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New York County Clerk’s Office Index to Chancery Decrees Filed in New York City

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Volumes in this series index the enrolled decrees of the Court of Chancery that were filed with the Chancery clerks in New York City. The volumes do not index decrees filed in Albany, or decrees of the Vice Chancellors in the eight Chancery Circuits. The four volumes contain essentially the same data, but they were prepared at different times after 1847. Each entry states the last name of the indebted party (usually defendant) and the prevailing party (usually complainant), and the year of the decree. There are many annotations, corrections, and additions in each volume. The first three volumes are manuscript; the fourth is a typescript prepared in 1923.
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0.5 cubic feet (4 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1764-1848
Bulk Dates:
1786-1847
Series Number:
JN303

Arrangement

Alphabetical by initial letter of last name of indebted party (usually defendant, occasionally complainant), then chronological by year.

Scope and Content Note

Volumes in this series index the decrees of the Court of Chancery that were filed in New York City. The volumes do not index decrees filed in Albany, or decrees of the Vice Chancellors in the eight Chancery Circuits. The four volumes contain essentially the same data, but they were prepared at different times after 1847. They index the Chancellor’s enrolled decrees that had been filed with the Chancery clerks in New York City. Each entry states the last name of the indebted party (usually defendant) and the prevailing party (usually complainant), and the year of the decree. There are many annotations, corrections, and additions in each volume. The first three volumes are manuscript; the fourth is a typescript prepared in 1923.

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series JN306 Equity Case File Transcriptions into Libers

Series JN307 Equity Case Files are cross-referenced in three of the four volumes in Series JN303.

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 3.3, pages 73-76.

Custodial History

Uniform handwriting in volumes 1-3 indicate that the indexes were produced by staff of the New York County Clerk’s Office after the Court of Chancery was abolished.

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