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Burlington County - Courts and Miscellaneous


The court in Burlington was established in the Province of West Jersey in 1681; the boundary between Burlington and Gloucester counties was first set up in 1692.

The county was re-formed by the union of the first and second Tenths of West Jersey on 17 May 1694. Portions of the original Burlington County became Hunterdon (1714) and Mercer (1838) counties.

The State Archives' holdings vary from county to county. Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about our accessioning guidelines.

Consult the Organizational Chart for Pre-1948 Court System for information on court jurisdictions.


Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of General Quarter Sessions
Tavern License Petitions and Remonstrances, 1817-1906
Control #:
CBUCP001
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner
Notes:
Card file index to names available in the Manuscript Room.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions and Discharges of Insolvent Debtors, 1787-1871
Control #:
CBUCP002
Format:
9 c.f. (18 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by debtor
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1790-1956
Control #:
CBUCP003
Format:
48 c.f. (85 vols., 12 boxes, card-file index); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Judgments, 1799-1916
Control #:
CBUCP004
Format:
6 c.f. (12 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Book E (1817-1820) was missing at the time of accession.
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of General Quarter Sessions
Minutes, 1681-1919
Control #:
CBUCP005
Format:
8.65 c.f. (30 vols. and 2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
This volume, along with minutes of 1681, has been published as The Burlington Court Book of West New Jersey, 1681-1709.
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Cost Dockets, 1761-1772
Control #:
CBUCP006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Case Papers, ca. 1756-1935
Control #:
CBUCP007
Format:
21 c.f. (42 boxes, 1 oversized map folder)
Arrangement:
By case name or by year
Notes:
Also includes some Court of General Quarter Sessions papers. Early papers filed by case name. Box 42 contains slave case papers.
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Accounts of Indian Commissioners, 1807-1819
Control #:
CBUCP008
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Accounts of Commissioners authorized to manage lands of the Coaxen indian tribe.

Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Judgments from the Court of Small Causes, 1848-1911
Control #:
CBUCP009
Format:
2.5 c.f. (7 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas
Executions [Docketed Judgments], 1792-1914
Control #:
CBUCP010
Format:
3 c.f. (12 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Also includes executions on judgments from the Court of Small Causes. Executions for 1784-1786 recorded in Minute Book G.
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Series:
Burlington County
Coroner's Office
Inquisitions, Postmortem View Certificates and Miscellaneous Records, 1889-1894, 1813-1907
Control #:
CBUCR001
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Postmortem view certificates date from 1883-1886; notebook of miscellaneous records dates from 1889-1894.
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Series:
Burlington County
Justices Court
Records, 1822-1937
Control #:
CBUJU001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Most of the records date from 1914; other years are scattered.

Series:
Burlington County
Loan Office
Mortgage Registers, Minutes and Ledgers, 1724-1799
Control #:
CBULO001
Format:
2 c.f. (10 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Petitions for Peddler's Licenses, 1739-ca. 1776
Control #:
CBUQU001
Format:
0.06 c.f. (6 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Minutes, 1739-1787
Control #:
CBUQU002
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Earlier and later Quarter Sessions minutes are included with the Common Pleas minute books.
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Minutes of Special Sessions, 1894-1923
Control #:
CBUQU003
Format:
1 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
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Series:
Burlington County
Sheriff's Office
Prison Register, 1882-1884
Control #:
CBUSH001
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Burlington County
Small Cause Court
Case Papers, 1810-1888
Control #:
CBUSM001
Format:
5.5 c.f. (11 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
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Series:
Burlington County
Tax Collector
Cash and Receipt Books, 1781-1813
Control #:
CBUTA001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (2 vols. and 2 manuscripts)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Also includes 2 loose manuscripts.
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~ The collections listed on this page represent 113.86 c.f. of paper records and 2 reels of microfilm ~

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This page last updated 05/17/2006