Savannah (Ga.) Mayor's Court of Common Pleas records
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Savannah (Ga.) Mayor's Court of Common Pleas records

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Georgia. Department of Archives and History.
Creator: Savannah (Ga.). Office of the Mayor.
Title: Savannah (Ga.) Mayor's Court of Common Pleas records
Dates: 1797-1873
Extent: 0.02 cubic feet (1 microfilm roll)
Identification: MS 1727

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1819, the Georgia legislature expanded the Mayor's Court into the Court of Common Pleas and Oyer and Terminer for the City of Savannah. This change included the election of the Judge, Clerk, and Solicitor by the city's citizens, rather than by appointment. In 1853, the name changed to the City Court of Savannah.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a microfilm copy of records from the Mayor's Court of Common Pleas in Savannah, Georgia, including petitions, 1805-1806 and 1821; writs, 1797-1798; and judgments and stays of execution, 1825-1873. The records appear as the 1st collection on the microfilm roll X-1545-02; this roll includes materials from multiple collections.

These records were microfilmed by the Georgia Department of Archives and History in 1959.

Index Terms

Georgia--Politics and government--1775-1865.
Georgia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Georgia. Department of Archives and History.
Judicial records.
Savannah (Ga.). Office of the Mayor.

Location of Originals

Original records in the Mayor's Office, City Hall, Savannah, Georgia.

Physical and Technical Access Restrictions

A microfilm reader is required to access this collection.

Administrative Information

Custodial History


Preferred Citation

[item identification], Savannah (Ga.) Mayor's Court of Common Pleas records, MS 1727, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information



Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1X-1545-02. Savannah (Ga.) Mayor's Court of Common Pleas, 1797-1873
This collection is the 1st on the roll (microfilm roll contains materials from multiple collections).
Writs, 1797-1798
Petitions, 1805-1806
Judgments and stays of executions, 1825-1873