Down North on the Labrador Circuit: The Court of Civil Jurisdiction 1826 to 1833
by Nina Jane Goudie


Appendix B:
Form Template

Form No 1: Summons — Labrador Court
George the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.
To the Sheriff of Labrador and his deputy or deputies, Greeting:
Command ...to pay to ...the sum of ...which ...say ...owe ...for ...and if ...shall refuse to pay or satisfy the same, then summon ...to appear in our Court of Civil Jurisdiction at Labrador, on the ...day of ...to show cause wherefore ...will not do it. And you are commanded to make return of what you shall do upon this writ, at the time and place mentioned.
Witness, the honorable ...the judge of the Coast of Labrador.....Labrador the ...day of ...in the ...year of our Reign.
By the Court
Clerk of the Court of the Labrador Court.

Form No. 2: Attachment — Labrador Court
George the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, Defender of the Faith, etc.
To the Sheriff of Labrador and his deputy or deputies, greeting:
Command ....to pay to ...the sum of .....which it appears b y the affidavit of .....owe the said .....and if ...shall refuse to pay the same, then command .... to appear in our Court of Civil Jurisdiction at ...Labrador on the ....day of ...to show cause wherefore ...will not do it. And you are commanded and required to attach and safely keep so much of the goods, chattels and effects of the said ...in your hands, as may be sufficient to satisfy the said debt, together with the cost of this suit. Saving and excepting all boats, tackle and apparel and all other things used in or necessary for the business of the fishery; and also to make return of what you shall do upon this writ, at the time and place above mentioned.
Witness the Honorable ...our judge of the Coast of Labrador ...Labrador ...day of ...in the ...year of our Reign.
By the Court
Clerk of the Court of the Labrador Coast

Form No. 3: Attachment — Labrador Court
Whereas a writ is pending in this Court against ...at the suit of ...for the sum of ...you are hereby required to hold in your hands, monies, goods, credits, wages or other property of the said ...to the amount of ...subject to the judgment of the said Court. Dated at ...Labrador this ...day of ...By Order of the Court.
To _________

Form No. 4: Subpoena — Labrador Court
George the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King — Defender of the Faith, etc.
To:
We command you, that having aside all and singular business and excuses, you and every of you be and appear in your proper person, before our right trusty and well beloved the Honorable ...assigned to hold pleas in our Court of Civil Jurisdiction, at ...Labrador, on ...the day of ...by ...of the clock in the (?) on the same day to testify all and singular those things which you or either of you know in a certain cause, now depending in our Court, before us, between ...plaintiff and ...defendant.
And this you, or any of you, shall by no means omitting (?) the penalty, upon each of you, of one hundred pounds.
Witness, the Honorable ...,Judge of the Coast of Labrador, at ...Labrador, this ...day of ...in the ...year of our Reign.
By the Court
Clerk of the Court of the Labrador Coast

Form No. 5: Execution — Labrador Court
George the Fourth, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, etc.
To the Sheriff of Labrador and his Deputy or Deputies, Greeting.
We command you, that you cause to be made of the goods, debts, and effects, of ...the sum of sterling money of Great Britain, which ...Labrador, has recovered against the said ...and have you the said sum of money in our said Court on the ...day of ...to render to the said ...and have you then and there this writ.
Witness the Honorable ...our judge of the Coast of Labrador, ...Labrador the ...day of ...in the ...year of our Reign.
By the Court
Clerk of the Court of the Labrador Coast








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