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Ross Bay Cemetery block books

Series consists of records of ownership and usage of burial plots in Ross Bay Cemetery.

There are five volumes in this series. Each volume contains the following data elements: block, folio, road, plot, name and remarks. The folio number refers to the page on which the name appears in the plot books (CRS 311), the name section shows what person is interred in each grave, and the remarks section contains notes on the transfer of plots, reserve plots, exhumations, re-interments, and depths.

The organization of the volumes reflects the layout of the cemetery, a grid system that uses alphanumeric designations for the blocks, roads, direction, and plots.

The first volume, dated 1873 to ca. 1907, covers blocks A through M (not always in order). The other four volumes contain the same information as the earlier book, but have been updated. Volumes 2 and 3 contains blocks A through R. Volume 4 includes blocks S through W as well as additions to blocks Q and N and Sections 1 and 2, which were new areas of the Cemetery opened up around the time of the first World War. Volume 5 has the addition of sections 3 and 4, which were new areas of the Cemetery, opened up in the 1920s. Volumes 3 and 5 are a set.

The blocks were owned by either a church or the City. For example, blocks A, B, and F where owned by the Episcopal Church, block C and D by the Catholic Church, blocks E, F, K, L, and M by the City, block G by the Wesleyan Church, and block H by the Presbyterian Church

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Ross Bay Cemetery monthly burial register

Series consists of records of interments in Ross Bay Cemetery.

There are eight volumes in this series. The first three volumes (1883-1890) contain the following data elements: name, age (years/months), where born, where died, date of death, day and hour of burial, officiating clergyman, block, plot, road, undertaker, and remarks. The data elements in volumes 4 and 5 (1890-1908) were changed slightly and include permit number, name, age (yrs./mos.), where born, where died, day and hour of burial, officiating clergyman, block, East or West, plot, road, undertaker, and remarks.

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Cemetery Committee minutes

Series consists of minutes of this committee of Council, which dealt with the administration of Ross Bay Cemetery. Includes the minutes of only one meeting, found filed and bound within the records of CRS 202 (Minutes of the Court of Revision on Local Improvements). The meeting pertains to the "removal of the remains of certain persons interred in Block 'D', along the line of the roadway under construction there, in connection with Ross Bay sea wall".

Victoria (B.C.). Cemetery Committee

Ross Bay Cemetery grass plot books

The series consists of receipts for a contract for the maintenance of grass plots in Ross Bay Cemetery.

Each license consists of two parts, a duplicate that remained in the volume, and an original that was retained by the applicant. Each record contains the following data elements: license number, name, address, amount paid, location of plot(s) purchased, date, and the signatures of both the Secretary of Ross Bay Cemetery and the undertaker or purchaser.

The maintenance of grass plots was established by bylaw 2452 "Ross Bay Cemetery Grass Plots, Maintenance Fund bylaw, 1928" and adopted by a resolution of Council on29 April 1929.

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Ross Bay Cemetery plot licenses

Series consists of receipts for licenses for plots in Ross Bay Cemetery.

Each license consists of two parts, an original that remained in the volume, and a duplicate original that was retained by the applicant. Each record contains the following data elements: license number, name, address, amount paid, location of plot(s) purchased, date and was signed by both the Secretary of Ross Bay Cemetery and the undertaker or purchaser.

Starting in volume 5, copies of “Application for a deed of cemetery plot” and correspondence are often attached to the license. The burial permit number(s) is noted on the license.

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Ross Bay Cemetery burial permits

Series consists of the City’s copy of burial permits.

Each permit originally consisted of three parts: the City copy, the family copy, and a receipt. Each permit is numbered and captures the following information: name, age, where born, where died, date of death, day and hour of burial, officiating clergy, block, plot and road, undertaker, reserve plots, and fees.

The earliest permits are contained in bound volumes and date from December 1886 to October 1915. In October 1915 the system was changed to a three-part carbon-copy form. And the data collected changed slightly to include cause of death, re-opening, interment, exhumation, and total cost.

Other forms related to the burial may be attached to the burial permit, such as Order for Interment of Body, Medical Certificate of Death, Warrant to Bury After a View, Certificate of Cremation, and other forms and correspondence related to the transportation of remains.

Previous record keeping practices included licences for plots and perpetual maintenance contracts in the burial permitting system. While these records use the same numbering as the burial permits, they are distinct records series with their own access restrictions (see below).

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

Ross Bay Cemetery plot books

Series consists of occupancy records of burial plots in Ross Bay Cemetery. The series includes substantially the same information as that captured on the burial permit (CR-0235). Data elements include: permit number, name, age, where born, where died, day and hour of burial, clergyman, block and plot number, undertaker and remarks. The remarks section contains notes on the transfer of plots, reserve plots, exhumations, re-interments, and depths. A name index at the start of each volume gives a cross-reference to a folio in the volume.

The permit number system was not introduced until March 1884.

Victoria (B.C.). Parks Department

City of Victoria annual budget

Series consists of annual budgets in the form of reports to Council.

Titled "Annual Budget" from 1980-1997 and "Budget Report" thereafter.

Victoria (B.C.). Finance Department

City Council agendas

Series consists of agendas of City Council meetings.

The series includes a variety of correspondence, reports, and other materials that provide the background material for discussion.

Victoria (B.C.). City Council

Committee of the Whole minutes

Series consists of minutes of this special committee of Council, which serves as a forum for Councillors to consider and discuss various issues in a less formal manner than Council meetings themselves permit.

Victoria (B.C.). Committee of the Whole

113 Gorge Road East

Consists of application by C.J.V. Spratt to connect building at 113 Gorge Road East to construct plumbing.

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