Chowan County was formed in 1670 as a precinct in Albermarle County. It was named in honor of an Indian tribe, Chowanor, which lived in the northeastern part of the Colony. It is in the northeastern section of the State and is bounded by Albermarle Sound, Chowan River and Bertie, Hertford, Gates and Perquimans counties. The present area is 180 square miles. In 1720 Edenton which was named in honor of Governor Charles Eden was established. In 1722 it was designated and has continued to be the county seat. There was no description of the precinct when it was established.
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3 thoughts on “1740 Chowan County North Carolina Jury List”
From the fact that Thomas Eason’s name does not appear on this published list, yet is the first one on the grand jury men list, I am assuming that the illustration is not a copy of the actual 1740 Chowan County North Carolina Jury List.
Love the fact that you posted this list. It shows how valuable alternate sources of information can be to the historian and genealogists.
John F. Speight
Searching for contact information to request scanned or digital copies of early land transactions in Chowan County. Specifically, transactions in 1769 and 1773. Appreciate the help!
This website isn’t an official repository of Chowan County land records. FamilySearch has these available in digital form for you. Note they have not indexed them.