Series GR-3787 - Vernon Supreme Court civil cause books

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Vernon Supreme Court civil cause books

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  • 1901-1958 (Creation)
    British Columbia. Supreme Court (Vernon)

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11 cm of textual material

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In 1901, the British Columbia government established a Supreme Court registry at Vernon, in the Cariboo Judicial District, by Order-in-Council #0084-1901, (March 6, 1901) and effective April 1, 1901.

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

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The series consists of civil cause books from the Vernon Supreme court covering 1901-1916 and 1954-1958. Cause books provide details such as the name of parties involved, the names of their solicitors, nature of the claim and a listing of proceedings in the case. Subjects include a variety of financial matters, divorces, probates and estate administration, adoption orders, and other civil cases.

Volume one does not include an index, and several files are noted to be “from Vancouver registry.” Volumes two and three have indexes. Volume two has two separate indexes: a large index at the front of the volume and a smaller separate index tucked in the front cover of the volume. These two indexes have overlapping information, but some information may be unique to each index.

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Transferred to the BC Archives from the Vernon Court Registry in 2016.


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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 for these records.

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Accession number: 83-1018

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