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Sussex County - Surrogate's Office


Sussex County was formed from the western portion of original Morris County on 8 June 1753. The southern portion of old Sussex County was set off as Warren County in 1824.

Recording of wills and estate inventories at the county level began in 1804. Orphans Courts were established in 1785. Consult the Secretary of State page linked below for original estate records for the 1660s-1900 period.

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:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Administration Bonds, 1861-1908
Control #:
CSUSU001
Format:
4 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Divisions of Real Estate, 1820-1880
Control #:
CSUSU002
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Indexes to Estates, 1804-1974
Control #:
CSUSU003
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Guardian Bonds, 1868-1900
Control #:
CSUSU004
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Guardian and Sale of Lands, 1861-1868
Control #:
CSUSU005
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Estate Inventories, 1803-1903
Control #:
CSUSU006
Format:
8 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Minutes, 1779-1924
Control #:
CSUSU007
Format:
1 c.f. (1 box and 4 vols.); 8 reels (35-mm)
Notes:
Includes: original minutes from 1779-1816 and 1893-1924; filmed minutes from 1804-1903.

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Petitions and Renunciations, 1871-1903
Control #:
CSUSU008
Format:
2 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Indexes to Proceedings, 1804-1973
Control #:
CSUSU009
Format:
3 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Receipts, 1813-1901
Control #:
CSUSU010
Format:
5 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Record of Sale of Lands, 1878-1914
Control #:
CSUSU011
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Assignees Book, 1867-1905
Control #:
CSUSU012
Format:
1 reel (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Will Books, 1804-1905
Control #:
CSUSU013
Format:
7 reels (35-mm)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Final Decree Book, 1855-1879
Control #:
CSUSU014
Format:
0.2 c.f. (1 vol.)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Dockets, 1909-1921
Control #:
CSUSU015
Format:
0.5 c.f. (2 vols.)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Account Book, 1765-1784
Control #:
CSUSU016
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 pamphlet)

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Orphans Court Testimony Transcripts, ca. 1784-ca. 1977
Control #:
CSUSU017
Format:
4 c.f. (8 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by name of decedent
Notes:
Includes testimony taken before the Orphans Court relative to estates.

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Miscellaneous Records, 1700s-1900s
Control #:
CSUSU018
Format:
1.25 c.f. (3 boxes)
Notes:
Includes warranty deeds, receipts, refunding bonds, renuniciations, accounts, bonds, inventories, and Townsend/Katison adoption (1903).

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Unprobated Wills, 1868-1940
Control #:
CSUSU019
Format:
0.25 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by surname

Series:
Sussex County
Surrogate's Office
Settlement Notices, 1800s-1900s
Control #:
CSUSU020
Format:
0.75 c.f. (2 boxes)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 8.05 c.f. of paper records and 46 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:


Sussex County Surrogate's Office, 3 High Street, Suite 1, Newton, NJ 07860, tel. 973-579-0920, website: www.sussex.nj.us/Cit-e-Access/webpage.cfm?TID=7&TPID=1725


This page last updated 04/23/2013