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New York County Clerk’s Office Division of Old Records Card Index to Supreme Court and Court of Chancery Documents on Parchment

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 card index provides access to documents (mostly on parchment, some on paper) filed by clerks of the Supreme Court of Judicature and Court of Chancery.
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Quantity:
4 cubic feet; Microfilm: 23 rolls; 16mm
Inclusive Dates:
1684-1848
Series Number:
JN120

Arrangement

Alphabetical by plaintiff name, either surname and given name, or corporation name. Multiple plaintiffs in a case are indexed individually. Documents in criminal cases and claims by the sovereign are indexed under "King" (colonial period) or "People" (statehood period).

Scope and Content Note

This card index provides access to documents (mostly on parchment, some on paper) filed by clerks of the Supreme Court of Judicature and Court of Chancery. Most of the indexed documents are Supreme Court judgment rolls. Other indexed documents include Supreme Court bonds, writs, and criminal indictments, as well as Court of Chancery documents. An index card for a case document contains the names of plaintiff and defendant, name of court, type of action or proceeding, date of filing, and reference to the document code (year-letter-number).

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Alternate Formats Available

JN120-17: Microfilm 16 reels; 16 mm.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series JN519 New York State Supreme Court of Judicature Judgment Rolls and Other Documents on Parchment, contains related records.

Other finding aids

JN120-17, JN12017A: Microfilm roll list is available at repository.

Processing Information

Microfilm accessioned as JN120-17 and JN120-17A represent two distinct microfilm reproductions of the original records accessioned as JN120-17. These are not duplicate versions of the same microfilm.

Acquistion Information

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

Access Terms

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Detailed Description

Contents Box

Accretion: JN120-17
A - Beh 1
Bel - Brom 2
Bron - Clap 3
Clar - Cup 4
Car - Don 5
Doo - Eyr 6
Fa - Given 7
Gla - Harp 8
Harr - Hop 9
Hor - Jackson, James 10
Jackson, John - King, The v. Greswal 11
King, The v. Hall - Law 12
Lea - Loz 13
Luc - Mer 14
Mes - Noe 15
Nor - Plu 16
Po - Robey 17
Robi - Scu 18
Sea - Stam 19
Stan - Thomas 20
Thompson - Vander 21
Vandeu - Vro 22
Wa - Will 23
Wilm - Z (end) 24