Microfilm Interloan Service

Wentworth 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 the appropriate microfilm reference no. (eg, MS 887 reel 113). 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 the appropriate microfilm reference no. (eg, MS 887 reel 113). 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.

Indexes - 1816 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.

  • 1816-1858: The file number is written to the immediate RIGHT of the name (to the LEFT of the typewritten register page number). You may wish to consult RG 22 Appendix A25 instead of the index.

  • 1859-1887: Between 1859 and 1887, surnames are entered twice - initially, there are alphanumeric entries between letters K and P which refer to the registers; these are followed by entries with numbers only which refer to NCB (ie. file) numbers. Use the latter (to the RIGHT of the name, it is mistakenly identified as a Grant Number).

  • 1888-1930: Use the Number to the RIGHT of the name (the NCB number up to 1901 and the Grant Number thereafter).

  • NOTE: In 1858, the Court stopped at #1339 (Old Series) and restarted at #1 (New Series) again. In 1928, the Court stopped at Grant #15312 and restarted at #1 again.

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

Wentworth County Surrogate Court Indexes - 1816 to 1968 (RG 22-201)

Indexes Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Index 1816-1968 GS 2, Reel 223

Registers - 1901 to 1930


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.

Wentworth County Surrogate Court Registers - 1901 to 1930 (RG 22-204)

Registers Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
Vol. U(17) 1901-1903 MS 887, Reel 1209
Vols. W(18)-X(19) 1903-1908 MS 887, Reel 1236
Vols. Y(20)-Z(21) 1908-1912 MS 887, Reel 1237
Vols. A1(22) - A2 1912-1915 MS 887, Reel 1238
Vols. A2 (cont.) - B2 1913-1918 MS 887, Reel 1239
Vols. B2 (cont.) -C2 1915-1920 MS 887, Reel 1240
Vol. C2 (cont.) 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 1241
Vol. D2 1920-1922 MS 887, Reel 1242
Vol. D2 (cont.) 1920-1922 MS 887, Reel 1243
Vol. E2 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1244
Vols. E2 (cont.) -F2 1923-1927 MS 887, Reel 1245
Vol. F2 (cont.) 1925-1928 MS 887, Reel 1246
Vol. G(35) 1927-1928 MS 887, Reel 1247
Vol. H(36) 1928 MS 887, Reel 1248
Vol. I(37) 1929 MS 887, Reel 1249
Vol. J(38) 1930 MS 887, Reel 1250


Estate Files - 1816 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.

Wentworth County Surrogate Court Estate Files - 1816 to 1930 (RG 22-205)

Estate Files Year(s) Archives of Ontario Microfilm Reference Number
1-55 1816-1825 MS 638, Reel 1
56-125 (includes file from 1848) 1825-1831 MS 638, Reel 2
126-195 1832-1833 MS 638, Reel 3
196-285 1833-1835 MS 638, Reel 4
286-364 1836-1839 MS 638, Reel 5
365-435 1839-1841 MS 638, Reel 6
436-506 1841-1843 MS 638, Reel 7
507-545 1843-1844 MS 638, Reel 8
546-615 1844-1846 MS 638, Reel 9
616-690 1846-1847 MS 638, Reel 10
691-770 1847-1849 MS 638, Reel 11
771-850 1849-1852 MS 638, Reel 12
851-925 1850-1852 MS 638, Reel 13
926-995 1850-1852 MS 638, Reel 14
996-1036 1852-1854 MS 638, Reel 15
1037-1050 1853-1854 MS 638, Reel 16
1051-1118 1853-1854 MS 638, Reel 17
1119-1185 1853-1855 MS 638, Reel 18
1186-1260 1855-1857 MS 638, Reel 19
1261-1337 1857-1858 MS 638, Reel 20
1338-1339 1858 MS 638, Reel 21
1-39 1859 GS 1, Reel 593
40-160 1859-1861 GS 1, Reel 594
161-285 1861-1864 GS 1, Reel 595
286-405 1864-1866 GS 1, Reel 596
406-523 1866-1868 GS 1, Reel 597
524-644 1868-1870 GS 1, Reel 598
645-771 1870-1872 GS 1, Reel 599
772-904 1872-1873 GS 1, Reel 600
905-1027 1873-1875 GS 1, Reel 601
1028-1150 1875-1876 GS 1, Reel 602
1151-1273 1876-1877 GS 1, Reel 603
1274-1394 1877-1878 GS 1, Reel 604
1395-1502 1878-1879 GS 1, Reel 605
1503-1608 1879-1880 GS 1, Reel 606
1609-1722 1880-1882 GS 1, Reel 607
1723-1838 1882-1883 GS 1, Reel 608
1839-1942 1883-1884 GS 1, Reel 609
1943-2056 1884 GS 1, Reel 610
2057-2166 1884-1885 GS 1, Reel 611
2167-2285 1885-1886 GS 1, Reel 612
2286-2395 1886-1887 GS 1, Reel 613
2396-2502 1887-1888 GS 1, Reel 614
2503-2614 1888 GS 1, Reel 615
2615-2725 1888-1889 GS 1, Reel 616
2726-2832 1889-1890 GS 1, Reel 617
2833-2936 1890 GS 1, Reel 618
2937-3046 1890-1891 GS 1, Reel 619
3047-3157 1891 GS 1, Reel 620
3158-3262 1891-1892 GS 1, Reel 621
3263-3360 1892 GS 1, Reel 622
3361-3458 1892-1893 GS 1, Reel 623
3459-3556 1893 GS 1, Reel 624
3557-3646 1893 GS 1, Reel 625
3647-3741 1893-1894 GS 1, Reel 626
3742-3796 1894 GS 1, Reel 627
3797-3820 1894 GS 1, Reel 628
3821-3924 1894-1895 GS 1, Reel 629
3925-4024 1895 GS 1, Reel 630
4025-4125 1895-1896 GS 1, Reel 631
4126-4222 1896 GS 1, Reel 632
4223-4320 1896-1897 GS 1, Reel 633
4321-4423 1897 GS 1, Reel 634
4424-4522 1897-1898 GS 1, Reel 635
4523-4623 1898 GS 1, Reel 636
4624-4726 1898-1899 GS 1, Reel 637
4727-4827 1899 GS 1, Reel 638
4828-4917 1899-1900 GS 1, Reel 639
4918-5010 1900 GS 1, Reel 640
5011-5103 1900 GS 1, Reel 641
5104-5119 1900 GS 1, Reel 642
5120-5285 1901 MS 887, Reel 1910
5506-5615, 5590-5696 1902-1903 MS 887, Reel 1913
5616-5766, 5697-5814 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 1914
5767-5841 1903-1904 MS 887, Reel 1915
5842-5963 1904 MS 887, Reel 1916
5964-6080 1904-1905 MS 887, Reel 1917
6081-6204 1905 MS 887, Reel 1918
6205-6325 1905-1906 MS 887, Reel 1919
6326-6452 1906 MS 887, Reel 1920
6453-6572 1906-1907 MS 887, Reel 1921
6573-6703 1907 MS 887, Reel 1922
6704-6822 1907 MS 887, Reel 1923
6823-6938 1907-1908 MS 887, Reel 1924
6939-7065 1908 MS 887, Reel 1925
7066-7188 1908-1909 MS 887, Reel 1926
7189-7316 1909 MS 887, Reel 1927
7317-7446 1909 MS 887, Reel 1928
7447-7574 1909-1910 MS 887, Reel 1929
7575-7712 1910 MS 887, Reel 1930
7713-7848 1910-1911 MS 887, Reel 1931
7849-7975 1911 MS 887, Reel 1932
7976-8109 1911-1912 MS 887, Reel 1933
8110-8241 1912 MS 887, Reel 1934
8242-8383 1912 MS 887, Reel 1935
8384-8524 1912-1913 MS 887, Reel 1936
8525-8652 1913 MS 887, Reel 1937
8653-8784 1913-1914 MS 887, Reel 1938
8785-8922 1914 MS 887, Reel 1939
8923-9055 1914-1915 MS 887, Reel 1940
9056-9189 1915 MS 887, Reel 1941
9190-9324 1915 MS 887, Reel 1942
9325-9452 1915-1916 MS 887, Reel 1943
9453-9575 1916 MS 887, Reel 1944
9576-9696 1916 MS 887, Reel 1945
9697-9823 1916-1917 MS 887, Reel 1946
9824-9953 1917 MS 887, Reel 1947
9954-10085 1917 MS 887, Reel 1948
10086-10214 1917-1918 MS 887, Reel 1949
10215-10346 1918 MS 887, Reel 1950
10347-10476 1918 MS 887, Reel 1951
10477-10599 1918-1919 MS 887, Reel 1952
10600-10744 1919 MS 887, Reel 1953
10745-10872 1919 MS 887, Reel 1954
10873-11014 1919 MS 887, Reel 1955
11015-11146 1919 MS 887, Reel 1956
11147-11283 1919-1920 MS 887, Reel 1957
11284-11414 1920 MS 887, Reel 1958
11415-11532 1920 MS 887, Reel 1959
11533-11597 1920 MS 887, Reel 1960
11597-11654 1920 MS 887, Reel 1961
11655-11787 1920-1921 MS 887, Reel 1962
11788-11916 1921 MS 887, Reel 1963
11917-12054 1921 MS 887, Reel 1964
12055-12181 1921 MS 887, Reel 1965
12182-12304 1921-1922 MS 887, Reel 1966
12304-12435 1922 MS 887, Reel 1967
12436-12547 1922 MS 887, Reel 1968
12548-12667 1922 MS 887, Reel 1969
12668-12700 1922 MS 887, Reel 1970
12701-12759 1922-1923 MS 887, Reel 1971
12760-12814 1923 MS 887, Reel 1972
12760-12814 1923 MS 887, Reel 1973
12937-13067 1923 MS 887, Reel 1974
13068-13203 1923 MS 887, Reel 1975
13204-13331 1923-1924 MS 887, Reel 1976
13332-13459 1924 MS 887, Reel 1977
13460-13584 1924 MS 887, Reel 1978
13585-13718 1924 MS 887, Reel 1979
13719-13858 1924-1925 MS 887, Reel 1980
13859-13989 1925 MS 887, Reel 1981
13990-14120 1925 MS 887, Reel 1982
14121-14248 1925-1926 MS 887, Reel 1983
14249-14384 1926 MS 887, Reel 1984
14385-14516 1926 MS 887, Reel 1985
14517-14650 1926 MS 887, Reel 1986
14651-14771 1926 MS 887, Reel 1987
14772-14898 1926-1927 MS 887, Reel 1988
14899-15024 1927 MS 887, Reel 1989
15025-15136 1927 MS 887, Reel 1990
15137-15243 1927 MS 887, Reel 1991
15244-15312 1928 MS 887, Reel 1992
1-22 1928 MS 887, Reel 1992
23-118 1928 MS 887, Reel 1993
119-163 1928 MS 887, Reel 1994
164-196 1928 MS 887, Reel 1995
197-288 1928 MS 887, Reel 1996
289-384 1928 MS 887, Reel 1997
385-481 1928 MS 887, Reel 1998
482-573 1928-1929 MS 887, Reel 1999
574-664 1929 MS 887, Reel 2000
665-760 1929 MS 887, Reel 2001
761-851 1929 MS 887, Reel 2002
852-947 1929 MS 887, Reel 2003
948-1042 1929 MS 887, Reel 2004
1043-1136 1929-1930 MS 887, Reel 2005
1137-1228 1930 MS 887, Reel 2006
1229-1222 1930 MS 887, Reel 2007
1322-1416 1930 MS 887, Reel 2008
1417-1514 1930 MS 887, Reel 2009
1515-1612 1930 MS 887, Reel 2010
1613-1700 1930 MS 887, Reel 2011
1701-1709 1930 MS 887, Reel 65

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
45 Main Street East
Hamilton, Ontario
L8N 2B7
905-645-5252

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