Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-187

Northumberland and Durham United Counties Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Northumberland and Durham United Counties Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

152 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of copies of grants of probate and administration for the Surrogate Court for the Newcastle District (1803-1849) and the United Counties of Northumberland and Durham (1850-1949).

Until approximately 1842, they also contain copies of the petitions for probate or administration and any citations or affidavits related to a grant. During the same period, the court began to record grants of probate and grants of administration in separate volumes.

It should be noted that the Administration Book, 1843-1856, does record some grants of probate. After 1856 and until 1899 the court also kept separate registers for grants of administration with wills annexed. These were grants for estates where the testator had failed to name executors in the will.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
Restrictions on Access
No restrictions on 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

Volumes dating from 1803-1931 are also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
An online finding aid is available for this series. For microfilmed records up to 1931, a reel listing is available 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.

1803-1949 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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