Westminster Court of Burgesses
|Court of Burgesses|
|City and Liberty of Westminster|
Coat of arms of Westminster from 1601
|Succeeded by||Westminster City Council|
12 assistant burgesses
Initially it had the powers to deal with nuisances and adjudicate the prosecutions of some minor criminal offences. The parishes that made up the city continued to have self governance through their vestries. After justices of the peace were set up for Westminster in 1618, the court dealt with lesser cases such as offences relating to weights and measures.
The Westminster area was incorporated as the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster in 1900 and the court, as well as the parish vestries, were replaced by Westminster City Council.
- "Westminster". Retrieved 29 September 2012.