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Colonial English Research


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This article originally appeared in "Colonial English Research" by Robert Charles Anderson, MA, FASG in The Source: A Guidebook to American Genealogy

Archives of Maryland. 72 vols. Baltimore, 1883-1972.

Bartlett, John Russell, ed. Records of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations in New England, 1636-1692. 10 vols. Providence, 1856-.

Candler, Allen D., ed. The Colonial Records of the State of Georgia. 32 vols. Atlanta and Athens, Ga., 1904-89.

Chapin, Howard M. Documentary History of Rhode Island. 2 vols. Providence, 1916, 1919.

The Colonial Records of North Carolina. 10 vols. Raleigh, 1886-90.

The Colonial Records of North Carolina (Second Series). 10 vols. Raleigh, 1963-.

Craig, Peter Stebbins. 1671 Census of the Delaware. Philadelphia, 1999.

Crandall, Ralph J., ed. Genealogical Research in New England. Baltimore, 1984.

---. The 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware: Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey and Cecil County, Maryland, 1683-1693. Winter Park, Fla., 1993.

Dally, Joseph W. Woodbridge and Vicinity: The Story of a New Jersey Township. Lambertville, N.J., 1989.

Davis, Robert Scott, Jr. Research in Georgia. Easley, S.C., 1981. See pages 169-73.

deValinger, Leon, Jr., ed. Court Records of Kent County, Delaware, 1680-1705. Washington, D.C., 1959.

Gehring, Charles T. "Documentary Sources Relating to New Netherland." In Colonial Dutch Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach, edited by Eric Nooter and Patricia U. Bonomi, 33-51. New York, 1988.

Gray, Gertrude E. Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1775. 2 vols. Baltimore, 1987, 1988.

Hartsook, Elizabeth. Land Office and Prerogative Court Records of Colonial Maryland. Publications of the Hall of Records Commission No. 4.

Hill, Don Gleason, ed. The Early Records of the Town of Dedham, Massachusetts. 1636-1659. A Complete Transcript. Dedham, 1892.

Hoadly, Charles J. Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven, from May, 1653, to the Union. Hartford, 1858.

---, ed. Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, 1638-1649, 1653-1664. 2 vols. New Haven, 1857-58.

Holcomb, Brent H. Probate Records of South Carolina, Volume I: Index to Inventories, 1746-1785. Easley, S.C., 1977.

Horle, Craig W., ed. Records of the Courts of Sussex County, Delaware, 1677-1710. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1991.

Kingsbury, Susan Myra, ed. The Records of the Virginia Company of London. 4 vols. Washington, D.C., 1906-35.

Lachaire, Salomon. "New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch." In The Register of Solomon Lachaire, Notary Public of New Amsterdam, 1661-1662. Baltimore, 1978.

Leary, Helen F. M., ed. North Carolina Research: Genealogy and Local History. 2nd ed. Raleigh, 1996.

MacDonald, Edgar. "The Myth of Virginia County Formation in 1634." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 92 (2004): 58-63.

Macy, Harry, Jr. "New York Probate Records Before 1787." NYG&B Newsletter 2 (1991): 11-15.

Manwaring, Charles William. Early Connecticut Probate Records. 3 vols. Hartford, 1902-06.

Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam, 1655-1663. New York, 1902.

Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam, 1663-1668. Baltimore, 1976.

Moore, Caroline T. Abstracts of the Wills of the State of South Carolina, Volume 1, 1670-1740. Columbia, S.C., 1960.

---. Records of the Secretary of the Province of South Carolina, 1692-1721. Columbia, S.C., 1978.

Nelson, William, ed. Documents Relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Vol. 21. Calendar of Records in the Office of the Secretary of State. 1664-1703. Paterson, N.J., 1899. Reprint, Baltimore, 1976.

New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers. 40 vols. Concord, 1867-1943.

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, vols. 18-29, Delaware Papers (Dutch Period)...1648-166. Baltimore, 1981.

New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, vols. 20-21, Delaware Papers (English Period)...1664-1682. Baltimore, 1977.

Nooter, Eric, and Patricia U. Bonomi, eds. Colonial Dutch Studies: An Interdisciplinary Approach. New York, 1988.

Nugent, Nell Marion, ed. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents. 7 vols. Baltimore, 1963-.

---. Supplement, Northern Neck Grants No. 1, 1690-1692. Richmond, 1980.

Original Land Titles in Delaware Commonly Known as The Duke of York Record . . . . From 1646 to 1679. Wilmington, Del., n.d.

Parker, Mattie Erma Edwards, ed. The Colonial Records of North Carolina. Vol. 3. North Carolina Higher-Court Records, 1670-1696. Raleigh, 1968.

The Probate Records of Essex County, Massachusetts. 3 vols. Salem, Mass., 1916-20.

The Record of the Court at Upland in Pennsylvania 1676 to 1681. Philadelphia, 1860.

Records and Files of the Quarterly Courts of Essex County, Massachusetts. 9 vols. Salem, Mass., 1911-75.

Records of the Court of New Castle on Delaware 1676-1681. Lancaster, Pa., 1904.

Records of the Colony or Jurisdiction of New Haven, from May, 1653, to the Union. Hartford, 1858.

Rhode Island Court Records: Records of the Court of Trials of the Colony of Providence Plantations. Vol. 1, 1647-62. Providence, 1920.

Rhode Island Court Records: Records of the Court of Trials of the Colony of Providence Plantations. Vol. 2, 1662-70. Providence, 1922.

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., ed. Records of the Governor and Company of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, 1628-1686. 5 vols. in 6. Boston, 1853-54.

Shurtleff, Nathaniel B., and David Pulsifer, eds. Records of the Colony of New Plymouth in New England. 12 vols. in 10. Boston, 1855-61.

Slatten, Richard. "Interpreting Headrights in Colonial-Virginia Patents: Uses and Abuses." National Genealogical Society Quarterly 75 (1987): 169-79.

Stratton, Eugene Aubrey. Plymouth Colony: Its History & People, 1620-1691. Salt Lake City, 1986.

Skinner, V. L., Jr. Abstracts of the Proprietary Records of the Provincial Court of Maryland, 1637-1658: Patent Record F&B (1640-1658); Patent Record Z&A (1637-1651); Patent Record A&B (1650-1657). Westminster, Md., 2002.

Trumbull, J. Hammond. The Public Records of the Colony of Connecticut, 1636-1776. 15 vols. Hartford, 1850-90.

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