Series GR-0018 - Prince George court record books

Title and statement of responsibility area

Title proper

Prince George court record books

General material designation

  • textual record

Parallel title

Other title information

Title statements of responsibility

Title notes

Level of description

Series

Reference code

GR-0018

Edition area

Edition statement

Edition statement of responsibility

Class of material specific details area

Statement of scale (cartographic)

Statement of projection (cartographic)

Statement of coordinates (cartographic)

Statement of scale (architectural)

Issuing jurisdiction and denomination (philatelic)

Dates of creation area

Date(s)

  • 1943-1954 (Creation)
    Creator
    British Columbia. Magistrate's Court (Prince George)

Physical description area

Physical description

11 cm of textual records

Publisher's series area

Title proper of publisher's series

Parallel titles of publisher's series

Other title information of publisher's series

Statement of responsibility relating to publisher's series

Numbering within publisher's series

Note on publisher's series

Archival description area

Name of creator

Name of creator

(1923-1990)

Biographical history

Archivist’s Note: The dates of the establishment of the County Court registries at Fort George and South Fort George have not yet been confirmed by BC Archives staff (as of March 2016).

The City of Prince George was incorporated on March 6, 1915.

Effective December 15, 1923, the new Prince George County Court Registry (County Court of Cariboo) was established and the County Court registries at Fort George and South Fort George were closed.

By OIC 0027-1924, the appointment of the Registrar of the County Court of Cariboo, Fort George Registry (George Milburn) was rescinded; Milburn was at the same time appointed Registrar for the new Prince George Registry. (Source: OIC 0027-1924; and notice given January 8, 1924 by the Attorney-General’s Department, in the BC Gazette, January 10, 1924, p. 51).

The office of the Registrar of the County Court at South Fort George was closed effective December 15, 1923. At that time, all books, documents, records, registrations and instruments filed in the closed registry were transferred to the office of the Registrar of the newly-created Prince George Registry of the County Court.

(Source: Attorney-General Department’s notice dated January 11, 1924, British Columbia Gazette 1924, p. 98).

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

Name of creator

Biographical history

The British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Fort George (the Fort George Registry, Cariboo Judicial District), effective September 1, 1914. It was approved and ordered by Order-in-Council # 0914-1914, dated July 17, 1914. The date of the establishment of the South Fort George registry of the County Court has not yet been confirmed by BC Archives staff (as of March 2016).

The City of Prince George was incorporated on March 6, 1915.

Effective December 15, 1923, the new Prince George Supreme Court Registry (Cariboo Judicial District) was established and the registries at Fort George and South Fort George were closed.

By OIC 0027-1924, the appointment of the District Registrar for the Supreme Court, Fort George Registry (George Milburn) was rescinded; Milburn was at the same time appointed District Registrar for the new Prince George Registry. (Source: OIC 0027-1924; and notice given January 8, 1924 by the Attorney-Generals’ Department, in BC Gazette, January 10, 1924, p. 51).

The office of the District Registrar of the Supreme Court at South Fort George was also closed effective December 15, 1923. At that time, all books, documents, records, registrations and instruments filed in the closed registry were transferred to the office of the Registrar of the newly-created Prince George Registry of the Supreme Court. (Source: Attorney-General Department’s notice dated January 11, 1924, British Columbia Gazette 1924, p. 98).

Currently (to March 31, 2016) the Prince George Registry of the Supreme Court continues as an active registry.

Custodial history

Scope and content

The series consists of Magistrate's record books for cases heard before Police Magistrate P.J. Moran, 1943-1952, and Stipendiary Magistrate George Hallett, 1943-1952. The series also includes a clerk's minute book for Supreme Court, County Court and Chambers cases heard in Prince George from October 1946 to August 1954.

Notes area

Physical condition

Immediate source of acquisition

Received from Government Agent, Prince George, 1975.

Arrangement

Language of material

Script of material

Location of originals

Availability of other formats

Restrictions on access

These records are subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act or other acts and access may be restricted. Please contact the BC Archives to determine the access status of these records.

Terms governing use, reproduction, and publication

Associated materials

Related materials

Accruals

General note

Accession number(s): 75-G-027

Alternative identifier(s)

Standard number area

Standard number

Access points

Place access points

Name access points

Genre access points

Control area

Description record identifier

Accession area