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Exeter Magistrates Court Register – 1887

This booklet was compiled by members of the Devon Family History Society in co-operation with the Devon Records Office. The booklet provides an extract of some information and further details may be obtained from the Devon Records Office. The records of Exeter Magistrates’ Court form part of the Exeter City Archives collection held at Devon Record Office. The records include Exeter Magistrates’ Court registers, which are also known as ‘registers of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction’ dating from 1 January 1880. There are also surname indexes to these registers from this date, as well as earlier magistrates’ minute books of court proceedings dating from 1836; registers of licences from 1874; Justices’ minutes under the Licensing Act, 1902-1932; some Juvenile Court registers from 1933 and other Justices’ special meeting minute books and books of entry for overseers, constables, licensed victuallers and dealers in game, 1858-1914. This booklet covers Exeter Magistrates’ Court register entries for each year, which are found in the register covering May 1885 to February 1889. The magistrates’ minute books of court proceedings for those dates held at Devon Record Office may give additional detail on specific cases listed in the court register.


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