Michigan Court of Chancery

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The Court of Chancery was the court with jurisdiction in cases of equity in the state of Michigan between 1836 and 1847, presided over by a Chancellor. In certain cases, appeal could be made to the Michigan Supreme Court.[1]

The law creating the Court of Chancery took effect July 4, 1836 and it was abolished on March 1, 1847, with its jurisdiction given to the circuit courts.[2] During this time, only two men served as Chancellor.[1] The Chancellor was an ex officio member of the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan.

List of Chancellors of Michigan[edit]


  1. ^ a b Utley, Henry M.; Cutcheon, Byron M. (1906). Michigan as a Province, Territory and State: The Twenty-Sixth Member of the Federal Union. New York: Publishing Society of Michigan. pp. 94–95. OCLC 2078920. 
  2. ^ Farmer, Silas (1884). The History of Detroit and Michigan: Or, the Metropolis Illustrated. Detroit: S. Farmer. p. 191. OCLC 359750. 

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