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New York State Comptroller's Office Registers of Payments, Sales, Redemptions, and Conveyances of Delinquent Quit Rents

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
These volumes were created by the comptroller's office to record information related to quit rents on patents granted by the colony, including payments of arrears, quit rent sales, redemptions, and conveyances. Information is grouped by patent. Each patent has a separate heading that gives register number; docket number; name of patentees; county; total number of acres granted; date granted; quit rent rate per hundred acres per annum; when payment was last made; and a description of the property location.
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Quantity:
3.75 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1740-1830
Series Number:
B1611

Arrangement

Arranged by patent number (assigned by the State Comptroller's Office).

Scope and Content Note

These volumes were created by the comptroller's office to record information related to quit rents on patents granted by the colony, including payments of arrears, quit rent sales, redemptions, and conveyances.

Information is grouped by patent. Each patent has a separate heading that gives register number; docket number; name of patentees; county; total number of acres granted; date granted; quit rent rate per hundred acres per annum; when payment was last made; and a description of the location of the property.

Beneath the heading for each patent is the name of tract and then lot number; sub-division; number of acres; when last payment was made; reference (meaning uncertain); by whom paid; description of part paid; arrears only, arrears and commutation on part, or arrears and commutation on whole lots; amount paid; quit rent due; charges; total; description of the part sold; acres; to whom sold; date of redemption; by whom redeemed; amount paid for redemption; and notes on redemption, sales, and conveyances.

Volumes three and four contain patents omitted from the other volumes. Some patents are duplicated, and additional information is provided for some patents.

Information in volume 5 is duplicated in volumes one and two in a slightly different format and may have been used to create those volumes. This information consists of entry number; docket number; name of patentee; acres in patent; county; date of patent; quit rent rate per annum; lot number; amount owed; date paid; another reference number (significance unknown); name of person making payment; amount paid; and notes, usually in reference to location or acreage of patent. No information on sales or redemptions is included in volume five.

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series B1610 Maps of Undivided Tracts and of Tracts Sold By the Comptroller for Unpaid Taxes, contains maps of some of the patents and tracts documented in this series.

Other finding aids

Two small separately bound indexes found in Volumes 1 and 3 index the registers by name of patent or patentee, and refer to patent number and then the docket number.

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