Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-164

Lanark County Surrogate Court registers


About these records

Title
Lanark County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
1833, 1836-1837, 1848-1970
Physical Description

3.9 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of volumes that contain copies of all grants of probate and administration issued by the Bathurst District (up to 1849), the United Counties of Lanark and Renfrew (1850-1866), and the Lanark County Surrogate Court (1866-).

Prior to 1848, it appears that the Surrogate Court Registrar did not keep a proper record of grants of probate and administration issued from his office. Instead the Registers which exist for the years 1833, 1836 and 1837 would be more accurately called fee docket books since the information they contain are the fees charged for various documents filed or issued, the date, and, the name of the estate. As the only record of early grants made by this court, these docket books have been included in this series.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
Restrictions on Access
Researchers must use microfilm where available.
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 books up to 1932 and administration books up to 1936 are also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
There is a reel listing for Lanark County in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels. Registers are indexed by Series RG 22-165.

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.

1833-1970 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

How to order these records

From our Reading Rooms

1833, 1836, 1837: To view this material, order using Reference Code and year. Request via Circulation Desk.

1848 to 1902: First, consult reel listing for Lanark County in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels.

Probate Book, volume "M" 1902 to 1906: To view this volume, order using Reference Code and volume number. Request via Circulation Desk.

Probate Books 1906 to 1932: First, consult the reel listing in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels and retrieve the appropriate microfilm reel. Reels are available on self-service in the Reading Room.

Administration Books 1892 to 1936: First, consult the reel listing in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels and retrieve the appropriate microfilm reel. Reels are available on self-service in the Reading Room.

1932 to 1943: Request via Circulation Desk. A volume listing is available with a Reference Archivist.

1943 to 1970: Off-site. A minimum of one business day is required to retrieve original records from storage. Consult a Reference Archivist.

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By Microfilm Interloan
Some of this material 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.

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