Series VPRS 42
Batman versus Lonsdale: Supreme Court Papers
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Date Range: Series 1842 - 1846
  Series in Custody 1842 - 1846
  Contents 1839 - 1861
Public Access: Open
Location: North Melbourne
Format of Records: Physical
 
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1842 - 1846 Supreme Court of N.S.W. for the District of Port Phillip VA 914
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1852 - cont Supreme Court of Victoria VA 2549
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  • Function / Content
    At the death of John Batman in 1839 his will was described as being complicated, rigid and out of date. Real estate listed and bequeathed in the will had already been sold and verified debts exceeded his personal assets with the executors held themselves powerless to release the three remaining allotments of land held by Batman. Legal proceedings on behalf of Batmans younger daughters were taken in 1842 with the case continuing to drag on in chancery.

    This series consists of the papers related to this lengthy legal suit for the settlement of John Batmans estate.

  • Recordkeeping System
    Papers are arranged and listed as transferred to the Public Record Office of Victoria.

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