Notary History Article Timeline

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Our Colorado Notary Blog includes a growing reference library of articles on writing, seals, and notary history, dating back to ancient Sumer, Egypt, China, India, Mesoamerica, Babylon, Phoenicia, Persia, Greece, Rome, and Constantinople.

We continue with the Pope, the Church, Knights Templar, Genghis Khan, Columbus, Spanish Conquistadors, French explorers, New England Colonial notaries, whaling, fur trading, territorial notaries, the Old West, Native Americans, Republic of Texas, Kingdom of Hawaii, first black notaries, and notary records, up to modern-day electronic notaries and remote online notaries using live video webcams and the Internet.

Use the table below to find an article regarding a year, time period or topic in notary history.  Then click on the article title in the Colorado Notary Blog, or browse at Notary History.

We continue to add new articles on notary history to our collection.
Your comments and suggestions are welcome.

Year Era Colorado Notary Blog Article Title Description
3300 BC Notaries in Ancient Sumer Sumerians, clay tablets, cylinder seals, cuneiform, Anunnaki
2750 BC Notaries in Ancient Egypt notaries were part of royal society
2600 BC Indus Valley Civilization Writing, Seals
Indus River, script, scribes, seals
1754 BC Code of Hammurabi, Babylon early code of recorded laws
1600 BC Ancient Chinese Writing, Shang Dynasty first Chinese writing on oracle bones
1500 BC Notaries in Ancient Phoenicia masters of the sea, trade, exploration, alphabet
550 BC Persian Empire Language, Writing, Scribes Cyrus the Great, Darius, cuneiform, Persia, Persepolis
360 BC Notaries in Ancient Greece Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Egypt, Rhodes
50 BC Roman Law Influence on Notaries, Tiro Tiro, creator of notae shorthand method
50 BC Private Seals, Sealed Instruments, Locus Sigilli seals were used by royalty and private citizens
60 AD Saint Mark, Patron Saint of Notaries and Lawyers writer, record keeper
355 AD Feast of the Holy Notaries Byzantine Empire, Saints Markianos, Martyrios
533 AD Code of Justinian Byzantine Emperor, compiled Roman civil law
800 AD Notaries and the Church Popes appointed papal notaries
930 AD History of the Oath King Athelstan, Anglo-Saxon, English common law
1066 AD Law Merchant, Pie Powder Courts developed commercial law, merchant courts
1119 AD Notaries and the Knights Templar developed banking, notary during Crusades
1204 AD Tata-tonga, Scribe of Genghis Khan scribe, notary for the Mongol Empire
1215 AD Magna Carta, England early version of bill of rights
1228 AD Notary School of Bologna, Renaissance Italy developed notary laws and procedures
1324 AD Marco Polo Travels and Will notary who wrote Marco Polo’s will
1492 AD Notary with Christopher Columbus Rodrigo Escobedo, royal notary
1519 AD Hernan Cortes, Notaries, Aztec Mexico Cortez, notaries in Aztec Mexico
1532 AD Spanish Notaries with Pizarro, Inca Peru notaries with Pizarro, Inca Peru
1540 AD Coronado Expedition, Muster Roll notary for Cortes (Cortez) and Coronado
1598 AD First Thanksgiving, El Paso, TX Spanish Thanksgiving before Pilgrims
1598 AD Notary with Conquistador Onate, New Mexico royal notary with Conquistador in New Mexico
1607 AD English Common Law for Notaries English common law came to Jamestown Colony, 1607
1608 AD Fur Traders and Notaries Quebec founded, voyageur contracts
1626 AD Dutch Notaries in New Netherland Dutch were in New York before the English
1638 AD New Sweden Colony, Delaware River little-known Swedish colony, now Wilmington
1639 AD Notary Public Day, Nov 7th colonial notary in New Haven Colony
1644 AD Aspinwall Notarial Records, Boston colonial notary in Boston, rare records
1648 AD Marine Protest and Maritime Law rare records of marine protests
1682 AD La Salle Expedition, Louisiana Territory French notary with La Salle
1706 AD Ulibarri Claims Colorado for Spain royal notary with Spanish explorer
1776 AD Declaration of Independence after the revolution, states and territories passed notary laws
1800 AD Notarized Documents of Native Americans, 1800s Indian chiefs, treaties, signatures, interpreters
1820 AD Wagon Trains, Contracts, Law 1820-1880 Western migration, contracts, depredation
1834 AD Indian Territory Notaries, 1834-1907 U.S. Court appointed notaries, Indian Territory, now Oklahoma
1836 AD Notaries in the Republic of Texas Texas Republic 1836-1846
1842 AD Bent’s Fort, Colorado one of the first notaries in Colorado
1846 AD Hawaiian Kingdom Notary Laws King Kamehameha III statutes, Hawaii
1850 AD Notaries Public Act of 1850 oath, affirmation or acknowledg-ment same as justice of peace
1852 AD Fort Massachusetts, Fort Garland, John M. Francisco territorial notary, Costilla County, John M. Francisco
1853 AD Notary Reference Books notary reference books date back to colonial and pioneer era
1854 AD Four Language Sea Letter passport for whale or merchant ship from President
1857 AD First Black Notaries in the U.S. first black notaries were appointed before Civil War
1859 AD Jefferson Territory territorial notaries before Colorado Territory
1859 AD Colorado Justice of the Peace justice of the peace
1860 AD Pony Express Pony Express, Julesburg
1861 AD Colorado Notary Reference Documents resource list, Colorado notary laws, information
1861 AD Colorado Territory Notary Laws
Colorado Territory notary laws
1862 AD Colorado Territorial Notary, Eugene Weston territorial notary, Pueblo County, Eugene Weston
1864 AD Martial Law in Colorado martial law declared for Indian wars, labor strikes, flood
1865 AD Deposition by Colorado Notary Sand Creek Massacre, Chivington, Atkins
1872 AD Depredation, Horses Stolen by Indians affidavit, Colorado horses stolen by Arapahoe Indians
1876 AD Notaries Public Act of 1876 notaries can take affidavits, depositions, court testimony
1876 AD Colorado Day, Statehood end of Colorado Territorial notaries
1881 AD Emma Gillett, First Female Notary
first woman notary in US
1881 AD Notaries, Bank Officer Oaths federal authority needed to use notary for oath
1898 AD Notarized Testimonial used in Medicine Advertising miracle cure patent medicine, Pink Pills for Pale People
1898 AD Notaries in U.S. Territories American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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[Last-Modified Date 2020-06-29] added First Black Notaries post

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