Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-266
28 volumes of textual records
Series consists of Surrogate Court registers for Perth County. Registers, also known as probate and administration books, contain the court's copy of all grants of probate (in estates with wills) and administration (estates without wills). Until 1917 these volumes also include grants of guardianship. In the case of grants of probate, a copy of the will is also included with the grant.
The format of the registers is standard throughout the whole period: prior to 1858, only the wording of the grant deviates from the pattern established after the Surrogate Courts Act of 1858. Included in the margins next to the entry is the grant (i.e. estate file) number (Series RG 22-267).
Registers A-D (1853-1879) are indexed. The indexes to Registers A and B are to be found in Register A. The indexes to Registers C and D are to be found in Register C. Subsequent volumes are not indexed.
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