Series GR-0017 - Fort George County Court plaint and procedure books

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Fort George County Court plaint and procedure books

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GR-0017

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  • 1911-1925 (Creation)
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    British Columbia. County Court (Fort George)

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40 cm (4 volumes) of textual records

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Archivist’s Note: The date of the establishment of the Fort George registry of the County Court has not yet been confirmed by BC Archives staff (as of March 2016).

The City of Prince George was incorporated on March 6, 1915.

Effective December 15, 1923, the new Prince George County Court Registry (County Court of Cariboo) was established and the County Court registries at Fort George and South Fort George were closed.

By OIC 0027-1924, the appointment of the Registrar of the County Court of Cariboo, Fort George Registry (George Milburn) was rescinded; Milburn was at the same time appointed Registrar for the new Prince George Registry. (Source: OIC 0027-1924; and notice given January 8, 1924 by the Attorney-Generals’ Department, in BC Gazette, January 10, 1924, p. 51).

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(1923-1990)

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Archivist’s Note: The dates of the establishment of the County Court registries at Fort George and South Fort George have not yet been confirmed by BC Archives staff (as of March 2016).

The City of Prince George was incorporated on March 6, 1915.

Effective December 15, 1923, the new Prince George County Court Registry (County Court of Cariboo) was established and the County Court registries at Fort George and South Fort George were closed.

By OIC 0027-1924, the appointment of the Registrar of the County Court of Cariboo, Fort George Registry (George Milburn) was rescinded; Milburn was at the same time appointed Registrar for the new Prince George Registry. (Source: OIC 0027-1924; and notice given January 8, 1924 by the Attorney-General’s Department, in the BC Gazette, January 10, 1924, p. 51).

The office of the Registrar of the County Court at South Fort George was closed effective December 15, 1923. At that time, all books, documents, records, registrations and instruments filed in the closed registry were transferred to the office of the Registrar of the newly-created Prince George Registry of the County Court.

(Source: Attorney-General Department’s notice dated January 11, 1924, British Columbia Gazette 1924, p. 98).

All County Courts were merged into the Supreme Court on July 1, 1990.

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Plaint and procedure books, 1911-1915; 1915-1920; 1920-1922; 1922-1925 . 4 vols. Typical records include the case number, style of cause, names of solicitors, the nature of the claim, a list of proceedings with dates and a list of fees paid.

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Received from Government Agent (Prince George), 1975. Volume 2 (1915-1920) transferred from the Ministry of Justice in January 2016.

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In 1924 the Fort George Registry became the Prince George registry.

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Accession number(s): 75-G-026, 88-0895

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