This series are registers of the appointment of Commissioners of the Supreme Court authorised to take affidavits, issue writs, appointed JPs , etc. under the "Common Law Process Act 1867". There were explicit limitations to the commissions, such as: valid only while residing within ten miles of their practice, if residing out of the Colony and, in the case of Police Magistrates, Receiving Clerks, etc, limited to the time they held their office.
The information provided includes name and residence of the Commissioners residing in the Colony and beyond the Colony, the limitation of appointment, profession and remarks (such as more limitations, the commission date, death of the Commissioner, cessation or cancellation of appointment, etc.
The volumes have a list of Commissioners by Queensland regions at the front. Volume two contains a revised list of appointed Commissioners for 1973.