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New York State Court of Chancery Register's Docket of Decrees Requiring Money Payments

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a list of final decrees issued by the Chancellor that were docketed, at the request of any party involved in a case, when a decree required a money payment by the losing party. Information recorded includes name of party against whom decree was rendered; his county and place of residence; his title, trade, or profession; amount of damages, debt, or cost decreed; date and time of docketing; name of all parties involved in the case; and when (if) decree was discharged, reversed, or vacated.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1831-1835
Series Number:
J0051

Arrangement

Alphabetic by name of party against whom the decree was rendered, then chronological by date and time of docketing.

Administrative History

Revised Statutes of 1829, Part III, Chapter 1, Title 2, Article 3, Section 93-94 required the Chancery Register, Assistant Register, and Clerks to keep a docket listing, at the request of any party, final enrolled decrees that directed payment of any debt, damages, costs, or other sum of money.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a list of final decrees issued by the Chancellor that were docketed, at the request of any party involved in a case, when a decree required a money payment by the losing party. Information recorded includes name of party against whom decree was rendered; his county and place of residence; his title, trade, or profession; amount of damages, debt, or cost decreed; date and time of docketing; name of all parties involved in the case; and when (if) decree was discharged, reversed, or vacated.

Entries in the docket are arranged in columns. The law required the following information to be recorded: name of the party against whom the decree was rendered; his county and place of residence; his title, trade, or profession (usually blank); the amount of damages, debt, or cost decreed; the date and time of docketing; the name of all parties involved in the case; and when (if) the decree was reversed, discharged, or vacated.

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series JN304 Assistant Register's docket of Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees, contains related records

Series JN502 Register of Chancery and Vice Chancery decrees docketed in New York City, contains related records.

Custodial History

The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from approximately 1966-1982.

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