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New York County Clerk's Office Register of Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees Docketed in New York City

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
Volume contains summary information about decrees in the Court of 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. The register was compiled after abolition of the Court of Chancery effective July 1, 1847.
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0.3 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1840-1856
Bulk Dates:
1840-1847
Series Number:
JN399

Arrangement

Alphabetical by initial letter of last name of indebted party (usually defendant), then roughly 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, Assitant 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

Volume contains summary information about decrees in the Court of 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. The register was compiled after abolition of the Court of Chancery effective July 1, 1847.

Each entry in the register states the date and time when the decree was received; name of defendant (indebted party); city or town of residence; occupation (usually blank); name of complainant; where decree was rendered (Albany, one of the eight circuits, or a Surrogate's Court); date and time decree was rendered; amount of debt and court costs; amount of interest and date from which interest accrued; and date of satisfaction of debt (usually blank, dates as late as 1856).

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Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0051 Register's Docket of Decrees

Series JN304 Assistant Register's Docket of Chancery and Vice-Chancery Decrees and

Series JN502 Register of Chancery and Vice-Chancery decrees docketed in New York City, all contain related records.

Other finding aids

Index to letter sections at front of volume.

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