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 545 0 6 547 0 4 551
1799 - 1804 309 0 4 313 0 0 313
1804 - 1807 370 0 4 374 0 0 374
1807 - 1808 138 0 4 142 0 0 142
1808 - 1810 224 0 4 228 0 0 228
1810 - 1815 332 0 17 349 0 0 349
1815 - 1816 239 0 4 243 0 0 243
1816 - 1818 370 0 5 375 0 0 375
1821 - 1824 473 0 4 477 0 0 477
1824 - 1828 261 0 5 266 0 0 266
1828 - 1831 286 0 4 290 0 0 290
1831 - 1835 342 0 5 347 0 0 347
1835 - 1849 785 0 5 790 0 0 790
1849 - 1850 279 0 6 285 0 0 285
1850 - 1851 290 0 6 296 0 0 296
1851 - 1854 403 0 9 412 0 0 412
1853 - 1855 297 0 6 303 0 0 303
1854 - 1856 284 0 6 290 0 0 290
1855 - 1857 333 0 6 339 0 0 339
1856 A - 1858 277 0 6 283 0 0 283
1856 B - 1858 190 0 5 195 0 0 195
1858 A - 1860 302 0 6 308 0 0 308
1858 B - 1860 302 0 6 308 0 0 308
1860 A - 1867 B 326 0 6 332 0 0 332
1860 C - 1863 230 0 6 236 0 0 236
1863 A - 1866 262 0 6 268 0 0 268
1863 B - 1866 294 0 6 300 0 0 300
1866 A - 1868 301 0 6 307 0 0 307
1866 B - 1868 299 0 6 305 0 0 305
1867 - 1871 333 0 5 338 0 0 338
1867 C - 1868 100 0 7 107 0 0 107
1868 A - 1870 293 0 6 299 0 0 299
1868 B - 1870 293 0 6 299 0 0 299
1868 C - 1870 292 0 6 298 0 0 298
1869 D - 1872 288 0 12 300 0 0 300
1869 E - 1874 300 0 8 308 0 0 308
1870 A - 1874 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1870 B - 1875 303 0 5 308 0 0 308
1870 C - 1875 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1874 D - 1878 304 0 6 310 0 0 310
1875 A - 1878 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1875 B - 1878 301 0 6 307 0 0 307
1875 C - 1878 305 0 6 311 0 0 311
1878 A - 1880 302 0 7 309 0 0 309
1878 B - 1880 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1878 C - 1880 300 0 6 306 0 0 306
1878 D - 1880 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1880 A - 1882 302 0 7 309 0 0 309
1880 B - 1882 302 0 7 309 0 0 309
1880 C - 1882 303 0 7 310 0 0 310
1880 D - 1882 302 0 7 309 0 0 309
1882 A - 1884 305 0 6 311 0 0 311
1882 B - 1884 302 0 7 309 0 0 309
1882 C - 1884 302 0 7 309 0 0 309
1882 D - 1884 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1884 A - 1886 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1884 B - 1886 300 0 7 307 0 0 307
1884 C - 1886 301 0 6 307 0 0 307
1884 D - 1886 202 0 7 209 0 0 209
1886 A - 1889 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1886 B - 1889 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1886 C - 1889 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1886 F - 1889 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1889 A - 1892 300 0 7 307 0 0 307
1889 B - 1892 301 0 6 307 0 0 307
1889 C - 1892 301 0 6 307 0 0 307
1889 D - 1892 300 0 7 307 0 0 307
1892 A - 1896 303 0 6 309 0 0 309
1892 B - 1896 302 0 7 309 0 0 309
1892 C - 1896 305 0 4 309 0 0 309
1892 D - 1896 302 0 7 308 0 1 309