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Infant Papers (Including Partition Papers)
A sample Infant Paper
Record Series Infant Papers (Including Partition Papers)
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Dates 1816-1924
Location Warren County Records Storage & Archives.
Format Loose papers in archival folders, early documents are handwritten, later pre-printed.
Arranged Chronological
Volume 4 cubic ft
Department County Clerk
Legal Restrictions Restrictions may apply
Use Restrictions Staff will access all records and must approve all requests for copies
Historical Background Infant papers are the legal documents whereby a minor (under 21 yrs. of age) applies for the sale of real property. The proceedings originally took place in the Warren County Court of Common Pleas (1816-1843). Later proceedings took place in either County Court, Surrogate Court or Supreme Court. The process, under supervision of the Courts, usually involved a petition of a guardian, bonding of the guardian, report of special guardians, referees report or appraisal of the real estate which often includes a description of the property, partition papers (if the property is held by Joint Tenants or Tenants in Common), and an order of appointment of the special guardian. In arranging this record series, we found that the county clerk at the time had filed all partition papers within this series and have chosen to maintain the same. Notable within this collection are papers filed by Peter Smith of Madison Co., NY in 1823.
Description of Record Series Handwritten, pre-printed and typed legal documents including petitions, bonds, referees reports, partitions and orders of appointment. This record series contains all early partition papers whether they pertain to minors or not.
Purpose of Record To provide a record of sale of real estate owned by minors either individually, as joint tenants or as tenants in common. Also inclused partition papers.
Other Formats microfilm
Finding Aids Not indexed. Series locations on inventory database.
Related Series Partition papers, Book of Dower, Common Pleas papers, Supreme Court papers; Estate Case files; Referees Report of Sale; Guardianships

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