Elgin 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

BACKHOUSE JAMES J. ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

BENNETT NEAL ..   1858 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

BOUGHNER ALEXANDER ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

BOYCE JOHN ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

BRAYN RICHARD ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

BRUNDAGE MOSES ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

BUCHANAN DONALD ..   1858 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

CARPENTER JABY ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

COLERIDGE RICHARD ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

CRANE ISABELLA ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

CRANMER JOHN ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

CROCKER SAMUEL ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

CUTHBERTSON JOHN ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

DEANS THOMAS ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

DOLBIER SAMUEL ..   1858 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

DOWLIN DENNIS ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

EDISON ENOS ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

FINCH HENRY ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

GUNN HUGH ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

HENDERSON GEORGE ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

HUBBARD MARTIN ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

HUTCHINSON JAMES ..   1858 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

HUTCHINSON THOMAS ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

KIMBALL SARAH ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

LEGG THOMAS ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MARR EVANS ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MARR WILLIAM ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MCCULLY WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MCDIARMID FINLEY ..   1858 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MCFARLANE PETER ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MCINTYRE JOHN ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MCINTYRE JOHN ..   1858 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MCKINNEY ANDREW ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MCQUEEN DANIEL ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MILLER GEORGE ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

MOORE JANE ..   1858 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

NICOLL ROBERT ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

NOBLE DAVID ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

PARLEE BENJAMIN ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

PHILO GEORGE W. ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

REDDING JOHN ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

RYCKMAN PHILIP ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

SHIPLEY JOHN ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

SMITH DAVID M. ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

SMITH RICHARD ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

SMUCK WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

SOLOMON FOWLER ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

SULLIVAN DENNIS ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

TEEPLE WILLIAM B. ..   1857 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

TITUS LEWIS ..   1854 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

WILLIAMS RICHARD ..   1856 ..  ELGIN COUNTY

WRONG WILLIAM B. ..   1855 ..  ELGIN COUNTY


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