Microfilm Interloan Service

Peel 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 - 1867 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.

  • 1801-1866: see YORK County.

  • 1867-1894: Use the page number given either to the LEFT or RIGHT of the name to look up the application in the Docket Books on microfilm GS 2, Reel 146. The estate file number will be listed at the top of the application.

  • 1895-1905: the file number is the 1st of the two numbers listed (the 2nd is the Docket Book page number). If only one number is listed, use this page number to look up the application in the Docket Books on microfilm GS 2, Reel 146 where the estate file number will be given at the top of the application.

  • 1906-1952: the file number is the 1st number to the RIGHT of the name.

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

Indexes - 1867 to 1968

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1867-1968 GS 2, Reel 145


Estate Files - 1867 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 - 1867 to 1930

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
1-80 1867-1868 GS 1, Reel 563
81-178 1869-1871 GS 1, Reel 564
179-286 1871-1873 GS 1, Reel 565
287-399 1873-1876 GS 1, Reel 566
400-511 1876-1878 GS 1, Reel 567
512-616 1878-1881 GS 1, Reel 568
617-721 1881-1883 GS 1, Reel 569
722-831 1883-1885 GS 1, Reel 570
832-930 1885-1886 GS 1, Reel 571
931-1046 1886-1888 GS 1, Reel 572
1047-1157 1888-1890 GS 1, Reel 573
1158-1266 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 574
1267-1376 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 575
1377-1473 1892-1894 GS 1, Reel 576
1474-1567 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 577
1568-1661 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 578
1662-1759 1896-1898 GS 1, Reel 579
1760-1849 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 580
1850-1935 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 581
1936-1959 1900-1901 GS 1, Reel 582
1960-2039
(Note: this reel also includes York County estate files)
1901-1902 MS 887, Reel 1795
2040-2150 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 1796
2151-2246 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 1797
2247-2347 1904-1906 MS 887, Reel 1798
2348-2457 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 1799
2458-2566 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 1800
2566-2669 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 1801
2670-2784 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 1802
2785-2898 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 1803
2899-3012 1911-1913 MS 887, Reel 1804
3013-3130 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 1805
3131-3049 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 1806
3050-3360 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 1807
3361-3476 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 1808
3477-3592 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 1809
3593-3710 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 1810
3711-3833 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 1811
3834-3958 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1812
3959-4081 1921-1923 MS 887, Reel 1813
4082-4198 1923 MS 887, Reel 1814
4199-4319 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1815
4320-4431 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 1816
4432-4558 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 1817
4559-4688 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 1818
4689-4793 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 1819
4794-4897 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 1820
4898-5000 1929 MS 887, Reel 1821
5001-5097 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 1822
5098-5160 1930 MS 887, Reel 1823

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 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
7755 Hurontario Street,
Brampton, Ontario
L6V 2M7
905-456-4744

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