Skip to main content

Bulloch County - Justice of the Peace Court - Civil Dockets

 Series
Identifier: 116-04-006

Scope and Contents

Civil dockets are used by the Justice and Superior Courts to document civil complaints filed in the Justice Court and judgment resulting from such complaints. The information each bound volume provides includes: (1) date and term of court; (2) Georgia Militia District name or number; (3) names of plaintiffs and defendants; (4) type of case involved; (5) constable's entry concerning service of copy of complaint on defendant; (6) enumeration of Justice's and Constable's cost; (7) remarks; (8) nature of judgment rendered, and (9) names of attorneys (which are rarely listed). Most of the cases involved collection of debts relating to promissory notes or unpaid accounts.

Dates

  • Created: 1882-1940

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Extent

22.00 items

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement Note

Entries are arranged and listed in chronological order by the case number within each term of court but often there are variations. The dockets are arranged in chronological order and are listed by the inclusive dates of their entries. The dockets created in the 20th, but not the 19th, century contain indexes arranged and listed alphabetically by the initial letter of the plaintiff's surname.
Title
Bulloch County - Justice of the Peace Court - Civil 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