St. Thomas and St. John Government etc., Sheriff of St. John: Police Court proceedings

Description

This archive series contains the proceedings of the St. John Police Court in the period 1818-1904. 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.

ExtentDocuments: 3661, Approved: 29
Complete

Transskriptioner

1%

English translations

0%
Collection
Danish West Indies

Join the project

Content

Name Transskriptioner
Klar til indtastning
Transskriptioner
Ready for approval
Approved
Transskriptioner
English translations
Klar til indtastning
English translations
Ready for approval
Approved
English translations
Documents
1818 - 1825 99 0 4 103 0 0 103
1825 - 1832 189 0 4 193 0 0 193
1832 - 1841 189 0 0 189 0 0 189
1841 - 1851 141 0 0 141 0 0 141
1851 - 1855 196 0 0 196 0 0 196
1855 - 1862 339 0 0 339 0 0 339
1862 - 1865 289 0 0 289 0 0 289
1865 - 1868 481 0 0 481 0 0 481
1868 - 1871 193 0 0 193 0 0 193
1871 - 1875 467 0 4 471 0 0 471
1875 - 1885 608 0 9 617 0 0 617
1885 - 1904 441 0 8 449 0 0 449