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Only top-level descriptions Nanaimo (B.C.) Court records--British Columbia--Vancouver Island
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Personal and official papers

  • GR-2277
  • Series
  • 1913-1951

Personal and official papers of Victor C. Fawcett, Official Administrator of Nanaimo, ca. 1900-1940. Official papers (Files 1-10) include court documents, police records; the personal papers (Files 11-13) relate to Edgar and Myra Fawcett.

British Columbia. Official Administrator (Nanaimo)

Record books

  • GR-2119
  • Series
  • 1948-1950

Record books from Nanaimo City Police Court.

British Columbia. Police Court (Nanaimo)

Administrative record books

  • GR-2118
  • Series
  • 1890-1912

Administrative record books kept by the Official Administrator, Mr. McAloney (to 1908) and Frederick L. Leighton (after 1908). Volume 1 begins as a Nanaimo City Police record book and has the pages prior to July 1908 glued together at the top.

British Columbia. Official Administrator (Nanaimo)

Informations, warrants and convictions

  • GR-2494
  • Series
  • 1872-1889; 1900-1916

This series consists of informations, warrants and convictions from the Nanaimo district. Records may be from the Nanaimo County Court, Supreme Court or Magistrate's Court. Informations are forms in which a witness submits evidence against someone accused of a crime. It includes a summary of the information and personal information of the witness and accused. Several different kinds of warrants are included, such as warrants to apprehend a suspect, warrants to commit someone to gaol and search warrants.

Records from 1872-1889 were grouped together in several volumes beginning with a cardboard name tag; these have been broken into multiple files for preservation. They are arranged mostly chronologically and all include a mixture of different types of records. Some records relate to the Comox District. Files 9 to 16 are not arranged chronologically and include a range of dates that overlap with other volumes.

Most records from 1900-1916 are signed by Stipendiary Magistrate, J.H. Simpson. These forms were removed from a Shannon file where the order of filing was broadly (not strictly) chronological.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Grand and Petit Jury Lists

  • GR-1321
  • Series
  • 1900

This series contains certified copies of the Grand and Petit Jury Lists for Nanaimo district, 1900.

British Columbia. Dept. of the Provincial Secretary

Plaint and procedure books

  • GR-2129
  • Series
  • 1950-1977

The series consists of plaint and procedure books created between 1876 and 1881, and 1885 to 1977. Volumes until 1955 are partly indexed, and volumes between 1955 and 1965 contain indexes slipped in the front of the volume. Volumes created between 1966 and 1977 do not include indexes. Indexes for the years 1974 to 1977 can be found in GR-3612. For 1882-1884 see GR-1727. Naturalization lists for 1892-1900.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Supreme Court family orders and reasons for judgment

  • GR-3702
  • Series
  • 1984-1997

The series consists of orders and reasons for judgment concerning family law cases heard in the Nanaimo Supreme Court between 1984 and 1997. The records are arranged by case file number and are in roughly chronological order. Orders are the formal expression of the ruling of the court, whereas reasons for judgment provide the explanation for the order. Reasons for judgment are given at the conclusion of a court hearing. Family law records include those relating to divorces, child custody, and family maintenance.

The records are covered by secondary 51450-25 of the Court Services Operational Records Classification Schedule (schedule 100152).

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Registrar's record book

  • GR-2125
  • Series
  • 1897-1914

The series is a registrar's record book from the Nanaimo Supreme Court, kept between March 1897 and October 1914.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Plaint and procedure books

  • GR-2127
  • Series
  • 1902-1924

Plaint and procedure books (1/1902 - 4/1924).

British Columbia. County Court (Ladysmith)

Nanaimo Supreme Court orders and judgments

  • GR-2308
  • Series
  • 1900-1995

The series consists of reasons for judgment and civil court orders dating from 1900 to 1995. Divorce orders are interfiled throughout. Records in this series are generally arranged by volume and folio number. While the series mainly consists of civil orders, there are also several boxes of reasons for judgment. Civil court orders are the formal expression of the rulings of the court, whereas the reasons for judgment are the explanation that the court gives at the conclusion of a hearing, explaining why an order is being made.

Files in containers 831029-0001 to 831029-0048 were originally housed in shannon folders upon their transferal to the Archives. For preservation purposes, these records were re-housed in acid free folders. The original shannon files were arranged by volume, with each volume contained in one file that generally ran from folios 1 to 200. The archivist has divided each shannon file into two acid-free folders. However, the original arrangement has been otherwise maintained, and the volume number is evident in the file title. A style of cause index was usually included at the top of each shannon folder; this has been placed at the beginning of the second folder for each volume. Shannon files were originally arranged by order number, with the first order in each volume located at the back of the file. This order has been maintained in the acid-free folders, so lower-numbered folios are towards the back of each file. Reasons for judgment were not intermingled, but rather were housed separately in accordion files.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo Supreme Court divorce case files

  • GR-2560
  • Series
  • 1900; 1912

Series consists of three divorce case files from the Nanaimo Supreme Court from 1900 and 1912.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo County Court firm index book and individual index book

  • GR-3189
  • Series
  • 1941-1966

Firm index book (vol. 1) and individual index book (vol. 2) with registrations #743-1554. The entries give the registration number, the name of the firm, the names of persons composing the firm and the date of the declaration. There are annotations of dissolution date in red ink.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo County Court criminal case files

  • GR-2480
  • Series
  • 1881-1933

Criminal case files for cases under the Speedy Trials Act, 1881-1913 and 1918-1933.

Crimes were committed in Alberni, Brechin, Campbell River, Cedar, Chemainus, Comox, Cortes Island, Courtenay, Cowichan, Cumberland, Denman Island, Departure Bay, Duncan, Extension Mines, Fort Rupert, Koksilah, Kuper Island, Hornby Island, Ladysmith, Malahat, Mud Bay, Oyster, Port Alberni, Quadra Island, Qualicum Beach, Quatsino, Union, VanAnda, Wellington.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Nanaimo County Court case cards

  • GR-3613
  • Series
  • 1977-1989

The series consists of case cards created by the Nanaimo County Court between 1977 and 1989. The cards are arranged by case number. An alphabetical index to the cards can be found in GR-3612.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Minute books

  • GR-2300
  • Series
  • 1891-1895, 1891-1968

Minute books for civil and criminal cases. The volume in container 830889-0016 includes an index.

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Criminal record books

  • GR-2496
  • Series
  • 1888-1967

Record book for Judge's Criminal Court and Speedy Trials (with attachments).

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

County Court indexes

  • GR-3612
  • Series
  • 1974-1990

The series consists of three volumes of alphabetical indexes to records created by the Nanaimo County Court between 1974 and 1990. The indexes are arranged alphabetically by the surname of the plaintiff. The index lists the plaintiff, the defendant and the file number. This number corresponds to case numbers in the plaint and procedure books (GR-2129) and case cards (GR-3613).

British Columbia. County Court (Nanaimo)

Cause book

  • GR-2143
  • Series
  • 1904-1905

Cause book (indexed) 2/1904 - 218/1905.

British Columbia. Small Debts Court (Nanaimo)

Assizes record books

  • GR-2295
  • Series
  • 1923-1960

Registrar's assizes record books, 1923-1942; 1942-1960. Formerly on reel B09862(2).

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

Assize court calendars

  • GR-2144
  • Series
  • 1916-1949

Assize court calendars, 1916-1923; 1926-1964.

British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)