Brant County Ontario Surrogate Court Estate Files and Will Database

These records include stand-alone wills and more detailed estate files that include will probates and letters of administration...a will may be the final statement of your ancestor's life, and may give some sort of an idea of the personality of your ancestors....as well as giving us an indication of what was going on in the family...who was favoured/disfavoured, who were the 'black sheep', locations of far-away sons or daughters, married names of daughters, and names of grandchildren....also important information on the family property and sometimes the distribution of family 'heirlooms'. Letters of administration usually indicate that a person died intestate, without a will. This was a very common situation in the pioneer years, when our many of our ancestors made their wills on their deathbeds! Early, accidental or unexpected deaths usually meant that the surrogate court issued letters of administration, containing applications from the widow and/or children/relatives for disbursement of the property/belongings of the deceased. These documents often contain interesting and informative information for your family genealogy.

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More records will be added to the database as time permits. Don't see an ancestor listed, email me ancestor name, approximate date and location of death, and I will check my research databases.

NAME ... YEAR ... LOCATION

ANDERSON DANIEL SR. ..   1858 ..  BRANT COUNTY

ARNOLD JOSEPH ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

ATKINSON THOMAS ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

BYARD JEDEDIAH ..   1856 ..  BRANT COUNTY

CAMPBELL JOHN ..   1856 ..  BRANT COUNTY

CHARLTON MICHAEL ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

CHURCH DANIEL ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

CLEAVER THOMAS ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

CLEMENTS JOHN ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

COLE HENRY ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

COLE SAMUEL ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

COLMER WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

CONKLIN JAMES ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

DEVEREAUX NELSON J. ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

DWYER MICHAEL ..   1856 ..  BRANT COUNTY

EADIE JOHN ..   1858 ..  BRANT COUNTY

FANKES WILLIAM J. ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

FOWLER LAWRENCE ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

FOWLES RICHARD ..   1858 ..  BRANT COUNTY

FRENCH JAMES ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

GILLEN ROBERT ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

HAISTINGS ROBERT ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

HANNON WILLIAM ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

HART PHILIP D. ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

HARTLEY JAMES ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

HAWKINS JOHN ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

HESS SAMPSON ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

HOLMES JAMES ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

IRVING ELEANOR ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

JENNINGS HUGH ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

JOHNSON ABRAHAM ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

JOHNSON HARRY ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

JONES BENSON ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

KELLY EMERY N. ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

KNIGHT WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

LATSHAW SAMUEL R. ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

LUND JOHN ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MANS HENRY V. S. ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MCCOSH JOHN ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MCKAY WILLIAM ..   1858 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MCLAUGHLIN JAMES ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MCPHERSON JOHN ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MCRONALD THOMAS ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MILLER JOHN ..   1856 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MILLER WILLIAM B. ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MITCHELL WILLIAM ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

MONTGOMERY JAMES ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

NORTON WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

PLUMSTED JAMES ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

QUA SAMUEL ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

RAICH GEORGE ..   1858 ..  BRANT COUNTY

RAINES THOMAS M. ..   1856 ..  BRANT COUNTY

ROBERTSON WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

ROSS HERVEY ..   1858 ..  BRANT COUNTY

SHIPMAN GEORGE ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

SIMMERMAN JOHN ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

SIMPSON JAMES ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

SKIMMIN JOHN ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

SMITH GEORGE F. ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

SOVEREIGN JACOB ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

STURGIS WILLIAM ..   1853 ..  BRANT COUNTY

TREANOR DANIEL R. ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

WEIR JOHN ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

WESTBROOK FREDERICK ..   1854 ..  BRANT COUNTY

WESTBROOK HAGGAI ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

WESTBROOK JAMES ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

WESTRING CLAUS E. ..   1857 ..  BRANT COUNTY

WICKENS STEPHEN ..   1855 ..  BRANT COUNTY

YATES WILLIAM ..   1856 ..  BRANT COUNTY


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