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Collection of Essex County (Mass.) Court Records

Collection of Essex County (Mass.) Court Records

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SERIES I. General Court Records
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11General Court 1649
12Volume of signatures of members of the General Court 1837-1838
13County Court 1675-1686
SERIES II. Superior Court of Judicature Records
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14Notebook of court cases 1755-1760
15Memo book of court cases belonging to William Prescott 1776-1789
16Lawyer's notbook with appendix of religous and philosophical notes 1781-1784
17Case listings 1817-1818
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24(OS)1Grand jury minutes 1818
18Miscellaneous 1727-1798, 1810-1812
19Blank or partially filled out forms undated
SERIES III. Court of Common Pleas Records
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110Summons to appear 1707, 1727-1747, 1761-1789, 1800, 1828, undated
111Notices to seize property 1706-1715, 1730-1740, 1753-1782
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24(OS)2Notices to seize property 1780, 1796, 1824-1826
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112Notices to seize property 1826-1833, 1851, undated
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21Judgements and findings 1727-1739, 1756-1790, 1802-1829, undated
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24(OS)3Judgements and findings 1761-1770, 1814
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14Notebook of court cases 1755-1760
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22Notes about court proceedings [3 volumes] 1849-1853, undated
23Pension applications, Abbot-Bayley 1820
24Pension applications, Benny-Caldwell 1820-1821
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24(OS)4Pension applications, Burnham 1781, 1820
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25Pension applications, Carol-Cutter 1820
26Pension applications, Dale-Eveleth 1820
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31Pension applications, Felt-Greenleaf 1820
32Pension applications, Greenaugh-Hodgkins 1820-1821
33Pension applications, Hoffains-Lakeman 1820
34Pension applications, Latham-Millet 1819-1820
35Pension applications, Morrison-Osgood 1820-1821
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41Pension applications, Parker-Purbeck 1820
42Pension applications, Putnam-Stevens 1820
43Pension applications, Stickney-Tucker 1820
44Pension applications, Tuttle-Wyatt 1820
45Declarations for pensions, Allen-Chadwick 1818-1831
46Declarations for pensions, Chase-Hobbs 1818-1830
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24(OS)4Declarations for pensions, Greenleaf-Rutherford 1823-1830
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51Declarations for pensions, Hodgkins-Morgan 1821-1831, undated
52Declarations for pensions, Morse-Wooldridge 1823-1830
53Miscellaneous pension materials 1820-1833, undated
54Miscellaneous 1705-1719, 1769, 1782-1785, 1826
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24(OS)3Miscellaneous 1808
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55Blank or partially filled out forms undated
SERIES IV. Court of General Sessions Records
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56Index to the "Court of Sessions" 1819-1827
57Financial papers 1742-1744, 1778-1790, 1825, undated
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24(OS)5Bills and jury list 1780-1785
58Order to assemble a jury 1782
59Testimonies 1706-1718, 1735
510Appointments 1807-1812
511Petitions and orders relating to highways 1702-1712, 1766, 1805
512Miscellaneous 1690-1715, 1747-1771, 1783-1794, 1811-1812, undated
SERIES V. Justice of the Peace Records
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513Minute book belonging to [Noyes] Oliver 1753-1762
514Minute book belonging to Edward Pulling of Salem 1786-1790
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26(OS)1Papers of Edward Pulling of Salem 1786-1788
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515Papers of Edward Pulling of Salem 1787
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61Papers of Edward Pulling of Salem 1787
62Papers of Edward Pulling of Salem 1788-1789
63Book of confessions belonging to Nathaniel Lovejoy of Andover 1787-1790
64Book of confessions belonging to Nathaniel Lovejoy Of Andover 1797-1800
65Books of confessions [2 volumes] belonging to Isaac Mansfield of Marblehead 1787-1799
66Book of confessions belonging to Isaac Mansfield of Marblehead 1789-1790
67Books of confessions [2 volumes] belonging to Isaac Mansfield of Marblehead 1790-1799
71Book of confessions belonging to Thomas Bancroft of Salem 1796-1798
72Record book belonging to Thomas Bancroft of Salem 1796-1803
73Record book for action above four pounds belonging to John Cheate of Ipswich 1788
74Book of confessions belonging to Nehemiah Cleaveland of Topsfield 1788-1790
75Record book belonging to John Perkins of Topsfield 1787-1788
76Book of confessions belonging to Daniel Noyes of Ipswich 1787-1793
77Book of confessions belonging to Edward Bowen of Marblehead 1790-1794
78Docket and minute book belonging to John F. Gardner of Salem 1826-1829
81Record book belonging to Jeremiah Spofford 1828-1863
82Book of confessions belonging to Isaac Osgood of Salem 1791-1796
83Record book for action four pounds and under 1788-1795
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24(OS)6Indentures for apprenticeships 1674-1684, 1753, 1813-1830
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26(OS)2Appointments 1702, 1801
26(OS)3Registers 1851-1868
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84Blank or partially filled out forms undated
85Blank warrants undated
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24(OS)7Miscellaneous 1758-1769, 1790-1791
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91Miscellaneous 1692-1790
92Miscellaneous 1791-1825, 1841-1844, undated
SERIES VI. Supreme Judicial Court Records
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93Testimonies 1886, 1914
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101Published court proceedings 1886
102Published court proceedings, no. 2-20 1914
103Published court proceedings, no. 21-35 1914
104Published court proceedings, no. 36-50 1914
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11Bound court proceedings [6 volumes] 1913-1914
SERIES VII. Probate Court Records
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94Estate papers of John Waldron 1727-1747
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24(OS)8Bill for John Waldron’s estate 1746
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95Estate papers of John Stone 1731-1748, 1765
96Estate papers of Robert Hutchinson 1732
97Estate papers of Nathaniel Walden 1741-1743
98Estate papers of Thomas Evans 1742-1747
99Estate papers of John Perkins 1742-1754, undated
910Estate papers of Thomas Hoyt 1744-1748
911Estate papers of Benerges Raymond 1744-1748
912Estate papers of Joshua Jackson 1745-1747
913Estate papers of Isaac Woodberry 1746-1748
914Estate papers of Elizabeth Gould 1746-1748
915Estate papers of Isaac Appleton 1747
916Estate papers of John Skinner 1747
917Estate papers of Benjamin Parker 1747, undated
918Estate papers of Benjamin Rutland 1748
919Estate papers of Elizabeth Gilman 1762-1763
920Estate papers of Richard Ober 1769-1800
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121Estate papers of Robert Cleves 1772, 1792
122Estate papers of Abijah Cheever 1777-1779, 1847
123Estate papers of William Parsons 1785, 1843, 1862
124Estate papers of James Dimon 1788-1789
125Estate papers of Anne Hackett 1792, 1813-1817
126Estate papers of Mehitable Gage 1812-1817
127Estate papers of William Whipple 1834-1835
128Estate papers of Benjamin Hale 1858-1859
129Photocopy of estate papers of Mary F. S. Searles [1888] undated
1210Typescript of estate papers of James Chandler undated
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24(OS)8Estate papers of various individuals 1667-1706, 1726-1750
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1211Estate papers of various individuals 1672-1697
1212Estate papers of various individuals 1702-1728
1213Estate papers of various individuals 1730-1749
1214Estate papers of various individuals 1751-1768
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24(OS)9Estate papers of various individuals 1753-1799, 1814-1826, undated
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1215Estate papers of various individuals 1771-1789
1216Estate papers of various individuals 1790-1810
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131Estate papers of various individuals 1811-1829
132Estate papers of various individuals 1830-1888
133Estate papers of various individuals 1902, undated
134Index to probate wills undated
135List of Essex County estates prior to 1701 undated
136Guardianship documents 1757-1759, 1827
137Blank or partially filled out forms undated
138Miscellaneous 1814, 1844
139Index to probate records of Essex County [1638-1701] undated
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141Hand copied records [1649-1705], part I undated
142Hand copied records [1649-1705], part II undated
143Hand copied records [1649-1705], part III undated
144Hand copied records [1649-1705], part IV undated
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15VolumeHand copied records [1815-1840] undated
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16Volume 1Record book 1852-1873
16Volume 2Record book 1854-1896
16Volume 3Record book 1876-1889
SERIES VIII. Court of Insolvency, Police Court, and Notary Public Records
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171Court of Insolvency 1852-1861
172Police Court’s account for the town of Salem 1842
173Miscellaneous Police Court records 1841-1849
174Police Court record book 1844
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26(OS)4Police Court return of criminal cases and cost 1853
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175Record book of notary Joshua P. Trask of Gloucester 1854-1861
176Record book of notary John Saunds of Salem 1805-1812
177Records of notary Leonard [White’s] 1803
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24(OS)10Notary Public appointments 1849-1856
24(OS)Blank forms undated
SERIES IX. Other
A. Unidentified Court(s)
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178Jury list index undated
179Jury lists 1749-1756
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25(OS)1Jury lists 1749-1768, undated
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181Jury lists 1757-1764
182Jury lists 1765-1771, 1783
183Testimonies 1712, 1747-1772, 1809-1810, undated
184Verdicts and court findings 1712-1713, 1744, 1759, 1775-1781, 1802, undated
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25(OS)2Laws and verdicts 1768, 1859
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185Warrants and summons 1712-1735, 1759-1788, 1808
186Affidavits 1753-1799, 1787, 1799, undated
187Correspondence 1738-1748, 1834, 1850
188Petitions 1713, 1793
189Judgements for debt 1879-1884
1810Ticket for execution 1898
1811Complaints 1712-1713
1812Indenture of marriage 1809
1813Indentures for apprenticeships 1649, 1694-1765, 1780, 1792-1812, 1828-1832, undated
1814Indentures for leases 1777-1794, 1812-1833, 1850-1857, 1882
1815Writs drawn 1755-1759
1816Powers of attorney 1791-1797, 1816-1830
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191Intentions of marriage 1773-1789
192Lists of invalids applying for pensions through the Circuit Court for the District 1792
193Memo book of the costs of executions, belonging to Sherriff J. E. Sprague 1830-1834
194Papers belonging to Hon. D. A. White 1802-1816, undated
195Judges’ reports 1810-1813
196Papers from a trial for arson 1826
197Record book of payments, originally part of the Curwen Family papers 1795-1804
198Record book of payments, originally part of the Curwen Family papers 1796-1799
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201Record book of abstracts of various courts [1635-1699] 1875
202Witness receipt book belonging to county treasurer 1862
203Record book of legal documents 1797-1801
204Lists of cases, possibly removed from a volume undated
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21volumeDocket book 1815-1830
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221Volume of law notes by Samuel Shapleigh 1790-1794
222Index to C Court docket and C Justice docket undated
223Copies of deeds, bills, etc. undated
224Court expenses [2 volumes] 1771-1772
225Jury bills received 1824-1827
226Accounts and invoices 1712, 1742-1825, 1880, 1896, undated
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25(OS)3Accounts 1766, 1782
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227Miscellaneous 1712, 1752-1828
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25(OS)4Miscellaneous 1739, 1886, undated
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228Miscellaneous 1841-1846, 1865, undated
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231Miscellaneous, formerly Fam. Mss. 867 1644-1698, 1714-1716, undated
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25(OS)4Miscellaneous, formerly Fam. Mss. 867 1644
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232Indentures, partially filled out or blank forms undated
233Blank forms 1816, undated
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25(OS)5Insurance policies, partially filled out or blank forms undated
25(OS)6Blank forms undated
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234Genealogies and town histories 1731, 1889
235Vital records 1689, 1709-1919, 1730-1738, 1766-1793, 1815-1828, 1851, 1864, undated
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25(OS)7Vital records 1724, 1792
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26(OS)5Oaths of allegiance signed by public office holders 1851-1864
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27(OS)ObjectSign listing the sub-districts of Essex County undated
B. Courts Not In Essex County
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236Barnstable County, Mass. 1814
237Bristol County, Mass. 1778, 1791-1795, 1829
238Hampshire County, Mass. 1791-1795
239Middlesex County, Mass. 1791, 1814-1821, 1857, undated
2310Nantucket County, Mass. 1809
2311Norfolk County, Mass. 1674, 1813-1818
2312Plymouth County, Mass. 1791, 1814-1815
2313Suffolk County, Mass. 1791-1817
2314Worcester County, Mass. 1778-1791
2315Hartford County, Conn. (?) 1869
2316Louisiana 1820-1838
2317Maine 1795, 1813, 1825
2318Missouri 1869
2319New Hampshire 1767, 1791-1795, 1817-1827, undated
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25(OS)7North Carolina 1831
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2320Rhode Island 1791-1792
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26(OS)6England 1628, 1772, 1832
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Flat fileEngland 1631
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25(OS)8England 1660, 1791
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2321England 1668, 1817
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