Perth County Clerk of the Peace baptism, marriage and death returns Help

Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-4286

Perth County Clerk of the Peace baptism, marriage and death returns

About these records

Perth County Clerk of the Peace baptism, marriage and death returns
Dates of Creation
1853-1871, 1896-1899
Physical Description

57 centimetres of textual records

Scope and Content

Series consists of annual returns of baptisms, deaths and marriages made by ministers residing in the County of Perth and filed by the Clerk of the Peace (after 1869, acting as Division Registrar) as well as related registers, indexes and record books.

Baptismal returns typically list the name of the child and parents, the date of birth and the date of baptism.

Marriage returns list all the marriages solemnized by a minister in a single year. The returns typically list the name, age, residence, and place of birth of both the bride and groom, the names of their parents and the witnesses and the date of the marriage. In addition to the marriage returns, some ministers submitted returns listing baptisms and/or burials at which they officiated during a year.

Burial returns usually list the name and age of the deceased, the date of death, the date of burial, the names of parents (for children) and the place of residence. The registers are arranged chronologically by the date the return was filed by the Clerk of the Peace as opposed to the date of the event.

Restrictions on Access
Access to the original material is closed if the material is available on microfilm. Access to all other materials is not restricted.
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.
Related Material

For records relating to post-1869 births, marriages and deaths, see RG 80 (Office of the Registrar General).

Availability of Other Formats

Self-serve microfilm copies of some of these records are available. The baptism, marriage and burial returns for the years 1853-1869 and 1879 (RG 22-4286-1-1 to RG 22-4286-1-17) are available on Microfilm Reel MS 5096.

The baptism, marriage and burial register for the years 1853-1861 (RG 22-4286-2-1) is available on Microfilm Reel MS 5095.
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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.

1853-1899 :

Clerks of the Peace (BA505)

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