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Cowichan district (B.C.)
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Lists of monument inscriptions

Lists of monument inscriptions from St. Mary's Anglican Cemetery (Somenos Road, Duncan); monument inscriptions from All Saints Church (Westholme); record of headstones at Pioneer Methodist Cemetery (Maple Bay).

Cowichan Valley Genealogical Society

Dockets

  • GR-2210
  • Series
  • 1939-1944

Dockets from County Court, Judge's Criminal Court, and Supreme and County Court Chambers.

British Columbia. County Court (Duncan)

Duncan Supreme Court civil case files

  • GR-2341
  • Series
  • 1938-1949

Civil case files with the exception of probate, divorce and adoption files which have been removed from this series and are filed separately.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Duncan)

Land register

  • GR-2629
  • Series
  • 1871-1911

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, Sections 1- 24, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The register lists the sections in numerical order, and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.): information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Land registers

  • GR-2631
  • Series
  • 1873-1887

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers, Range 1, Section 1 to Range 10, Section 10 of the Sahtlam District of Cowichan, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were added after 1929). The register lists the land in numerical order and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.): Information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume includes an alphabetical name index starting on page 81.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Duncan County Court probate/estate files

  • GR-2715
  • Series
  • 1924 and 1938

Probate/estate files: 1924, Walter Morley and Elizabeth Morley Frazier; and #55/1938 for Frances Jessie Wilson.

British Columbia. County Court (Duncan)

Duncan Police Court record book

  • GR-3087
  • Series
  • 1932-1935

Provincial Police Court record book showing name of prosecutor, name of defendant, nature of the charge, costs, name of arresting office, name of gaol or lockup, order or conviction, amount of fine, name of presiding magistrate or justice and "remarks".

British Columbia. Police Court (Duncan)

Chemainus Police Court record books

  • GR-3088
  • Series
  • 1912-1944

Two Provincial Police Court record books showing name of prosecutor, name of defendant, nature of the charge, costs, name of arresting office, name of gaol or lockup, order or conviction, amount of fine, name of presiding magistrate or justice and "remarks", 1912-1927 and 1938-1944.

British Columbia. Police Court (Chemainus)

Land register

  • GR-2628
  • Series
  • 1891-1928

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land register, arranged numerically by lots within local areas, i.e. individual islands, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929. This volume is a continuation of an unknown previous register and records the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease etc.): information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issued (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Fairbridge Farm School Alumni Association papers

Newspaper cuttings concerning Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School and Old Fairbridgians, ca. 1934-1983; copies of provincial government statutes and regulations re: welfare institutions, etc., 1937-1948; correspondence to Miss Katie O'Neill (farm school cottage mother), 1936-1941, 1960. Also a photocopy of a certificate from the Fairbridge Society in Britain to the Fairbridge Alumni Association, commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Fairbridge Farm School at Cowichan Station. 1 leaf.

Fairbridge Alumni Association

Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School. Cowichan Station.

Documents pertaining to Fairbridge Farm School, a residential and educational community for underprivileged British children, located near Duncan. Includes visitors books (1935-1953) and roll book of Fairbridge school staff (1935-1950). Also includes scrapbook and diary of school nurse, Margaret (nee King) Minchen (1940-1942). Photographs transferred to Visual Records accession 198706-2.

Presented by the Fairbridge Alumni Association, 1985.

Prince of Wales Fairbridge Farm School

Marriner, Edward, -1884. Cowichan Bay; Farmer.

Diaries (5 vols.): Aug 5, 1862 - Apr 3, 1863, and Apr 1 - Sep 12, 1867; Nov 24, 1867 - Apr 15, 1868, and Jun 28-29, 1868; 1862; 1883; and 1884. Entries describe Marriner's voyage from England around Cape Horn to Victoria in 1862 and his life, work, expenditures and receipts at his farms at Somenos and Cowichan Bay. Volume 2, 1867-1868, contains detailed reports of sermons heard at Anglican Church services he attended.

Marriner, Edward, d. 1884

King's Daughters' Hospital (Duncan) records

Minutes, Board of Directors, 1915-1959; minutes of annual general meetings, 1931-1951; reports of Matron to House Committee, 1923-1931; annual reports, 1947-1981 (some missing); patients' record book, 1927-1933.

King's Daughters' Hospital was built in Duncan, B.C., in 1910, by the local Order of King's Daughters. Administration of the hospital was taken over by the Cowichan District Hospital Association in 1931, and the original building was replaced in 1967. The records consist of minutes of the Board of Directors, of annual general meetings, reports of the matron to the House Committee, annual reports and a patients record book of the hospital.

King's Daughters' Hospital (Duncan, B.C.)

Cowichan Historical Society records

Minutes, 1930-1936; accounts, 1929-1932; correspondence, 1928-1938; papers read at the Society's meetings, 1931-1934. Papers acquired by the Society, including records of the Cowichan Pioneer Society, 1887-1889, the Cowichan Literary Institute, 1893-1909, and a subscription list in aid of a celebration on the Diamond Jubilee, 1897.

Land registers

  • GR-2630
  • Series
  • 1872-1929

Cowichan Land District, Vancouver Island, land registers, Sections I- 21, superceded 1929 (i.e. no further entries were made after 1929). The registers list the sections in numerical order and record the alienation of land from the Crown (by purchase, pre-emption, lease, etc.): information may include the name of the purchaser, dates and numbers of certificates issue (including Crown Grants), dates and amounts of payments, and reference numbers to correspondence files and field books. The volume contains an alphabetical name index.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands

Inventory of safety deposit box holders

  • GR-2734
  • Series
  • 1934-1944

Inventory of contents of safety-deposit boxes under the Succession Duty Act.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Duncan)

Dockets and correspondence

  • GR-2735
  • Series
  • 1942-1943

Dockets and correspondence from cases involved in the Rentals Administration under the Maximum Rentals Regulations and an extract from the Canada Gazette regarding the Wartime Prices and Trade Board.

British Columbia. County Court (Duncan)

Lake Cowichan Ranger District records

  • GR-1062
  • Series
  • 1928-1980

The series consists of records of the Lake Cowichan Ranger District of the Ministry of Forests, 1928-1980. It includes correspondence files, cutting permits, and inspection reports relating to tree farm licences, timber leases, and timber marks. It also includes records and a collection of pamphlets and reports relating to forest pathology, silviculture, and reforestation.

British Columbia. Ministry of Forests (1976-1986)

Indentures of Conveyance

  • GR-1066
  • Series
  • 1874-1878

Indentures of Conveyance of church lands by the Bishop of British Columbia to Charles Thomas Wood, Archdeacon of Columbia, Henry P. Wright, Archdeacon of Vancouver, and John Foster McCreight; includes lands and church sites at Victoria, Esquimalt, Saanich, Cowichan, Comox, and New Westminster.

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works

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