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Civil and Criminal Docket - Justice of the Peace

Creator: Chautauqua County. Justice of the Peace

Date: 1876-1890

Level of Description: Series

Material Type: Government record

Call Number: Unavailable

Unit ID: 190560

Space Required/Quantity: 0.10 cubic feet

Title (Main title): Civil and Criminal Docket - Justice of the Peace

Scope and Content

Scope and content: One volume containing summaries of all actions taken in civil and criminal cases appearing before the justice of the peace of Little Caney Township. The records are from the defunct Howard County between 1873-1875, and the current Chautauqua County between 1876-1890. The volume contains and alphabetical index organized by surname of plaintiff with corresponding page numbers. Civil cases are present among the first half while criminal cases comprise the second half of the volumes. The entries provide a record of court appearances showing case number, title and cause, attorneys, dates and nature of pleadings filed and writs issued, sheriff’s return, court orders, record of fees and costs, and summaries of judgment for each case. The civil cases mostly involve indebtedness or destruction of property. The criminal cases document more serious crimes of assault, battery, theft, and disturbing the peace. Provides a good synopsis of each case.

Related Records or Collections

Related materials: See UID 190559 "Civil and Criminal Dockets - Justice of the Peace"

Index Terms

Subjects

    Chautauqua County (Kan.)
    Howard County (Kan.)
    Civil law -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County -- Cases
    Court calendars -- Kansas -- Chautauqua
    Criminal law -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County -- Cases
    Justices of the peace -- Kansas -- Chautauqua County

Agency Classification:

    Local Government Agencies. Chautauqua County. Townships. Little Caney Township. Justice of the Peace.