Crease Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N of Harbledown Island, at S end of Broughton Archipelago Provincial Marine Park, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'07''N, 126°39'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

"Crease Island (not Lewis Island)" adopted in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Significance of the name "Lewis Island", as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq, not known.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

"Formerly named Lewis Island but changed in 1905 by the Geographic Board of Canada to Crease Island, after Sir Henry Pering Pellew Crease (1823-1905), Kt, the father of the Bar of British Columbia and late one of the judges of the Supreme Court of that province.... called to the Bar in England and afterwards emigrated in 1858 to the Crown colony of Vancouver Island. After an official career of ten years as attorney general and twenty-five years as judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, he retired in 1895 with the honour of knighthood.... Died at Victoria, 27 February 1905."

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)