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Gloucester County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


The Gloucester court was established in the Province of West Jersey in 1686; the boundary between Gloucester and Burlington counties was first set up in 1692.

The county was re-formed by the union of the third and fourth Tenths of West Jersey on 17 May 1694. Portions of the original Gloucester County became Atlantic (1837) and Camden (1844) counties.

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: Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Dockets of John P. Reece, Justice of the Peace, Mullica Hill, 1893-1905
Control #:
CGLCL001
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Complaint docket covers 1893-1905; criminal docket covers 1904.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Boundaries and Divisions, 1788-1902
Control #:
CGLCL002
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chrono. by filing date (generally)
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1786-1901 and Indexes, 1786-1907
Control #:
CGLCL003
Format:
102 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous County and Court Records, 1680-1927
Control #:
CGLCL004
Format:
38 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then by year
Notes:
Includes mostly loose court records; also includes records of the Alms House, Coroner, Jail and Board of Chosen Freeholders.
See guide for subject listing.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1766-1866 and Indexes, 1766-1907
Control #:
CGLCL005
Format:
17 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Court Assessments, 1772-1860
Control #:
CGLCL006
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Includes Assessments of the Court of Common Pleas & Circuit Court.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Road Records, 1728-1866
Control #:
CGLCL007
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chrono. by filing date (generally)
Notes:
Includes Road Books A - D, 1762-1866, and loose records, 1728-1862.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Civil War Records, 1862-1867
Control #:
CGLCL008
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Election Records, 1715-1927
Control #:
CGLCL009
Format:
12 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Records, 1783-1907
Control #:
CGLCL010
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Bound volumes cover 1795 to 1907; loose marriage returns cover 1783 to 1880.
Each bound volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Revolutionary War Records, 1778-1823
Control #:
CGLCL011
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then by year
Notes:
Includes appointments, enlistments, indictments, inquisitions, pensions, transfers and wounded.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Justice of the Peace Dockets, 1777-1863 and Indexes, ca. 1792-1915
Control #:
CGLCL012
Format:
46 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Slave Records, 1738-1826
Control #:
CGLCL013
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then by year
Notes:
Includes birth certificates, 1805-1825; manumissions, 1788-1826 and slave court cases (minutes), 1738 & 1833-1836.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Appointment Records for County Officials, 1716-1921
Control #:
CGLCL014
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Includes vacancies, appointments, oaths, bonds and affirmations.

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Powers of Attorney, 1780-1870
Control #:
CGLCL015
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Bonds, 1687-1871
Control #:
CGLCL016
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Clerk's Office
Bonds - Warrants, 1754-1876
Control #:
CGLCL017
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Affidavits, 1686-1853
Control #:
CGLCP001
Format:
10 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1808-1932 and Index, 1896-1906
Control #:
CGLCP002
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological
Notes:
Post 1906 bound volumes each include an index. There is no index to records dating before 1896.

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Recognizances, 1689-1871
Control #:
CGLCP003
Format:
10 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Bail Bonds and Surrenders, 1713-1855
Control #:
CGLCP004
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Record of Court Costs, 1714-1889
Control #:
CGLCP005
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Declarations, 1684-1862
Control #:
CGLCP006
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Writs of Execution, 1714-1826
Control #:
CGLCP007
Format:
20 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Pleas, 1697-1864
Control #:
CGLCP008
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Indictments, 1686-1866
Control #:
CGLCP009
Format:
9 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Insolvent Debtors Records, 1765-1874
Control #:
CGLCP010
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then by year
Notes:
Includes acts, appointments, assignments, bonds, discharges, petitions and protests.

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Peddler's Petitions, Recommendations & Licenses, 1781-1877
Control #:
CGLCP011
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Writs of Attachment, 1762-1841
Control #:
CGLCP012
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Warrants, 1687-1882
Control #:
CGLCP013
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Includes attorney warrants and warrants for labor fugitives.

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Trial Notices, 1734-1886
Control #:
CGLCP014
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Summons, 1686-1895
Control #:
CGLCP015
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Statements, 1685-1887
Control #:
CGLCP016
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Jury Records, 1686-1923
Control #:
CGLCP017
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Writs of Error, Habeas Corpus, Inquiry & Replevin, 1712-1895
Control #:
CGLCP018
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Narratives, 1709-1865
Control #:
CGLCP019
Format:
19 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year
Notes:
Narratives from Court of Common Pleas Case Files.

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern License Records, 1713-1899
Control #:
CGLCP020
Format:
17 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Judgment Rolls, 1741-1800
Control #:
CGLCP021
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year

Series:
Gloucester County
Board of Chosen Freeholders
Minutes, 1701-1891
Control #:
CGLFR001
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Gloucester County
Loan Office
Mortgage Registers, Minutes and Ledger, 1776-1799
Control #:
CGLLO001
Format:
0.75 c.f. (3 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
The guide to this series includes detailed abstracts of each mortgage. Includes Name Index.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Gloucester County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Petition for Peddler's License for James Bryson, 1767
Control #:
CGLQU001
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 item)

Series:
Gloucester County
Small Cause Court
Appeals, 1729-1879
Control #:
CGLSM001
Format:
20 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year


~ The collections listed on this page represent 1.01 c.f. of paper records and 421 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:

Gloucester County Clerk's Office, Courthouse 1st Floor, 1 North Broad Street, PO Box 129, Woodbury, NJ 08096, tel. 856-853-3241, website: http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/c/cclerk/

Gloucester County Historical Society, 17 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ 08096-4605, tel. 856-845-4771, website: www.rootsweb.com/~njglouce/gchs


This page last updated 04/22/2013