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Justices in the Kings County
Nicholas Stillwell / n John Theunisse
Gerryt Strycker Esqr Sherriff.
Dukes County consisting of Nantuckett and Martins Vineyard claimed by Sr William Phipps, the case of Martins Vineyard laid before their Ma'ties.
Orange County not above twenty families, for the present under the the care of New York
Dutchess County haveing very few inhabitants committed to the care of the county of Ulster
Surveyors of Highways, Collectors, Assessors and Constables, are elective throughout the whole Province
Jin Account of all Establishm" of Jurisdictions within this Province.
Single Justice — Every Justice of the Peace hath power to determine any suite or controversy to the value of forty shillings
Quarter Sessions—The Justices of the Peace in Quarter Sessions have all such powers and authorities as are granted in a Commission of ye Peace in England
County Court—The County Court or Common Pleas hath cognizance of civil Accons to any value, excepting what concerns title of land, and noe Accon can be removed from this court if the damage be under twenty pounds.
Mayor and Aldermen—The Court of Mayor and Aldermen hath the same power with the County Courts.
Supreme Court—The Supreme Court hath the powers of Kings Bench, Common Pleas & Exchequer in England, & noe accon can be removed from this court if under jE100.
Chancery.—The Governour and Councill are a court of Chancery and have the powers of the Chancery in England, from whose sentence or decree nothing can be removed under JC300
Prerogative Court.—The Governour discharges the place of Ordinary in granting Administracons and proveing Wills &c. The Secretary is Register. The Govern« is about to appoint Delegates in the remoter parts of the Government, with Supervisors for looking after intestates estates & provideing for orphans
Court Marshall—The Governr hath established a Court Martiall att Albany whereof Major Richd Ingoldesby is President & Robert Livingston Judge Advocate who with the other cdmissionated Captains att Albany have power to exercise Martiall Law, being a frontear Garrison and in actuall warr.
Admiralty—Their Majesties reserve the appointment of a Judge, Register, and Marshall
M. Clarkson Secry.
A STATE OF THE MILLITIA
IN THEIR MAJESTIES PROVINCE OF NEW YORK IN AMERICA, APRIL 1693. [Lond. Doc. IX.]
The Millitia of the Citty and County of New Yorke & Orange, commanded by Coll: Abraham Depeyster, being Eight Cornpanys of foot, and one Troop of Horse, consisting of 477
The Millitia of Queens County in ye Island of Nassaw, commanded by by Coll. Thomas Willett being nine Companys Foot, and one Troop of Horse consisting of - - 580
The Millitia of Suffolke County in the Island of Nassaw commanded by Coll: John Young being nine companys of Foot, consisting of - 533
The Millitia of Kings County in ye Island of Nassaw, commanded by Coll: Stephanus Van Cortland, being six Companys of Foot and one Troop of Horse, consisting of - 319
The Millitia of the county of Albany comanded by Major Peter Schuyler being five companys of Foot and one Troop of Horse, now formed into Dragoons by the Govern', consisting of 359
The Millitia of Ulster and Dutchess Countys comanded by Lieut Coll. Beeckman being four Companys of Foot and one Troop of Horse now made Dragoons, consisting of - 277
The Millitia of the County of Westchester, comanded by Coll. Caleb Heathcott, being six Companys of Foot, consisting of - - 283
The Millitia of the County of Richmond commanded by Capt Andrew Cannon being two Companys of Foot, consisting of -------- 104
In all - 2932