Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-782

Ontario County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Ontario County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
[Microfilmed 196-?, 198-?] (originally created 1854-1930)
Physical Description

22 reels of microfilm (textual records)

Scope and Content

Series consists of Ontario County Surrogate Court 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 at Whitby.

Until 1904, 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 deceased.

After October 1858, each entry has the grant number added into the left margin, which corresponds to Ontario County Surrogate Court estate file numbers.

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.
Finding Aid
A reel list is available for registers A-13 (1854-1902) in the User's Guide to Surrogate Court microfilm reels.

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.

1854-1930 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

How to order these records

From our Reading Rooms

To view registers A-13 (1854-1902), first consult reel list in the User's Guide to Surrogate Court Records to round down your search. For registers 14-30 (1903-1930), contact a Reference Archivist for information about obtaining access to this material.

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By Microfilm Interloan
Some of this material is available through the Archives of Ontario's Microfilm Interloan Service, which allows you to borrow microfilmed archival records through a library or other institution that participates in the interlibrary loan system.