Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-396

Kent County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Kent County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

26 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers for the Surrogate Court of Kent County. Registers were divided into probate and administration books before 1903. This series contains the court's copy of all grants of probate (in estates with wills) and administration (estates without wills) issued by the Surrogate Court of the County of Kent. The registers also contain copies of grants of guardianship issued by the court.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
Restrictions on Access
Access to the original material is closed if the material is available on microfilm. Access to all other materials is not restricted.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Copyright is primarily held by the Crown. There are no restrictions on reproduction. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast form.
Availability of Other Formats

Probate and administration books for 1851-1902 are also available on self-serve microfilm GS 1, reels 237 to 240.

Registers for 1903 to 1930 are also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
An online finding aid is available for this series. This series is indexed by series RG 22-395, Kent County Surrogate Court indexes. A volume listing of the registers in this series is available in Appendix A129 of Inventory 22. See also the User's Guide to Surrogate Court Microfilms for a reel listing of registers 1851-1930. Click here to view

Agency or agencies that created these records

These records were created by the following Ontario government agency or agencies. Click on the agency reference code for information about this agency and other records it created.

1851-1944 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

How to order these records

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Consult the online finding aid for information on how to view these records.

Consult the index in series RG 22-395, Kent County Surrogate Court indexes, which is also available on microfilm GS 2, reel 67.

For post 1902 volumes, consult Appendix A129 and request using the appropriate Reference Code.

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By Microfilm Interloan
Some of the microfilmed material in this series is available through the Archives of Ontario's Microfilm Interloan Service, which allows you to borrow microfilmed archival records through a library or other institution that participates in the interlibrary loan system.