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Justice's Court records

 Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: C#00527

Overview

The Justice's Courts records contain dockets of cases heard at a particular session and minutes of action taken in indivdual cases. Information includes name of justice, plaintiff, and defendant, date and location of hearing, alleged offense, decision of the court, fines or penalties levied.

Dates

  • 1770-1867

Biographical / Historical

A Justice's Court is defibed as an inferior tribunal, not of record, having limited jurisdiction, both civil and criminal, and presided over by a justice of the peace.

Extent

1.35 Cubic Feet

Language of Materials

English

Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rhode Island State Archives Repository

Contact:
33 Broad Street
Providence RI 02903 USA
401-222-2353