New York State Supreme Court of Judicature Judgment Rolls and Other Documents on Parchment

Held by the New York State Archives

Overview of the Records


New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

Most of the documents in this series are Supreme Court judgment rolls, issue rolls, and nisi prius rolls on parchment. Other civil case documents include recognizances, writs of capias, writs of venire, and other writs. Criminal case documents (all pre-dating 1776) include indictments, informations, and writs of capias. The series also contains some Court of Chancery documents, including bills of complaint, answers, exhibits, etc.
approximately 100 cubic feet
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Numerical by group number from 1 to 248 (which refers to either a large folder, a box, or one of two partitions within a box), followed by an alphabetic code from A to H and then from K to L (which identifies a range within the original pigeonhole filing system), and followed again by a number from 1 to 10 (which identifies a pigeonhole within each range), with the resulting code represented in this format: 1/A–1

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There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series JN109 Spreadsheet index to Supreme Court judgment rolls and other documents on parchment, Court of Chancery and First Circuit filed and transcribed documents, and New York City Court of Common Pleas and New York City Superior Court filed documents, indexes Series JN519.

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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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