Source:New York, United States. Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, 1665-1801

Source Abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, 1665-1801
Author New York. Surrogate's Court (New York County)
New York. Prerogative Court
Kelby, Robert H
Pelletreau, William Smith
Coverage
Place New York, United States
New York City, New York, United States
Subject Will/Probate records
Publication information
Type Miscellaneous
Publisher Printed for the New York Historical Society
Date issued 1893-1909 [i.e. 1913]
Place issued New York, New York
Citation
New York. Surrogate's Court (New York County); New York. Prerogative Court; Robert H Kelby; and William Smith Pelletreau. Abstracts of wills on file in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, 1665-1801. (New York, New York: Printed for the New York Historical Society, 1893-1909 [i.e. 1913]).
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Wills covering the entire colony of New York were recorded with the Prerogatives Court and later with the Court of Probates under the first Constitution of the state. A portion of the files are in the office of the clerk of the Court of Appeals in Albany; while others, chiefly those relating to Westchester and counties further south, were transferred by legislative act in 1797 to the Surrogate's Office of New York County.

Usage Tips

  • Each volume includes index.
  • Volumes 3-9, 13-15 include letters of administration.
  • Contents:
    • v. 1 (v. 25). 1665-1707
    • v. 2 (v. 26). 1708-1728
    • v. 3 (v. 27). 1730-1744
    • v. 4 (v. 28). 1741-1753
    • v. 5 (v. 29). 1754-1760
    • v. 6 (v. 30). 1760-1766
    • v. 7 (v. 31). June 6, 1766-Nov. 29, 1771
    • v. 8 (v. 32). 1771-1776
    • v. 9 (v. 33). Jan. 7, 1777-Feb. 7, 1777
    • v. 10 (v. 34). Oct. 23, 1780-Nov. 5, 1782
    • v. 11 (v. 35). Abstracts of unrecorded wills prior to 1790 (i.e. 1800)
    • v. 12 (v. 36). June 17, 1782-Sep. 11, 1784
    • v. 13 (v. 37). Sep. 3, 1784-June 12, 1786
    • v. 14 (v. 38). June 12, 1786-Feb. 13, 1796
    • v. 15 (v. 39). Feb. 15, 1796-Jan. 14, 1801
    • v. 16 (v. 40). Corrections [to] Abstracts of wills, v. 1-5 (v. 25-29)
    • v. 17 (v. 41). Corrections [to] Abstracts of wills, v. 6-9 (v. 30-33), v. 11 (v. 35).

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Vol 1 1665-1707 [1] [2]
Vol 2 1708-1728 [3] [4]
Vol 3 1730-1744 [5] [6]
Vol 4 1744-1753 [7] [8]
Vol 5 1754-1760 [9] [10]
Vol 6 1760-1766 [11] [12]
Vol 7 Jun 6, 1766-Nov 29, 1771 [13] [14]
Vol 8 1771-1776 [15] [16]
Vol 9 Jan 7, 1777-Feb 7, 1783 [17] [18]
Vol 10 Oct 23, 1780-Nov 5, 1782 [19] [20]
Vol 11 unrecorded wills prior to 1790 [21] [22]
Vol 12 June 17, 1782-September 11, 1784 [23] [24]
Vol 13 Sep 3, 1784-Jun 12, 1786 [25] [26]
Vol 14 Jun 12, 1786-Feb 13, 1796 [27] [28]
Vol 15 Feb 15, 1796-Jan 14, 1801 [29] [30]
Vol 16 Correction v. 1-5 [31] [32]
Vol 17 Corrections v. 6-9, v. 11 [33]