Series GR-3145 - British Columbia Supreme Court Assize record book

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British Columbia Supreme Court Assize record book

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  • 1864-1877 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (New Westminster)

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Microfilm (neg.), 35 mm [B14170]

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Notebook with entries in 3 different hands. Most of the book (starting at a page numbered 34) is an Assize record book kept by A.T. Bushby. This starts with a handwritten copies of oaths used in court: for Jurors in Lunacy, Grand Jurors, Foremen of the Jury, Petit Jurors (criminal and civil), Witnesses, and Interpreters; also a copy of the "7 Steps to Opening of Court". Starting December 1864, there are notes on criminal cases and bankruptcy, insolvency, winding-up, Chancery and probate cases, many held in Chambers. G.A. Walkem, H.P. Walker, Mr. Barnston and A.R. Robertson are mentioned as Attorneys, Oliver Hare as the Official Assignee. February 15, 1865 Clement Francis Cornwall is admitted on the Roll of British Columbia to practice as barrister at Law; November 25, 1865, Robert Edwin Jackson (Drake and Jackson, Victoria, VI) applied to be admitted to practice in British Columbia as a solicitor. For each Assize there is a list of Jurors: New Westminster (March 25, April 1, May 3, 1865); Lytton (May 13, 1865); Lillooet (May 23, 1865); Quesnellemouth (June 10,1865); Richfield (June 20, 1865); New Westminster (June 28 - Jul 14, 1865); Richfield (July 20, 1865); Kootenay (September 18, 1865); Lytton (November 6, 1865); Yale (November 11, 1865); New Westminster (November 17, 1865 - March 1867). This notebook corresponds with the more detailed Begbie benchbook GR-2025, volume 5). Bill of Sale record of registrations (1-10) kept by Oliver Hare for "Keithley and Mouth of Quesnelle district, 1873"; one page, dated 1877, lists three mining claims at Keithley Creek.

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