Research

New York State Supreme Court of Judicature Clerk's Registers of Cases in Supreme Court of Judicature and Courts of Common Pleas

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:
The volumes in this series are clerks' registers of writs issued and returned, declarations and other documents received and filed, and other business transacted in the Supreme Court of Judicature and in the Courts of Common Pleas in some of the counties of upstate New York. Each case is identified by the names of the parties, the name of the court, the type of action or matter, and the amount of damages sought and awarded.
Creator:
Title:
Quantity:
0.4 cubic feet (4 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1797-1836
Series Number:
J0007

Arrangement

Chronological by date of first entry for each case.

Scope and Content Note

The volumes in this series are clerks' registers of writs issued and returned, declarations and other documents received and filed, and other business transacted in the Supreme Court of Judicature and in the Courts of Common Pleas in some of the counties of upstate New York.

Each case is identified by the names of the parties, the name of the court, the type of action or matter, and the amount of damages sought and awarded. The entries or memoranda for each case are usually dated and are heavily abbreviated. These registers are not account books, but they contain notes of fees charged by the clerks. Some of the cases are marked "Settled." The Common Pleas registers marked on the paper covers "No. 1" and "No. 2" are for cases heard in the Courts of Common Pleas in Oneida, Herkimer, and Chenango Counties. The Supreme Court register marked on the paper cover "No. 1" is the only one found. The leather bound "Register" contains cases heard in the Supreme Court of Judicature and in the Courts of Common Pleas in Monroe, Genesee, Ontario, and Niagara counties.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Alphabetical index to cases in each volume.

Volume list is available at the repository.

Custodial History

The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historic Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

Access Terms

Corporate Name(s):
Geographic Name(s):
Subject(s):
Genre(s):
Function(s):