default_mobilelogo

School Reports, 1828-1968 (gaps)
Series 154
35 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically within each accession.

Statistical and narrative reports to the New York State Department of Education. Reports include information about facilities, equipment and supplies, and teachers' salaries. Census schedules with the names and ages of all school age children in the district with the names of their parents are available for some districts for the years 1857-1879, 1893, and 1896-1904. This series includes some records from school districts for Westchester towns annexed to the Bronx and for some school districts located in Putnam County. The years for which reports are available varies by municipality, however, there are no reports available from the 1880s for any municipality. An index of the reports available in this collection is available online.

Sessions Minutes, Court of, 1684-1895
Series 43
10 v. Arranged chronologically.

Records of the Court which heard criminal cases between 1664 and 1895. Cases heard by the court include assault, murder, rape, fraud, treason, illegal voting, gambling and matters involving the Overseers of the Poor (public charges, manumission and bastardy). Included are lists of jurors, jury foremen and Justices of the Peace. These records do not usually include testimony.

Special Proceedings Case Files, ca. 1847-1922
Series 349
108 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically by case number. Indexed by Series 296.

Special Proceeding cases from both the Westchester Supreme and County courts. Cases are indexed in Series 296 and lists of documents filed for specific cases are available in Series 336. Cases often involve real estate matters, appointment of guardians and other issues regarding handling of estates, and competency hearings.

Related records: Series 296, Special Proceedings Index, 1817-1934; Series 336, Special Proceedings Registers, 1817-1911 (bulk 1847-1911)

Special Proceedings Index, 1817-1934
Series 296 
8 v. Arranged alphabetically.

Indexes to Special Proceedings filed in Westchester County from 1817-1934. Special Proceeding files themselves, through 1911, are available from the Archives. Special Proceedings for 1912-1934 must be obtained through the office of the Westchester County Clerk.

Related records:  Series 336, Special Proceedings Registers, 1817-1911 (bulk 1847-1911); Series 349, Special Proceedings Case Files, ca. 1847-1922.

Special Proceedings Registers, 1817-1911 (bulk 1847-1911)
Series 336
12 v. Arranged chronologically.

Registers to Special Proceedings listing out all documents filed in cases. Cases are indexed within each volume by names of individual involved. Many of the cases involve real estate matters, appointment of guardians and other issues regarding handling of estates, and competency hearings. Special Proceeding files themselves are available from the Archives. 

Related records: Series 296, Index to Special Proceedings, 1817-1934; Series 349, Special Proceedings Case Files, ca. 1847-1922.

Stallion Pedigree Register, 1912-1913
Series 246
1 v. Unarranged.

Register of three stallions foaled in 1912 and 1913. Provides pedigree of stallion, physical description, owner information and terms of breeding. See Series 279, Incorporation Records -- Originals for some earlier stallion pedigree records (1873-1894).

Statute Foreclosures Notices, 1857-1938
Series 5
2 v. Arranged chronologically. Index in each volume.

Newspaper clippings of foreclosures on home and farm mortgages.

Supreme Court Cases, 1847-1911
Series 297
188 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically by case number. Indexed by Series 295.

Supreme Court case files. Half of the case files are missing for 1848, and a few random files are missing for other years. Contact the Archives for complete file availability information. Cases are indexed by plaintiff in Series 295 and lists of documents filed for specific cases are available in Series 327.

Supreme Court Cases Index, 1847-1924
Series 295
10 v. Arranged chronologically in 2 groupings.

Indexes to Supreme Court cases held in Westchester County from 1847-1907, and 1908-1924. Cases are indexed by plaintiff. Provides case number as well as volume and page number of court register book (Series 327) which lists out all pleadings for a specific case. Actual case files, through 1911 are available at the Archives; see Series 297. Case register books and case files for 1912-1924 must be obtained through the office of the Westchester County Clerk.

Related records: Series 297, Supreme Court Cases, 1847-1911; Series 327, Supreme Court Case Registers, 1847-1911.

Supreme Court Cases Registers, 1847-1911
Series 327
60 v. Arranged chronologically.

Registers to Supreme Court cases held in Westchester County listing out all documents filed in cases. Cases are indexed by plaintiff. Actual case files are available at the Archives; see Series 297

Related records: Series 297, Supreme Court Cases, 1847-1911; Series 295, Supreme Court Cases Index, 1847-1924.

Supreme Court Equity Judgments, 1830-1912
Series 345
380 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically by case number. Indexed by Series 295.

Case files from the Supreme Court of Westchester County. Equity proceedings often involve mortgaged property, marital relations, the property of corporations, and classes of persons needing judicial protection. These records are accessed through the Supreme Court Case Indexes (Series 295).

Supreme Court Minutes, 1869-1916 (bulk 1869-1911)
Series 344
24 v. Arranged chronologically by court division / term.

Minutes to cases heard by the Westchester County Supreme Court. Includes names of jurors, witnesses for defense and prosecution and verdicts. Testimony is not included, although infrequently within the Criminal Division minutes there are Grand Jury reports, such as one on the duties of the county coroner included in Liber 4 of the Criminal Division minutes. A few of the later books have their own indexes by name of plaintiff or defendant; otherwise the minutes are not indexed. Supreme Court case files themselves are available from the Archives.

Related records:  Series 297, Supreme Court Cases, 1847-1911; Series 295, Supreme Court Case Indexes, 1847-1924; Series 327, Supreme Court Case Registers, 1847-1911

Supreme Court Records, 1806-1909
Series 250
5.25 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically by type of record.

Individual filings related to cases heard by the New York State Supreme Court held in Westchester County. Types of records available include minutes, decisions, satisfactions, depositions, testimony, affidavits, and judgments. Records relating to a single case are not grouped together nor do the records bear case numbers. The relationship between these records and those in Series 297 (Supreme Court Cases, 1847-1911) is unknown.

Tavern Recognizances, 1797-1800
Series 226
Less than 1 cubic ft. Arranged chronologically.

Documentation demonstrating that a potential tavern, hotel or innkeeper agreed to pay a fee of fifty pounds or 125 dollars if he violated any of the conditions of tavern operation.  Such conditions required that the keeper maintain a moral and orderly business and refrain from sponsoring any sort of gambling (from cock-fighting to card games).

Tax Receipts, 1714-1757
Series 134
1 v. Unarranged.

Record of taxes received by the County.

Trademarks, 1925-1954
Series 155
1 cubic ft. Unarranged.

Trademarks, filed in the County Clerk's office, of certain products intended to be marketed in Westchester County. Applications were filed by both Westchester and non-Westchester based companies. Included are many sample labels used on bottles and cartons.

Transcripts of Judgments, Decrees and Executions, 1813-1932
Series 65
60 v. Arranged chronologically. Indexed by: Series 66.

Official transcripts of judgments which include the names of the parties involved, when and where perfected, damages and costs, when filed and docketed, names of attorneys and results upon execution (whether, when and how satisfied).

Transcripts of Judgments, Decrees and Executions Index, 1813-1911
Series 66
21 v. Arranged alphabetically. Index to Series 65.