Over the years, the Port Hope Archives received a collection of probates, thanks to the generosity of local lawyer Ron Good. Many others were added during the indexing of the land registry instruments.

A probate is an important document in researching one's family, providing the deceased's residence at the time of death, executors, heirs, and often providing details of inheritances. After a probate is registered with the court, it enters the public domain.

Where possible, we have provided additional information, such as names of spouses, children and other relatives from obituaries and cemetery records (CemSearch), to make it easier for you to determine whether the documents relate to your ancestors.

The 1400+ probates listed were accessible for viewing at the Archives, with copies available for a small fee, but with its closing, are not presently accessible.

Peter and Barbara Bolton - Port Hope, Ontario