COUNTY RECORDS


INDICES TO THE RECORDS OF ALBANY COUNTY

Farm Survey Index (1767-1878) Index to the Public Records of the County of Albany (1630-1894) Index to Wills and to Letters of Administration (1780-1895) Index Record of Leases (1767-1811)

Location: Albany County Hall of Records

* = available on microfilm

*Farm Survey Index

This index is arranged alphabetically according to the name of the party requesting the survey. The index provides descriptions of the areas surveyed, the name of the surveyor, and the date the survey was completed and filed with the County Clerk.

*The Index to the Public Records of the County of Albany

The Index to the Public Records of the County of Albany contains groups of Grantees, Grantors, Lis Pendens, Maps, and Mortgagors indices. The Grantee and Grantor indices are arranged alphabetically by the name of the grantee and grantor respectively. They provide the name of the grantor and grantee, a description of the property, the date of the transaction, the date the deed was recorded, and the book number and page of its location. The Map and Mortgagor Indices each are arranged alphabetically and provide brief descriptions of the maps and mortgages along with their locations. The Lis Pendens volumes, arranged alphabetically by the defendant's name, provide that defendant's name, the plaintiff's name, the date, the book and page where located, and a brief description. Volume "C" of both Grantees and Grantors is of special interest since it contains a record of Corporation transactions. Subtopics of this section include lists of associations, banks, companies, religious organizations and societies that have corporate deeds or mortgages.


           Title and Date:          Quantity
	
        Grantees            1630-1895         12 volumes
	Grantors            1630-1895         14 volumes
	Lis Pendens         1630-1895          4 volumes
	Maps                1630-1904          2 volumes
	Mortgages           1630-1894         10 volumes


*Index to Wills and Letters of Administration (1780-1895)

This index is arranged by date of Probate. It provides the names of deceased and the volume and page where the wills and letters can be located.

*Index Record of Leases Organized alphabetically, this index provides a register of granted by the City of Albany. It provides information such as the date of lease, to whom granted, where situated, the amount due, and when payment was due.

Albany County Records. 1742-1842. (41 documents).

Location: Albany County Hall of Records Arrangement: alphabetical by subject Indexing: none

Albany County Oaths

This collection contains a total of 41 oaths. Each of the oaths contain a general statement of allegiance followed by signatures. The collection includes two groups of oaths of allegiance to King George II. While pledging allegiance to King George, they also contain oaths of abjuration of the person "who pretended to be the Prince of Wales" and his descendants. These groups date from 1742-46 and 1772-1776. Other groups in the collection include declarations of opposition to church doctrines, such as transubstantiation, ranging in date from 1719-1776, and oaths of allegiance to New York state dated 1778-1829, some of which also contain oaths of office for county clerks and justices of the peace. Oaths of allegiance to the U.S. Constitution (1789-1795) as well as Constitutional oaths combined with oaths of office also are included. Other documents include Military Oaths and Qualification Roll dated 1791-94, oaths of judicial officers, oath of Sheriff, oaths of allegiance and abjuration in Mayor's Court, 1787-1842.

Title Date Justification and Allegiance to King George 11, 4 documents ..............................................1742-1770 Oaths of Allegiance to King George III 2 documents ...............................................1772-1776 Declarations of Opposition to Church Doctrines, 8 documents ................................................1719-1776 Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration to State of N.Y., 3 documents.................................................1778-1793 Oaths of Allegiance/ Abjuration-County Clerk.......................1808 Roll of Allegiance, I document................................1778-1779 Oaths of Allegiance and Abjuration to N.Y.S........................1787 Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration, (proposal to outlaw dueling) ..............................................1791-1829 Oaths of Allegiance, U.S. Constitution, 2 documents...................................................1789-1795 Oaths of Militia Officers, 2 documents........................1791-1796 Judge Bronk's Military Qualifications Roll.........................1796 Oaths of Allegiance to U.S. and N.Y.S. Constitution and Oaths of Office, 3 documents..............................1806-1808 Oaths of Justices of the Peace, 3 documents ..................1784-1790 Oaths of Justices of the Peace and Qualifications Roll.......................................................1806-1808 Oaths of Judicial officers of Inferior Court of Common of Pleas..................................................1778 Oaths of County Clerks.............................................1778 Oath of Justice of the Peace.......................................1778 Oath of Sheriff....................................................1778 Oath of Allegiance and abjuration to N.Y.S. and U.S. Constitution, 5 Documents............................1789-1805 Mayor's Court Oath of Allegiance and Abjuration....................................................1787-1835 Roll of Attorney's and Counsellors, Common Pleas................................................1780-1847

COUNTY CLERK: REAL PROPERTY RECORDS. 1767-1878.

97 VOLUMES.

Location: Albany County Hall of Records Arrangement: Chronological Indexing: some indexing through the index to the Public Records of the City of Albany, Farm Surveys Index, and Record of Leases Index.

Real Property Records include items such as farm surveys, deeds, mortgages, leases, field books, and corporation conveyances. Many of these records can be indexed through the Grantors-Grantees Index to the Public Records of the County of Albany (see page 3). *- available on microfilm.

*Albany Assessment Rolls. 1813-1834. (1 vol.) This volume provides the assessment roll of the real and personal property in the Third Ward of Albany. It is organized by streets, and the names of those assessed. A description of the property and the amount paid also is given.

*Chamberlain's Office Corporation Conveyances. 1797-1815.(2 vol.) The Corporation Conveyances are records of land granted or sold by the Corporation of the City of Albany. The records provide the names of the new property owners, the date of the sale or conveyance, and a description or survey of the land.

*Commissioner of Deeds Indenture Made True. 1808. (1 vol.) This volume of indentures is a record of loans made by the County of Albany. The loans, borrowed against land (collateral), were made in accordance with a state act entitled "An act for loaning monies to citizens of this state." Also included are handwritten accounts of payments made against the loans.

*Deeds. 1774-1815. (14 vol.) The volumes are arranged chronologically and within each year deeds are organized alphabetically by the grantee's name. These deed records provide the name and address of grantor and grantee and a location and description of the property. Since the original deeds were returned to the grantees, these documents are the copies which were filed with the County Clerk.



Box # Dates Box# Dates 10 1774-1785 17 1797-1801 11 1785-1788 18 1801-1804 12 1788-1791 19 1804-1808 13 1791-1795 20 1808-1810 14 1795-1797 21 1810-1812 15 1783-1791 22 1812-1813 16 1797 23 1813-1815


Volume fifteen is of special significance as it contains the deeds in which Revolutionary War Veterans handed over their bounty lands to speculators.

*Farm Surveys. 1767-1878. (17 vol.)

These unbound volumes are arranged and labeled alphabetically by landholder's last name. A limited index is included. Surveying calculations are included, along with boundary descriptions. Several names appear in the surveys which may be associated with the various towns. For example, names such as Ten Eyck and Ver Plank of Coeymans, and Huyck of Rensselaerville appear.

*Field Books. 1766-1804. (5 vol.)

Field Books document the division of property in specific land patents, territories, or towns. The books include survey information such as boundaries of patents and numbered lots which were often described by reference to bordering creeks, and individual lands.


          
             Field Book                   Dates
	
        Watervliet and Hosack Patent              1769-1772
	Bethlehem                                      1803
	Coeyman's Patent                               1788
	Lands Sold by Corporation of Albany            1804
	Division of Coeyman's Patent              1766-1791


*The Index to The Public Records of the County of Albany. 1630-1894. 
(38 volumes).

See page 3.

*Mortgage Books. 1773-1815. (16 vol.) Mortgage Books provide information such as names of mortgagor and mortgagee, along with property descriptions and locations.



Mortgage Book # Date Mortgage Book # Date 4 1773-1782 12 1798-1803 5 1783-1785 13 1803-1807 6 1785-1787 14 1807-1809 7 1787-1789 15 1810-1813 8 1789-1790 16 1811-1830 9 1790-1794 17 1813 10 1794-1796 18 1813-1815 11 1796-1798 19 1815-1818


COUNTY CLERK MAPS

Location: Albany County Hall of Records Indexing: Some indexing through Grantor's Map Index

     The County Clerk's office collects all maps which form part of the 
county records.  The clerk's office holds maps of cities, towns, villages, 
cemeteries, roads, turnpikes, highways, and railroads.  The collection 
also includes surveys of property in conjunction with deeds, leases and 
mortgages.


	Title                                        Date
                                                       	
        -Beaver Creek, Property of Philip Wendell 	  1802
	-Catharine St. to City Line, Church St. to        
         Washington St.                                   1811                                                      				
        -City of Albany, Map of                           1790 	
	-City of Albany, Map of Livingston Lot
	Between Washington, Hamilton, and Green St.       1809 		
	-City of Albany, Map of North, South,
	and West Boundaries                               1808 			
	-Delaware Turnpike, Map of Sundry
	Lots on Both Sides                                1815 		
	-Dutch Church Lots, Map of                        1805 			
	-Dutch Church of Albany, Map of
	the Pastures	-		                  1799
	-Elizabeth Field to Area of the Dutch
	Church, Map of Property Lines                     1790 		
	-Gansevert, Leonard & John Wendell, Map
	and Survey of the Water Lots of 	          1793                        		
	-Great Western Turnpike, Map of Lots
	Belonging to J. Woodworth on the
	South Side                                        1833 			
	-Greenbush, Map of Estate of Col.
	John Van Rensselaer                               1806 			
	*-Guilderland, Map of Brown & McPherson
	Farms Showing North and South
	Boundaries of the City of Albany                  1788  			
	-Hudson River Properties including Properties
	of John Barclay, Thomas Hoghtaling,                                       
	John Brante, and Peter TenEyck 	   	        c.1770 
	-Kemp, Joseph & Isaac Lansing, Map of
	Sundry Lots                                       1813 			
	-Langer, Johanna, Survey of & Partition of
	Three Tracts of Land Granted                      1790 		
	-Lydius & Church St., Map of Lots Between         1807 	
	-Market St., Montgomery St., & Orange St.
	Map of Property Along                             1799 		
	-Montgomery St. From Orange St. to
	Quackenbush St., Map of the                           
	Continuation of 	                          1813 		
	-Preston Map, Part of                             1815 			
	-Robinson's Map, Property Along
	Hollenbake St.		                          1799 
	-Snipe St., Map of Lots Between Lion St.
	& the Schenectady Turnpike                        1813 		
	-Southwick, Solomon & Henry C., Maps
	of Lots Sold By                                   1813 			
	-Tauncey, John. Survey of Property Located
	in the Third Ward of Albany 	                  1794 		
	-Turnpike Road, Between Ananias Platt's
	Ferry Opposite of Troy to Schenectady             1802 			
	-Turnpike from Hudson River to Ferry St. in
	Troy to Village of Schenectady 	                  1806 		
	-Van Rensselaer, Col. John, Map of
	Estate at Greenbush                               1806 		
	-Water Lot Adjoining the Upper Dock,
	Map of                                            1803 	
	-Watervliet, Map of Laying of a Public
	Highway                                           1793 		
	-Watervliet, map of Property of B. Ten Eyck
	and Others                                        1788 			
	-Watervliet to the Village of Washington,
	Map of Proposed Road                              1800



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