Ontario Government Record Series RG 22-514
98 volumes of textual records
Series consists of application books and index books to the application books, kept by the Surrogate Clerk for Ontario.
To prevent any duplication of grants of probate or administration, the Surrogate Clerk for Ontario kept a record of all applications for grants of probate and administration in Ontario. Prior to the granting of letters probate or administration, the Surrogate Courts had to notify the Surrogate Clerk of the application to ensure that no other application had been made for the same estate from another Surrogate Court.
The application books provide a record of every application for probate or administration and records in which the judicial district the estate was handled. They do not provide an estate file number, only which Surrogate Court index to search next for the estate file number.
Between 1858 and 1964, there were separate sets of index books and application books. Commencing in 1965, both sets of books were combined. At the same time, incoming applications were microfilmed, and then returned to the local Surrogate Court Registrar. The Surrogate Clerk's Office noted the microfilm and document number noted in each application book.
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.
|Surrogate Clerk for Ontario (BA503)|
First, consult the reel listing in the User's Guide to Surrogate Courts and Surrogate Clerk Microfilm Reels and retrieve the appropriate microfilm reel. Reels are available on self-service in the Reading Room.
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