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New York State Court of Chancery Assistant Register's Docket of Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees

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:
Volumes index those decrees in the Court of Chancery and the Chancery Circuits throughout the state that were docketed in the office of the Assistant Register in New York City, if the decree required a money payment by the losing party.
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Quantity:
0.5 cubic feet (2 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1830-1846
Series Number:
JN304

Arrangement

Alphabetical by initial letter of last name of indebted party (usually defendant), then chronological by date of docketing.

Administrative History

Revised Statutes of 1829, Part III, Chapter 1, Title 2, Article 3, Section 93-94 required the Chancery Register, Assistant Register, and Clerks to keep a docket listing, at the request of any party, final enrolled decrees that directed payment of any debt, damages, costs, or other sum of money.

Scope and Content Note

Volumes index those decrees in the Court of Chancery and the Chancery Circuits throughout the state that were docketed in the office of the Assistant Register in New York City, if the decree required a money payment by the losing party.

Each entry states the name of the indebted party (usually the defendant, occasionally the complainant); county or city of residence (often blank); occupation or rank (e.g. "gentleman," often blank); amount of debt and costs, and date from which interest accrued; date and time of docketing; full case title (including names of multiple parties); Chancery circuit number or Chancery Clerk's office (includes many decrees filed upstate); date of receipt of decree for docketing; and date of satisfaction of debt (infrequent).

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Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0051 Register's Docket of Decrees and

Series JN502 Register of Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees Docketed in New York City, contain related records.

Other finding aids

Index to letter sections at front of each volume.

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 3.4, pages 77-78.

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

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: JN304-17
1830-1840 Docket of Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees 1

Accretion: JN304-19
1841-1846 Docket of Chancery and Vice-Chancery decrees 1