Public Notary and Land Records finding aids, 1648-1795
Scope and Contents
From the Series: Record of early deeds & land grants, conveyances or confirmation of titles between natives & colonists or among individual parties including some indentures, powers of attorney, wills & probate or other matters pertinent. First three volumes (1642 – 1721) appear to be a continuation of land evidences as recorded within the initial volumes of the Rhode Island Colony Records, 1646 – 1669 (see recording mandates, Part I, pp. 161; Part II, pp. 225, 234). Volumes 4 through 8 primarily consist of public notary documents as relating to maritime activities including ship protests, bonds & commissions granted, prize shares, bills of exchange or lading, testimony, copies of orders & receipts, bankruptcies, etc.
Language of Materials
From the Series: English
Conditions Governing Access
No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.
From the Series: 2.6 Cubic Feet (8 volumes)