Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-373

Brant County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Brant County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

33 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) and administration (estates without wills) issued by the Surrogate Court of the County of Brant. Until 1892, the registers also contain copies of grants of guardianship issued by the court.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
Restrictions on Access
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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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario from the Brantford Courthouse.
Related Material

See Series RG 22-325 for related estate files. See Series RG 22-1177 for post-1892 guardianship books containing letters of guardianship.

Availability of Other Formats

Registers from 1853 to 1931 are also available on microfilm.

Accruals to this series are received intermittently.

Finding Aid
An online finding aid is available for this series. The index to this series is Series RG 22-1178, Brant County Surrogate Court general index, available on microfilm GS 2, reel 1. There is a reel listing available for 1867 to 1903 registers in the User's Guide to Surrogate Court microfilm reels. 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.

1853-1944 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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By Microfilm Interloan
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