Payne to Under-Secretary of State
Silver Street
Edmonton N.
24 June 1869
Sir,
Can you inform me how I can procure the Certificates of Marriage & burial of John William Wignell who was killed in a coal mine in British Columbia about this time last year. The name of the place is "Nanaimo."
This information is required by his relations in England & is of great importance to them. I have enquired at Somerset House where they referred meManuscript image to your Office. If the Certificates can be obtained thro your office please let me know the amount of fees &c & I will remit the amount to you. I enclose a stamped & directed envelope for reply & remain, Sir
Yours obedtly
W. Francis Payne

The Under Secretary of State
Colonial Office
14 Downing Street S.W.
Minutes by CO staff
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Sir F. Sandford
Answer that the Certificates of Deaths are not sent to this Country & that he should apply to P.J. Hankin Esq., Colonial Secretary, B. Columbia.
CC 25/6
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At once.
FRS 26/6
Other documents included in the file
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Sandford to Payne, 29 June 1869, advising that he must apply to the Colonial Secretary of British Columbia for the required certificates.
Payne, W. Francis to Monsell, William 24 June 1869, CO 60:37, no. 7089, 574. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. James Hendrickson and the Colonial Despatches project. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/B696P01.html.

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