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Probate Documents - B Entries and P Entries


Scope and Contents

From the Fonds:

The fonds consist of bound volumes related to land transactions in Trinidad and Tobago. The fonds includes Caroni Deeds (1965 - 1996), Texaco Deeds (1964 - 1996), Texaco Titles (1958 - 1987), Notes of Title (1843 - 1964), Deeds (1956 - 1975), Titles (1958 - 1986), Supreme Court Proceedings – Probate (1896 - 1934) and Probate Proceedings (1944 - 1969). Probate documents-

The documents included in the bound volumes are used to apply for the Probate and Letters of Administration Grants to deal with property/estates owned previously by various people upon their death. There are copies of wills, various certificates, and lists of the various assets and correspondence. Included as well are documents that assist in grasping a full account of items that comprise their estates.


The documents include reports on the ownership and the history of the transfers for various parcels of land. Included are correspondence with enclosures from the financial institutions giving instructions for the preparation of the Deeds and other instruments of title together with requisitions on title (eg. Land and building Tax receipts and Certificates of Assessment).


Contains Mortgages charged on Vehicles and parcels of Lands. There are also Deeds of release, Deeds of Conveyance and Leases with annexed cadastral sheets, Memorandum of Transfer, Deeds of Mortgage, Lease Agreements and Debentures.

Notes of title-

Comprise abstracts of the transactions that have occurred on various parcels of land and the documents of title that evidence these transactions. Also includes Statutory Declarations giving background information on some of the transactions and cadastral sheets outlining the respective properties.There are also some Certificates including Death and Marriage Certificates for the owners of the properties.

Texaco Deeds-

The vast majority of the documents cover reduced rate loan facility given to Texaco employees during their employment at Texaco. There are on occasion some documents included, which cover Leases for the rental of a property owned by Texaco.


  • Creation: 1901 - 1996


From the Fonds: 135.2 Linear Feet (41.2 metres (135.2 linear feet) of textual records (524 bound volumes))

Language of Materials

From the Fonds: English

Repository Details

Part of the The Alma Jordan Library, The University of the West Indies Repository

St. Augustine
Trinidad and Tobago
868-662-2002 Ext 82132
868-662-9238 (Fax)