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New York State Court of Chancery Enrolled 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:
This series contains original enrolled decrees that were transcribed into the bound volumes that comprise Series JN306, Transcriptions of Enrolled Decrees into Libers. The enrolled decree was the final determination in an equity case involving a complainant and defendant.
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Quantity:
118.1 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1799-1890
Bulk Dates:
1799-1847
Series Number:
JN307

Arrangement

Numerical corresponding to liber (volume) number.

Administrative History

The decree was issued by the Chancellor, the Vice-Chancellor in the 1st Circuit 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). Some of the decrees were issued in the Supreme Court in Equity, New York County, after the Court of Chancery was abolished effective July 1, 1847. They were filed by the New York County Clerk.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains original enrolled decrees that were transcribed into the bound volumes that comprise Series JN306, Transcriptions of Enrolled Decrees into Libers. The enrolled decree was the final determination in an equity case involving a complainant and defendant.

The enrolled decree 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.

Most of the 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 First Circuit, but a few cases involve 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.

Included in this series is a file containing documents pertaining to the divorce proceeding of Eliza B. Burr, complainant, against Aaron Burr, defendant. Documents include bill of complaint, defendant's answer, complainant's replication, orders, affidavits, depositions of witnesses, report of master in Chancery, defendant's petition for a rehearing, and final decree dissolving the marriage. This case record was disclosed by court order in April and May of 1976. It is now disclosable under Domestic Relations Law section 235.5.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Aaron Burr and Eliza Burr divorce documents are restricted due to condition. Researchers should use the transcription of the case papers found in Series JN306, Transcriptions of Enrolled Decrees into Libers.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0059 Register's minute books

Series J0063 Enrolled decrees after 1800

Series J0090 Register's order and minute books

Series JN312 Enrolled decrees and

Series JN319 Register's and Assistant Register's Minute Books all contain related records.

Other finding aids

Indexes containing references to file codes are in 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 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 lacking references to file codes are 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

Dates Contents Box
Liber 1-4 1
Liber 5-6 2
Liber 7-8 3
Liber 8-11 4
Liber 11-13 5
Liber 13-17 6
Liber 17-20 7
Liber 21-24 8
Liber 24-27 9
Liber 27-30 10
Liber 30-32 11
Liber 33-35 12
Liber 35-37 13
Liber 38-40 14
Liber 41-43 15
Liber 43-46 16
Liber 46-49 17
Liber 49-53 18
Liber 53-56 19
Liber 56-58 20
Liber 59-63 21
Liber 64-66 22
Liber 66-69 23
Liber 70-73 24
Liber 73-77 25
Liber 77-82 26
Liber 83-87 27
Liber 87-91 28
Liber 92-94 29
Liber 95-100 30
Liber 100-104 31
Liber 104-106 32
Liber 107-111 33
Liber 111-114 34
Liber 114-117 35
Liber 117-120 36
Liber 121-123 37
Liber 124-126 38
Liber 126-128 39
Liber 129-131 40
Liber 132-133 41
Liber 134-135 42
Liber 136-138 43
Liber 138-140 44
Liber 141-143 45
Liber 143-145 46
Liber 146-148 47
Liber 148-151 48
Liber 151-152 49
Liber 153-155 50
Liber 155-157 51
Liber 157-160 52
Liber 161-192 53
Liber 194-214 54
Liber 214-218 55
Liber 218-221 56
Liber 221-223 57
Liber 224-226 58
Liber 227-229 59
Liber 229-232 60
Liber 232-233 61
Liber 234-236 62
Liber 236-238 63
Liber 239-240 64
Liber 240-242 65
Liber 242-244 66
Liber 244-246 67
Liber 246-248 68
Liber 248-250 69
Liber 250-252 70
Liber 253-255 71
Liber 255-257 72
Liber 257-259 73
Liber 259-261 74
Liber 261-263 75
Liber 263-265 76
Liber 265-267 77
Liber 268-270 78
Liber 270-272 79
Liber 272-274 80
Liber 274-276 81
Liber 276-279 82
Liber 279-281 83
Liber 282-284 84
Liber 284-286 85
Liber 286-288 86
Liber 289-291 87
Liber 291-294 88
Liber 294-297 89
Liber 297-300 90
Liber 300-303 91
Liber 303-306 92
Liber 307-310 93
Liber 310-313 94
Liber 313-316 95
Liber 316-319 96
Liber 320-322 97
Liber 323-326 98
Liber 326-329 99
Liber 329-332 100
Liber 332-335 101
Liber 336-338 102
Liber 339-342 103
Liber 342-345 104
Liber 345-348 105
Liber 348-352 106
Liber 352-355 107
Liber 356-360 (without 357) 108
Liber 360-363 109
Liber 364-367 110
Liber 367-370 111
Liber 370-373 112
Liber 374-376 113
Liber 377-379 114
Liber 379-381 115
Liber 381-384 116
Liber 384-385 117
Libers 388, 397-398, 404, 421, 431, 433, 444 118
Filed papers Eliza B. Burr v. Aaron Burr 119