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Magistrates (Board of)

[Record Group 27]

27.1 Annual Report
, no index
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.2 Board of Magistrates' Counsel, Papers
1946-1958
1 cu.ft., no index
Includes counsel's correspondence and opinions; copies of reports and minutes of Philadelphia Advisory Commission on Commitment, Detention, and Discharge of Prisoners; complaints concerning magistrates and constables and notes concerning investigations of them; Chief Magistrate's instructions to magistrates and correspondence between them; Chief Magistrate's recommendations to State Assembly re legislation; transcripts of magistrates' hearings; Board correspondence? chiefly with District Attorney and City Controller.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.3 Magistrate's Courts Nos. 1-27. Accounts of Fines for Cruelty to Animals
1911-1915
1 volume, index
Annual summaries for each court list months in which fines paid, amounts, parties by whom paid, notes of payments forwarded to City Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.4 Magistrate's Court No. 5. Criminal Docket.
1909-1912, 1941-1942
2 volumes, index
Entries for each case list defendant's name, address, date of arrest and arresting officer or date warrant issued and person upon whose oath it was issued, charge, hearing date, disposition of case; added variously are names and addresses of witnesses.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.5 Magistrate's Court No. 5. Bail Bond Docket
1938-1939
1 volume, index
Case entries list defendant's name and address, charge, date and by whom committed, bail accepted and date of release, bailor, occupation, address.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.6 Magistrate's Court No. 5. House of Correction Docket.
1885-1890
1 volume, no index
Case entries list defendant's name, arresting officer, charge, dates of conviction and commitment to House of Correction.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.7 Magistrate's Court No. 5. Intoxication Docket
1875-1876
1 volume, no index
Case entries list defendant's name, arresting officer, dates of arrest and conviction, fine.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.8 Magistrate's Court No. 5. Landlord and Tenant Docket
1885-1890
1 volume, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, hearing date, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, costs.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.9 Magistrate's Court No. 6. Warrant Register
1913-1928
1 volume, index
Case entries list defendant's name and address, date of arrest and arresting officer or date warrant issued and person upon whose oath issued, charge, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.10 Magistrate's Court No. 6. Civil Docket
1920-1923
1 volume, no index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, satisfaction or execution notices.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.11 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Criminal Docket
1930-1940; missing: April 1935-June 1939
4 volume, index
Case entries list defendant and address, arresting officer or number of warrant issued, charge, dates of arrest and hearing, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.12 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Police Docket
1933-1938
3 volumes, index
Case entries list defendant's name, date of arrest and arresting officer, charge, date of hearing, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.13 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Hearing Lists
1950-1955
5 cu.ft., no index
Daily lists include name of defendant and address, arresting officer, charge, hearing date, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.14 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Fairmount Park Case Docket
1940
1 volume, no index
Weekly lists of arrests by Fairmount Park Guard, each entry in which lists defendant and address, arresting officer, charge, magistrate before whom hearing held, disposition of case, fine paid.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.15 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Bail Bond Docket.
1931-1955
4 volumes, index
Entries list defendant, date held, charge, date released in bail and amount of bail, bailor's name, address, occupation.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.16 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Warrants
1954-1959
6 cu.ft., no index
Warrants contain their number, name and address of defendant, magistrate from whose court issued, date issued, charge, party on whose oath issued.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.17 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Warrant Docket
1928-1945
3 volumes, index
Entries list defendant, date warrant issued and party upon whose oath issued, charge, date of hearing, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.18 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Warrant Stub Book
1933-1957
1 cu.ft., no index
Stubs bear warrant number, date of issue, magistrate from whose court issued, party upon whose oath issued, defendant, charge, costs, reference number to Criminal Docket .
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.19 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Civil Docket
1927-1945
7 volumes, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, satisfaction or execution notice.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.20 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Summonses
1954-1957
17 cu.ft., no index
Summonses bear their number, parties in case, date of issue, magistrate from whose court issued, amount of claim; filed with each are, variously, affidavits and/or docket transcripts.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.21 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Summons Stub Books
1934-1958
194 volumes, no index
Stubs bear summons number, date of issue, magistrate from whose court issued, parties in case, costs, civil docket , reference number.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.22 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Marriage Register
1935-1959
1 volume, no index
Entries for each marriage list parties, names, addresses, occupations, ages, race, birthplaces (City, State, or nation only), witnesses, license number.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.23 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Returns to City Treasurer.
1933-1944
1 volume, no index
Monthly lists, each entry in which contains name of person from whom monies received and amount, analyzed as costs, fees, fines, penalties, and totals paid to City Treasurer; reference to docket title, volume and page for case on account of which received.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.24 Magistrate's Court No. 8. School Truancy Docket
1938-1939
1 volume, no index
Entries list defendant, date of warrant and party upon whose oath issued, name and birthdate of child defendant is charged with failing to send to school, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.25 Magistrate's Court No. 8. Marriage Report Stubs
1930-1931
1 volume, no index
Stubs of report forms forwarded to Vital Statistics section of Department of Public Health bear names of parties married by magistrate, man's occupation, and age, address, race and birthplace of both parties, number of marriage license, date of marriage.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.25a Magistrate's Court No. 8. Copy of Charge
December 1953 - May 1959
1 cu.ft., no index
Issued by Police Department under Act of Assembly of April 9, 1915. Each certificate of copy of charge lists police district of issuance, number of certificate; name of applicant for certificate, who may be either defendant or bail bondsman; defendant's name, address, age, and race; charge, and indication if a private prosecution; name, badge number and police district of arresting officer; location of arrest; date, time, and police district at which booked; amount of bail demanded; other charges or detainers against defendant; indication if defendant under influence of liquor; signature and badge of issuing lieutenant, date and time; date and time defendant to be delivered before magistrate; occasional entry of name and address of person to whose custody defendant released. Sometimes attached is a "Justification for Bail Bond" form which includes defendant's name, charge, amount of bail; police district or magistrate's court at which defendant to appear, date and time; date signed and bail bondsman's signature and address.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.25b Magistrate's Court No. 8. Bail Bond Receipts
June 1929 - December 1933; March 1952 - November 1956
1 cu.ft., no index
Entries include Court number, name of defendant, charge, amount of bail and occasional entry of name of bail bondsman or bonding company, date of receipt, indication if the receipt is for bond and/or transcript. For Magistrate's Courts,4 and 8 only.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.26 Magistrate's Court No. 9. Marriage Record.
1880-1908
1 volume, 1 reel (microfilm), no index
Entries list parties' names, addresses, occupations, ages, race, birthplace, date of marriage.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.27 Magistrate's Court No. 9. Receipts Summary
1884-1885
1 volume, no index
Entries list date, parties from whom monies received, receipts analyzed as costs, fees, penalties, constable fees; totals forwarded to City Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.28 Magistrate's Court No. 11. Criminal Docket
1952-1961
9 volumes, index
Entries list defendant's name, arresting officer, charge, dates of arrest and hearing, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.29 Magistrate's Court No. 11. Bail Bond Docket
1954-1959
2 volumes, index
Entries list defendant's name and address, charge, date and magistrate by whom held, amount of bail, bailor, occupation, address.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.30 Magistrate's Court No. 11. Civil Docket
1957-1962
12 volumes, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, satisfaction or execution notice.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.31 Magistrate's Court No. 11. Receipts Day Book
1958-1961
10 volumes, no index
Entries list date, party from whom monies received, summons or warrant number, amount received analyzed as fines, costs, penalties and fees.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.32 Magistrate's Court No. 12. Criminal Docket
1933-1942
13 volumes, index
Entries list defendant, charge, arresting officer, dates of arrest and hearing, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.33 Magistrate's Court No. 12. Bail Bond Docket
1931-1942
6 volumes, index
Entries list defendant's name, date and magistrate by whom held, charge. amount of bail, bailor, occupation, address.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.34 Magistrate's Court No. 12. Civil Docket
1937-1946
6 volumes, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, satisfaction or execution notice.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.35 Magistrate's Court No. 12. Landlord and Tenant Docket
1940-1946
1 volume, index
Case entries list parties, premises, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, costs.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.36 Magistrate's Court No. 12. Receipts Ledger
1944-1950
1 volume, , no index
Entries list dates, persons from whom monies received, amounts, analyzed as fines, penalties, fees, costs, constables' fees; totals forwarded to City Treasurer.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.37 Magistrate's Court No. 14. Civil Docket
1881-1888
1 volume, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, satisfaction or execution notice.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.38 Magistrate's Court No. 14. Landlord and Tenant Docket
1878-1897
1 volume, no index
Case entries list parties, premises, lease term and rent, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.39 Magistrate's Court No. 16. Criminal Docket
1886-1902
6 volumes, partial index
Case entries list defendant's name and address, date of arrest and arresting officer or complainant, charge, disposition of case.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.40 Magistrate's Court No. 16. Civil Docket
1881-1888
1 volume, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, satisfaction or execution notice.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.41 Magistrate's Court No. 16. Landlord and Tenant Docket
1882-1902
1 volume, no index
Case entries list parties, premises, lease term and rent, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.42 Magistrate's Court No. 20. Civil Docket
1895-1900
1 volume, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, satisfaction or execution notices.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
27.43 Magistrate's Court No. 20. Landlord and Tenant Docket
1885-1908
1 volume, index
Case entries list parties, cause of action, amount of claim, summary of legal steps taken, judgment, costs.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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