Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-204

Wentworth County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Wentworth County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
1816-1950, 1961-1962, 1968-1976
Physical Description

73 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 Gore District (1816-1849), the United Counties of Wentworth and Halton (1850-1851; 1853-1854), the United Counties of Wentworth, Halton and Brant (1852) and the County of Wentworth (1855-). Until 1892, the Registers also contain copies of grants of guardianship issued by the court. All volumes are indexed although during the period prior to 1859 the name of the executor was, in some cases, entered into the index instead of the name of the estate. After October 1858, each entry has a number added into the left margin, these are estate file numbers.

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 for research and private study. If you wish to use other than for research and private study any of this material, submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
These records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario as part of the records scheduling process.
Availability of Other Formats

Registers up to 1930 are available on self-serve microfilm.
Finding Aid
An online list is available for this series. The index to this series is Series RG 22-201.

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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.

1816-1976 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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