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Cayuga County Oyer & Terminer Court Minutes

1684 Through 1895

  • Jurisdiction in criminal matter replacing Court of Assize
  • 1691 - Becomes the criminal circuit part of the Supreme Court of the Judicature
  • 1822 - Jurisdiction to call grand juries to investigate all crimes and misdemeanors in the county
  • To try indictments found by grand jury and court of general sessions and to deliver the jail of the prisoners who had been taken into custody on criminal charges
  • As a supreme court part could send writs into another county
  • Abolished 1896 absorbed by Supreme Court - Criminal Part
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