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New York State Comptroller's Office Register of Occupied Lands in Erie County Sold as Non-resident Lands in Tax Sales of 1826-1885

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

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Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This volume was apparently created by the Erie County Guaranteed Search Company and submitted to the State Comptroller. An accompanying memorandum indicates that the volume documents occupied or resident lands in Erie County mistakenly sold as unoccupied or non-resident lands for unpaid taxes in the tax-sales of 1826-1885. The memorandum further indicates that the signers wish to make application to the comptroller for redemption of all lots listed that had not already been cancelled or redeemed.
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0.5 cubic feet (1 volume)
Inclusive Dates:
1891
Series Number:
B1620

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Chronological by tax-sale year then alphabetical by street address or name of parcel.

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This volume was apparently created by the Erie County Guaranteed Search Company and submitted to the comptroller, as indicated by a memorandum attached at the fore of the volume. The memorandum indicates that the volume documents occupied or resident lands in Erie County mistakenly sold as unoccupied or non-resident lands for unpaid taxes in the tax-sales of 1826-1885. The memorandum further indicates that the signers wish to make application to the comptroller for redemption of all lots listed that had not already been cancelled or redeemed. The outcome of the application is unknown.

Information for each parcel includes name of town or number of ward; number of lot or block; boundaries; acres or size of lot; tax years and amounts due; total amount of taxes due (usually not given); interest and cost of sale (usually not given); total amount sold for; part sold and quantity (usually not given); name of purchaser; part redeemed; person redeeming; and remarks (usually giving date and amount of redemption payment or date deed or certificate was given to purchaser).

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