QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY
Proceedings of the county court regarding civil, criminal, and
administrative matters. The first volume in the series,1709-1716,
is available online as an image file and on film in series CM844.
The records in this book are arranged chronologically by court
term. For each term the clerk recorded first the minutes
pertaining to administrative functions, followed by transcripts
of civil and criminal cases. Judges during the colonial period
performed dual roles as judicial officers and administrators of
the county government. Thus the court minutes contain information
about a wide variety of activities and duties, including roads,
ferries, bridges, orphans, juries, servants and slaves, taxes,
levy payments, ordinary licenses, liquor rates, constables, poor
citizens, attorneys, courthouse, jail, and elections.