On November 25, 1775, the Continental Congress recommended that the Colonies establish Courts of Admiralty to address cases relating to captures at sea, and … More The New York Court of Admiralty, 1775-1789 »
The Court of Sessions, also known as the Court of Quarter Sessions, was established in each county to hear criminal cases. The court was … More Court of Quarter Sessions »
The Court of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of New York had the jurisdiction of the Court of Common Pleas within the … More Court of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of New York »
The Justice of the Peace Court consisted of a Justice of the Peace sitting alone in civil matters to the value of 40 shillings. … More The Justice of the Peace Court »
A Court Martial was established in Albany with Richard Ingoldsby as the first President and Robert Livingston as first Judge Advocate.
The Court of Common Pleas, also known as the County Court, had jurisdiction in all civil matters excepting land titles. It was the court … More Court of Common Pleas »
The Court of Chancery consisted of the Governor or his appointed Chancellor and the Council. The Court had original jurisdiction in all equity matters … More The Court of Chancery, 1684-1688 »
This Court consisted of the Governor sitting alone.
The Court of Chancery consisted of the Governor or his appointed and the Council. The court had the powers of the English Chancery and … More The Court of Chancery, 1691-1776 »
The Supreme Court of Judicature consisted of a Chief Justice, a Second Justice and three Associate Justices commissioned under royal warrant. It had the … More The Supreme Court of Judicature, 1691-1776 »