Series H: Magistrate and Police Court Records. — 1911-1947. — 9 cm of textual records.

Series contains Municipal and Police Court Records documenting the methods by which the Town of Wedgeport ensured that the law was maintained.

Title based on contents of series.

Sub-series 1: Court Record Books. — 1911-1939, 1947. — 5 cm of textual records.

Sub-series contains a Police Court Record Book (1911-1939) in which are recorded names of defendants, nature of charges and sentences handed; and a Municipal Court Book (1947) for summaries of causes before the Municipal Court. There are very few entries in the Police Court Record Book and only one entry in the Municipal Court Book.

Title taken from the titles on the books.

Additional information is located in Series B, Attorney General file.

Sub-series 2: General Court Records. — 1911-1947. — 4 cm of textual records.

Sub-series contains:

  • applications for bankruptcy
  • certificates for inquisitions on bodies of deceased individuals
  • correspondence pertaining to county jail functions
  • correspondence from Dominion Bureau of Statistics
  • notices for payments of arrears of rent
  • notices to quit
  • bond between tax collector and Town of Wedgeport
  • wanted notice
  • notice to police constables regarding prisoners
  • accounts for constable services
  • complaints filed
  • summons/ subpoenas to Supreme Court
  • voluntary statements
  • correspondence with barristers and solicitors (1922-1940) and Provincial Magistrate (1931-1947) regarding various court cases and general matters.

Sub-series is arranged in chronological order.

Title based on contents of sub-series.