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Public Notary and Land Records finding aids, 1648-1795

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Public Notary and Land Records finding aids, 1648-1795
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.

Dates

  • 1648-1795

Language of Materials

From the Series: English

Conditions Governing Access

No special restrictions unless otherwise specified.

Extent

From the Series: 2.6 Cubic Feet (8 volumes)

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA
401-222-2353