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New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (New York) Docket of Judgments

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 series is the docket of money judgments filed and docketed by the clerk of the Supreme Court of Judicature at New York City. Each entry includes name of the party against whom judgment was obtained (usually defendant); name of the party in whose favor judgment was obtained (usually plaintiff); amounts of debt, damages, and costs; date of filing judgment; name of attorney for judgment debtor; and date of satisfaction if any. Amounts are in pounds, shillings, and pence until mid-1797, in dollars and cents thereafter.
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Quantity:
2.5 cubic feet; Microfilm: 10 rolls
Inclusive Dates:
1785-1851
Series Number:
JN527

Arrangement

Chronological by court term (through 1829) or semimonthly (starting 1830), then alphabetical by first letter of surname of judgment debtor, then chronological by date of docketing judgment.

Scope and Content Note

This series is the docket of money judgments filed and docketed by the clerk of the Supreme Court of Judicature at New York City. Each entry includes name of the party against whom judgment was obtained (usually defendant); name of the party in whose favor judgment was obtained (usually plaintiff); amounts of debt, damages, and costs; date of filing judgment; name of attorney for judgment debtor; and date of satisfaction if any. Amounts are in pounds, shillings, and pence until mid-1797, in dollars and cents thereafter.

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Access Restrictions

Use and reproduction of fragile documents may be restricted.

Alternate Formats Available

Microfilm. 10 reels; 35 mm. Microfilmed for the New York County Clerk's Office in 1953. Microfilm copies include Supreme Court judgments docketed in the New York County Clerk's Office for letters A-R, through 1849, and for letters A-G, through 1851.

Related Information

Other finding aids

The Law Judgments Index, 1799-1910 (Excel Spreadsheet), provides a means to find specific cases within these volumes, at least for the later years.

Other Descriptive Data

L. 1798, Ch. 108; Revised Statutes of 1829, Part III, Ch. 6, Title 4, Art. 2

Acquistion Information

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

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Contents Box

Accretion: JN527-17
1785-1794 (Volume) 1
1790-1797 (Volume) 2
1795-1803 (Volume) 2.0
1803-1811 (Volume) 3
1812-1818 (Volume) 4
1819-1826 (Volume) 5
1827-1829 (Volume) 6
1834-1836 (Volume) 7
1837 (Volume) 8