Scope and Content Note

This register (or "docket") contains summary information on judicial trustees appointed by the Court of Chancery, First Circuit, to administer the property of persons not competent to do so themselves. Each entry states the case title (naming the petitioner or the parties to litigation), name of the judicial trustee (guardian, receiver, or committee) and date of appointment. Notes on cases date as late as 1846. A guardian cared for the person and property of a legally incompetent individual, usually a minor. A receiver managed property that was the subject of litigation. A committee administered the property of an adult individual determined to be incompetent.