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New York State Circuit Court (1st Circuit) Accounts of Fines in Circuit Court and Court of Oyer and Terminer, 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:
This volume contains accounts of fines (money penalties) in the Circuit Court and additional "sittings" of that court, and in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, held in the city and county of New York. Fines were imposed on jurors and constables who failed to appear as summoned, and on persons who were bound by a recognizance to appear to answer a complaint or to testify in a trial. Between 1796 and 1807 there are also entries of fines imposed on persons convicted in the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Each entry states the name of the individual fined, his or her occupation and residence (city ward), and amount of fine. Entries for each term are signed by the court clerk.
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Quantity:
0.1 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1796-1845
Series Number:
JN512

Arrangement

Chronological by court term.

Administrative History

The Circuit Court and additional "sittings" were in effect the trial terms of the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Scope and Content Note

This volume contains accounts of fines (money penalties) in the Circuit Court and additional "sittings" of that court, and in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, held in the city and county of New York. Fines were imposed on jurors and constables who failed to appear as summoned, and on persons who were bound by a recognizance to appear to answer a complaint or to testify in a trial. Between 1796 and 1807 there are also entries of fines imposed on persons convicted in the Court of Oyer and Terminer. Each entry states the name of the individual fined, his or her occupation and residence (city ward), and amount of fine. Entries for each term are signed by the court clerk. NOTE: This volume also contains Series JN516.

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Acquistion Information

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

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