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New York State Court of Chancery Mortgages Filed in Register's Office

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 copies of mortgages. Court rules required the Master involved in the sale of mortgaged property to file a copy of the mortgage with the Register, Assistant, or clerk of the court.
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0.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1807-1826
Series Number:
J4061

Arrangement

Alphabetic by last name of mortgagor.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of mortgages. Court rules required the Master involved in the sale of mortgaged property to file a copy of the mortgage with the Register, Assistant, or clerk of the court.

Each mortgage contains the names of the parties to the mortgage and witnesses; the time, date, and county in which the mortgage was originally recorded; the date it was filed with the Register; the specifics of the mortgage agreement including the amount of money involved and a description of the land mortgaged; and a signed statement by the Master that the mortgage was executed.

There is one map attached to one of the mortgages in the series, showing lots of land (numbers 7, 15, 16, 23, and 24) as described in the affixed indenture. The map shows boundaries of the lots, roads and streets, lot dimensions (in feet), and the location of several dwellings on the lots. The map is hand-drawn in ink and measures 32 x 15 cm.

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0083 New York State Court of Chancery Index of Mortgages Filed in Register's Office, indexes mortgages filed with the Register before 1824 by last name of mortgagor.

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The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

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