Registers of Firms
This index will be of interest to those researching owners of firms Registered under the Firms Act, 1902. It records Name of Firm, Nature of Business, Place of Business, Date of Registration, Persons Carrying on Business, Additional People in the Business, Packet Number and Page Number for the period 1903 to 1922.
- Record series in the index: NRS 12961
- Entries in the index: 45,700+
It should be noted this is an index of the register entries only and that packet numbers of firms recorded in these registers have not survived. Therefore only the name of individuals operating the firm and the name of the firm may be located.
Further information on Firms and people registered to operate firms would require additional research.
We hold various records for companies and firms. See the catalogue under Registrar General for a list of records.
The registration of companies, according to the Companies Act, 1899, was undertaken by such registrars, assistant-registrars, clerks and servants as the Governor thought necessary. Between 1899 and 1955, the function of company registration was administered by the Companies and Firms Division of the Deeds Branch of Registrar General's Department. In conjunction with administering the Companies Act this Branch was also responsible for legislation concerning the registration of business names - firstly, the Registration of Firms Act, No. 100.1902 and secondly the Business Names Act, No 50, 1934.
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