Series GR-3589 - Merritt Supreme Court grants of letters of administration

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Merritt Supreme Court grants of letters of administration

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  • 1922-1981 (Creation)

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8 cm textual records

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In 1921 the British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Merritt, effective May 11, 1921. (Notice given by the Office of the Attorney-General, May 16, 1921, British Columbia Gazette May 19, 1921, p. 1654).

The registrar of the County Court at Merritt at the time was appointed registrar of the Supreme Court.

The Merritt courthouse closed full-time operation on 31 May 2002 but operated as a circuit court of Kamloops between June and July 2002. The courthouse then closed again but re-opened as a permanent circuit court of Kamloops on 10 October 2003 with sitting days starting on 1 February 2004. The successor to the Merritt registry is the Kamloops registry.

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The series consists of grants of letters of administration created by the Supreme Court of Merritt between 1922-1981. 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.

One volume includes letters of administration by the Official Administrator for the Electoral District of Yale, Merritt court registry.

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Container 939351-0001 and 831166-0001 were transferred from the Ministry of the Attorney General in October 2002. Container 831189-0001 was transferred from the Ministry of Justice in January 2016.


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Letters of administration from the Merritt County Court can be found in GR-3588.

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

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