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Burlington County - Clerk's Office

The court in Burlington was established in the Province of West Jersey in 1681; the boundary between Burlington and Gloucester counties was first set up in 1692.

The county was re-formed by the union of the first and second Tenths of West Jersey on 17 May 1694. Portions of the original Burlington County became Hunterdon (1714) and Mercer (1838) counties.

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.


See also: Secretary of State - Genealogical and Colonial Records (including state censuses)

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Birth Certificates of Children of Slaves, 1804-1826
Control #:
CBUCL001
Format:
0.1 c.f. (15 items)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Manumissions of Slaves - Book B, 1820-1853
Control #:
CBUCL002
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
An index to the slaves' names is included at the end of the volume.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Returns, 1795-1920
Control #:
CBUCL003
Format:
7 c.f. (11 boxes, 7 vols.); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alpha. by officiant; semi-chrono.
Notes:
Includes loose marriage returns and marriage books.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Non-Resident Marriage License Applications, 1897-1898
Control #:
CBUCL004
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Assignments of Mortgages, 1853-1874
Control #:
CBUCL005
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Ancient Deeds, Volume 1, 1718-1892 (recorded 1876-1921)
Control #:
CBUCL006
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Includes deeds dating from 1718-1892, recorded during the period 1876-1921.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1785-1901 and Indexes, 1785-1921 & 1948
Control #:
CBUCL007
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.); 198 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Deed Book A (1785-1788) contains numerous slave manumissions.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Divisions and Partitions of Land, 1788-1896
Control #:
CBUCL008
Format:
2.7 c.f. (6 boxes, 1 portfolio); 2 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes loose papers (1788-1895) in original form and recorded volumes A-C (1798-1896) on microfilm.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Record of Trials, Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Quarter Sessions, 1887-1937
Control #:
CBUCL009
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes jury list, charges and verdict for each case.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Chancery Court Case Papers, 1879-1904
Control #:
CBUCL010
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages, 1766-1861 and Indexes, 1766-1924
Control #:
CBUCL011
Format:
22 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Records [loose], ca. 1749-1937
Control #:
CBUCL012
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Notes:
Includes records from unidentified courts, fragments, etc.

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Road Records, 1762-1950
Control #:
CBUCL013
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box); 3 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes microfilm of Road Books A - E (1762-1950) and original papers for scattered years (oaths of surveyors, damages, etc.).
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Records, Volume 1, 1889-1954
Control #:
CBUCL014
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Includes court records, certificates of association and partnership, bankruptcy notices, proceedings, etc.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Original Recorded Deeds, Mortgages and Other Land Records, ca. 1712-1950
Control #:
CBUCL015
Format:
30.6 c.f. (57 boxes, 1 folder)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by grantor or mortgagee
Notes:
This series consists of original deeds (including "ancient deeds") and other land documents recorded into bound volumes.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Oaths of Public Officials, 1866-1949 (bulk dates 1866-1921)
Control #:
CBUCL016
Format:
1.25 c.f. (4 vols., 8 folders)
Arrangement:
Chronological/alphabetical
Notes:
The four volumes inculde recorded oaths of county officials; loose oaths are for county freeholders and mayors of Burlington City.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Record of Surveyors' Compass Variations, 1866-1871
Control #:
CBUCL017
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Court Fee Books, 1831-1896
Control #:
CBUCL018
Format:
1 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Court Indexes, 1854-1916
Control #:
CBUCL019
Format:
1 c.f. (6 vols.)
Arrangement:
By surname first letter, then chrono.
Notes:
Includes combined indexes covering various courts, indexes to volumes not accessioned, and indexes to unidentified records.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Chattel Mortgages, 1852-1935 and Indexes, 1880-1924
Control #:
CBUCL020
Format:
4 c.f. (8 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by mortgagor
Notes:
Original mortgages date from 1852-1898, 1935; filmed indexes cover 1880-1924.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Jury Records, 1874-1916
Control #:
CBUCL021
Format:
0.5 c.f. (3 vols.)
Arrangement:
By surname first letter/chronological
Notes:
Undated jury book is arranged by surname first letter; other items are in date order.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Record of Indictments and Sentences, 1887-1910
Control #:
CBUCL022
Format:
1 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes criminal indictments and sentencing from the courts of General Quarter Sessions, Special Sessions, and Oyer and Terminer.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Case Papers, 1838-1898
Control #:
CBUCL023
Format:
4 c.f. (8 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Writ and Attachment Dockets, 1807-1905
Control #:
CBUCL024
Format:
4 c.f. (11 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Volume 3 also labeled "Sealing Docket."
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Commitment Papers, 1899-1905
Control #:
CBUCL025
Format:
0.15 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname
Notes:
Includes papers for those committed to the State Village for Epileptics, State Reform School, State Industrial School, etc.
Restrictions:
Some records may be confidential as per NJSA 30:4-24.3

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Railroad Damage Petitions, 1880
Control #:
CBUCL026
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner
Notes:
All relate to the Philadelphia, Marlton and Medford Railroad.

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Supreme Court Case Papers, 1807-1903
Control #:
CBUCL027
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Series contains papers for scattered years only.

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer and Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace Indictments, 1732-1897, 1913-1947
Control #:
CBUCL028
Format:
16 c.f. (31 boxes, 17 map folders)
Arrangement:
Chrono. then alpha. by defendant
Notes:
There are only scattered records between 1913 and 1947; a draft index is available in the Manuscript Room.

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Elections Records, 1840-1914
Control #:
CBUCL029
Format:
1.5 c.f. (3 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Series includes papers for scattered years only.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Appearance Docket, 1838-1911
Control #:
CBUCL030
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Circuit Court entries span May 1838 - August 1907; also includes two Court of Common Pleas entries from 1911.

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Discharges of Mortgages and Cancelled Bonds, 1801-1938
Control #:
CBUCL031
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes)
Arrangement:
By year
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Certificates of Incorporation, 1847-1924
Control #:
CBUCL032
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by corporate name

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Miscellaneous Executions, 1875-1934
Control #:
CBUCL033
Format:
1 c.f. (4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Notes:
Includes executions from the Circuit Court, Court of Common Pleas, and Court of Small Causes.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Index to Building Contracts, ca. 1841-ca. 1931
Control #:
CBUCL034
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
By surname first letter, then chrono.

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Minutes of the Courts of Oyer and Terminer and General Quarter Sessions, 1843-1916
Control #:
CBUCL035
Format:
1.4 c.f. (5 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
See Circuit Court/Court of Oyer and Terminer Minute Books for 1837-1843 minutes.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Executions [and Sealing Dockets], 1838-1954
Control #:
CBUCL036
Format:
4 c.f. (15 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Judgments, 1838-1916
Control #:
CBUCL037
Format:
4.5 c.f. (14 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court/Court of Oyer and Terminer Minute Books, 1837-1890
Control #:
CBUCL038
Format:
5 c.f. (10 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes Oyer and Terminer minutes for 1837-1843 only; Oyer and Terminer minutes are continued as a separate series.
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Assignments of Judgment, 1879-1938
Control #:
CBUCL039
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by assignor

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Returns of Commissioners to Settle Township Boundaries, 1762-1763
Control #:
CBUCL040
Format:
0.03 c.f. (3 items)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Bottler Registrations, 1894-1897
Control #:
CBUCL041
Format:
0.04 c.f. (4 items)
Arrangement:
By filing date

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Dentist's and Physician's Registry, 1882-1930
Control #:
CBUCL042
Format:
0.3 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological by certification date

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
Circuit Court Reports of the Commissioners of Adjustment of Taxes for the City of Burlington, 1894-1895
Control #:
CBUCL043
Format:
0.5 c.f. (5 map folders)
Arrangement:
By report number
Finding Aid:
Click here!

Series:
Burlington County
Clerk's Office
List of Causes of the Burlington County Courts, 1911-1926
Control #:
CBUCL044
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
chronological
Notes:
Pamphlets that provide lists of court officials (judges, sheriffs, prosecutors, etc.), lists of jurors and rules of the courts.


~ The collections listed on this page represent 98.37 c.f. of paper records and 234 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:


Burlington County Clerk's Office, Court Complex 1st Floor, 49 Rancocas Road, PO Box 6000, Mount Holly, NJ 08060, tel. 609-265-5004, website: http://www.co.burlington.nj.us/countyclerk




This page last updated 04/22/2013