Series GR-3030 - Creston Supreme Court letters probate

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Creston Supreme Court letters probate

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  • 1952-1984 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (Creston)

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4 cm of textual material, 1 microfilm reel [B13364(1)].

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The British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Creston, effective October 1, 1951. It was approved by Order-in-Council 1908-1951 dated 1951 August 11. The same order established a County Court registry at Creston for the County of West Kootenay. The Government Sub-Agent at Creston was appointed (1) District Registrar of the Supreme Court, Creston Registry; (2) Registrar of the County Court for the County of West Kootenay, Creston Registry; and, (3) Clerk of the Peace for the County of West Kootenay. (Sources: Orders-in-Council and BC Gazette 1951, p. 2798)

During June and July 2002, Creston operated as a temporary circuit court of Cranbrook. As of 1 August 2002, Creston became a permanent circuit court of Cranbrook. The Cranbrook registry is the successor to the Creston registry.

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This series consists of grants of letters probate (Form A) from the Creston Supreme Court, from 1952-1984. Forms from 1982-1984 include a praecipe and copy of will. Letters are organized by file number.

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Accession 83-0467 transferred from the Ministry of the Attorney General, 2002.


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Accession number(s): 91-0541; 83-0467

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