Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Marion County Records Inventory

Judgment and Execution Records


Series records official decisions by the court and subsequent instructions to the sheriff to recover costs and awards related to debt, divorce, and other civil cases. The record serves as the official notice of the existence of a lien. Information includes title and case number; names of plaintiff, creditor, defendant, debtor, and attorney; amount of judgment; description of property levied on; writ of execution; disposition of case; decisions on appeals; dates docketed and satisfied; and volume and page numbers where recorded. Records may include judgment dockets, execution dockets, and fee books. Judgment and execution records have been inventoried through 1920.

Records at the Oregon State Archives:
Foreclosure Records [Judgment Docket], 1859-1940 (1 volume);
Judgment Lien Docket, vol. 1, 1854-1872 (1 volume);
Record of Executions [with index], vol. 4, 1896-1907 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Courthouse, County Clerk's Vault:
Records of County Court Judgment Book, vol. 1, 1859-1875 (1 volume).

Records at the Marion County Archives:
Index Civil Justice of the Peace Judgment Docket [accession no. 14.069.001], n.d. (1 volume).

Records at the Willamette Heritage Center Library and Archives:
Execution Docket [accession number 2013.057.0001], vol. 1, 1863-1877 (1 volume);
Sheriff's Docket [includes execution information-with index-accession number 0094.065.0001], 1906-1908 (1 volume);
Sheriff's General Docket [includes execution information-with index-accession number 0094.065.0002], 1912-1913 (1 volume).


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