Provincial Archives of New Brunswick

Index to Justice of the Peace Appointment Register, 1863-1963 (RS581)

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DATES: 1863-1963

EXTENT: 10 cm (on one microfilm)

RESTRICTIONS: Register must be used on microfilm (see F8504).

INDEX: Nominal index of all appointments is available.


This register was kept by the Provincial Secretary to record the appointment of Justices of the Peace in New Brunswick. It is divided by letter of the alphabet and county of appointment. For most entries, it gives the name, date of appointment, and sometimes date of death or resignation. From time to time, it also indicates that an individual has left the Province.


To date, this is the only known such register of Justices of the Peace. The index following is alphabetical showing the date of appointment, county of appointment, and page upon which the appointment is registered. The entire register is found on microfilm F8504. Other appointment records may be found at the Provincial Archives in RS538 (Records of Warrants, Appointments, and Commissions), as well as in RS6 (Orders-in-Council), but these are not yet on microfilm.