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Commissioners of Records for the City and County of New York Consolidated Index of Court Judgments Docketed in New York County and City

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 printed volumes containing summary information on money judgments in the superior civil courts in New York County and City, and occasionally other courts in New York City and State.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet (25 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1844-1855
Series Number:
JN111

Arrangement

Alphabetical by first letter of surname of judgment debtor, then chronological by date of filing and docketing judgment.

Administrative History

Published in 1857 under the direction of the Commissioners of Records of the City and County of New York, who were appointed by an act of the state legislature (Laws of 1855, Chapter 407).

Scope and Content Note

Entry for each civil case states the names of judgment debtor (usually defendant) and judgment creditor (usually plaintiff); amounts of debt and/or damages, and costs; date and time when judgment was filed and docketed; date and time when judgment was perfected (decided by the court); which court rendered the decision; name of filing attorney; and date of filing satisfaction of judgment (if any). Most of the entries are for money judgments docketed in the Supreme Court of Judicature (court clerk's office in New York City) and the Court of Chancery (First Circuit) (prior to July 1, 1847), the Supreme Court (New York County) (starting July 1, 1847), the Court of Common Pleas (New York City and County), and the Superior Court of New York City. Judgments in other courts in New York City and elsewhere in the state are listed only if a prevailing party had a transcript of the judgment filed in New York City. Also included are money fines imposed by the Court of General Sessions (County and City of New York) in criminal convictions.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Publications

Inventory of New York County Clerk Court Records of Statewide Significance (New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration, 2016), section 11.11, pages 430-431.

Location of Original MaterialOriginal dockets of judgments and transcripts of dockets of judgments are maintained by the court clerk, or the successor custodian of those records.

Acquistion Information

These records were transferred by the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration in 2017.

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Detailed Description

Contents Box

Accretion: JN111-17
A-D 1
E-L 2
M-S 3
S-Z 4