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Mercer County - Clerk's Office, Courts & Miscellaneous


Mercer County was formed 22 February 1838 as follows: Trenton, Ewing, Hopewell and Lawrence Twps. from Hunterdon; Nottingham (Hamilton) Twp. from Burlington; East & West Windsor from Middlesex; and part of Montgomery Twp. (now Princeton) from Somerset.

Consult the Hunterdon, Burlington, Middlesex and Somerset County pages linked below for pre-1838 records.

The State Archives' holdings vary from county to county. Consult the Collecting Policy for additional information about our accessioning guidelines.

Consult the Organizational Chart for Pre-1948 Court System for information on court jurisdictions.


See also: Hunterdon County - Clerk's Office
Burlington County - Clerk's Office
Middlesex County - Clerk's Office, Courts and Miscellaneous
Somerset County - Clerk's Office

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Original Recorded Deeds, 1795-1930s
Control #:
CMECL001
Format:
19 c.f. (38 boxes)

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Marriage Returns, 1815, 1832, & 1841-1887
Control #:
CMECL002
Format:
1 c.f. (2 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by officiant
Notes:
For post-1848 records, see Dept. of Health vital statistics (available in the search room) which are more complete.

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Record of Sheriff's Executions on Judgments of Award for Wage Collection, 1936-1955
Control #:
CMECL003
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Record of Commissioned Officers, 1909-1923
Control #:
CMECL004
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Records commission dates of notary publics, commissioners of deeds, and justices of the peace.

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Oaths and Bonds of Sheriffs and Coroners, 1839-1938
Control #:
CMECL005
Format:
0.25 c.f. (2 vols.)

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Record of Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Control #:
CMECL006
Format:
0.75 c.f. (1 vol.); 1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Non-Resident Marriage License Applications, 1897-1910
Control #:
CMECL007
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by filing date

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Deeds, 1838-1904 and Indexes, 1838-1919
Control #:
CMECL008
Format:
160 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Special Deeds, 1860-1913
Control #:
CMECL009
Format:
12 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Indexes to Assignments of Mortgages, 1853-1970
Control #:
CMECL010
Format:
22 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Assignments of Mortgages were not filmed.

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Mortgages 1838-1858 and Indexes, 1838-1919
Control #:
CMECL011
Format:
18 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Road Returns, 1838-1997
Control #:
CMECL012
Format:
5 c.f. (10 boxes)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes ordinances relative to roads and maps.

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer Trial Transcript, State v. Charles Lewis, 1863
Control #:
CMECL014
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)
Notes:
Lewis was tried for the murder of James Rowand.

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Justice of the Peace Dockets [extant], 1834-1870
Control #:
CMECL015
Format:
0.6 c.f. (6 vols.)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by justices' name
Notes:
These appear to be the only surviving justice of the peace dockets for Mercer County.

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Court of Oyer and Terminer Minute Book, 1931-1949
Control #:
CMECL016
Format:
0.6 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological

Series:
Mercer County
Clerk's Office
Court of Common Pleas/Court of Quarter Sessions and Special Sessions Minute Book, 1940-1941
Control #:
CMECL017
Format:
0.6 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Notices of disfranchisements sent to the clerk by the Mercer County Probation Office are transcribed in the final pages of the volume.

Series:
Mercer County
Court of Common Pleas
Applications for Tavern Licenses, 1840-1881
Control #:
CMECP001
Format:
2 c.f. (4 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical

Series:
Mercer County
Court of Common Pleas
Peddler's Licenses, 1850
Control #:
CMECP002
Format:
0.02 c.f. (2 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner

Series:
Mercer County
Court of Common Pleas
Naturalization Records, 1838-1940
Control #:
CMECP003
Format:
60 c.f. (113 vols. and 4 boxes); 12 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Various

Series:
Mercer County
Engineer's Office
Aerial Photographs, 1925-1940
Control #:
CMEEN001
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
By number
Notes:
Includes Fairchild Aerial Survey, 1926; and a vertical survey, 1929-1931.
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Series:
Mercer County
Sheriff Samuel T. Atchley (1862-1936)
Cash Books, Record of Sales and Parole Book, 1899-1903
Control #:
CMESH001
Format:
1 c.f. (2 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes records of fees collected by the sheriff's office, sheriff's sales, and fines.

Series:
Mercer County
Veteran's Service Office
Veteran's Grave Registrations, ca. 1790-1979
Control #:
CMEVE001
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Mercer County
War Price and Rationing Board #2, Princeton
Records, 1944-1945
Control #:
CMEWA001
Format:
4 c.f. (4 boxes)
Notes:
This agency appears to have come under the direction of the federal Office of Price Administration (OPA).


~ The collections listed on this page represent 99.67 c.f. of paper records and
232 reels of microfilm
~



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Mercer County Clerk's Office, 209 South Broad Street, PO Box 8068, Trenton, NJ 08650-0068, tel. 609-989-6465, website: http://nj.gov/counties/mercer/officials/clerk/


This page last updated 04/23/2013