Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-782
22 reels of microfilm (textual records)
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.
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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.
|Surrogate Courts (BA44)|
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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