Microfilm Interloan Service

Lincoln 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 - 1794 to 1968


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.

  • 1794-1858: Files are arranged in one alphabetical sequence. See table below. If you cannot locate a particular file, check the register for that year. NOTE: No registers were kept between 1812 and 1833. You may wish to consult RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1859-1880: Look up the page listed to find the date of the filing of the will. The estate files are ordered by year. If you cannot locate a particular file, check the register for that year.
  • 1880-1930: Use the 2nd number in the GRANT column in the indexes (e.g. "5-7731", the estate file is #7731).

Go to Estate Files to determine what microfilm to order to see the estate file.

Indexes - 1794 to 1968

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1794-1968 GS 2, Reel 90

Registers - 1794 to 1902


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.

Registers - 1794 to 1902

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vol. 1 1794-1812 GS 2, Reel 91
Vol. 2 (Administration Register) 1833-1847 MS 7681
Vol. 3 (Administration Register) 1848-1856 MS 7681
Vol. 4 (Probate Register) 1833-1846 GS 2, Reel 91
Vol. 5 (Probate Register) 1845-1855 GS 2, Reel 91
Vols. 6-7 1858-1878 GS 2, Reel 92
Vols. 8 1875-1883 GS 2, Reel 93
Vols. 9 1883-1890 GS 2, Reel 94
Vols. 10 1890-1897 GS 2, Reel 95
Vols. 11A 1897-1900 GS 2, Reel 96
Vols. 11B 1900-1902 GS 2, Reel 97


Estate Files - 1794 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.

The estate files are arranged in alphabetical order by surname of the deceased for the years 1829-1858. From 1858 onwards the files are in file number order.

Estate Files - 1794 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Abor, John - Beaton, Patrick Grant 1794-1858 MS 8405
Bebee, Joshua - Brown, Andrew
1794-1858 MS 8406
Brown, Christian - Clarke, Margaret 1794-1858 MS 8407
Clarke, Mary - Current, William
1794-1858 MS 8408
Cushman, Joshua F. - Farr, David 1794-1858 MS 8409
Farr, Richard - Gould, John 1794-1858 MS 8410
Goulding, George - Hoover, Abraham 1794-1858 MS 8411
Hoover, George - Johnson, Wareham 1794-1858 MS 8412
Jones, Arthur - Markle, Rebecca 1794-1858 MS 8413
Marlatt, Abraham - Mingle, John 1794-1858 MS 8414
Mirce, Jacob - Overholt, Isaac 1794-1858 MS 8415
Overholt, Jacob - Rasing, John 1794-1858 MS 8416
Rawls, John - Shaw, George 1794-1858 MS 8417
Shaw, James Peter - Spinks, Elizabeth 1794-1858 MS 8418
Sporbeck, Jacob - Thompson, James (1821) 1794-1858 MS 8419
Thompson, James (1832) - Weir, Robert 1794-1858 MS 8420
Weishuhn, Henry - Zimmerman, Lewis 1794-1858 MS 8421
0002-0088 1858-1862 GS 1, Reel 652A
0089-0209 1862-1866 GS 1, Reel 653
0210-0336 1866-1870 GS 1, Reel 654
0337-0459 1870-1872 GS 1, Reel 655
0460-0599 1872-1875 GS 1, Reel 656
0600-0736 1875-1878 GS 1, Reel 657
0737-0859 1878-1881 GS 1, Reel 658
0860-0982 1881-1883 GS 1, Reel 659
0983-1103 1883-1885 GS 1, Reel 660
1104-1226 1885-1887 GS 1, Reel 661
1227-1331 1887-1889 GS 1, Reel 662
1352-1469 1889-1891 GS 1, Reel 663
1470-1590 1891-1893 GS 1, Reel 664
1591-1697 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 665
1698-1803 1894-1896 GS 1, Reel 666
1804-1913 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 667
1914-2017 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 668
2018-2123 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 669
2124-2216 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 670
2217-2309 1901 MS 887, Reel 1057
2310-2463 1901-1903 MS 887, Reel 1251
2464-2579 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 1252
2580-2698 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 1253
2699-2815 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 1254
2816-2945 1906-1908 MS 887, Reel 1255
2946-3070 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 1256
3071-3204 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 1257
3205-3339 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 1258
3340-3469 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 1259
3470-3598 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 1260
3599-3726 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 1261
3727-3849 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 1262
3850-3976 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 1263
3977-4104 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 1264
4105-4235 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 1265
4236-4299 1918 MS 887, Reel 1266
4300-4355 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 1267
4356-4490 1919 MS 887, Reel 1268
4491-4617 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 1269
4618-4743 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1270
4744-4850 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 1271
4851-4948 1922 MS 887, Reel 1272
4949-5084 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 1273
5085-5207 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1274
5208-5322 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 1275
5323-5440 1925 MS 887, Reel 1276
5441-5558 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 1277
5551-5663 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 1278
5664-5781 1927 MS 887, Reel 1279
5782-5880 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 1280
5881-5974 1928 MS 887, Reel 1281
5975-6073 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 1282
6074-6180 1929 MS 887, Reel 1283
6181-6283 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 1284
6284-6383 1930 MS 887, Reel 1285
6384-6418 1930 MS 887, Reel 67

Estate Files - 1931-1970


Estate Files processed between 1931 and 1970 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 - after 1970


The estate files processedafter 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
59 Church Street, 1st floor
St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 7N8
905-988-6200

Guardianship Files - 1827 to 1941


This series of files was kept separately from the estate files, and there are many gaps. Files from 1827 to 1858 are in alphabetical order by last name. Files from 1859 to 1941 are in file number (chronological) order.

Guardianship Files - 1827 to 1941

Guardianship Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Alphabetically arranged 1827-1858 MS 8403
#1 - #73 1859-1889 MS 8403
#76 - #152 1891-1941 MS 8404
Guardianship Files - 1827 to 1941 - By Name

Name Court file number Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Barnhardt, Andrew guardianship - 1844
MS 8403
Beckett infants guardianship - 1856
MS 8403
Bush and Emmett infants guardianship - 1858
MS 8403
Campbell, Adelaide guardianship - 1856
MS 8403
Cherry infants (1) guardianship - 1853
MS 8403
Cherry infants (2) guardianship - 1853
MS 8403
Cook infants guardianship - 1857
MS 8403
Corus infants guardianship - 1857
MS 8403
Culp infants guardianship - 1835
MS 8403
Dawdy infants guardianship - 1840
MS 8403
Docksteder infants guardianship - 1839
MS 8403
Doris infants guardianship - 1851
MS 8403
Evins, Margaret guardianship - 1836
MS 8403
Forrester infants guardianship - 1855
MS 8403
Franklin, John guardianship - 1849
MS 8403
Grant, John Thomas guardianship - 1854
MS 8403
Hansel, Andrew guardianship - 1851
MS 8403
Haynes infants guardianship - 1857
MS 8403
Hensler infants guardianship - 1855
MS 8403
High infants guardianship - 1851
MS 8403
Housser, Susan guardianship - 1856
MS 8403
Johnson infants guardianship - 1854
MS 8403
Merrill, Morgan guardianship - 1848
MS 8403
McAlpin, Alexander J. guardianship - 1845
MS 8403
McElderry infants guardianship - 1858
MS 8403
Null, Edmund guardianship - 1836
MS 8403
Nesbit, John guardianship - 1833
MS 8403
Ostrander, Warren guardianship - 1850
MS 8403
Overholt, James R. guardianship - 1854
MS 8403
Sherk, John guardianship - 1851
MS 8403
Sporbeck, John guardianship - 1827
MS 8403
Strachan infants guardianship - 1854
MS 8403
Stephenson infants guardianship - 1854
MS 8403
Sumner, Catherine M.M. guardianship - 1851
MS 8403
Summers infants guardianship - 1833
MS 8403
Upper, Jacob guardianship - 1849
MS 8403
Woodward infants guardianship - 1854
MS 8403
Read guardianship 1 1859
MS 8403
Harris guardianship 2 1859
MS 8403
Dean guardianship 4 1860
MS 8403
Distraw guardianship 5 1860
MS 8403
Edwards guardianship 6 1861
MS 8403
Wismer guardianship 7 1861
MS 8403
Cline guardianship 8 1861
MS 8403
Cline guardianship 9 1861
MS 8403
Dudley guardianship 11 1861
MS 8403
Hosteter guardianship 12 1862
MS 8403
Hare guardianship 14 1862
MS 8403
Book guardianship 15 1863
MS 8403
Rogers guardianship 16 1864
MS 8403
Piper guardianship 17 1864
MS 8403
Hodgkinson guardianship 18 1864
MS 8403
Staunton, William guardianship 19 1864
MS 8403
Forbes guardianship 19 1865
MS 8403
Melia guardianship 20 1865
MS 8403
Dixon guardianship 21 1866
MS 8403
Kratz guardianship 22 1867
MS 8403
Henderson guardianship 23 1868
MS 8403
McGlashan guardianship 24 1868
MS 8403
O'Callaghan guardianship 25 1868
MS 8403
Darby guardianship 26 1868
MS 8403
Lucas guardianship 27 1868
MS 8403
Haynes guardianship 28 1868
MS 8403
Hutton guardianship 29 1870
MS 8403
Dillon guardianship 30 1870
MS 8403
Distraw guardianship 31 1868
MS 8403
Donaldson guardianship 32 1871
MS 8403
McMahon guardianship 33 1872
MS 8403
Shaw guardianship 34 1872
MS 8403
Woodruff guardianship 35 1873
MS 8403
Honsberger guardianship 36 1873
MS 8403
Woodruff guardianship 37 1873
MS 8403
Lambert guardianship 38 1873
MS 8403
Culley guardianship 39 1873
MS 8403
Taylor guardianship 40 1874
MS 8403
May guardianship 41 1874
MS 8403
May guardianship 42 1874
MS 8403
Waters guardianship 43 1875
MS 8403
Emerick guardianship 44 1875
MS 8403
Sparrow guardianship 56 1881
MS 8403
Barker guardianship 69 1887
MS 8403
Price guardianship 71 1888
MS 8403
Leonard guardianship 72 1889
MS 8403
Rittenhouse guardianship 73 1889
MS 8403
Crayger guardianship 76 1891
MS 8404
Crayger guardianship 77 1891
MS 8404
Taylor guardianship 79 1893
MS 8404
Clifford guardianship 80 1893
MS 8404
Broderick guardianship 81 1893
MS 8404
Lymburner guardianship 82 1893
MS 8404
Lundin - Brown guardianship 83 1893
MS 8404
Wilson guardianship 84 1893
MS 8404
Leonard guardianship 85 1894
MS 8404
Campbell guardianship 86 1894
MS 8404
Wismer guardianship 87 1894
MS 8404
Brewer guardianship 88 1895
MS 8404
McPherson guardianship 89 1895
MS 8404
Mair guardianship 90 1895
MS 8404
Quinn guardianship 91 1896
MS 8404
Secord guardianship 92 1898
MS 8404
Van Dyke guardianship 93 1898
MS 8404
Spiess guardianship 94 1898
MS 8404
House guardianship 98 1901
MS 8404
Lansing guardianship 102 1902
MS 8404
Ball guardianship 103 1902
MS 8404
Price guardianship 104 1904
MS 8404
Mossip guardianship 105 1904
MS 8404
Honsberger guardianship 106 1904
MS 8404
Young guardianship 107 1904
MS 8404
Collver guardianship 108 1905
MS 8404
Inksater guardianship 109 1907
MS 8404
Cline guardianship 110 1907
MS 8404
Lepper guardianship 111 1907
MS 8404
Quinn guardianship 112 1908
MS 8404
Wilson guardianship 113 1909
MS 8404
Tucker guardianship 114 1909
MS 8404
Teeter guardianship 115 1909
MS 8404
Rutledge guardianship 116 1909
MS 8404
Platt guardianship 117 1911
MS 8404
Besser guardianship 118 1912
MS 8404
Belts guardianship 119 1913
MS 8404
Walker guardianship 120 1914
MS 8404
Moyer guardianship 121 1915
MS 8404
Kearney guardianship 122 1918
MS 8404
Hazzard guardianship 123 1919
MS 8404
Platt guardianship 124 1920
MS 8404
Johnston guardianship 125 1922
MS 8404
Baker guardianship 126 1922
MS 8404
Turner guardianship 126A 1922
MS 8404
Loud guardianship 127 1923
MS 8404
Richardson guardianship 128 1924
MS 8404
Harrison guardianship 129 1924
MS 8404
Russell guardianship 130 1926
MS 8404
Kibble guardianship 131 1926
MS 8404
Carpenter guardianship 132 1926
MS 8404
Jellum guardianship 133 1927
MS 8404
Carullo guardianship 134 1928
MS 8404
Peterson guardianship 135 1928
MS 8404
Martin guardianship 136 1929
MS 8404
Lowrey guardianship 137 1930
MS 8404
Woodruff guardianship 138 1930
MS 8404
Rule guardianship 139 1930
MS 8404
Scarrow guardianship 140 1931
MS 8404
Maxwell guardianship 141 1932
MS 8404
Willis guardianship 142 1933
MS 8404
Wells guardianship 143 1934
MS 8404
Keeler guardianship 144 1934
MS 8404
Hough guardianship 145 1934
MS 8404
Bell guardianship 146 1935
MS 8404
McLeod guardianship 147 1937
MS 8404
Markey guardianship 148 1939
MS 8404
Markey guardianship 149 1939
MS 8404
Williams - Taylor guardianship 150 1940
MS 8404
Williams - Smith guardianship 151 1940
MS 8404
Cunningham guardianship 152 1941
MS 8404

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