Series GR-3711 - Victoria Supreme Court grants of letters probate

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Victoria Supreme Court grants of letters probate

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  • 1946-1989 (Creation)

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6.6 m textual records

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The series consists of both bound and loose grants of letters probate created by the Victoria Supreme Court between 1946 and 1989. Grants of letters probate were issued by the court system to grant authority to an estate’s executor/trix to administer the estate in question.

Grants of letters probate provide the name of the deceased, the date and place of death, the usual residence of the deceased, and the name of the executor.

The series is arranged by volume and folio, a system which is also broadly chronological. Grants are stamped with the volume and folio number, but also with the probate number of the deceased. An index to probate numbers can be found in GR-3016 (1950-2000) or GR-2083 (1941-1950).

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Physical condition

Records in containers 830477-0020 and 0021 were transferred to the Archives loose in bundles. These have been rehoused. Records in containers 830477-0001 to 0016 arrived at the Archives in bound volumes.

Immediate source of acquisition

Containers 830477-0001 to 0016 and 0020 to 0022 were transferred to the Archives from the Ministry of the Attorney General in 2000. Containers 830477-0017 to 0019 were transferred from the Victoria court registry in 2016.


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Associated materials

See GR-2083 and GR-3016 for Victoria probates and nominal probate indexes.

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Accession number(s) : 83-0477

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