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New York State Court of Chancery (1st Circuit) Clerk's Minute Books

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 is a chronological record of court proceedings maintained by the Clerk of the Court of Equity (1st Circuit) during the period 1823-1829 and the Clerk of the Court of Chancery (1st Circuit) during the period 1830-1847. The minutes contain summaries or texts of motions, orders, and final decrees. Entries relate to cases commenced by complaint or petition.
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Quantity:
1 cubic foot, including 3 volumes and 45 microfilm rolls
Inclusive Dates:
1823-1847
Series Number:
JN310

Arrangement

Chronological by date of court of session.

Scope and Content Note

This series is a chronological record of court proceedings maintained by the Clerk of the Court of Equity (1st Circuit) (1823-1829) and the Clerk of the Court of Chancery (1st Circuit) (1830-1847) in New York City. The minutes contain summaries or texts of motions, orders, and final decrees. Entries relate to cases commenced by complaint or petition.

Minutes also contain orders admitting solicitors and counselors to practice in the court. At the front of the first volume are entered "Rules of Practice in the Courts of Equity for the Several Circuits."

Volume 123 (microfilm roll 45) consists of minutes from the equity terms of the New York Supreme Court (New York County) for July-November 1847.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Use and reproduction of fragile documents may be restricted.

Alternate Formats Available

The surviving original volumes in this series (Volumes 117-119, covering the period December 10, 1846-March 24, 1847) were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah (GSU) in 1967 at Queens College. The GSU microfilm has been digitized and the images can be viewed online at FamilySearch Affiliate Libraries (including the New York State Archives and New York State Library). The FamilySearch microfilm and digital images are cataloged under the author "County Clerk minutes, Court of Chancery, New York, 1846-1847," microfilm reel number 481398 (items 1-3).

Related Information

Related Materials

Series JN318 Clerk's Rough Minute Books and

Series JN397 Clerk's Calendars and Case Notes, contain related records.

Other finding aids

Alphabetical index by name of complainant or petitioner in each volume.

Custodial History

Original minute books were microfilmed for the New York County Clerk's Office in 1958, and with the exception of Volumes 117-119, were subsequently destroyed.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box

Accretion: JN310-17
1846 December 10 - 1847 January 14 First Circuit Clerk’s Minutes 1
1847 January 15 - February 9 First Circuit Clerk’s Minutes 2
1847 February 10 - March 24 First Circuit Clerk’s Minutes 3