Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-226

Norfolk County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Norfolk County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

37 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers, also known as probate and administration books, which contain the court's copy of all grants of probate (in estates with wills), administration (estates without wills), and guardianships issued by the Surrogate Court for the Talbot District (1839-1849) and the County of Norfolk (1850-). Also included are copies of administration and succession duty bonds. Register No. 1 has a different format from the rest of the Registers. Instead of a proper grant format, estates were registered in the form of an affidavit of authenticity of the will and a copy of the will (in the case of testates) or an affidavit re: death (for intestates) was included.

Each Register is individually indexed with the exception of Register No. 1. An index to Register No. 1 is contained in the first volume of this series.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
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.
Availability of Other Formats

Registers up to 1910 and 1928-1930 are also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
An online finding aid is available for this series. Registers after 1931 are indexed by Series RG 22-227-0-23. 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.

1839-1944 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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