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Middlesex County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Middlesex County was formed 7 March 1683 as an original county in the Province of East Jersey. East and West Windsor Townships, in old Middlesex County, became part of present-day Mercer County in 1838.

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:
Middlesex County
Adjuster's Office
Inactive and Deceased Patient Case Files, ca. 1933-ca. 1988
Control #:
CMIAD001
Format:
5 c.f. (5 boxes)
Notes:
An inventory of these records can be found in the accession file.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1784-1901 and Indexes, 1784-1922
Control #:
CMICL001
Format:
167 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Index continue to 1922.

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1766-1861 and Indexes, 1766-1922
Control #:
CMICL002
Format:
31 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Indexes continue through 1922.

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Ancient Deeds, 1877-1942
Control #:
CMICL003
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Commitments and Jail Accounts, 1818-1887
Control #:
CMICL004
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Record of Releases, 1849-1902
Control #:
CMICL005
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Road Books, 1773-1930
Control #:
CMICL006
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Records, 1795-1928
Control #:
CMICL007
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Civil War Records, ca. 1861-ca. 1865
Control #:
CMICL008
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Manumissions of Slaves, 1800-1825
Control #:
CMICL009
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Record of Slave Births, 1804-1844
Control #:
CMICL010
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Early Records, 1714-1776
Control #:
CMICL011
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Includes public road surveys, deeds and land conveyances.

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Official Oaths, 1779-1948
Control #:
CMICL012
Format:
2 c.f. (5 vols.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Microfilm covers 1779-1831; bound volumes 1869-1948; Dates vary by office, see inventory.

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Sheriff's Bonds, 1807-1929
Control #:
CMICL013
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Clerk's Office
Veteran's Grave Reports, ca. 1790-ca. 1940
Control #:
CMICL014
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Housed in the Essex County Clerk's Office.

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions for Peddler's Licenses and Charity, 1733-1814
Control #:
CMICP001
Format:
0.08 c.f. (8 folders)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of General Quarter Sessions
Case Files, 1741-1888
Control #:
CMICP002
Format:
48 c.f. (96 boxes); 4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern Licenses, 1758-1826
Control #:
CMICP003
Format:
4 c.f. (8 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year
Notes:
The early records are from the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace. Film is incomplete.

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas
Judgments, 1799-1825
Control #:
CMICP004
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions for Naturalization and Declarations of Intention, 1794-1906
Control #:
CMICP005
Format:
0.2 c.f. (16 items); 29 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas
Minutes of Court of Common Pleas and Court of General Quarter Sessions, 1749-1871
Control #:
CMICP006
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 7 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Loose originals date from 1749 to 1784 [with gaps]; bound volumes on microfilm date from 1792 to 1871.

Series:
Middlesex County
Coroner's Office
Inquests, 1849-1873
Control #:
CMICR001
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Petitions for Shopkeepers' Licenses, 1781
Control #:
CMIQU001
Format:
0.23 c.f. (23 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by shopkeeper
Notes:
The early records are from the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace.

Series:
Middlesex County
Sheriff's Office
Bonds, 1807-1929
Control #:
CMISH001
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 59.76 c.f. of paper records and 266 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:


Middlesex County Clerk's Office, 75 Bayard Street, PO Box 1110, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-1110, tel. 732-745-3197, website: www.co.middlesex.nj.us/countyclerk


This page last updated 04/23/2013