Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-310

Essex County Surrogate Court registers

About these records

Essex County Surrogate Court registers
Dates of Creation
[Microfilmed 196-?, 198-?] (originally created 1785-1930)
Dates of Accumulation


Physical Description

15 reels of microfilm (textual records)

Scope and Content

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) for the Western District (1795-1849), the United Counties of Essex, Kent and Lambton (1850-1851), the United Counties of Essex and Lambton (1851-1853) and the County of Essex (1853-).

The early registers up to 1858 are registers of probate only. Registration of intestate estates (administrations) only appear in the early court minutes (RG 22-313). Three early Probate Books include copies of the original wills only. Since there is no registration date included with the wills, these books have been dated by the wills contained in them; this accounts for the overlapping dates between volumes.

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.
Availability of Other Formats

Registers up to 1857 are also available in the original.
Finding Aid
There is a reel listing 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.

1795-1930 :

Surrogate Courts (BA44)

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