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Records relating to Taverns


The State Archives' holdings relating to taverns vary depending on the county. Additional records may be available in county clerks' offices.


Series:
Bergen County
Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace
Petitions for Tavern Licenses, 1786-1866
Control #:
CBEQU002
Format:
0.25 c.f. (35 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Burlington County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of General Quarter Sessions
Tavern License Petitions and Remonstrances, 1817-1906
Control #:
CBUCP001
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner
Notes:
Card file index to names available in the Manuscript Room.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Camden County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern License Applications, 1844-1875
Control #:
CCDCP001
Format:
2.75 c.f. (2 boxes and 4 vols.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern License Petitions, 1774-1920
Control #:
CCUCP002
Format:
3.5 c.f. (7 boxes)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by name of tavern keeper
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Cumberland County
Court of Common Pleas
Record Book, 1847-1853
Control #:
CCUCP009
Format:
0.1 c.f. (1 vol.)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Includes petitions for naturalization, appointments of surveyors, petitions for tavern licenses, and other entries.

Series:
Essex County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions for Tavern Licenses, 1702-1891
Control #:
CESCP001
Format:
6.25 c.f. (14 boxes); 8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by tavern keeper
Notes:
Card file index to names available in the Manuscript Room.
Finding Aid:
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Series:
Gloucester County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern License Records, 1713-1899
Control #:
CGLCP020
Format:
17 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
By year

Series:
Hudson County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern License Petitions [incomplete], 1901-1907
Control #:
CHDCP005
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes)
Arrangement:
By file number
Notes:
Includes petitions for taverns in Secaucus and Weehawken only. A draft name index is available in the Manuscript Room.

Series:
Hunterdon County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern Licenses, Applications and Recognizances, 1738-1894
Control #:
CHNCP001
Format:
9 c.f. (10 vols. and 16 boxes); 26 reels (twenty-four 35-mm & two 16-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Also includes licenses from the Court of General Quarter Sessions.

Series:
Middlesex County
Court of Common Pleas
Tavern Licenses, 1758-1826
Control #:
CMICP003
Format:
4 c.f. (8 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological by year
Notes:
The early records are from the Court of General Quarter Sessions of the Peace. Film is incomplete.

Series:
Ocean County
Court of Common Pleas
Applications for Tavern Licenses, 1850-1895
Control #:
COCCP001
Format:
3 c.f. (6 boxes); 1 reel (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Card file index to names available in the Manuscript Room. Records on film span from 1850-1859.

Series:
Somerset County
Court of Common Pleas
Applications for Tavern Licenses, 1782-1876
Control #:
CSOCP006
Format:
4 c.f. (8 boxes); 8 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
Card file index to names available in the Manuscript Room. Film covers 1784-1850.

Series:
Sussex County
Court of Common Pleas
Applications for Tavern Licenses, 1753-1860 & 1888
Control #:
CSUCP001
Format:
7.5 c.f. (15 boxes); 16 reels (35-mm)
Arrangement:
Chronological
Notes:
A card file index to names available in Manuscript Search Room.

Series:
Union County
Court of Common Pleas/Court of Quarter Sessions
Licenses, 1844-1919
Control #:
CUNCP004
Format:
8.25 c.f. (17 boxes)
Notes:
Mostly tavern license petitions; some early records from the Court of General Quarter Sessions, most from Court of Common Pleas.

Series:
Warren County
Court of Common Pleas
Petitions for Tavern Licenses, 1877, 1878 & 1901
Control #:
CWACP002
Format:
0.03 c.f. (3 items)
Arrangement:
Alphabetical by petitioner

Series:
Burlington City (Burlington County)
Clerk's Office
Tavern, Inn and Wholesale Liquor Licenses, 1883-1894
Control #:
MBUCL002
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)

Series:
Camden City (Gloucester/Camden County)
Clerk's Office
Tavern License Petitions, 1828-1864
Control #:
MCBCL001
Format:
0.5 c.f. (1 box)
Arrangement:
By year
Notes:
Includes petitions for 1828-1852, 1854 and 1862-1864.

Series:
Trenton City (Mercer County)
Clerk's Office
List of Tavern Licenses, ca. 1867
Control #:
MTRCL002
Format:
0.01 c.f. (1 item)


~ The collections listed on this page represent 56.14 c.f. of paper records and 77 reels of microfilm ~

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This page last updated 05/17/2006