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Cumberland County - Clerk's Office, Courts and Miscellaneous


Cumberland County was formed from the southern portion of Salem County on 19 January 1748. Consult the Salem County page linked below for pre-1748 records.

County clerks were required by law to file copies of deeds beginning in 1785 and mortgages beginning in 1766. Consult the Secretary of State page linked below for colonial deed filings.

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.


See also: Salem County - Clerk's Office, Courts and Miscellaneous
Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Cumberland County
Adjuster's Office
Inactive and Deceased Patient Case Files, 1928-1983
Control #:
CCUAD001
Format:
2 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24.3
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Records, 1789-1949 (bulk dates 1795-1878)
Control #:
CCUCL001
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes); 6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By officiant/chronological
Notes:
Use indexed marriage volumes to determine officiant. Volume B includes some post-1878 records.
Loose returns arranged by officiant, but filmed by date recorded.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Road Records, 1752-1904
Control #:
CCUCL002
Format:
6.25 c.f. (13 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes returns, surveyor and freeholder documents, and other materials.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Papers relating to Supreme Court Cases, 1761-1894
Control #:
CCUCL003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Consists of records for scattered years only.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
1855 State Census Schedules for Cumberland County
Control #:
CCUCL004
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By municipality

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Civil War Records, 1861-1862
Control #:
CCUCL005
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
1865 State Census Schedules for Cumberland County
Control #:
CCUCL006
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By municipality
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Election Records, 1790-1944
Control #:
CCUCL007
Format:
5 c.f. (10 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Contains election returns, nominations, fund-raising registers, ballots, and other materials.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Justice of the Peace Dockets, 1791-1948
Control #:
CCUCL008
Format:
67.5 c.f. (123 boxes, 16 OV vols.)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by justice
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Oaths of Members of the Board of Registry and Election, 1904 & 1911
Control #:
CCUCL009
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Works Progress Administration Records, ca. 1936-ca. 1942
Control #:
CCUCL010
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Contains internal correspondence, blank forms, and other WPA materials.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Railroad Damage Petitions, 1860-1889
Control #:
CCUCL011
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By railroad company, then by year

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Minutes, Book A, 1798-1842
Control #:
CCUCL012
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Register of Nurses, 1914-1950
Control #:
CCUCL013
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Dental Registry, 1884-1905
Control #:
CCUCL014
Format:
0.05 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes veterinary dentists.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Register of Physicians and Midwives, 1894-1954
Control #:
CCUCL015
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
By filing date within section

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer Case Papers, 1778-1865
Control #:
CCUCL016
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Consists of records for scattered years only.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Case Papers, 1798-1887
Control #:
CCUCL017
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Consists of records for scattered years only.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer Minutes, Book A, 1798-1837
Control #:
CCUCL018
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1766-1861 and Indexes, 1766-1943
Control #:
CCUCL019
Format:
11 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Ancient Deeds, 1812-1872 (recorded 1872-1901)
Control #:
CCUCL020
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
There are separate, bound indexes for each of the two volumes filmed at the beginning of the reel.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Records, 1773-1882
Control #:
CCUCL021
Format:
0.3 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Includes some court papers.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1785-1901 and Indexes, 1785-1952
Control #:
CCUCL022
Format:
147 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Oaths, Bonds and Appointments of Sheriffs, 1788-1842
Control #:
CCUCL023
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes deputy sheriffs.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Rules of the Cumberland Court, 1818
Control #:
CCUCL024
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 booklet)

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Commissions of Officials, 1845-1859
Control #:
CCUCL025
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes original commission certificates of judges, justices of the peace, coroners and commissioners of deeds.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Boundary Line Settlements, 1820-1852
Control #:
CCUCL026
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By filing date

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Lists of Creditors of Assigned Estates, 1826-1853
Control #:
CCUCL027
Format:
0.15 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Records relating to Laying Out of Tidal Swamps, Meadow Banks and Water Courses, 1812-1890
Control #:
CCUCL028
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
These papers were found with loose road returns and most were recorded in the road books.

Series:
Cumberland County
Clerk's Office
Assessor's Enrollment of the Militia, 1862
Control #:
CCUCL029
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By town, then alphabetical by surname
Notes:
A listing of men eligible for the draft.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Case Papers, 1745-1937
Control #:
CCUCP001
Format:
30.25 c.f. (61 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Records for post-1800 years are sparse.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern License Petitions, 1774-1920
Control #:
CCUCP002
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by name of tavern keeper
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Peddler's Licenses and Petitions, 1797-1879
Control #:
CCUCP003
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by name of peddler
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Partitions of Land, 1806-1929
Control #:
CCUCP004
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes, 7 map folders)
Arrangement:
By year
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Affidavits and Estate Inventories of Revolutionary War Pension Applicants, 1820-1829
Control #:
CCUCP005
Format:
0.2 c.f. (20 files); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by applicant
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1802-1931 and Indexes, 1840-1980
Control #:
CCUCP006
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box); 23 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner/declarant
Notes:
Originals include petitions for naturalization, declarations of intentions, oaths, and supporting affidavits, 1802-1842.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions and Orders for Relief, ca. 1913-1952
Control #:
CCUCP007
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alpha. by surname within record type
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Indentures and Agreements, 1801-1859
Control #:
CCUCP008
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname
Notes:
Consists of items from scattered years; probably evidence in court cases.

Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Record Book, 1847-1853
Control #:
CCUCP009
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes petitions for naturalization, appointments of surveyors, petitions for tavern licenses, and other entries.

Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of General Quarter Sessions
Minutes, 1748-1900
Control #:
CCUCP010
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 vols.); 3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Book A includes road records. Five bound volumes cover 1748 to 1804; microfilm covers 1840 to 1900.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions and Discharges of Insolvent Debtors, 1784-1867
Control #:
CCUCP011
Format:
2.5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by debtor
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Coroner's Office
Inquisitions and Bills of Cost, 1784-1950
Control #:
CCUCR001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes records from 1784, 1798-1800, 1802-1824, 1826, 1836, 1839, 1872 and 1950.

Series:
Cumberland County
Justices Court and Small Cause Court
Records, 1783-1912
Control #:
CCUJU001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Consists of records for scattered years only.

Series:
Cumberland County
Loan Office
Mortgage Register, 1786
Control #:
CCULO001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Cumberland County
Militia
Records, 1806-1830
Control #:
CCUMI001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes returns, bonds, elections, and other documents.


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~ The collections listed on this page represent 138.55 c.f. of paper records and 193 reels of microfilm ~

To contact the New Jersey State Archives about research, reference services, records transfers or donations, please email us at njarchives@sos.state.nj.us

For additional and/or more recent records relating to this topic, contact:

Cumberland County Clerk's Office, Courthouse, 60 West Broad Street, Room A137, Bridgeton, NJ 08302, tel. 856-453-4861, website: http://www.co.cumberland.nj.us/content/173/2133/2190.aspx


This page last updated 04/22/2013