Series GR-0791 - Records with regard to Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt lands

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Records with regard to Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt lands

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  • 1916 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Commission of Inquiry Into Certain Claims Respecting Lands Situated Within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway Land Belt [1916]

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Originals, 45 cm

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Appointed August 3, 1916. Commissioner: Mr. Justice F. B. Gregory, of the Supreme Court.

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"A Commission... to enquire into certain claims respecting lands situated within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo railway land belt, and the present status of all lands excepted out of the said belt." Aso known as the Settlers' Rights Commission.

Justice F.B. Gregory was appointed August 3, 1916 to investigate claims to Crown Grants by settlers who occupied or improved lands located within the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway belt prior to December 19, 1883. In addition, he was to investigate the status of lands excluded from the grant as therefore not passing with the grant to the Dominion Government, or held as school reserves. [Holmes, Marjorie C. Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry under the "Public Inquiries Act" in British Columbia, 18721942. A Checklist. Victoria, B.C.] .

GR-0791 contains claims submitted by settlers to the Commission. No report has been found.

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Transferred from the Legislative Library, 1979.


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Commissioner: Mr. Justice F.B. Gregory (appointed 3 August 1916).

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