory, Rachel - Gregory, Tully - Griggs, George - Griggs, Lydia - Halstead, Unice - Hampton, John T. - Harrison, John - Harrison, Zarabable - Haynes, Amey - Heath, Thomas - Henley, Mary - Hewit, Ephraim - Hill, Clement - Hill, John - Hill, Zachariah - Hobbs, Augustus - Holloway, Edward - Holstead, Malachi - Holstead, William - Howard, George - Howard, Joseph - Hunnings, William - Hutchins, Ann - Hutchins, Sally - Hutchings, Nathaniel - Jarrel, Rachel - Jarvis, Ephraim - Jarvis, John - Jarvis, Solomon - Jarvis, William - Jasper, Dorker - Jones, David, Dr. - Jones, Lydia - Jones, Malachi - Jones, Mary - Kallam, Benjamin C. - Kallam, James B. - Kallam, Nancy - Lee, Daniel - Lee, Dempsey - Lee, Elizabeth - Lindsey, Charles - Linton, Augustus - Lory, Deanah - Luffman, Thomas - Lurry, William - MacKaroney, Thomas - Matthias, Burroughs - Matthias, Chloe - Matthias, Elizabeth - Matthias, Simon - MacKee, John - Macoy, John - Mercer, Jeremiah - Midgett, William - Miller, Maximillan - Miller, Solomon - Mitchael, Thomas - Morris, Daniel - Morse, Francis - Morse, Thomas - Morse, Zachariah - Mulder, Griffin - Murrill, John - Neal, Christopher - Newall, Sullivan - Nicholas, Josiah - Northern, Dowtha - O'Neal, Nathan - O'Neel, Edward - Parker, Peter Sr. - Parker, Sarah - Parr, Jesse Sr. - Parr, Richard - Patrick, Sary - Patridge, Jesse - Perkins, Edney - Powers, S. D. - Poyner, Dinah - Poyner, George - Poyner, Isaiah - Poyner, James - Poyner, Levi - Poyner, Mary - Poyner, Robert - Purdey, Mary - Purdy, Mary - Quidley, Nathaniel - Robinson, Etheldred - Robinson, Nathan - Robinson, Samuel - Rodgers, John - Rogers, William - Rollinson, Christopher - Rowland, George - Russell, Benjamin - Salyear, Samuel - Sanderson, Daniel - Sanderson, John - Sanderson, Julia - Sanderson, Thomas - Saunderson, Thomas - Saunderson, Thomas - Sawyer, Jacob - Sawyer, Simon - Sawyer, Willoughby - Scott, James - Scott, Mitchel - Sears, Caleb - Sears, Charles - Shaw, Polly - Simmons, Anthony - Simmons, John - Simmons, Joseph - Simmons, Mitchel - Simmons, Mitchel (1822) - Simmons, Rebeccah - Simmons, Thomas - Slack, Nancy - Soles, Armstead - Sorey, Joab - Spann, Thomas - Spry, Gemima - Stephens, Benjamin - Stephens, John - Stephens, Lydia - Tatum, John - Tatum, Joseph - Tatum, William - Taylor, David - Taylor, Francis - Taylor, Reuben - Taylor, Thomas - Taylor, Zachariah - Thomas, James - Tillett, Samuel - Toler, Sarah - Tolson, Daniel - Tolver, Caleb - Twiford, William - Wales, Mary - Walker, Edward - Walker, Lemuel - Walker, Nancy - Walker, William - Waterfield, Abraham - Waterfield, Mary - Waterfield, Southward - West, Robert - West, Sarah - White, James Sr. - White, Thomas - White, Thomas Sr. - White, Willoughby - Whitehall, Thomas - Whitehouse, Kezier - Whitehurst, Mary - Whitehurst, Samuel Sr. - Williams, Amey - Williams, John - Williams, Joseph - Williams, Sally - Williams, William - Williamson, William - Willoughby, Hancey - Woodhouse, Hadley - Woodhouse, Hezekiah - Woodhouse, Mary - Woodhouse, Wilson - Wright, Owen
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