Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-242

Peterborough County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Peterborough County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

22 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 for the Colborne District (1842-1849), the United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria (1850-1863) and the County of Peterborough (1863-).

The first volume in this series differs from the later standard format for these books. It records the petition for probate or administration and, in the case of probates, a copy of the will is included. The petitions do not include dates of death. Up to 1892, these volumes also contain grants of guardianship. Guardianship grants between 1889 and 1892 however are all added at the end of register no. 5 (1873-1886). The Registers are individually indexed.

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

Registers up to 1930 are also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
An online finding aid is available for this series. There is also a reel listing for pre-1931 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.

1842-1939 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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