Guide to the Morris County Court of Common Pleas Account Book 1775-1794 MG 196

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Descriptive Summary
Historical Note
Scope and Content Note
Restrictions
Access Points
Administrative Information
Bibliography

Container List

Account Book


Guide to the Morris County Court of Common Pleas Account Book
1775-1794
MG 196
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Inventory prepared by James Lewis, July 2001, as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. February 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morris County Court of Common Pleas (Morris County, N.J.)
Title: Morris County Court of Common Pleas
Account Book
Dates: 1775-1794
Abstract: Morris County Court of Common Pleas account book which documents court cases dating from 1775-1794.
Quantity: .02 linear feet
Collection Number: MG 196

Historical Note

Morris County was created on March 15, 1738/1739 and was named after the Governor of New Jersey, Colonel Lewis Morris (1671-1746). The first Morris County court met at Morristown on March 25, 1740; Jacob Ford (fl. 1776) and Samuel Tuthill (fl. 1776-1794) were the first judges appointed by the county in 1776. The attorney general acted as the Prosecutor of the Pleas before 1824, and if he was absent the court appointed a lawyer to perform his duties. A County Court of Common Pleas heard cases between two people as opposed to cases involving the state and an individual.

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Scope and Content Note

The Morris County Court of Common Pleas account book has cases dating from 1775-1794 and contains entries for the plaintiff, defendant, date, fees and their costs. The judge’s quota of these fees, the plaintiff’s attorney’s name and the New Jersey Supreme Court cases are indicated. The judges who ruled these cases included Samuel Tuthill, John Jacob Faesch (1729-1799), William Hart (nd), William Woodhull (1741-1824), Joseph Lewis (fl. 1786-1787), John Chetwood (fl. 1786-1793), and Andrew Kirkpatrick (fl. 1790). The frontispiece of this volume is labeled Book of Costs, 1794.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Chetwood, John, fl. 1786-1793.
Faesch, John Jacob, 1729-1799.
Hart, William.
Kirkpatrick, Andrew, fl. 1790.
Lewis, Joseph, fl. 1786-1787.
Tuthill, Samuel.
Woodhull, William, 1741-1824.
Subject Organizations:
Morris County Court of Common Pleas (Morris County, N.J.)
Subject Topics:
Courts–New Jersey–Morris County.
Judges–New Jersey–Morris County.
Judgments–New Jersey–Morris County.
Subject Places:
Morris County (N.J.)
Document Types:
Account Books.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 196, Morris County Court of Common Pleas, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Bibliography

A History of Morris County, New Jersey, Vol. 1 (New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing, 1914).

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Container List

Account Book

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Morris County Court of Common Pleas Account Book 1775-1794

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