Series GR-3588 - Merritt County Court grants of letters of administration

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Merritt County Court grants of letters of administration

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GR-3588

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  • 1913-1978 (Creation)

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16 cm textual records

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Archivist’s Note: The date of the establishment of the County Court at Merritt has not yet been confirmed by BC Archives staff (as of March 2016). It is known that the registry existed in 1921. At that time, the British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Merritt, effective May 11, 1921, and the registrar of the County Court at Merritt at the time was appointed registrar of the new Supreme Court registry.

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

Custodial history

Accession 83-1189 appears to have been in the custody of the Supreme Court of Merritt for some time prior to transferal to the BC Archives.

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The series consists of grants of letters of administration created by the County Court of Merritt, and County Court of Yale holden at Merritt between 1913 and 1978. Typical records include the name of the deceased and the date and place of death, as well as the name of the appointed administrator and their relationship to the deceased.

Some volumes may include letters of administration by the Official Administrator, wills annexed or succession duty forms annexed.

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Transferred from Court Services in January 2016. Container 939350-0001, 939351-0002, 939351-0003 and 831166-0001 was transferred from the Ministry of the Attorney General in October 2002.

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Accession number(s) : 83-1166, 83-1189, 93-9350, 93-9351

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