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CA NL0053 6.0 · Series · 1833-1904
Part of Northern District Court, Trinity fonds

The series contains original copies of the Acts of the British Parliament, 1833- 1892, Colonial Acts and Newfoundland Acts, for the use of the Court of Quarter Sessions at Trinity. A number of the acts are annotated by the magistrate. The series includes Orders in Council, 1899 and 1904, which contain the rules and regulations for carrying out specific Acts.

CA NL0053 3.0 · Series · 1849-1930
Part of Northern District Court, Trinity fonds

The series consists of commissions and appointments of Justices of the Peace at Trinity, 1849-1930; John B. Garland Bill of Sale of a public landing to Benjamin Sweetland, JP, 1851; Correspondence with Justices Benjamin Sweetland, 1862 and Frederick Somerton, 1926- 30; and regulations relating to Customs, 1882. The files are arranged in chronological order.

CA NL0053 5.0 · Series · 1907-1931
Part of Northern District Court, Trinity fonds

The series contains three volumes for the magistrate office at Trinity, 1907-1931. The calendars list the cases to be tried or heard by the magistrate giving the name, age, occupation and address of the defendant, the name of the plaintiff, cause of action, judgement and fines levied.

Fonds · 1753-1962

The records in this fonds originated in the offices of the court of the Northern District Court at Trinity. The material represents almost 200 years of the administration of justice in the district. Included with the original material is a series of early court proceedings, 1753-1774, copied from the original records held at the Provincial Archives of Newfoundland and Labrador (PANL). The fonds includes records of the Trinity Magistrates' Office from 1830-1909; commissions and appointments of Justices of the Peace, 1849-1930; wills and land transfers, 1798-1924; appointment calendars for the magistrates office at Trinity, 1907-1931; Acts of Parliament and Orders in Council, 1833-1904; and voters' lists for 1836, 1865 and 1962. The records have been arranged in series following form and function.

Northern District Court, Trinity
CA NL0053 1.0 · Series · 1753-1774
Part of Northern District Court, Trinity fonds

The series consists of photocopies of records of the Court of the District of Trinity, 1753-1774, consisting of the judicial proceedings of the Justices of the Peace of the district of Trinity and of the deputy governors; also included are instructions for constables; warrants; complaints and adjudications. There is also a list of residents (1753), vessel entrances and other information.

Trinity District Court
CA NL0053 2.0 · Series · 1830-1909
Part of Northern District Court, Trinity fonds

This series contains the ministerial and judicial records of the office of the Stipendiary Magistrate at Trinity, from 1830-1909. The records include summons', warrants, complaints, bonds, petitions, sentences, and licence bonds respecting the sale of liquor. The material has been maintained in the order in which it was filed by the Trinity Historical Society.

Voters' Lists
CA NL0053 7.0 · Series · 1836-1962
Part of Northern District Court, Trinity fonds

The series consists of three voters lists for the years 1836, 1865 and 1962. The early lists are for the Newfoundland District of Trinity. The 1836 list includes the communities of English Harbour, Salmon Cove, Ship Cove, Trinity Green Island Cove, Jigging Hole, Cuckold's Cove, Trouty, Spaniard's Cove, Old Bonaventure, New Bonaventure, Rider Harbour, British Harbour, Kerley's Harbour, Heart's Ease, Fox Harbour, Ireland's Eye. The 1865 list includes residents from Ship's Cove to Spaniard's Cove, Trinity Bay. The 1962 list is for the electoral district of Trinity North and includes polling divisions of Champney's East, Champney's West, Port Rexton, English Harbour and Horse Chops, Trinity, Goose Cove and Lockston, Dunfield and Trouty.