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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SMCGS Databases: Appeals From Justice Courts / Change of Venue



Record sets in the San Mateo Country Record Center range from hundreds of volumes to papers tucked into a single small drawer.  One of the small sets is Papers Concerning Appeals from Justice Courts and Change of Venue to San Mateo County Superior Court which is located in drawer 32 of cabinet RC5B1.

There are just 52 cases in the drawer, for many there are multiple documents. Cases range in date from 1882 to 1920. Among the cases we find the request to appoint a guardian for Soledad Sanchez as she is incompetent to handle her own affairs and the petitions of the neighbors of Mrs. Arnold who was living at 307 Knowles Street to declare her insane.

There are venue changes from as far away as Imperial County for a land sale.  Among the other venue changes include a bankruptcy in Napa and a misappropriation of monies case from San Francisco.

There is a variety of appeals from Justice Courts including the suit of H W Hickey against William Hatfield for lack of payment for labor.


Index to Drawer 32: Appeals from Justice Courts and Change of Venue to SMC Superior Court





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