Topic: Court

York County Maine Registry of Deeds 1642-1737

At a meeting of the Maine Historical Society, held in Portland on the 23d of December, 1882, a communication was received from Mr. John T. Hull, proposing to publish the early volumes in the York registry of deeds and asking for the cooperation of the society. Messrs. Edward H. Elwell, James P. Baxter and William Goold were thereupon appointed a committee to present the matter to the legislature of Maine. The fruition of their collaboration are the following 20 volumes of York County Maine Registry of Deeds.

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Early Probate Records of Hampton, N.H.

The early probate records of the Province of New Hampshire, from 1635 to 1771, have been published in nine volumes (vols. 31-39) of the set “New Hampshire State Papers” edited by Albert Stillman Batchellor, Henry Harrison Metcalf, and Otis G. Hammond. Originally published in the years 1907-1941 these books are available in many libraries throughout New Hampshire. Alphabetical list of probate records Abourn, George 1654 Blake, Timothy 1715 Boulter, John 1703 Boulter, Nathaniel 1695 Chapman, John 1705/6 Chase, James 1703/4 Chase, Thomas 1652 Cole, William 1662 Cotton, Seaborn 1684 Cram, Jonathan 1703/4 Cuddington, Stockdale 1650 Dalton, Philemon 1656 Dalton, Ruth (Leet) 1665 Dalton, Timothy 1657 Dalton, Timothy 1662 Dearborn, Godfrey 1680 Dow, Henry 1659 Dow, Joseph 1703 Drake, Abraham 1714 Drake, Robert 1663 Dudley, Samuel 1682/3 Eastow, William 1655 Elkins, Henry 1667 Fifield, Benjamin 1706 Fogg, Samuel 1671/2 Garland, John 1671 Godfrey, William 1667 Hilliard, Emanuel 1657 Hobbs, James 1680 Hobbs, Morris 1706 Huggins, John 1670 Hunkitt, John 1670/1 Johnson, Edmund 1651 Knowles, John 1693/4 Knowles, John 1733 Leavitt, Hezron 1702/3 Leavitt, Isabel (Bland) 1698/9 Leavitt, Thomas 1692 Locke, John 1707 Marston, James 1705 Mingay, Jeffrey 1658 Moulton, John 1649/50 Moulton, John 1706/7 Moulton, William 1663/4 Page, Francis 1706 Page, Francis 1755 Page, Robert 1679 Page, Thomas 1686 Palmer, Christopher 1706/7 Philbrick, Thomas 1663/4 Read, Robert 1664 Shaw, Roger 1660 Smith, Israel 1706 Stockbridge, John 1715 Swaine, Francis 1665...

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Maryland Naturalization Records 1906-1930

This database contains records of Maryland declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, oaths of allegiance, and occasionally supporting documents such as certificates of arrival.  These records can be searched by the immigrant’s birth country, birth year, immigration year, and by his or her name. we also allow an additional search for witnesses, just to provide some additional match possibilities.  The best results are often obtained by typing a full name into the search box directly below.  Some records are labeled by immigration year, which is why some dates occur before the 1906-1930 time frame for this publication.         Note: The Maryland Naturalization database provided above is done in partnership with . The database is completely free, however, to actually view an image, you will have to pay by the image, or signup for a free trial at Fold3.  ...

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Montana Justices 1886-1889

Montana Justices 1886-1889 1886 Decius C. Wade, Chief Justices of Montana J. H. McLeary, Associate W. G. Galbraith, Associate T. C. Bach, Associate 1887 N. W. McConnell, Chief Justices of Montana J. H. McLeary, Associate W. G. Galbraith, Associate T. C. Bach, Associate 1888 Stephen De Wolfe, Chief Justices of Montana Moses J. Liddell, Associate T. C. Bach Associate 1889 Henry N. Blake was Chief Justice of Montana Bach, Associate De Wolfe, Associate Liddell, Associate W. J. Galbraith was born in Freeport, Pennsylvania, in 1837, and educated at Dartmouth College, N. H., graduating in 1857. He studied law at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, and was admitted to the bar in 1861, but enlisted in the Union Army as a private in the 12th rest Pa vols. In Sept. he was commissioned 1st Leut of company G, 78th Pa vols, and transferred in Nov. to the U. S. signal corps, in which he served until Nov. 1864. He was captured at Chattanooga, and held prisoner in Macon, Madison, Libby. Richmond, and other prisons until exchanged. In 1865 he opened a law-office in Oil City, Pennsylvania, where he practised until 1872, when he removed to Nebraska, and practised there 2 years, and was in Cherokee County, Iowa, when appointed to the judgeship in the 2d judicial district of Montana in 1879. He was reappointed in 1883. Stephen De Wolfe was born in Hawkins...

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Court System of North Carolina Before the Revolution

In studying the development of a people nothing is more helpful than a correct understanding of their system of judicature, for here we not only learn their methods of administering justice, but, at the same time, we get an insight into their conception of justice itself. There is no question of government more vital to the individual than the mode in which the authority of that government is to be administered. There is hardly another function of government that touches the citizen at a point quite so delicate as the institution, which passes judgment upon his deeds and intentions. Hence we find that all peoples at all times have demanded a satisfactory and, to their minds, a fair system of meting out justice to both offender and offended. “Equality before the law” is not alone a plea for an equal voice in selecting the rulers and legislators who are to make the laws, but it is also a plea for an indiscriminating law, applying indiscriminately to rich and poor, bond and free, to be administered by an impartial hand, not without a certain “fear and trembling,” yet with a boldness and fidelity becoming a man robed with authority. I say the people not only demand that the laws be impartial, but that the courts in which those laws are to be interpreted and applied be such as will insure...

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North Carolina Courts in the Royal Period

Such in general were the courts in North Carolina at the end of the proprietary government, and such they continued for several years thereafter. The change of the Colonial government from proprietary to royal had very little effect upon the courts. Only such changes were made from time to time as circumstances demanded. It now remains for us to note a few of the more important of these changes that were made prior to the beginning of the Revolution. The first one of importance occurred in 1738. An act was passed “by his Excellency Gabriel Johnston, Esq., Governor, by and with the consent of his Majesty’s Council, and the General Assembly of this province,” abolishing the Provost-Marshals of the Province and appointing instead a Sheriff in each County. Three Justices of the Peace in each county must be recommended biennially to the Governor by the court of the county, who must be “most fit and able to execute the office of Sheriff for their respective counties.” The Governor appointed the one that to him seemed “meet for the office,” and he served the next two ensuing years.” The same act changed the name Precinct to County, and the old Precinct Court became the County Court, but its organization and functions remained the same in essence as they had been. The next change of interest came in 1746 when there...

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Chancery, Admiralty And Slavery Courts in NC

The three courts above mentioned constituted the chief agencies for the administration of justice, but there were three other courts of secondary importance. These courts, it would seem, were instituted not so much because of any actual need of them, as because similar courts existed in the mother country, but because of the additional fact that they furnished more offices to be filled by the friends and kinsfolk of the Lords Proprietors. The first of these to be mentioned is the Court of Chancery. This was, as in England, a Court of equity. Its duties do not seem to be either numerous or difficult. “The Governor and the members of his Majesty’s Council are the judges of this court,” and the presence of the Governor and at least five members of the Council are essential to its sittings. “The Governor may hold court when and where he pleases although it is seldom held oftener than twice a year.” When the General Court was created, the chancery jurisdiction still remained in the hands of the Governor and Council. But other functions were added to these. Wills were proved before it, executor’s accounts were received by it, and lands were divided by it, and occasionally we find it hearing charges against citizens or against officers for misconduct in office. The second is the Admiralty Court, which consisted of a Judge, a...

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Will Of Lionell Chute

The will of Lionell Chute of Ipswich, dated 4: 7 mo: 1644, was proved in court at Ipswich 7: 9 mo: 1645. The original instrument has not been found, and the following copy is from the record in Ipswich deeds, book i, leaf 15. The fourth day of the eleventh month Anno Dm 1644 I Lionell Chute of the Towne of Ipfwch in New England Schoolmafter doe make & ordayne this my laft will & Teftament (revoking all form wills by me made.) Item I give vntd Rofe my wife for terme of her naturall life, all this my dwelling howfe with the Barne &all the edifices: (the two chambers over the howfe & entry only excepted which I will that James my fonne fhall have to his only vfe for the Terme of one yeare next after my deceafe with free ingreffe, egreffe, & regreffe & wth the yards, gardens, the home-lott & planting lott purchaffed of Mr. Bartlemew with the Comonage and appurtenances therevnto belonging. And after my wives deceafe; I give the faid howfe, barne, lotts & premiffes with all thappurtenances vnto James Chute my fonne & to his heires. Item I give vnto my faid fonne James Chute & to his heires for ever all & fingular my other lands, lotts, meadow grounds marifhes, with all & finguler their appurtnances & pfitts whatfoever ymdiatly after...

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Will of Richard Woodman

The nuncupative will of Richard Woodman of Lynn was sworn to in Salem quarterly court 30: 10: 1647. The following is a copy of the original on file in the office of the clerk of courts at Salem, volume I, leaf 89. The will of Richard Woodman of the Towne of Lynn defeced [deceased] as foloweth [follows] Being fpoken [spoken] to by Nicholas (Potter) to make his will Paid that he would make his will and being asked by John Gillow too whome [whom] he would giue [give] his goods faid [said] that he would giue [give] fower [four] pounds to the Elders of lynn fortie [forty] fhilings [shillings] a yeere [year], and all the reft [rest] of his goods he would giue [give] to Jofeph Redknap Richard more and (to) his mafter [master] John Gillow, equally to either of them alike and yet Jofeph Redknap he did make his executor. [execator] Witneffes [Witness] to this will John Gillow & Richard Moore witness that Jofeph Redknap is the executor John Gillow Source: The Essex Antiquarian May...

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Will of John Lowell

The following is a copy of the will of John Lowell of Newbury transcribed from the ancient copy on file in the probate office in Boston. It was proved 27: 8: 1647. The Laft [last] will & Teftament [Testament] of John Lowle Late of Newberry deceafed [deceased] made this nine & twentieth of the fowrth [forth] mounth 1647. That I John Lowle of Newberry beeing in Pfect [perfect] vnderstanding [understanding] knowing my ffrailty [frailty] doe [do] declare this to bee [be] my last will & Tefament [testament]; ftedfaftly [faithfully] beleiveing that when I goe [go] hence I shall reft [rest] in Glory through my Savior the Lord Jesus Cht [Christ]. As for the Eftate [faith] the Lord hath given me heare [here] I thus difpofe of it : I give unto my wife Elizabeth Lowle one halfe [half] of my estate whether it Consifts [comes] in Goods within or without Land Howses [houses] Cattell [cattle] Household stuffe [stuff] meddowes [meadows] land brocken [broken] or vnbrokne [unbroken] or what elfe [else] Alfoe my said wife to Chufe Twenty pownds [pounds] out of the refidewe of that eftate [estate] which Came by her mother fformerly [formerly] or latter, The reft [rest] of my eftate [estate] to be devided [divided] equally betweene [between] my Sonn [sons] John Lowle, Mary Lowle, Peter Lowle, James Lowle, Joseph Lowle, Beniamine Lowle, & Elizabeth Lowle. Alfo...

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Estate of George Corwin House

Estate of George Corwin House, and Estate of George Corwin and Jonathan Corwin Lots. These three lots contained four acres, and were a pasture belonging to Rev. Hugh Peter, the pastor of the First church in Salem, and subsequently a regicide, early in the settlement, probably having been granted to him by the town. After his return to England, he conveyed this pasture, by his attorney, Charles Gott of Wenham, to Capt. George Corwin of Salem, merchant, July 1, 1659. 1Essex Registry of Deeds, book 1, leaf 60. Captain Corwin died Jan. 3, 1684-5, aged seventy-four. This pasture was divided between his son Jonathan and the heirs of his son John, who had died July 25, 1683, the former taking the western end of the pasture to the division line shown on the map, which he owned until his decease June 9, 1718. Jonathan was the judge who lived in the “witch house,” having succeeded his father there, and who sat upon the bench during the witchcraft trials. The heirs of John had the portion east of the division line. He was the older son, and probably at the time of his marriage, about 1660, his father erected for him the ancient house that stood where the Washington House is now located on Washington street. Apparently the title to the house and land remained in the father until his...

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Hawaii County Courthouse Addressess

State Dept of Health Office of Health Status Monitoring Vital Records Section P. O. Box 3378 Honolulu, HI 96801 (808) 586-4533 recording Email: Hawaii County 25 Aupuni Street Hilo, HI 96720 (808) 961-8211 Kauai County 4396 Rice Street Lihue, HI 96766 (808) 241-6371 Honolulu County 530 South King Street Honolulu, HI 96813-3014 (808) 523-4352 Maui County 200 South High Street Wailuku, HI 96793-2155 (808)...

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United States Courthouse Addresses

The following collection references all know United States courthouse addresses. Courthouses remain a great source of genealogical data for most communities. County courthouses often hold records back to the beginning of the county for such things as marriage, divorce, criminal, probate, naturalization, and other records critical to genealogy research. The following information provides a state by state, county by county, listing of all addresses for all county courthouses including links to the county website if available and known to us. If we’ve missed one or if the information for one has changed, please submit a comment or use the Contact us at the top of the page. Alabama County Courthouse Addresses Alaska County Courthouse Addresses Arizona County Courthouse Addresses California County Courthouse Addresses Colorado County Courthouse Addresses Connecticut County Courthouse Addresses Delaware County Courthouse Addresses Florida County Courthouse Addresses Georgia County Courthouse Addresses Hawaii County Courthouse Addresses Idaho County Courthouse Addresses Illinois County Courthouse Addresses Indiana County Courthouse Addresses Iowa County Courthouse Addresses Iowa County Courthouse Addresses Kansas County Courthouse Addresses Kentucky County Courthouse Addresses Louisiana Parish Courthouse Addresses Maine County Courthouse Addresses Maryland County Courthouse Addresses Massachusetts County Courthouse Addresses Michigan County Courthouse Addresses Minnesota County Courthouse Addresses Mississippi County Courthouse Addresses Missouri County Courthouse Addresses Montana County Courthouse Addresses Nebraska County Courthouse Addresses Nevada County Courthouse Addresses New Hampshire County Courthouse Addresses New Mexico County Courthouse Addresses New...

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Fort Smith Criminal Records

Fort Smith Criminal Records: This series consists of criminal court cases, and contains such material as indictments, bills of information, arrest warrants, writs, subpoenas, appearance bonds, transcripts of proceedings before U.S. commissioners, orders, verdicts, judgments, sentencing orders, and appeal papers. In these records can be found the criminal cases of such famous outlaws as Belle, Sam, Tom, and Henry Starr (jacket 170); Wyatt Earp (jacket 59); Gad and Emmet Dalton (jacket 55); Rufus Buck (jacket 500); Edgar Watson (jacket 197); Blue Duck (jacket 26); and “Cherokee Bill” Goldsby (jacket 500).

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Wyoming County Courthouse Addresses

Vital Records Services Hathaway Building Cheyenne, WY 82002 (307) 777-7591 Fax: (307) 635-4103 Albany County Courthouse Grand Avenue Laramie, WY 82070 (307) 721-2541 Natrona County P.O. Box 863 Casper, WY 82602-0863 (307) 235-9202 Big Horn County Courthouse P.O. Box 31 Basin, WY 82410-0031 (307) 568-2357 Niobrara County P.O. Box 420 Lusk, WY 82225-0420 (307) 334-2211 Campbell County 500 South Gillette Avenue Gillette, WY 82716-4239 (307) 682-7283 Park County 1002 Sheridan Avenue Cody, WY 82414-3532 (307) 587-8500 Carbon County P.O. Box 6 Rawlins, WY 82301-0006 (307) 328-2668 Platte County P.O. Box 728 Wheatland, WY 82201-0728 (307) 322-3555 Converse County P.O. Box 990 Douglas, WY 82633-0990 (307) 358-2244 Sheridan County 224 S Main St. Suite B-1 Sheridan, WY 82801 (307) 674-6722 Crook County P.O. Box 37 Sundance, WY 82729-0037 (307) 283-1323 Sublette County P.O. Box 250 Pinedale, WY 82941-0260 (307) 367-4372 Fremont County 460 North Second – Room 220 Lander, WY 82520-2337 (307) 332-2405 Sweetwater County P.O. Box 730 Green River, WY 82935-0730 (307) 875-9360 Goshen County P.O. Box 160 Torrington, WY 82240-0160 (307) 532-4051 Teton County P.O. Box 1727 Jackson, WY 83001-1727 (307) 733-4430 Hot Springs County 415 Arapaho Thermopolis, WY 82443-2731 (307) 864-3515 Uinta County 225 Ninth Street Evanston, WY 82930 (307) 783-0301 Johnson County 76 North Main Buffalo, WY 82834-1847 (307) 684-7555 Washakie County P.O. Box 260 Worland, WY 82401-0260 (307) 347-6491 Laramie County P.O. 608 309 West...

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