This series consists of the notice of appeal for the case of Samuel Gray, John Gray and James Gray versus Arthur Edward McCallum, and by counter-claim, McCallum versus the Grays and Edward Mainwaring Johnson and the Ophir Bed Rock Flume Company (1894). Includes letter from John Gray to McCallum, Dec. 25, 1889.
Letterbooks (indexed) of correspondence outward by Registrar and Sheriff, 1866-1890. The first section of vol. 2 also serves as a letterbook of correspondence outward for the Dominion Saw Mill Co., 1884-1885. 2 vols.
Jury records for Victoria Supreme and County Courts, 1907-1953, including the following: rolls and lists of Grand and Petit Jurors compiled under the Jurors Act, 1907-1953; and jury exemptions, 1909-1926.
This series contains Letters of Administration granted to the Official Administrator for estates probated in the Victoria Court Registry in cases where the deceased died intestate or did not name an executor who was able to act, and the Official Administrator handled the probate process. Indexes to Victoria probate records are found in GR-1417.
The series consists of orders issued by the Supreme Court in Victoria between 1880 and 1998. Orders dating from 1880 until December 1946 were microfilmed and the originals destroyed. Records after this period are maintained in their original bound form. Many, but not all of these volumes, include nominal indexes at the front of the ledger. Records in this series deal with a variety of matters, including adoptions and divorces. Orders are the formal expression of the will of the Court.
Records in this series were managed under secondary 51400-25 of the Court Services Operational Records Classification System (schedule 100152). They were selected for full retention because of their significant historical, evidential and informational value.
The series consists of both bound and loose grants of letters probate created by the Victoria Supreme Court between 1946 and 1989. Grants of letters probate were issued by the court system to grant authority to an estate’s executor/trix to administer the estate in question.
Grants of letters probate provide the name of the deceased, the date and place of death, the usual residence of the deceased, and the name of the executor.
The series is arranged by volume and folio, a system which is also broadly chronological. Grants are stamped with the volume and folio number, but also with the probate number of the deceased. An index to probate numbers can be found in GR-3016 (1950-2000) or GR-2083 (1941-1950).
The series consists of indexes to divorce cause books and case cards created by the Supreme Court of Victoria between 1965 and 1989. The indexes are arranged alphabetically and provide a case file number. This can then be used to locate the volume and folio number in the relevant cause book or case card, which can then in turn be used to obtain a copy of the divorce order.
The series consists of one index book that may have been created by the Victoria Supreme Court as an index to probate cause books during the 1880s. The majority of the individuals listed died in British Columbia between the years of approximately 1882 to 1885. The vast majority of these deaths took place in the vicinity of Victoria and many of the individuals are listed in GR-1304. The index provides the name of the individual and a page number, which likely corresponds to a probate cause book that has yet to be located and transferred to the Archives. Individuals listed in the book are both male and female, and the listings include the names of Chinese, Japanese, and Indigenous individuals
Criminal assize calendars for Victoria. Also includes criminal assize calendars for Yale, Nanaimo, New Westminster, Clinton, Richfield, Kamloops, Quesnellemouth, Cassiar, Laketon, Glenora and Lytton, 1870s.
The series consists of bankruptcy orders issued by the Supreme Court in Victoria between 1920 and 1978, 1981 to 1989, and 1992 to 1994. Records for the period 1920 and 1978 are indexed, however, indexes have not been located for the later records.
Records in this series were organized by filing date.
The series consists of 11 volumes of a bills of sale indexes and registers created by the Victoria Supreme Court between 1861 and 1956. The registers list bills of sale for chattel mortgages and conditional sales and related volumes of nominal indexes. Most of the volumes relate to bills of sale in Victoria but one volume is an index to bills of sale on the mainland.
The series consists of original probated wills from the Victoria court registry. The wills appear to have been deliberately removed from the original probate file and refiled in a second accession. Records in this series are arranged by probate number, an index to which is found in GR-3016. After the wills were removed from the original probate file, they were replaced with a photocopy.
For wills predating 1986, see GR-1052, GR-1574, and GR-2009, with an index in GR-1417.
The series consists of several different indexes relating to bankruptcy in Victoria and across the country. The records were maintained in the Victoria Supreme Court, and although they generally relate to records created in the 1960s to 1990s, at least one volume dates to the 1920s and 1930s. Early indexes are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the bankrupt individual. Later indexes, particularly those dealing with the late 1980s, are divided first by year and then arranged alphabetically. The 1989 to 1990 index provides the name of the individual, the name of the trustee, and a file number. All file numbers appear to refer to cause book entries, which give a more detailed account of proceedings in the case.
The series also consists of a subseries of records maintained by the Victoria Supreme Court that relate to bankruptcy cases heard outside of Victoria. Many of these volumes index entries in the Canada Gazette, and list individuals in Ontario and across the country. There are also several volumes that index bankruptcies across the province, and include entries from places such as Barriere, Penticton, and Rossland.