Research

Record of estate inventories

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 a microfilm copy of one volume of inventories of estates recorded by the clerk of the Court of Probates.
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Quantity:
0.1 cu. ft.1 microfilm reel.
Inclusive Dates:
1779-1786
Series Number:
J2301

Arrangement

Chronological.

Administrative History

In 1778 the State Legislature established a Court of Probates, which assumed most of the colonial governor's powers in probate matters. A 1787 statute established a Surrogate's Court in each county. The Court of Probates' jurisdiction was limited to hearing appeals from the Surrogate's Courts; supervising estates of New York residents who died out of state and of non-residents who died within the state; and issuing certain types of orders. The Court of Probates was abolished in 1823 and its remaining jurisdiction was given to the Surrogate's Court.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a microfilm copy of one volume of inventories of estates recorded by the clerk of the Court of Probates.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm: 1 reel; 35 mm.

This microfilm is not available for duplication or interlibrary loan.

Related Information

Other finding aids

Index to decedents.

Custodial History

This microfilm was obtained from the Genealogical Society of Utah.

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