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Court Records Peterborough County

Before 1859, wills in Ontario were probated either by the province-wide Court of Probate or the local Surrogate Courts. The Court of Probate handled estates with property valued over 5 or that extended over two or more Districts.

Search Ontario Probate Court Index for Peterborough County 1793-1858 an alphabetical listing of people whose estates in Peterborough County were handled by the Probate Courts of Ontario for the years 1793 to 1858

The Surrogate Courts handled smaller estates with property within one District. With the abolition of the Court of Probate in 1858 the Surrogate Courts assumed complete responsibility for estate actions.

Search Ontario Surrogate Court Index for Peterborough County 1793-1858 an alphabetical listing of people whose estates in Peterborough County were handled by the Surrogate Courts of Ontario for the years 1793 to 1858

For wills and estate files between 1859 to 1963 you can search the Ontario Archives online Location Table for Peterborough County

Search Criminal Assize Clerk criminal indictment files, 1853-1929 a list of Defendants in Peterborough County, the charges brought against them and the year.

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