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a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions

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Miscellaneous servants, however, made up four times as many defendants before the Court of Weekly Sessions as before justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions. Why this group of servants--which included such occupations as shop clerk, cart driver, and milkman--would have been so much more prevalent before one court than the other can only be a matter for speculation.
For undisclosed reasons a small number of prosecutions were referred to the Court of Quarter Sessions for summary disposition.
Servants Journeymen N/I Total 1830 4 1 2 2 9 1831 2 1 -- 3 6 1832 3 -- 1 1 5 1833 6 1 -- 2 9 1834 2 -- 1 1 4 1835 8 1 -- 3 12 1836 8 -- 1 2 11 1837 2 -- -- -- 2 1838 3 -- -- -- 3 1839 -- 1 1 -- 2 1840 2 1 -- -- 3 1841 -- -- -- -- 0 1842 1 -- -- -- 1 1843 2 -- -- -- 2 1844 1 -- -- -- 1 1845 2 -- -- -- 2 Total 46 6 6 14 72 % of Total 63.8 8.3 8.3 19.4 Figure 2 Breach of Service Complaints Filed for Summary Resolution before Justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions, 1830-1840 Year Journeymen Apprentices Domestic Misc.
Jean Baptiste Bourtron dit Larochelle (18 November 1830), Archives nationales du Quebec a Montreal [hereinafter A.N.Q.M.], Files of the Court of Quarter Sessions [hereinafter Q.S.(F.)].
(45) It is unclear why a small minority of cases were sent directly to the petty sessions of the Court of Quarter Sessions rather than to other courts, although it is likely that these cases were sent to courts based on the timing of their next session.