Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-252

Grey County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Grey County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

41 volumes of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of registers, also known as probate and administration books, which contain the Grey County Surrogate Court's copy of all grants of probate (in estates with wills) and administration (estates without wills). Until 1902, these volumes also contain grants of guardianship.

None of these volumes is indexed, except Registers E and I. Beginning with Register H, estate file numbers are added in the margins next to the grant entry. This means that using the Index on microfilm GS 2, reel 45, researchers can locate a specific grant in the Registers. The estate file number is listed in these indexes under the Non-Contentious Business Book column.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
Restrictions on Access
Access to the original material is closed if the material is available on microfilm. Access to all other materials is not restricted.
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 1929 are also available on microfilm.
Finding Aid
An online finding aid is available for this series. There is also a reel list of volumes up to 1929 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.

1859-1938 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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By Microfilm Interloan
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