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New York County Clerk's Office Registers of Bonds from the Supreme Court of Judicature (New York) and Supreme Court (New York County)

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:
Seven registers contain summary information about bonds filed in the New York County Clerk’s Office, by parties to cases in the Supreme Court of Judicature, prior to July 1, 1847, and after that date in the Supreme Court (New York County). Entries in the earlier registers include the date of filing, surnames of the plaintiff and defendant or the petitioner, and the type of bond filed. Later registers include the full names of the parties, purpose of bond, by whom acknowledged, and the last name of the justice or other officer approving the bond. Bonds were filed by guardians, receivers, trustees, and other agents of the court, and to secure payment of court costs, obtain an injunction or an order of attachment, etc. Bonds were filed by the appellant who obtained a writ of error (before July 1, 1847) or appealed a judgment (after July 1, 1847); if the defendant appealed, his name appears first.
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Quantity:
0.1 cubic feet: 1 microfilm reel; 35mm
Inclusive Dates:
1771-1860
Series Number:
JN509

Arrangement

Alphabetical by first letter of plaintiff’s or petitioner’s surname, then chronological by date of filing bond.

Scope and Content Note

Seven registers contain summary information about bonds filed in the New York County Clerk’s Office, by parties to cases in the Supreme Court of Judicature, prior to July 1, 1847, and after that date in the Supreme Court (New York County). Entries in the earlier registers include the date of filing, surnames of the plaintiff and defendant or the petitioner, and the type of bond filed. Later registers include the full names of the parties, purpose of bond, by whom acknowledged, and the last name of the justice or other officer approving the bond. Bonds were filed by guardians, receivers, trustees, and other agents of the court, and to secure payment of court costs, obtain an injunction or an order of attachment, etc. Bonds were filed by the appellant who obtained a writ of error (before July 1, 1847) or appealed a judgment (after July 1, 1847); if the defendant appealed, his name appears first.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

Use of fragile microfilm may be restricted.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm 1 reel; 35 mm. Microfilmed for the New York County Clerk's Office in 1956.

Acquistion Information

These records were transferred by the New York State Unified Court System, Office of Court Administration in 2017.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Volume Roll

Accretion: JN509-17
1771-1847 Registers of Bonds (Old Volume B-2236) 1 1
1847-1858 Registers of Bonds (Old Volume B-2237) 2 1
1829-1858 Registers of Bonds (Old Volume B-2238) 3 1
1850-1858 Registers of Bonds (Old Volume B-2239) [Bonds for appeals only] 4 1
1859 Registers of Bonds (Old Volume B-2240) 5 1
1860 Registers of Bonds (Old Volume B-2241) 6 1
1861 Registers of Bonds (Old Volume B-2242) 7 1