Province and State of New York Admin Bond Abstracts, 1753 - 1799

The Duke Laws of 1664 gave the state the power to administer the authentication of wills and managing the estates of people who did not write wills before their death. In the coming century, the laws regarding the probate of wills were altered in how they were supervised. As a result, we have documents that contain a great deal of information for readers looking for genealogical information.

Collection Category: Wills & Probate | Collection Type: Text | Location: New York City

Thanks to NYG&B Fellow Kenneth Scott, he took New York Administration Bonds spanning 1753 – 1799 and created two volumes worth of relevant genealogical data from proceedings in 1969 and 1971. Information about the property disputed is not included here.

Readers will also find letters of administration with valuable genealogical information.

These records pertain to New York City.

Names are arranged in alphabetical order by surname.

This volume is text searchable – searches entered will query this volume. The images can also be browsed by clicking the links below, which will take you to the beginning of the section you are interested in reading.

Included are:

Information may include:

  • The Name of the Intestate (Person who died without writing a will)
  • The Administrator
  • Date
  • Place of residence
  • Status or Occupation
  • Family relationship (stated and inferred)


Suggested citation for this collection:

New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, “Province and State of New York Admin Bond Abstracts, 1753 - 1799” digital images, New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, (, 2019.