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Commissioners of Records for the City and County of New York Index to Court of Chancery and Vice-Chancery (1st Circuit) Case Files and to Supreme Court (New York County) Equity and Special Proceedings Case Files

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:
Series consists of indexes to case files for enrolled decrees and other final orders of the Court of Chancery and Court of Vice Chancery (First Circuit), approximately 1770-1847; and indexes to case files for judgments in equity and other special proceedings in Supreme Court (New York City and County), 1847-1910. Cases include adversarial proceedings between opposing parties, but exclude special proceedings commenced by petition by a single party.
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0.25 cubic feet (14 microfilm rolls; 35 mm)
Inclusive Dates:
1770-1910
Series Number:
JN108

Arrangement

Alphabetical by name of corporate plaintiff/surname of complainant or plaintiff, then chronological by date of filing.

Scope and Content Note

Series consists of indexes to case files for enrolled decrees and other final orders of the Court of Chancery and Court of Vice Chancery (First Circuit), approximately 1770-1847; and indexes to case files for judgments in equity and other special proceedings in Supreme Court (New York City and County), 1847-1910. Cases include adversarial proceedings between opposing parties, but exclude special proceedings commenced by petition by a single party.

Each index entry states name of complainant or plaintiff; name of respondent or defendant; nature of action or proceedings; filing date of decree, final order, or judgment; and case file code for filed papers, or volume number for transcribed papers. The most frequent case type is mortgage foreclosure. Other case types found in index entries pre-dating 1848 are accounting, divorce, injunction, partition, specific performance, and other equity proceedings. Entries post-dating 1847 refer to case files that remain in custody of the New York County Clerk's Office. Post-1847 corporate plaintiffs include corporations, joint-stock companies, and partnerships and other unincorporated firms.

Index includes references to cases in the Court of Chancery and the Court of Vice-Chancery (1st Circuit) in New York City commenced before July 1, 1847, and in the Supreme Court (New York City and County) commencing July 1, 1847.

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Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series JN103 Card index to Court of Chancery enrolled decrees and filed papers

Series JN303 Index to Chancery decrees filed in New York City

Series JN307 Enrolled decrees transcribed into libers

Series JN312 Enrolled decrees

Series JN313 Indexes to Vice-Chancery decrees filed in New York City

Series JN315 Filed papers and

Series JN395 Partial index to transcribed Chancery and Vice-Chancery decrees filed in New York City, all contain related records.

Location of Original MaterialOriginal index volumes are held by the New York County Clerk's Office.

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Contents Roll

Accretion: JN108-17
Individuals A-B 1
Individuals B-D 2
Individuals D-G 3
Individuals G-J 4
Individuals J-M 5
Individuals M-O 6
Individuals O-R 7
Individuals S-U 8
Individuals U-X 9
Individuals X-Z; Corporations A-C 10
Corporations D-J 11
Corporations J-P 12
Corporations P-V 13
Corporations V-Z 14