Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-176
22 volumes of textual records
Series consists of registers kept by the Registrar of the Surrogate Court for the Eastern District (1794-1800), the Johnstown District (1800-1849) and the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville (1850-) to serve as the court's record of all grants of probate, administration, or guardianship issued by the court. Prior to 1858 there was no prescribed format for the books and so the content of the books may vary somewhat for this period. However, entries typically consist of transcripts of wills and letters probate in cases of probate, transcripts of letters of administration in cases of administration, and transcripts of appointment orders in cases of guardianship.
Prior to 1911, series consists of volumes with handwritten entries. From 1911, the series consists of facsimiles of letters of probate, administration, or guardianship and typewritten copies of wills which have been removed from their original binders and are filed in folders.
Volumes 1 and 2 and part of volume 3 are each indexed.
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1794 to 1901: First, consult reel listing for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels.
1901 to 1906: Order from the Circulation Desk using the appropriate Reference Code, Series RG 22-176, Volume 9.
1906 to 1931: First, consult reel listing for the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels.
1931 to 1936: Order from the Circulation Desk using the appropriate Reference Code, volumes 19-22.
1937 to 1956: Off-site. A minimum of one business day is required to retrieve original records from storage. Order from the Circulation Desk using the appropriate Reference Code, volumes 22-31.
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