Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-183

Prescott and Russell United Counties Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Prescott and Russell United Counties Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
1823-1906, 1915-1926, 1930-1934, 1943-1948
Physical Description

13 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of copies of grants of probate and administration for the Surrogate Court for the Ottawa District (1823-1849) and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (1850-). From 1913, they also contain grants of guardianship. Registers, also known as probate and administration books, contain the court's copy of all grants of probate (in estates with wills) and administration (estates without wills) issued by the Probate Court and the local Surrogate Courts. Prior to 1858, there appears to have been no standard format established for the Registers. As a result, the contents and organisation of the Registers for the early Surrogate Courts can vary. After 1858, a standard format was laid down.

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

Registers up to 1934 (volume L) are also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
A reel listing is available in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels and as part of the Microfilm Interloan Service Catalogue which may be found on the Archives of Ontario Web site.

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.

1823-1948 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

How to order these records

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To view material up to 1934, first consult User's Guide to Surrogate Court microfilm reels to round down your search. For later registers, consult a Reference Archivist.

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By Microfilm Interloan
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