Microfilm Interloan Service  

Brant County Surrogate Court Records


Surrogate Court Records Available on Interloan

 

To View the Microfilm


Use the listings below to identify the reel of microfilm that contains the information that you need. You may then:

  • Consult the appropriate reel at our reading room 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C5

or

  • Borrow the reel through the Interlibrary Loan Department of your public library. Quote GS 1, GS 2 or MS 887 and the appropriate reel #. These reels cannot leave the borrowing library, so make sure to request them from a library that has a microfilm reader.

or

  • Purchase the appropriate microfilm reel directly from the Archives of Ontario. Quote GS 1, GS 2 or MS 887 and the appropriate reel #. For purchasing details, write the Archives of Ontario, 134 Ian Macdonald Blvd., Toronto, Ontario M7A 2C5 (put "Attention: Customer Services - Micrographics" on the envelope), telephone 416-327-1600 (call toll-free 1-800-668-9933 in Ontario only), fax 416-327-1999, or email reference@ontario.ca. For pricing information consult Customer Service Guide 105: Reproduction Services and Fees - Word, PDF.

Indexes - 1853 to 1967


The Indexes are organized by surname initial, then by the date that the deceased's estate was dispersed. Most indexes will provide the number of the deceased's estate file. However, some indexes will only list the register and page number where the estate file number is recorded (in these cases, you must next order the appropriate register for the date when the deceased's estate was probated).

In the table below, determine the reel of microfilm that you need and note the Microfilm Reference code. Please note that many estates were not dispersed until the spouse had died. Once you have the microfilm, search for the name alphabetically, then record the estate file number found in the NUMBER column to the left of the name (this should be a duplicate of the NCB number).

  • 1850-1858 Use RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1858-1930 Use the File Number in the NUMBER column.

Once you have the number, go to Estate Files to determine what microfilm to order to see the estate file.

Indexes - 1853-1967

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Indexes 1853-1967 GS 2, Reel 1

Registers - 1853 to 1903


The registers, also known as Probate and Administration books, contain the courthouse's copy of the grants of Letters of Probate (for estates with wills) and of Administration (for estates without wills). Information about registers is normally only included in this list if they serve as the only index to the estate file or if they contain the only copy of the wills.

In the table below, identify the volume that covers the time period relevant to your search and note the Microfilm Reference code. Once you have received the microfilm, look up the relevant entry using the volume and page number found in the index.

Once you have the number, go to Estate Files to determine what microfilm to order to see the estate file.

Registers - 1853 to 1903

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vols. A-1, A-2 1853-1866 GS 2, Reel 1
Vols. B-C 1866-1879 GS 2, Reel 2
Vols. D-E 1879-1888 GS 2, Reel 3
Vols. F-G 1888-1894 GS 2, Reel 4
Vols. I-J 1894-1899 GS 2, Reel 5
Vols. K 1899-1903 GS 2, Reel 6

Estate Files - 1858 to 1930


Estate files contain all the documents needed to grant Letters Probate or Letters of Administration, including the petition for probate or administration, the original signed Will, oaths of executors or administrators, tally of assets, and related evidence.

In the table below, identify the microfilm which covers the time period and estate file number relevant to your search. Use the indexes to determine the estate file number. Order the appropriate microfilm, citing the Microfilm Reference code. Once you have the microfilm, look for the estate file number, which usually appears at the beginning of each file on the docket wrapper, and may appear elsewhere throughout the file.

Estate Files - 1858 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
0001-0066 1858-1861 GS 1, Reel 274A
0067-0202 1861-1867 GS 1, Reel 275
0203-0310 1867-1870 GS1, Reel 276
0311-0411 1870-1873 GS 1, Reel 277
0412-0517 1873-1876 GS 1, Reel 278
0518-0615 1874-1878 GS 1, Reel 279
0616-0721 1878-1880 GS 1, Reel 280
0722-0819 1880-1882 GS 1, Reel 281
0820-0922 1882-1884 GS 1, Reel 282
0923-1020 1884-1885 GS 1, Reel 283
1021-1123 1885-1887 GS 1, Reel 284
1124-1225 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 285
1226-1327 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 286
1328-1430 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 287
1431-1533 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 288
1534-1628 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 289
1629-1720 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 290
1721-1806 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 291
1807-1901 1895 GS 1, Reel 292
1902-2000 1895-1897 GS 1, Reel 293
2001-2113 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 294
2114-2219 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 295
2220-2330 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 296
2331-2415 1900 GS 1, Reel 297
2416-2443 1901 MS 887, Reel 675
2443-2516 1901 MS 887, Reel 82
2517-2615 1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 83
2616-2684 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 84
2685-2750 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 85
2751-2809 1904 MS 887, Reel 86
2810-2869 1904 MS 887, Reel 87
2870-2935 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 88
2936-2991 1905 MS 887, Reel 89
2992-3054 1906 MS 887, Reel 90
3055-3122 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 91
3123-3185 1907 MS 887, Reel 92
3186-3258 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 93
3259-3325 1908 MS 887, Reel 94
3326-3392 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 95
3393-3454 1909 MS 887, Reel 96
3455-3512 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 97
3513-3573 1910 MS 887, Reel 98
3574-3638 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 99
3639-3703 1911 MS 887, Reel 100
3704-3775 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 101
3776-3837 1912 MS 887, Reel 102
3838-3909 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 103
3910-3977 1913 MS 887, Reel 104
3978-4037 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 105
4038-4107 1914 MS 887, Reel 106
4108-4171 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 107
4172-4232 1915 MS 887, Reel 108
4233-4294 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 109
4295-4343 1916 MS 887, Reel 110
4344-4404 1916 MS 887, Reel 111
4405-4460 1916 MS 887, Reel 112
4461-4518 1917 MS 887, Reel 113
4519-4581 1917 MS 887, Reel 114
4582-4643 1917 MS 887, Reel 115
4644-4700 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 116
4701-4759 1918 MS 887, Reel 117
4760-4817 1918 MS 887, Reel 118
4818-4888 1918 MS 887, Reel 119
4889-4945 1918 MS 887, Reel 120
4946-5009 1919 MS 887, Reel 121
5010-5066 1919 MS 887, Reel 122
5067-5124 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 123
5125-5181 1920 MS 887, Reel 124
5182-5241 1920 MS 887, Reel 125
5242-5291 1920 MS 887, Reel 126
5292-5347 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 127
5348-5404 1921 MS 887, Reel 128
5405-5465 1921 MS 887, Reel 129
5466-5525 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 130
5526-5588 1922 MS 887, Reel 131
5589-5642 1922 MS 887, Reel 132
5643-5706 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 133
5707-5773 1923 MS 887, Reel 134
5774-5823 1923 MS 887, Reel 135
5824-5880 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 136
5881-5940 1924 MS 887, Reel 137
5941-6000 1924 MS 887, Reel 138
6001-6060 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 139
6061-6119 1925 MS 887, Reel 140
6120-6175 1925 MS 887, Reel 141
6176-6225 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 142
6226-6283 1926 MS 887, Reel 143
6284-6339 1926 MS 887, Reel 144
6340-6399 1926 MS 887, Reel 145
6400-6454 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 146
6455-6515 1927 MS 887, Reel 147
6516-6574 1927 MS 887, Reel 148
6575-6627 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 149
6628-6676 1928 MS 887, Reel 150
6677-6718 1928 MS 887, Reel 151
6719-6766 1928 MS 887, Reel 152
6767-6814 1928 MS 887, Reel 153
6815-6862 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 154
6863-6909 1929 MS 887, Reel 155
6910-6958 1929 MS 887, Reel 156
6959-7005 1929 MS 887, Reel 157
7006-7049 1929 MS 887, Reel 158
7050-7095 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 159
7096-7131 1930 MS 887, Reel 160
7132-7178 1930 MS 887, Reel 161
7179-7224 1930 MS 887, Reel 162
7225-7267 1930 MS 887, Reel 163
7268-7286 1930 MS 887, Reel 164

Estate Files – 1931-1970


Estate Files processed between 1931 and 1970 and more than 40 years ago are with the Archives of Ontario; they have not yet been microfilmed. To order a copy of all or part of an estate file please contact us with: the estate file number; year; name of county/district; and name of the deceased. Please include: your name; address; telephone number; and a brief description of what documents you would like copied (eg. the entire file, only the will, etc.). Also, please indicate if you need the copies to be certified.


Archives of Ontario
134 Ian Macdonald Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario
M7A 2C5
reference@ontario.ca

For details on photocopy charges, please see our Customer Service Guide 105: Reproduction Services and Fees - Word, PDF .

Estate Files - Après 1970


The estate files processed after 1970 have not yet been transferred to the Archives of Ontario. You must contact the courthouse listed below which originally dealt with that court matter.


Superior Court of Justice - Estates Division
70 Wellington Street
Brantford, Ontario
N3T 2L9
519-752-7828

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