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6 judgments against the Defendant - Sheldon

Patrick v. Sheldon (7); Victoria; 1864.01
No. of Plaint – 1012

Stemmler v. Sheldon
No. of Plaint – 1002

Cowther v. Sheldon
No. of Plaint – 1019

Turner v. Sheldon
No. of Plaint – 1151

Force v. Sheldon
No. of Plaint – 1154

Haggin v. Sheldon
No. of Plaint – 1422

(6) Summons; list of debts

  • the Plaintiffs had all received judgments against the Defendant for various amounts of money by the court. The debts remain unsatisfied by the Defendant, Mary Sheldon. The Summons all indicate that if the debts are not satisfied within a certain amount of time, the goods and chattels of the Defendant will be sold in order to satisfy the debts. The list indicates the amounts owed by Sheldon to the various parties involved in causes with her.

A Bill. An Act to grant Jurisdiction to Justices of the Peace and Stipendiary Magistrates in Civil Cases. Whereas, it is expedient to establish local Courts for the collection of small debts in the districts of the Colony of Vancouver Island and its dependencies, and the authorize the stipendiary magistrate appointed to the act, …

A BILL. AN ACT TO GRANT JURISDICTION TO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE AND STIPENDIARY MAGISTRATES IN CIVIL CASES. ... 252. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS THE VANCOUVER ISLAND DISTRICT COURT ACT 1864 .... [foot of page 38].

A Bill. An Act to grant Jurisdiction to Justices of the Peace in Civil Cases. No Courts Except in Victoria. Whereas there are no courts for the collection of debt held in any district of this colony, except in Victoria city; …

A BILL. AN ACT TO GRANT JURISDICTION TO JUSTICES OF THE PEACE IN CIVIL CASES. ... 42. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “THE MAGISTRATE’S COURT ACT, 1863.” [middle of p. 6].

A Bill Entitled “An Act to facilitate the recovery of Small Debts, and other Demands.” Whereas, an Inferior or summary Court of Civil Justice is established in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies which hath heretofore sat at Victoria in the said Colony, and …

A BILL ENTITLED “AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE RECOVERY OF SMALL DEBTS, AND OTHER DEMANDS.” … PASSED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THE FIRST DAY OF FEBRUARY, 1866. E.J. NESBITT.

A Bill entitled An Act to Establish Pilots for the Port of Victoria, and for other purposes relating thereto. Whereas it is expedient to provide efficient Pilots for vessels entering or leaving the port of Victoria; and whereas it is expedient to make regulations relating thereto; …

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT TO ESTABLISH PILOTS FOR THE PORT OF VICTORIA AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES RELATING THERETO. ... 25. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES , AS “THE VICTORIA PILOT ACT, 1863.”

A Bill Entitled an Act to exempt the Homestead and other Property from forced Seizure and Sale in certain cases. Whereas, it is expedient to exempt portions of the Real and Personal Estate of Debtors and other from forced Seizure and Sale in certain cases: …

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE HOMESTEAD AND OTHER PROPERTY FROM FORCED SEIZURE AND SALE IN CERTAIN CASES. … XIV. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “THE HOMESTEAD ACT, 1866.” PASSED THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL THIS 18TH DAY OF JUNE 1866. E.J. NESBITT, CLERK OF THE COUNCIL.

A Bill Entitled An Act to provide for taking the Census of the Colony and for obtaining other Statistical Information. Whereas it is expedient to make provision for taking the Census of the Colony during the A.D. 1865, and in every fifth year thereafter: …

A BILL ENTITLED AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR TAKING THE CENSUS OF THE COLONY AND FOR OBTAINING OTHER STATISTICAL INFORMATION.

Includes questions to be asked.

A Bill entitled, an Act to amend “an Act to provide for the administration of oaths in the House of Assembly, and the production of evidence before committees of the same.” Whereas, it is desirable that provision be made to enable each and all of the members of the Executive Council, and of the Legislative Council, and of the House of Assembly, to take the same oath of allegiance, or make the same…

A BILL ENTITLED, AN ACT TO AMEND “AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS IN THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY, AND THE PRODUCTION OF EVIDENCE BEFORE COMMITTEES OF THE SAME.” ... V. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS THE LEGISLATIVE OATH’S ACT, 1863.”

A Bill For the Passage of an Act respecting the property of Religious Institutions in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly of Vancouver’s Island, enacts as follows: …

[Royal coat of arms A] A BILL FOR THE PASSAGE OF AN ACT RESPECTING THE PROPERTY OF RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS IN THE COLONY OF VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. PASSED THE COUNCIL ON ITS RETURN FROM THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 5TH, 1859. E. CRIDGE, HON. SEC’Y.

A Bill Intituled An Act to Confirm certain Titles to Real Property in Vancouver Island and its Dependencies. Whereas, doubts have been entertained whether the conveyances of Real Estate in Vancouver Island and its dependencies heretofore executed on behalf of the Hudson’s Bay Company under and by virtue of letters or powers …

A BILL INTITULED AN ACT TO CONFIRM CERTAIN TITLES TO REAL PROPERTY IN VANCOUVER ISLAND AND ITS DEPENDENCIES. ... II. THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS THE ACT FOR CONFIRMING TITLES FROM THE HUDSON’S BAY COMPANY, 1865.

A Bill To Amend the Law of Evidence. Whereas doubts have arisen as to the competency of the Aborigines to give evidence in Courts of Law in the Colony, by reason of their imperfect comprehension of the obligations now necessary to give validity to their testimony to be taken; …

A BILL TO AMEND THE LAW OF EVIDENCE. WHEREAS DOUBTS HAVE ARISEN AS TO THE COMPETENCY OF THE ABORIGINES TO GIVE IN COURTS OF LAW IN THE COLONY, BY REASON OF THEIR IMPERFECT COMPREHENSION [etc.] ... THIS ORDINANCE MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “THE NATIVE EVIDENCE ORDINANCE, 1865.”

A Bill To Incorporate the town of Nanaimo. Whereas, it is expedient to erect the village of Nanaimo into a town and to establish a Municipal Council therein; Be it therefore enacted by the Governor, on Her Majesty’s behalf, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and Assembly, as follows: …

A BILL TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN OF NANAIMO. … THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS THE “NANAIMO INCORPORATION ACT, 1866.”

Notwithstanding, Nanaimo was not incorporated until 1874, apparently.

A Bill to Restrain the Issue in certain cases of Writs of Capias ad respondendum and Ne exeat regno. Whereas it is expedient to put an end to vexatious arrests made under and by force of certain Writs of Capias ad respondendum and Ne exeat regno, issuable within the jurisdiction of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies, …

A BILL TO RESTRAIN THE ISSUE IN CERTAIN CASES OF WRITS OF CAPIAS AD RESPONDENDUM AND NE EXEAT REGNO. ... THIS ACT MAY BE CITED FOR ALL PURPOSES AS “THE WRIT OF CAPIAS RESTRICTION ACT, 1863.”

A. Bunster, assignee of G. Balls v. W. Rowland and others

Rowland was indebted to partners Mason and Balls on a bond and an equitable mortgage made by him to them. Rowland was out of the jurisdiction of the court and could not be found; a final order or foreclosure was made. Includes orders (including order vesting estate of W. Rowland in Mason and Bunster), and affidavits of R. Bishop and G. Mason.

Adams v. Eddy (3); Victoria; 1860.03

No. of Plaint – 271
Summons; Invoice for $10; Warrant

  • Eddy was summoned to appear in court to answer Adams for the amount of £2.5.8. The amount was owed for goods delivered to various residences for the Defendant. Because the debt as not satisfied within the stated amount of time, the court orders that the goods and chattels of the Defendant are to be sold to satisfy the debt. A note on the execution states that Eddy satisfied the debt before the goods and chattels were sold.

Allan v. Nunn (3); Victoria; 1861.40

No. of Plaint – 843

Summons; Invoice for £19.13.9; Judgment Confessed

  • Nunn is summoned to appear in court to answer the Plaintiff for the total amount of £22.5.5. The amount is due for rent of a house, furniture and money lent by the Plaintiff to the Defendant.

Alston v. Bagnall

File consists of six documents: Agreement for Arbitration; Affidavit of Execution of Agreement to Arbitrate; Affidavit of Service;
Rule; Declaration; and Insurance that the submission herein be made a Rule of the Court. Alston and others guaranteed to the Bank of British North America an open credit for twelve months not to exceed the sum of $1,500 in favor of J. Bagnall. To secure payment of such guarantee, J. Bagnall executed a Bill of Sale of certain pianos and the amount of such sale was placed to the credit of J. Bagnall. Alston claims to have paid the Bank $293 on behalf of the guarantee and seeks action to recover the rest against J. Bagnall.

Amendments To a Bill entitled “An Act to amend the Franchise Act, 1859.” The Title of the Bill to be as follows: A Bill entitled An Act to consolidate and amend the Laws affecting the Franchise and Representation in the Colony of Vancouver Island and its Dependencies …

AMENDMENTS TO A BILL ENTITLED “AN ACT TO AMEND THE FRANCHISE ACT, 1859.” …. READ A THIRD TIME AND PASSED THE COUNCIL THIS 9TH OF MAY 1866. E.J. NESBITT. [middle of page 4.]

An Act for Better Prohibiting the Sale or Gift of Intoxicating Liquors to the Indians. Whereas, it is expedient to Prevent the Sale or Gift of Spirituous Liquors to Indians. Be it therefore enacted by the Governor on Her Majesty’s behalf, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council…

[Royal coat of arms, small] AN ACT FOR BETTER PROHIBITING THE SALE OR GIFT OF INTOXICATING LIQUORS TO THE INDIANS. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, 2nd NOVEMBER, 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.

Repeals the 1854 Act of Council and sets forth new definitions and fines. Indian Liquor Act.

An Act for consolidating in one Act certain provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the making of Railways. Whereas, it is expedient to comprise in one general Act sundry provisions usually introduced into Acts of Parliament, authorizing the construction of Railways, and that as well for the purposes of avoiding the necessity of repeating such provisions in each of the several Acts relating to such undertaking, …

[Coat of arms A] AN ACT FOR CONSOLIDATING IN ONE ACT CERTAIN PROVISIONS USUALLY INSERTED IN ACTS AUTHORIZING THE MAKING OF RAILWAYS. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A.D. 1863. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.

Vancouver Island Railway Clause Consolidation Act, 1863.

An Act for consolidating in one Act certain provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the taking of Lands for undertakings of a Public nature. Whereas It is expedient to establish certain conditions and provisions upon and in accordance with which Land required for undertakings or works of a public nature may be acquired and the manner of obtaining compensation for the same…

AN ACT FOR CONSOLIDATING IN ONE ACT CERTAIN PROVISIONS USUALLY INSERTED IN ACTS AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF LANDS FOR UNDERTAKINGS OF A PUBLIC NATURE. ... THIS ACT MAY BE CITED AS THE “VANCOUVER ISLAND LAND CLAUSES CONSOLIDATION ACT, 1863.”

Draft of Vancouver Island Land Clauses Consolidation Act, 1863.

An Act for consolidating in one Act certain provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the taking of Lands for undertakings of a Public nature. Whereas It is expedient to establish certain conditions and provisions upon and in accordance with which Land required for undertakings or works of a public nature may be acquired and the manner of obtaining compensation for the same…

[Coat of arms A] AN ACT FOR CONSOLIDATING IN ONE ACT CERTAIN PROVISIONS USUALLY INSERTED IN ACTS AUTHORIZING THE TAKING OF LANDS FOR UNDERTAKINGS OF A PUBLIC NATURE. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT THE TWENTY-FIFTH DAY OF FEBRUARY, A.D., 1863. JAMES DOUGLAS, GOVERNOR.

Vancouver Island Land Clauses Consolidation Act, 1863.

An Act for preventing Frauds upon Creditors by Secret Bills of Sale of Personal Chattels. Whereas, frauds are frequently committed upon Creditors by Secret Bills of Sale of Personal Chattels, whereby persons are enable to keep up the appearance of being in good circumstances and possessed of Property, and the grantees or holders of such Bills of Sale have the power of taking possession…

V. [large] [Coat of arms A] R. AN ACT FOR PREVENTING FRAUDS UPON CREDITORS BY SECRET BILLS OF SALE OF PERSONAL CHATTELS. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT THIS 28TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, A.D. 1861. JAMES DOUGLAS.

Bills of Sale Act, 1861.

An Act for Rendering the Administration of Justice in Minor Criminal Cases more Speedy and Certain. Whereas, many persons charged with minor Criminal Offences, often escape from punishment, by reason of the delays now occurring in the Administration of Justice in Criminal Cases; Be it enacted by the Governor on Her Majesty’s behalf, …

[Royal coat of arms] AN ACT FOR RENDERING THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN MINOR CRIMINAL CASES MORE SPEEDY AND CERTAIN. ... RECEIVED MY ASSENT, THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER, AD. 1860. JAMES DOUGLAS GOVERNOR.

Minor Offences Act.

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