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New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Albany) Record of Wills Proved at Albany

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:
This volume contains thirty-eight wills proved (determined to be valid) and recorded in the New York State Supreme Court of Judicature at Albany.
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Quantity:
0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1799-1829
Series Number:
J0041

Arrangement

Entries are recorded chronologically by date will was proved.

Administrative History

Chapter 27 of the Laws Passed at the Ninth Session of the State Legislature (1786) authorized the county courts of common pleas to prove wills devising real property and granted the New York State Supreme Court of Judicature exclusive power to prove and record wills devising real property located in several counties.

Scope and Content Note

This volume contains thirty-eight wills proved (determined to be valid) and recorded in the New York State Supreme Court of Judicature at Albany. Typical recorded entries include the name of the individual bringing the original will before the court to be proved and recorded, the name and residence of the testator, names and attestations of witnesses to the execution of the original will, text of the original will, and signature of the court clerk attesting to the comparison of the recorded text with the original will.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Volume is fragile. Use under supervision of archivist.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm: Genealogical Society of Utah film, reel 1 (of 12), available at the New York State Library (includes card index to testators).

Related Information

Other finding aids

An index to testators is available online and at the repository.

Some of the wills recorded in this volume are indexed and abstracted in Berthold Fernow, comp., Calendar of Wills on File and Recorded in the Office of the Clerk of the Court of Appeals, of the County Clerk at Albany, and of the Secretary of State (New York: 1896). These wills are cited in Fernow as "Vol. IV".

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