North Carolina - Legislative Acts Creating Precincts / Counties

An Act, for Regulating Vestries in this Government, and for the Better Inspecting the Vestrymen and Churchwardens Accompts of Each and Every Parish in this Government.

A Collection of All Public Acts of Assembly of the Province of North Carolina Now in Force and Use, 1715 to 1752.

Page 77.

The text of this Act is chronically omitted in all volumes since most of it was repealed in 1741 "except for that part which erects New Hanover into a precinct."

Signed,

Sir Richard Everard, Governor
Chr. Gale,
Edmond Gale,
Rich. Sandeson,
T. Pollock,
J. Worley,
J. Lovick,
Ed. Moseley,
Robert West,
John Paulin,
Lords Proprietors Deputies,

Thomas Swann, Speaker.

On Page 159 of "The Formation of the North Carolina Counties 1663-1943," by David Leroy Corbitt, he includes the snippet:

Whereas an Act, intituled, An Act for regulating Vestries in this Government, and for the Better Inspecting Vestrymen and Churchwardens' Accompts of Each and Every Parish in this Government, it is Enacted, That the Southern Part of this Province shall be erected into a Precinct, by the name of New Hanover Precinct, and bounded to the Northward by the Haulover, and Little Inlet, and to the Southward by Southernmost Bounds of the Province; and the Precinct of New Hanover is now become very populous and the extent thereof being found too imcommodious..."

This is the introduction to a 1734 Act establishing Bladen and Onslow Precincts. Click Here.



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