Perth 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

ARMSTRONG ROBERT ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

BART THEOBALD ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

BARTON JOHN ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

BELL DAVID ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

BREINING JOSEPH ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

BROWN JOHN ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

BUCKLEY JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

BURNS JAMES ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CAMPBELL COLIN ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CAMPBELL JAMES ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CARROLL JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CASEY EDWARD ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CAWSTON GEORGE ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CHITTICK WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CLARK JAMES ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CONACHER JOHN ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

COOK HENRY ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CORCORAN PATRICK ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CRERAR PETER ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CROWLEY WILLIAM ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

CUMMING JOHN ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

DACK EDWARD ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

DAWSON ROBERT ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

DOSEMAN JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

DOWNI ANN ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

DRAKE MARK ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

DRESCHLER GEORGE ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

EWART ROBERT B. ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

FISHLEIGH ARTHUR ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

FLEMING SAMUEL ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

FLYNN CORMICK ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

GAVIN ANDREW R. ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

GILMORE JOHN ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

GRAHAM JOHN ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

GRAVE HENRY ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

GRUBER JOHN ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

GRUNDER JACOB ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

HAMILTON JOHN SR. ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

HANNI PETER ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

HOGGARTH JOSEPH ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

HOLLAND MICHAEL ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

JOHNSTON EDMUND ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

JUNK JAMES ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

KEEGAN JAMES ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

KENNEY PHILIP ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

KING HENRY ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

KIPPAR PETER ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

KRIUPE GEORGE C. ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

LAMMOND JOHN ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

LEE JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MACLENNAN EWAN ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MATHESON WILLIAM ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MATHEWS JOHN ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCCAN PETER ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCCANN PATRICK ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCDONALD GEORGE ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCDONALD MARY ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCFADDEN RICHARD ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCGARRA ROBERT ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCKNIGHT JOSHUA ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCLAREN JOHN ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCNAMARA CORNELIUS ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCPHERSON JOHN ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCTAVISH DUNCAN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MCTAVISH JOHN ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MILLER WILLIAM ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MINNA CHARLES ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MITCHELL CUNNINGHAM ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MOORE ELIZABETH ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MOSS GEORGE ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

MURDO ROBERT ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

NEAR CORNELIUS ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

NELSON ALEXANDER ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY

REIHL JOHN ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

REIL JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

REISCHMILLER WILLIAM ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

ROTH CHRISTIAN ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

ROTH CHRISTIAN ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

ROWLAND THOMAS ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

SCOTT THOMAS ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

SHAW ANN ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

SHAW ISAAC ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

SLACK WILLIAM ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

SLACK WILLIAM ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

SPAHR JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

STERNE JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

STOVOLD FREDERICK ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

STRATHDEE JOHN ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

SYKES JAMES ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

TERRY WILLIAM ..   1854 ..  PERTH COUNTY

THOMAS GEORGE C. ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

THOMPSON HUGH ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

TOWNSEND WILLIAM ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WALKOM WALTER ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WALSH RICHARD ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WARD THOMAS ..   1853 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WEIS JACOB ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WHITMORE JOSEPH ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WHITNEY JOSEPH ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WHITTAKER JOHN ..   1856 ..  PERTH COUNTY

WOODS PETER ..   1858 ..  PERTH COUNTY

YAGGI JOHN ..   1855 ..  PERTH COUNTY

ZIMMERMAN JACOB ..   1857 ..  PERTH COUNTY


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