North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Hyde and Beaufort Counties


Hyde County, originally known as Wickham, is bound by Pamlico Sound and Beaufort, Washington, Tyrrell, and Dare counties. Beaufort County, originally known as Pamptecough, is bound by Craven, Hyde, Martin, Pamlico, Pitt and Washington counties. Anyone researching this area will want to add this rich catalog of names to their library.

Interactions between Black and White are displayed on both legal and domestic levels, giving the reader a vivid account of life in the Antebellum South. Descendants of Mattamuskett and Hatteras Indians can also be found herein. Records are grouped by county and category, including: Criminal Actions, Civil Actions, Patrol Records, Hiring Agreements, Sale of Slaves, Bills of Sale, Division of Slaves, Deeds of Gift of Slaves, Misc. Records, and Unlawful Marriages of Slaves. A table of cases for criminal and civil actions augments this work.

William L. Byrd III and John H. Smith

(2002, 2007), 2020, 5½x8½, paper, index, 330 pp.

ISBN: 9780788420290