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New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Utica) Wills and Petitions for Probate

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 contains original wills and documents relating to proof of the wills that were filed in the Utica office of the Supreme Court. Documents relating to proof include the petition for proof of will in Supreme Court; testimony or affidavits of witnesses attesting to the competency of the testator and the authenticity of his signature; notices to next of kin of proof of the will; and appointment of legal guardian for minor heirs.
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0.4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1820-1829
Series Number:
J1020

Scope and Content Note

This series contains original wills and documents relating to proof of the wills that were filed in the Utica office of the Supreme Court. Documents relating to proof include the petition for proof of will in Supreme Court; testimony or affidavits of witnesses attesting to the competency of the testator and the authenticity of his signature; notices to next of kin of proof of the will; and appointment of legal guardian for minor heirs. The wills were recorded in Series J0020, Record of Wills Proved at Utica.

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Related Materials

Series J0020 New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Utica) Record of Wills Proved at Utica, contains related records.

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The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

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