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Dekalb County - Superior Court - Writ Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 144-01-003

Scope and Contents

Writ dockets contain legal orders issued by the court commanding the person to whom it is directed to perform or refrain from performing a specified act. This series is composed of bound volumes containing such orders associated with civil complaints filed in the court. The supporting papers are also included. Information presented in these volumes documents (1) names of litigants, (2) date writ was recorded, (3) a description of the charge complained of, (4) orders to specified county officials (such as Sheriffs) to remedy such complaints and (5) judgement rendered. Entries are arranged and listed in chronological order by date of when the writ was recorded. Most of the charges complained of were those of debt and assumpsit but others include bills for discovery and relief, libels for divorce and trover.

Dates

  • Created: 1842-1882

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Extent

0 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

The volumes contain an index in which the defendants are arranged and listed in alphabetical order by the initial letter of their surname.
Title
Dekalb County - Superior Court - Writ Dockets
Author
Georgia Archives
Description rules
Local
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Georgia Archives Repository

Contact:
5800 Jonesboro Rd
Morrow GA 30260 United States