Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-269

Lambton County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Lambton County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
Physical Description

22 volumes of textual records

3.6 metres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of Surrogate Cort registers. 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 1892, these records 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 grant entry is an estate file (i.e. grant) number (Series RG 22-273).

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Ontario. Surrogate Courts
Restrictions on Access
Researchers must use microfilm where available.
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
A volume list is available for this series. There is also a reel list in the User's Guide to Surrogate Court microfilm reels. Researchers should refer to the General Indexes on microfilm GS 2, reel 68 for an index. The grant numbers in the index refer to grants in the Registers.

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.

1854-1967 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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