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Sussex County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Sussex County was formed from the western portion of original Morris County on 8 June 1753. Consult the Morris County page linked below for pre-1753 records. The southern portion of old Sussex County was set off as Warren County in 1824.

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:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Justice of the Peace Dockets, 1773-1948
Control #:
CSUCL001
Format:
54 c.f. (102 boxes)
Arrangement:
Books are numbered

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Records, 1795-1878
Control #:
CSUCL002
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes); 6 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by officiant/chrono.
Notes:
Consult the indexed Marriage Books for the name of the officiant.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Birth Certificates of Children of Slaves, 1801-1835
Control #:
CSUCL003
Format:
0.15 c.f. (15 items); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by slave owner
Notes:
Original records cover 1806-1821; film covers 1801-1835.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Manumissions of Slaves, 1802-1838
Control #:
CSUCL004
Format:
0.05 c.f. (5 items); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alph. by slave owner's name
Notes:
Original records cover 1814-1823; film covers 1802-1838.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Criminal Costs, 1814-1879
Control #:
CSUCL005
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Discharges of Judgments (Warrants), 1822-1965
Control #:
CSUCL006
Format:
2 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Docketed Judgments, 1841-1961
Control #:
CSUCL007
Format:
6 c.f. (6 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Orders of Insanity (Lunacy Proceedings), 1834-1928
Control #:
CSUCL008
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Filmed records cover 1834-1928; originals cover 1848-1899 and 1919-1949.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Taxed Costs, 1888-1923
Control #:
CSUCL009
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Non-Resident Marriage License Applications, 1898-1910
Control #:
CSUCL010
Format:
0.1 c.f. (5 folders); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Crop Mortgages, 1934-1962
Control #:
CSUCL011
Format:
3 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
By mortgage number
Notes:
Copy of name index included in box 1.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Civil War Papers, 1861-1866
Control #:
CSUCL012
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Divisions of Land, 1795-1922
Control #:
CSUCL013
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
Includes original, disbound Book A (1795-1821) and microfilm of Books A - C (1795-1922).

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Records, 1771-1863
Control #:
CSUCL014
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes miscellaneous court papers, etc.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Oaths of Elected County Officials, 1778-1844
Control #:
CSUCL015
Format:
0.5 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
In same volume as "Births of Black Children" and naturalization.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Election Returns, 1789-1870s
Control #:
CSUCL016
Format:
4 c.f. (9 map folders)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Road Records, 1761-1966
Control #:
CSUCL017
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1785-1901 and Indexes, 1785-1930, 1785-1900
Control #:
CSUCL018
Format:
118 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Releases of Mortgaged Premises, 1882-1902
Control #:
CSUCL019
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Freeholders' Minutes, 1754-1913
Control #:
CSUCL020
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Veterans Grave Registration, ca. 1775-1935
Control #:
CSUCL021
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Judgments, 1838-1907
Control #:
CSUCL022
Format:
6 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Minutes of the Circuit Court, Court of Oyer and Terminer, and Court of General Quarter Sessions, 1798-1851
Control #:
CSUCL023
Format:
3.25 c.f. (6 boxes and 1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes pamphlets for 1798-1851 (Quarter Sessions beg. Nov. 1815), and bound transcript for Oyer & Terminer/Quarter Sess., 1810-1817.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1766-1868 and Indexes, 1770-1950
Control #:
CSUCL024
Format:
20 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Indexes continue through 1950.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Assignments of Mortgages, 1843-1901
Control #:
CSUCL025
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Discharges of Mortgages, 1869-1902
Control #:
CSUCL026
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Accounts of Fees Received and Licenses Granted, 1817-1828
Control #:
CSUCL027
Format:
0.1 c.f. (3 booklets)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
McCoy's Transcriptions of East Jersey Surveys, no date
Control #:
CSUCL028
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Originals owned by Sussex County Clerk's Office. Second reel is a lighter filming.

Series:
Sussex County
Clerk's Office
Ancient Deeds, Volume A, no date
Control #:
CSUCL029
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Notes:
On same reel as McCoy's Transcriptions.

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas
Applications for Tavern Licenses, 1753-1860 & 1888
Control #:
CSUCP001
Format:
7.5 c.f. (15 boxes); 16 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
A card file index to names available in Manuscript Search Room.

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas
Indictments, 1754-1936
Control #:
CSUCP002
Format:
6 c.f. (6 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas
Bail Bonds, 1754-1776
Control #:
CSUCP003
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions and Discharges of Insolvent Debtors, 1773-1899
Control #:
CSUCP004
Format:
15 c.f. (30 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of General Quarter Sessions
Rough [Pamphlet] Minutes, 1776-1852
Control #:
CSUCP005
Format:
6.65 c.f. (14 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1817-1958
Control #:
CSUCP006
Format:
20 c.f. (5 boxes and 29 volumes); 0.5 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By record type, then chronological
Notes:
Sussex County has retained post-1952 naturalization records. An index is available in the manuscript reading room.

Series:
Sussex County
Coroner's Office
Inquisitions, 1767-1946
Control #:
CSUCR001
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical

Series:
Sussex County
Coroner's Office
Certificates, 1830-1953
Control #:
CSUCR002
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Sussex County
Militia
Papers, 1768-1840
Control #:
CSUML001
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Sussex County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Petitions for Peddler's Licenses, 1770-1839
Control #:
CSUQU001
Format:
0.06 c.f. (6 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner

Series:
Sussex County
Sheriff's Office
Account Books, 1881-1944
Control #:
CSUSH001
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 140.46 c.f. of paper records and
184.5 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:

Sussex County Clerk's Office, Hall of Records, 83 Spring Street, Suite 304, Newton, NJ 07860, tel. 973-579-0900, Ext. 1500, website: www.sussexcountyclerk.com


This page last updated 04/23/2013