Sheriff of St. Thomas, St. Thomas Police Office: Police Court proceedings

Description

This archive series contains the proceedings of the St. Thomas Police Court in the period 1788-1896. The proceedings are summaries of what was said in court during examinations. The Police Court was in charge of minor criminal cases related to for instance fights, defamation and cases concerning enslaved workers. Accordingly, the police court proceedings offer information about conflicts of everyday life in the Danish West Indies and what free and enslaved said when they appeared in court.

The transcription of the Police Court proceedings takes a different form than that of for instance the tax records. In this case, we ask for a full text transcription, meaning that the entire text must be transcribed, not just names, places and dates.

You find the specific transcription guide for this series here: https://www.sa.dk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/police-court-proceedings-and-police-journals.pdf

The image is a detail of a painting showing the harbor of Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas, c. 1881. At the center is Fort Christian, which from the 1870s housed the police office. Original held at the Maritime Museum of Denmark, Elsinore, image no. 000035621.

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1788 - 1799 547 0 4 551 0 0 551
1799 - 1804 311 0 2 313 0 0 313
1804 - 1807 372 0 2 374 0 0 374
1807 - 1808 140 0 2 142 0 0 142
1808 - 1810 226 0 2 228 0 0 228
1810 - 1815 347 0 2 349 0 0 349
1815 - 1816 241 0 2 243 0 0 243
1816 - 1818 374 0 1 375 0 0 375
1821 - 1824 477 0 0 477 0 0 477
1824 - 1828 266 0 0 266 0 0 266
1828 - 1831 290 0 0 290 0 0 290
1831 - 1835 347 0 0 347 0 0 347
1835 - 1849 790 0 0 790 0 0 790
1849 - 1850 285 0 0 285 0 0 285
1850 - 1851 296 0 0 296 0 0 296
1851 - 1854 412 0 0 412 0 0 412
1853 - 1855 303 0 0 303 0 0 303
1854 - 1856 290 0 0 290 0 0 290
1855 - 1857 339 0 0 339 0 0 339
1856 A - 1858 283 0 0 283 0 0 283
1856 B - 1858 195 0 0 195 0 0 195
1858 A - 1860 308 0 0 308 0 0 308
1858 B - 1860 308 0 0 308 0 0 308
1860 A - 1867 B 332 0 0 332 0 0 332
1860 C - 1863 236 0 0 236 0 0 236
1863 A - 1866 268 0 0 268 0 0 268
1863 B - 1866 300 0 0 300 0 0 300
1866 A - 1868 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1866 B - 1868 305 0 0 305 0 0 305
1867 - 1871 338 0 0 338 0 0 338
1867 C - 1868 107 0 0 107 0 0 107
1868 A - 1870 299 0 0 299 0 0 299
1868 B - 1870 299 0 0 299 0 0 299
1868 C - 1870 298 0 0 298 0 0 298
1869 D - 1872 300 0 0 300 0 0 300
1869 E - 1874 308 0 0 308 0 0 308
1870 A - 1874 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1870 B - 1875 308 0 0 308 0 0 308
1870 C - 1875 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1874 D - 1878 310 0 0 310 0 0 310
1875 A - 1878 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1875 B - 1878 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1875 C - 1878 311 0 0 311 0 0 311
1878 A - 1880 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1878 B - 1880 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1878 C - 1880 306 0 0 306 0 0 306
1878 D - 1880 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1880 A - 1882 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1880 B - 1882 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1880 C - 1882 310 0 0 310 0 0 310
1880 D - 1882 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1882 A - 1884 311 0 0 311 0 0 311
1882 B - 1884 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1882 C - 1884 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1882 D - 1884 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1884 A - 1886 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1884 B - 1886 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1884 C - 1886 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1884 D - 1886 209 0 0 209 0 0 209
1886 A - 1889 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1886 B - 1889 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1886 C - 1889 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1886 F - 1889 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1889 A - 1892 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1889 B - 1892 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1889 C - 1892 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1889 D - 1892 307 0 0 307 0 0 307
1892 A - 1896 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1892 B - 1896 309 0 0 309 0 0 309
1892 C - 1896 305 0 4 309 0 0 309
1892 D - 1896 302 0 7 309 0 0 309