The charter of 1662 (see BD/A/97 p. 62 ff) granted to the aldermen power to act as justices of the peace within the borough. The county justices were not to concern themselves with matters belonging to the office of justice of the borough 'excepting in plaints and actions of appeal, felonies or murders and such like... which cannot be determined by the aldermen of the borough ...". the borough lost its court of quarter sessions under the Municipal Corporations Act, but continued to have its own commission of the peace (see BD/A/357-359). See also DD/DM/382.
COURT OF QUARTER SESSION RECORDS
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