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New York State Court of Chancery Transcriptions of Enrolled Decrees into Libers

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 contains transcriptions of enrolled decrees, the final determinations in equity cases involving a complainant and defendant. The decrees were issued by the Chancellor, the Circuit Judge in the 1st Circuit (1823-1829), the Vice-Chancellor in the 1st Circuit (1830-1847), or (after July 1, 1847) a Justice of the Supreme Court. The most numerous case category is mortgage foreclosures. Less numerous case categories include matrimonial proceedings (divorce, separation, annulment), commercial disputes, wills, trusts, injunctions, and receiverships.
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Quantity:
188.3 cubic feet (442 volumes,169 microfilm reels)
Inclusive Dates:
1799-1890
Bulk Dates:
1799-1847
Series Number:
JN306

Arrangement

Numerical by liber (volume) number, then numerical by assigned case code (prefix "AL") in each liber.

Administrative History

Transcriptions were produced between circa 1889 and 1931. In libers 1-224 the transcriptions are handwritten. Starting with liber 225 the transcriptions are typewritten. The transcriptions were made and certified as accurate under direction of the New York County Clerk (before 1906) or the Commissioner of Records for the County of New York (starting 1906). Original case files from which the transcriptions were made are in Series JN307, Court of Chancery Enrolled Decrees. Those case files are in generally poorer condition than comparable files in other series, which may explain why they were selected for transcription.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains handwritten and typewritten transcriptions of enrolled decrees, the final determinations in equity cases involving a complainant and defendant. The decrees were issued by the Chancellor, the Circuit Judge in the 1st Circuit (1823-1829), the Vice-Chancellor in the 1st Circuit (1830-1847), or (after July 1, 1847) a Justice of the Supreme Court. Most of the enrolled decrees in this series were filed by the Register (before 1802), Assistant Register (starting 1802), and Clerk of the 1st Circuit in New York City (1823-1847).

A few decrees were issued in the Supreme Court, Equity Term, New York County, in cases that were commenced before the Court of Chancery was abolished effective July 1, 1847. Those decrees were filed by the New York County Clerk. The transcriptions also include a few case documents from other courts, including the Supreme Court of Judicature.

A transcribed case file typically includes the bill of complaint that originated a case; answer by the defendant; any amendments to the bill or the answer; affidavits; orders; bonds; and notices. Depending on the proceedings and complexity of a case, other transcribed documents may include a Master's report; depositions by witnesses, transcripts of testimony, and evidence submitted (e.g. wills, deeds, maps, or accounts); and other filed documents. A small number of procedural documents were not transcribed. The transcriber noted if any case documents were missing or damaged.

Most of the transcribed case files concern equity proceedings in the Court of Chancery and the Supreme Court, New York County. There are a few cases from other courts, including the Supreme Court of Judicature. Most cases concern disputes arising in New York City and in other counties in the 1st Circuit, but some cases involved parties residing in other parts of New York State or out-of-state. The most numerous case category is mortgage foreclosures. Less numerous case categories include matrimonial proceedings (divorce, separation, annulment), commercial disputes, wills, trusts, injunctions, and receiverships.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0059 Court of Chancery Register’s Minute Books

Series J0063 Court of Chancery Chancellor's Enrolled Decrees After 1800

Series J0090 Court of Chancery Orders and Minutes in Chancery

Series JN307 Court of Chancery Enrolled Decrees Transcribed into Libers

Series JN310 Court of Chancery (1st Circuit) Clerk's Minute Books

Series JN312, Court of Chancery (1st Circuit) Decrees

Series JN319, Court of Chancery Register's and Assistant Register's Minute Books.

Other finding aids

Indexes containing references to file codes are JN103, Card index to Court of Chancery enrolled decrees and filed papers; JN109, Spreadsheet index to Supreme Court judgment rolls and other documents on parchment, Court of Chancery and Vice-Chancery filed and transcribed documents, and New York City of Court of Common Pleas and New York City Superior Court filed documents; JN303, Index to Chancellor's decrees filed in New York City; and JN313, Indexes to Vice-Chancery decrees filed in New York City.

Published indexes to Chancery cases lacking references to file codes are in JN111, Consolidated index of court judgments docketed in New York County and City; JN112, Indexes to notices of equity suits in Court of Chancery (1st Circuit) and Supreme Court (New York County).

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Detailed Description

Contents Roll

Accretion: JN306-17
Volume 1 Page 1 to Volume 1 Page 375 1
Volume 1 Page 374 to Volume 4 Page 41 2
Volume 4 Page 40 to Volume 6 Page 241 3
Volume 6 Page 240 to Volume 9 Page 37 4
Volume 9 Page 36 to Volume 11 Page 447 5
Volume 11 Page 446 to Volume 14 Page 257 6
Volume 14 Page 256 to Volume 17 Page 77 7
Volume 17 Page 76 to Volume 19 Page 393 8
Volume 19 Page 392 to Volume 22 Page 305 9
Volume 22 Page 304 to Volume 25 Page 221 10
Volume 25 Page 220 to Volume 28 Page 119 11
Volume 28 Page 118 to Volume 30 Page 491 12
Volume 31 Page 1 to Volume 33 Page 267 13
Volume 33 Page 266 to Volume 36 Page 219 14
Volume 36 Page 218 to Volume 39 Page 63 15
Volume 39 Page 62 to Volume 41 Page 493 16
Volume 41 Page 492 to Volume 44 Page 495 17
Volume 44 Page 494 to Volume 47 Page 303 18
Volume 47 Page 302 to Volume 50 Page 235 19
Volume 50 Page 234 to Volume 53 Page 305 20
Volume 53 Page 304 to Volume 56 Page 341 21
Volume 56 Page 340 to Volume 59 Page 409 22
Volume 59 Page 408 to Volume 62 Page 459 23
Volume 62 Page 458 to Volume 65 Page 349 24
Volume 65 Page 348 to Volume 68 Page 373 25
Volume 68 Page 372 to Volume 71 Page 321 26
Volume 71 Page 320 to Volume 74 Page 305 27
Volume 74 Page 304 to Volume 77 Page 261 28
Volume 77 Page 260 to Volume 80 Page 249 29
Volume 80 Page 248 to Volume 83 Page 295 30
Volume 83 Page 294 to Volume 86 Page 329 31
Volume 86 Page 328 to Volume 88A Page 319 32
Volume 88A Page 318 to Volume 91 Page 315 33
Volume 91 Page 314 to Volume 94 Page 385 34
Volume 94 Page 384 to Volume 97 Page 387 35
Volume 97 Page 386 to Volume 100 Page 371 36
Volume 100 Page 370 to Volume 103 Page 319 37
Volume 103 Page 318 to Volume 106 Page 185 38
Volume 106 Page 184 to Volume 109 Page 345 (Book #107 is not included) 39
Volume 109 Page 344 to Volume 111 Page 187 40
Volume 111 Page 186 to Volume 113 Page 35 41
Volume 113 Page 34 to Volume 114 Page 743 42
Volume 114 Page 742 to Volume 116 Page 587 43
Volume 116 Page 586 to Volume 118 Page 401 44
Volume 118 Page 400 to Volume 120 Page 281 45
Volume 120 Page 280 to Volume 122 Page 231 46
Volume 122 Page 230 to Volume 124 Page 183 47
Volume 124 Page 182 to Volume 126 Page 109 48
Volume 126 Page 108 to Volume 128 Page 51 49
Volume 128 Page 50 to Volume 129 Page 719 50
Volume 129 Page 718 to Volume 131 Page 569 51
Volume 131 Page 568 to Volume 133 Page 397 52
Volume 133 Page 396 to Volume 135 Page 163 53
Volume 135 Page 162 to Volume 136 Page 793 54
Volume 136 Page 792 to Volume 138 Page 627 55
Volume 138 Page 626 to Volume 140 Page 473 56
Volume 140 Page 472 to Volume 142 Page 343 57
Volume 142 Page 342 to Volume 144 Page 171 58
Volume 144 Page 170 to Volume 146 Page 37 59
Volume 146 Page 36 to Volume 147 Page 685 60
Volume 147 Page 684 to Volume 149 Page 551 61
Volume 149 Page 550 to Volume 151 Page 421 62
Volume 151 Page 420 to Volume 153 Page 295 63
Volume 153 Page 294 to Volume 155 Page 193 64
Volume 155 Page 192 to Volume 157 Page 69 65
Volume 157 Page 68 to Volume 158 Page 779 66
Volume 158 Page 778 to Volume 160 Page 643 67
Volume 160 Page 642 to Volume 162 Page 523 68
Volume 162 Page 522 to Volume 164 Page 481 69
Volume 164 Page 480 to Volume 166 Page 387 70
Volume 166 Page 386 to Volume 168 Page 259 71
Volume 168 Page 258 to Volume 170 Page 195 72
Volume 170 Page 194 to Volume 172 Page 87 73
Volume 172 Page 86 to Volume 173 Page 800 74
Volume 174 Page 1 to Volume 175 Page 713 75
Volume 175 Page 712 to Volume 177 Page 643 76
Volume 177 Page 642 to Volume 179 Page 573 77
Volume 179 Page 572 to Volume 181 Page 519 78
Volume 181 Page 518 to Volume 183 Page 447 79
Volume 183 Page 446 to Volume 185 Page 325 80
Volume 185 Page 324 to Volume 187 Page 247 81
Volume 187 Page 246 to Volume 189 Page 137 82
Volume 189 Page 136 to Volume 191 Page 41 83
Volume 191 Page 40 to Volume 192 Page 753 84
Volume 192 Page 752 to Volume 194 Page 655 85
Volume 194 Page 654 to Volume 196 Page 633 86
Volume 196 Page 632 to Volume 198 Page 519 87
Volume 198 Page 518 to Volume 200 Page 331 88
Volume 200 Page 330 to Volume 202 Page 187 89
Volume 202 Page 186 to Volume 204 Page 31 90
Volume 204 Page 30 to Volume 207 Page 589 91
Volume 207 Page 588 to Volume 209 Page 461 92
Volume 209 Page 460 to Volume 211 Page 263 93
Volume 211 Page 262 to Volume 213 Page 749 94
Volume 213 Page 748 to Volume 217 Page 191 (Book #216 is not included) 95
Volume 217 Page 190 to Volume 219 Page 87 96
Volume 219 Page 86 to Volume 220 Page 804 97
Volume 221 Page 1 to Volume 222 Page 709 98
Volume 222 Page 708 to Volume 225 Page 143 99
Volume 225 Page 142 to Volume 228 Page 237 100
Volume 228 Page 236 to Volume 231 Page 269 101
Volume 231 Page 268 to Volume 234 Page 55 102
Volume 234 Page 54 to Volume 237 Page 15 103
Volume 237 Page 14 to Volume 240 Page 61 104
Volume 240 Page 60 to Volume 243 Page 107 105
Volume 243 Page 106 to Volume 246 Page 145 106
Volume 246 Page 144 to Volume 249 Page 203 107
Volume 249 Page 202 to Volume 252 Page 287 108
Volume 252 Page 286 to Volume 255 Page 351 109
Volume 255 Page 350 to Volume 258 Page 395 110
Volume 258 Page 394 to Volume 261 Page 465 111
Volume 261 Page 464 to Volume 265 Page 21 112
Volume 265 Page 20 to Volume 268 Page 81 113
Volume 268 Page 80 to Volume 271 Page 123 114
Volume 271 Page 122 to Volume 274 Page 201 115
Volume 274 Page 200 to Volume 277 Page 275 116
Volume 278 to Volume 279 (Reel Missing) 117
Volume 280 Page 356 to Volume 283 Page 395 118
Volume 283 Page 394 to Volume 285 Page 453 119
Volume 285 Page 452 to Volume 289 Page 512 120
Volume 290 Page 1 to Volume 293 Page 67 121
Volume 293 Page 66 to Volume 296 Page 111 122
Volume 296 Page 110 to Volume 299 Page 147 123
Volume 299 Page 146 to Volume 302 Page 205 124
Volume 302 Page 204 to Volume 305 Page 275 125
Volume 305 Page 274 to Volume 308 Page 347 126
Volume 308 Page 346 to Volume 311 Page 347 127
Volume 311 Page 346 to Volume 314 Page 377 128
Volume 314 Page 376 to Volume 317 Page 445 129
Volume 317 Page 444 to Volume 320 Page 504 130
Volume 321 Page 1 to Volume 324 Page 17 131
Volume 324 Page 14 to Volume 326 Page 506 132
Volume 327 Page 1 to Volume 329 Page 518 133
Volume 330 Page 1 to Volume 333 Page 25 134
Volume 333 Page 24 to Volume 336 Page 23 135
Volume 336 Page 22 to Volume 339 Page 53 136
Volume 339 Page 52 to Volume 342 Page 85 137
Volume 333 to Volume 334 (Reel Missing) 138
Volume 345 Page 126 to Volume 348 Page 177 139
Volume 348 Page 176 to Volume 351 Page 179 140
Volume 351 Page 178 to Volume 354 Page 195 141
Volume 354 Page 194 to Volume 357 Page 235 142
Volume 357 Page 234 to Volume 360 Page 251 143
Volume 360 Page 250 to Volume 363 Page 275 144
Volume 363 Page 274 to Volume 366 Page 363 145
Volume 366 Page 362 to Volume 369 Page 441 146
Volume 369 Page 440 to Volume 373 Page 23 147
Volume 373 Page 22 to Volume 376 Page 115 148
Volume 376 Page 114 to Volume 379 Page 201 149
Volume 379 Page 200 to Volume 382 Page 293 150
Volume 382 Page 292 to Volume 385 Page 369 151
Volume 385 Page 368 to Volume 388 Page 375 152
Volume 388 Page 374 to Volume 391 Page 403 153
Volume 391 Page 402 to Volume 394 Page 485 154
Volume 394 Page 484 to Volume 398 Page 59 155
Volume 398 Page 58 to Volume 401 Page 129 156
Volume 401 Page 128 to Volume 404 Page 179 157
Volume 404 Page 178 to Volume 407 Page 221 158
Volume 407 Page 220 to Volume 410 Page 263 159
Volume 410 Page 262 to Volume 413 Page 303 160
Volume 413 Page 302 to Volume 416 Page 381 161
Volume 416 Page 380 to Volume 419 Page 455 162
Volume 419 Page 454 to Volume 423 Page 19 163
Volume 423 Page 18 to Volume 426 Page 69 164
Volume 426 Page 68 to Volume 429 Page 135 165
Volume 429 Page 134 to Volume 432 Page 219 166
Volume 432 Page 218 to Volume 435 Page 355 167
Volume 435 Page 354 to Volume 439 Page 63 168
Volume 439 Page 62 to Volume 441 Page 389 169