Series VPRS 790
Suitors Fund Ledgers
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Date Range: Series ? 1852 - ? 1927
  Series in Custody 1867 - 1927
  Contents 1867 - 1927
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1852 - cont Supreme Court of Victoria VA 2549
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1852 - cont Supreme Court of Victoria VA 2549
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  • Function / Content
    The Master in Equity was responsible for the administration of the Supreme Court in Equity as well as holding various other positions. In 1883 under the Judicature Act the position of Prothonotary of the Supreme Court (VA 433) was established to relieve the Master in Equity of the administration of matters not related to Equity. The Prothonotary later assumed responsibility for the Equity functions of the Master in Equity.

    The series records receipts and disbursements related to suits before the Court,
    in the administration of deceased estates for which the Court was responsible or which were being held in trust; moneys held in trust and in the administration of trust accounts.

    Details relating to receipts (DR) are entered under the headings of: Date from: Particulars; Journal Folio; Cash Folio; Amount and Total. Details relating to disbursements (CR) are entered under the same headings. A notation states that a card system was instituted from September 1927.

  • Recordkeeping System
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    Entries were made according to the case . At the front of most of the volume is an alphabetical index of persons who paid money to the account or received money from the account.

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Consignment Number Contents Date Range Public Access No. of Units
P0000 1867 - 1922 Open 6
P0001 1918 - 1927 Open 1
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