1665 & 1668 Report Transcript [PROCEEDINGS] Ralph and Mary Hall were brought before a Jury on suspicion of witchcraft at the Court of Assizes … More King v. Ralph Hall and Mary Hall »
Kingston Ordinary Court, February 27, 1671/72 Elisabeth Crafford sought a divorce on the grounds of desertion. Her husband responded “that his wife[could not] serve … More In re Crafford »
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 »
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 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 »
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.