Series GR-2213 - Nanaimo Supreme Court probate/estate files

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Nanaimo Supreme Court probate/estate files

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  • 1881-1948, 1949-2005 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (Nanaimo)

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24 reels of microfilm (1881-1948, 16 mm), 46.2 m of textual records (1949-2005)

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The series consists of probate/estate files from the Supreme and County courts from Nanaimo and district.

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Transferred from Ministry of Attorney General, 1989 and 2001, and from the Ministry of Justice (January 2016 and January 2017).


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The following files were missed in microfilming and are in container 002340-0524.

41/1939 MORGAN, Annie
26/1941 GRIFFITHS, Jane
28/1941 MURRAY, Janet Robertson
29/1941 HARWOOD, Florence A
30/1941 DAY, Sarah
31/1941 BELL, Margaret
32/1941 NICHOLSON, Thomas
33/1941 CARRUTHERS, Mary Ann
34/1941 KNOTT, George K
35/1941 CAIRNS, Thomas D
36/1941 FOLKARD, Albert
37/1941 FLETCHER, Elizabeth A
38/1941 SHAW, Ellen Sterling
39/1941 MATHEWS, Louisa Matilda
41/1941 MICHAEL, Walter Edward
42/1941 LAIRD, Mary W
43/1941 DOVE, Emily
44/1941 MESTDAG, August
45/1941 DIX, Matilda Malinda
46/1941 VON PLATEN, Alice Rudderow
47/1941 MERRIFIELD, Jane Penrose
48/1941 BENTON, Ann Elizabeth
49/1941 METRAL, Felicienne
50/1951 SIM, George Alexander

A record for a James Thomas who died in Nanaimo in 1887 was located in a box of miscellaneous court records in November 2021. These related mostly to GR-1304 (Victoria probates) but appear to have been pulled from files in the 1980s. It appears that the record for James Thomas likely relates to file 45B/1887 in series GR-2213. It can be found in container 002340-2158.

Three letters relating to the file of George Mills (file 19A) were found in a box of miscellaneous court records in November 2021. The records had been pulled from files in GR-1304 during microfilming in the 1980s. It appears that these letters had been misfiled in the file of George Mills (1468/1888) in GR-1304. They were missed during microfilming. They are now available in container 002340-2158.

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See GR-4143 for associated original Nanaimo wills probated between 1986-1991.

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From 1881-1950 there are probates from both Supreme and County Court.

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Accession number(s): 83-1121; 90-0836; 90-0854; G89-050; G89-069

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Archives code(s): B09651-B09674

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