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GLoucester County - Surrogate's Office


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.

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:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1785-1902
Control #:
CGLSU001
Format:
9 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Most volumes include an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions of Land, 1788-1878
Control #:
CGLSU002
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various
Notes:
Includes bound loose files arranged alphabetically (1788-1865) and volumes 1-3 of recorded copies (1808-1878).

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1922
Control #:
CGLSU003
Format:
9 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Receipts and Discharges, 1812-1901
Control #:
CGLSU004
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Guardians' Bonds, 1861-1902
Control #:
CGLSU005
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Accounts of Executors & Administrators, 1871-1901
Control #:
CGLSU006
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Probate, 1878-1905
Control #:
CGLSU007
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chrono. by filing date (generally)
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Letters of Administration, 1878-1903
Control #:
CGLSU008
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Renunciations, 1878-1932
Control #:
CGLSU009
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Each volume includes an index.

Series:
Gloucester County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions for Guardianship, 1885-1922
Control #:
CGLSU010
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date


~ The collections listed on this page represent 36 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 Surrogate's Office, 17 North Broad Street, PO Box 177, Woodbury, NJ 08096, tel. 856-853-3440, website: http://www.co.gloucester.nj.us/depts/s/surrogate/


This page last updated 04/22/2013