Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-154

Court of Probate registers of grants of probate and of administration

About these records

Court of Probate registers of grants of probate and of administration
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

14 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers kept by the Registrar of the court to serve as the Court of Probate's record of all grants of probate or administration issued by the court.

After 1827, the registers also record all appointments of guardianship made by the court. As there was no prescribed format to which the books had to conform, the content of the books varies over time.

Typically, the entries consist of transcripts of wills in cases of probate, transcripts of letters of administration in cases of administration, and transcripts of orders of appointment in cases of guardianship. Sometimes also included are transcripts of relevant affidavits, oaths, petitions, and orders.

Each volume is indexed. There is also a single alphabetical index to volumes A through N (RG 22-154-0-14).

The final entries for Register F for November-December 1842 are entered at the back of Register E.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Upper Canada. Court of Probate
Restrictions on Access
Access to the original material is closed. The material is available on microfilm for access.
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.
Related Material

Related case files are found in series RG 22-155 (Court of Probate estate files).

Availability of Other Formats

Series is also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
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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.

1796-1858 :

Court of Probate (BA43)

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