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

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 microfilm copies of two volumes of recorded wills and probates (summary of proceedings to determine authenticity of will) made from originals held in the New York County Clerk's Office.
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0.1 cu. ft.1 microfilm reel.
Inclusive Dates:
1787-1829
Series Number:
J2041

Arrangement

Chronological.

Administrative History

Between 1786 and 1829 the Supreme Court and the county courts of common pleas shared with the Surrogate's Courts the power to prove and record wills devising real property, and also wills whose witnesses were unable to appear in court. In addition, between 1801 and 1829 the Supreme Court had the exclusive power to prove and record wills devising real property located in several counties. (Wills proved in the courts of common pleas were recorded by the county clerks). After a will was proved and recorded in the Supreme Court or a court of common pleas, the Surrogate's Court supervised the administration and disposition of the estate.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of microfilm copies of two volumes of recorded wills and probates (summary of proceedings to determine authenticity of will) made from originals held in the New York County Clerk's Office.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

This microfilm is not available for duplication or interlibrary loan.

Microfilm: 1 reel: 35 mm.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Index to testators and list of volumes appearing on microfilm are available at the repository.

Location of Original MaterialOriginal record is in the New York County Clerk's Office.

Processing Information

This microfilm was produced by the Genealogical Society of Utah.

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