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Burlington County - Surrogate's Office

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.

Recording of wills and estate inventories at the county level began in 1804. Orphans Courts were established in 1785. Consult the Secretary of State page linked below for original estate records for the 1660s-1900 period.

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


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

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Accounts, 1871-1903
Control #:
CBUSU001
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1862-1905
Control #:
CBUSU002
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Bonds for Sales of Land, Volume 1, 1886-1933
Control #:
CBUSU003
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Estate Index, 1785-1970
Control #:
CBUSU004
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By key index
Notes:
This series indexes the Proceedings Index.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Executors' Bonds, Volume A, 1882-1952
Control #:
CBUSU005
Format:
0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Guardians' Accounts, 1800-1844
Control #:
CBUSU006
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Guardians' Bonds, 1862-1919
Control #:
CBUSU007
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Generally chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Guardianship and Administration, 1804-1884
Control #:
CBUSU008
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
This filing is split into two series after Book C (i.e., starting in 1884).
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Inventories of Estates, 1804-1901
Control #:
CBUSU009
Format:
10 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Administration, 1884-1915
Control #:
CBUSU010
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
This series continues from Letters of Guardianship and Administration.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Letters of Guardianship, Volume D, 1884-1923
Control #:
CBUSU011
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
This series continues from Letters of Guardianship and Administration.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Estate Papers [Loose], 1740-1900 and Index, 1740-1918
Control #:
CBUSU012
Format:
324 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Index covers to 1918; papers filmed through 1900.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Letters, Volume 1, 1884-1933
Control #:
CBUSU013
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1785-1903
Control #:
CBUSU014
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 10 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes original minutes (possibly draft) for February 1786 to April 1793; film covers 1785-1903.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Letters of Administration, 1878-1904
Control #:
CBUSU015
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Probate and Letters Testamentary, 1878-1904
Control #:
CBUSU016
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Proceedings Index, 1785-1970
Control #:
CBUSU017
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By key index
Notes:
Indexes all other Surrogate's filings (with the exeption of the Miscellaneous Estate Papers).
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Receipts and Discharges, 1833-1908
Control #:
CBUSU018
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Renunciations, 1878-1908
Control #:
CBUSU019
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Special Bonds, 1861-1919
Control #:
CBUSU020
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1900
Control #:
CBUSU021
Format:
13 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Divisions, 1853-1902
Control #:
CBUSU022
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Roughly chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Surrogate's Office
Inventories of Assignments, Volume A, 1877-1935
Control #:
CBUSU023
Format:
0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!


~ The collections listed on this page represent 0.1 c.f. of paper records and 407 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:


Burlington County Surrogate's Office, Court Complex 1st Floor, 49 Rancocas Road, PO Box 6000, Mount Holly, NJ 08060, tel. 609-265-5005, website: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/surrogate


This page last updated 04/22/2013