Ontario Government Record Series RG 40-11

Correspondence and administrative records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission


About these records

Title
Correspondence and administrative records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission
Dates of Creation
1799-1891
Dates of Accumulation

1805-1891

Physical Description

23 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of miscellaneous correspondence and administrative records collected and created by the Second Heir and Devisee Commission. Included is incoming correspondence, as well as copies of wills, powers of attorney, depositions, affidavits, and other documents submitted in support of claims referred to the Commission.

Administrative History or Biographical Sketch

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Upper Canada. Heir and Devisee Commission (1805-1911)
Restrictions on Access
Original records are closed for conservation reasons.
Terms For Use and Reproduction
Crown copyright. No restrictions on reproduction or publication. Permission of the Archives of Ontario is required for publication; submit a Request for Permission to Publish, Exhibit or Broadcast Form.
Custodial History

Records were transferred to the Archives of Ontario with the permission of the Attorney General's Department, ca. 1953. Prior to their transfer, the records were stored at Osgoode Hall, where the Second Heir and Devisee Commission held many of its meetings. At the time of their transfer, the records were under the custody of the Office of the Official Guardian, Department of the Attorney General, and were stored in a vault in the Judges' Chambers at Osgoode Hall.

Associated Material

Some records of the Second Heir and Devisee Commission are held by Library and Archives Canada, and have been described as RG 1, L5. These records also are available on microfilm for consultation in the Main Reading Room of the Archives of Ontario.

Availability of Other Formats

The records comprising this series were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah in 1983 and are available on MS 657, reels 99 to 100.
Notes

In addition to being available from the Archives of Ontario through inter-institutional loan, these records are also available on microfilm through the Family History Centres of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To obtain references to these microfilms, access the Family History Library Catalogue and search under the heading: Ontario. Heir and Devisee Commission (2nd). Please note that the Family History Library Catalogue microfilm reel references and microfilm reel references used by the Archives of Ontario differ.

Accruals

No accruals are anticipated.

Former Codes

Series RG 40-11 formerly was Series RG 40 H-1.

Finding Aid
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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.

1805-1891 :

Heir and Devisee Commission (BA142)

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By Microfilm Interloan
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