Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-357
34.8 metres of textual records
Series consists of estate files containing the original documentation filed with the court in proceedings leading to a grant of probate or administration. Typically, an estate file includes the original will in cases of probate, administration bonds in cases of administration, petitions for probate or administration and supporting affidavits, and the order for probate or administration.
While some inventories of estates exist for the early period, the occurrence of these in the files becomes more frequent after 1892 when the Succession Duty Act required detailed inventories and lists of heirs to be included in the files of taxable estates. When the value of taxable estates was lowered by an amendment to the act in 1907, the presence of these inventories and lists becomes even more common.
If the will or the grant of probate or administration was contested, the estate file should also include the caveat filed against the estate, relevant citations and affidavits, and the final judgment issued by the court.
Files are arranged numerically by grant number.
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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.
|Surrogate Courts (BA44)|
To identify later files, you may use the 1863-1900 index for Victoria County in the Archives Reading Room or the indexes cited in the User's Guide to Surrogate Court and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels.
1863 to 1930: Consult reel listing for Victoria County in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels.
1931 to 1967: Please note that this material is stored off-site. A minimum of 1 business day is required to retrieve the material from storage. Please contact a Reference archivist for more information. Order from the Circulation Desk using the grant number from the wills index (microfilm GS 2, reel 193).
1968 to present: Please contact Superior Court of Justice - Estates Division, 440 Kent Street West, Lindsay, Ontario, K9V 6G8, 705-324-1400.
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