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Only top-level descriptions Barkerville (B.C.) Court records--British Columbia--Cariboo district
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Barkerville County Court civil case files

  • GR-2345
  • Series
  • 1933-1953

Civil case files with the exception of probate/estate files (GR-2020 & GR-2021), Mechanic's liens (GR-2347) and naturalization files (GR-2348) which are filed separately.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Barkerville County Court plaint and procedure book

  • GR-0013
  • Series
  • 1907-1954

The series consists of a plaint and procedure book for the County Court of Cariboo, created between May 1907 and March 1954. The volume includes proceedings from sessions held at Barkerville, Soda Creek, Richfield, 150 Mile House, Quesnel and South Fort George, although the court appears to have settled at Barkerville after 1911.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Barkerville County Court plaintiff index

  • GR-0011
  • Series
  • 1933-1954

The series consists of single volume plaintiff index created by the Barkerville County Court between 1933 and 1954.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Cariboo District firm declaration book

  • GR-0009
  • Series
  • 1900-1954

The series consists of a Firm declaration book for Cariboo district for the period January 1900 to October 1954. The book has has an index volume for the period after 1918.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Cariboo District firm individual index books

  • GR-0010
  • Series
  • 1900-1918

The series consists of Firm individual index books for the Cariboo District, from January 1900 to April 1918.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Cariboo District naturalizations index

  • GR-0006
  • Series
  • 1906-1914

The series consists of a naturalization index for the Cariboo District from December 1906 to June 1914, created under the Naturalization Act (RSC, 1906, Cap. 77). The entries in the index are by name and are arranged chronologically and alphabetically.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Cariboo District naturalizations index

  • GR-0007
  • Series
  • 1914-1929, 1934-1955

The series consists of naturalization indexes arranged chronologically and alphabetically and created under the Naturalization Act (RSC, 1906, Cap. 77).. The first index covers the Cariboo District for June 1914 to September 1929 and the second volume covers the period 1934 to 1955.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Cariboo Government Agent correspondence and other material

  • GR-0216
  • Series
  • 1860-1938

The series consists of records created by the Government Agent and the Gold Commissioner of the Cariboo District, between 1860 and 1938. It includes correspondence inward and outward; court, mining, land, financial and administrative records.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Cariboo)

Cariboo government office records

  • GR-4063
  • Series
  • 1868-1895

This series consists of a wide variety of records received or created by government offices in the Cariboo region from 1868 to 1895. Most of the records are addressed to government officials or were created by courts in the following places: Richfield, Barkerville, Quesnelle Forks and other locations in the Cariboo district. Over the years, the government offices responsible for the entire Cariboo district were located in each of these towns. The majority of the records appear to have been received by the Government Office, Richfield.

At this time government offices held a very wide range of responsibilities which could be done by as few as one person. The records relate to several government officials: the Gold Commissioner, Government Agent, Magistrate, County Court judge and Supreme Court judge.

The majority of the records are related to leasing, purchasing or gaining access to water for mining claims. This includes some records from the Gold Commissioner court.

There are also many county court and supreme court records. These records include summons; wills; probate and other estate records; search warrants; assizes; court transcripts; evidence; coroner inquest records; and assize court calendars.

Other types of records include general correspondence from settlers; census data; voters lists; criminal statistics; Land Ordinances; pre-emption records and other records related to the Land Act; naturalization oaths; indentures; receipts and financial records; maps; petitions for liquor licences; and a BC Savings Bank (Cariboo Branch) depositors book.

British Columbia. Gold Commissioner (Cariboo)

Cariboo Small Debts Court cause books

  • GR-0043
  • Series
  • 1895-1950

The series consists of two cause books from the Small Debts Court in Barkerville. The first, in accession 75-G-053, was created between November 1933 and September 1940. This volume also includes proceedings under the Deserted Wives Maintenance Act. The series also includes a Sheriff's record book for the County Court of Cariboo, created between April 1895 and September 1899, listing summonses issued and served in Quesnel, 150 Mile House, Soda Creek, Richfield, Ashcroft Station and Clinton. The second Barkerville cause book, in accession 83-0774, was created between February 1941 and February 1950. It includes receipts issued by the Gold Commissioner’s office at Barkerville.

The series also consists of one ledger created solely by the County Court of Cariboo for small debts cases heard in Quesnel and Williams Lake. The cause book is arranged chronologically, but there is a loose alphabetical index included in the volume. Cases dating from 1921-1923 were heard in Williams Lake, and cases from 1925-1948 were heard in Quesnel. The spine bindings on this volume indicate that the ledger may have originally been in the possession of the the Government Agent of 150 Mile House.

British Columbia. County Court (Cariboo)

Mechanics' Liens

  • GR-2347
  • Series
  • 1934-1953

Mechanics' Liens from 1934-1942, 1945, 1950, 1953.

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Naturalization case files

  • GR-2348
  • Series
  • 1914-1959

Naturalization case files (1914-1959), plus three files of correspondence regarding naturalization applications (1944-1958) and one file of correspondence, circulars, regulations, forms, fee schedules, etc. from the federal government (1948-1955).

British Columbia. County Court (Barkerville)

Presentments of the Grand Jurors

  • GR-2947
  • Series
  • 1867

Presentments of the Grand Jurors in and for the District of Cariboo East, July 1867. The report is submitted by J.H. Todd (foreman) to Chief Justice Begbie and reports on the Jury's inspection of the hospital, jail, court house, sidewalks and roads, fire hazards in town particularly the need for an explosives storehouse, the need for better trails to outlying creeks and the annoyance caused by an unnecessary number of dogs. Chief Justice Begbie responds to each of these points in his covering letter forwarding the presentments to the Colonial Secretary.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Barkerville)

Richfield Magistrate's charge and sentence books

  • GR-0598
  • Series
  • 1862-1917

This series consists of three volumes of Richfield Magistrate's record books. Volumes are a charge and sentence book, 1862-1874; charge and sentence book, 1974-1978, containing licencing records kept by the court registry, 1878-1907; and a notebook, 1887-1914, recording Magistrate's court cases at Richfield, Small Debts Court cases at Richfield and some cases at Soda Creek and Quesnel.

British Columbia. Provincial Court (Richfield)

Small Debts Court ledger and ledger of advances

  • GR-3611
  • Series
  • 1941-1952

The series consists of one ledger that includes both advance and refund information as well as balances from the Barkerville Small Debts Court. The first ten pages of the ledger appear to have been used by the Government Agent in Barkerville, and provide information on cash advances and refunds from 1941 to 1948. Many of the advances were made to police constables, and included in the ledger are several “Authority for Cash Advance” forms addressed to the Government Agent at Barkerville and signed by Sergeant T. R. Baker, who may have been provincial police sergeant Thomas Raymond Baker.

The second half of the ledger includes a list of receipts and disbursements for the Small Debts Court, presumed to be at Barkerville.

British Columbia. Government Agent (Barkerville)

Summonses and other material

  • GR-2528
  • Series
  • 1864-1871

Miscellaneous court documents, civil and criminal, at all court levels. Includes summonses, exhibits, warrants, orders, affidavits and sheriff forms, from Barkerville, Quesnel, Soda Creek, Richfield and Lytton.

British Columbia (Colony). County Court (Cariboo West)