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New York State Court of Chancery (2nd through 8th Circuits) Clerk's Docket of 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 consists of docket books recording final decrees issued by the Vice Chancellor at the request of any party involved in a case. The New York Revised Statutes of 1829 required the Clerks of various Chancery Circuits to maintain such a record and dictated its format. Information recorded includes name of the party against whom the decree was rendered; his county and place of residence; his title; trade or profession; amount of damage, debt, or cash decreed; date and time of docketing; names of all parties involved in the case; and when (if) decree was reversed, discharged, or vacated.
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Quantity:
2.6 cubic feet (8 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1830-1847
Series Number:
J0052

Arrangement

Numeric by circuit, then alphabetical by last name of party against whom the degree was rendered, then chronological by date and time of docketing.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of docket books recording final decrees issued by the Vice Chancellor at the request of any party involved in a case. Revised Statutes of 1829 required the Clerks of various Chancery Circuits to maintain such a record and dictated its format.

Entries in the dockets are arranged in columns. The law required them to include the following information: name of the party against whom the decree was rendered; his county and place of residence; his title; trade or profession; the amount of damage, debt, or cash decreed; the date and time of docketing; the names of all parties involved in the case; and when (if) the decree was reversed, discharged, or vacated. Title, trade, or profession are occasionally recorded. Place of residence is occasionally omitted in the entries.

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Access Restrictions

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

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The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

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