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New York State Court of Chancery (4th, 7th and 8th Circuits) Clerk's Minutes of Foreclosure Decrees

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 series contains copies of decrees issued by the Vice Chancellors of the 4th, 7th, and 8th Circuits authorizing the sale of land in mortgage foreclosure cases. Each decree contains the following information: date and location of the hearing during which the decree was issued; names of the complainant, defendant, and Master investigating the case; date the Master's report was filed; amount of the mortgage and, if partially paid, amount outstanding; and description of the land to be sold.
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Quantity:
6 cubic feet (17 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1837-1847
Series Number:
J0050

Arrangement

Numeric by circuit, then chronological by date of issuance.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains copies of decrees issued by the Vice Chancellors of the 4th, 7th and 8th Circuits authorizing the sale of land in mortgage foreclosure cases. The copies of decrees are on printed forms; court rule 135 standardized the form of mortgage foreclosure decrees. Foreclosure decrees for the 4th, 7th and 8th Circuit issued before 1837 and for the other circuits are recorded in Clerks' Minutes of Decrees.

Each decree contains the following information: the date and location of the hearing during which the decree was issued; the names of the complainant, defendant, and Master investigating the case; the date the Master's report was filed; the amount of the mortgage and, if partially paid, the amount outstanding; and description of the land to be sold.

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Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Microform is available at the New York State Archives through interlibrary loan.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0048 New York State Court of Chancery (2nd through 8th Circuits) Clerk's Minutes of Decrees, contains pre-1837 decrees for the 4th, 7th, and 8th Circuits and decrees for the other circuits.

Other finding aids

Alphabetical index by last name of complainant in each volume.

Custodial History

The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

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