TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Record books 1829-2007, bulk 1829-1937

Record books 1923-1972

Probate files 1829-1912

Inventory control book 1829-1912


RG 004:025, Cheshire Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Cheshire District)
Title: Cheshire Probate Court records
Dates: 1829-2007
Dates: bulk 1829-1972
Quantity: 47.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Probate record books, 1829-2007, bulk 1829-1972 (includes certificates of elections and oaths of office of judge of probate, 1910-2007); Probate files, 1829-1912.
Identification: RG004_025
Accession: 1915-023, 2011-097, and 2012-021
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Cheshire, New Haven County, Town established in May 1780, Parent Town: Wallingford

The Cheshire Probate District was constituted May 27, 1829, from the Wallingford Probate District. The Cheshire Probate District merged with the Southington Probate District to create the Cheshire - Southington Probate District which serves the municipalities of Cheshire and Southington.

Town of Cheshire, Probate District chronology:

May 1780 - May 26, 1829, Wallingford District
May 27, 1829 - January 4, 2011, Cheshire District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Cheshire - Southington District

For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, Volumes 1-63, 1829-2007, bulk 1829-1972. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1829-1912. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

Inventory control book, 1829-1912 (coverage). Also known as the Godard Digest, it is a list of probate files transferred to the Connecticut State Library. It was compiled at the Connecticut State Library under the direction of State Librarian George S. Godard.

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Arrangement

Record books are numbered consecutively from 1 to 63.

Probate files are arranged alphabetically in one series.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.

Accessions 2011-097 and 2012-021, Record books, 1829-2007, bulk 1829-1972, are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Probate records -- Connecticut -- Cheshire

Places:

Cheshire (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-6, 8, 10, 13-14, 16-17, 22, 1829-1920; probate files 1829-1912 (Accession 1915-023); and inventory control book (Godard Digest) were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah and are available for use in the History and Genealogy reading room or through the LDS Family History Centers.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1915-023 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): September 28, 1915 (1829-1912).

The record books in accession 2011-097 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on January 11, 2011.

The record books in accession 2012-021 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on March 6, 2012.

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Other Finding Aid

Record Books: Index cards for the record books have been scanned. Ask History and Genealogy staff for assistance. Note: CSL does not hold any original record books. See Alternate Form Available section for volumes available on microfilm.

Probate Files: The Probate Estate Papers Index, located in the index corridor adjacent to the History and Genealogy Reading Room, has two parts, a general index covering most of the state, and a Hartford Probate District index covering Hartford and some surrounding towns, 1820-1920. The index cards are arranged alphabetically by individual's last name and first names. The cards have the individual's name, town of residence, probate district, and list of items contained in the estate packet. To request retrieval of an estate packet, copy at least the estate name, file date, and probate district name from the index card. The probate files in Accession 1915-023 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1829-2007, bulk 1829-1937, Accession: 2011-097, 12 cubic feet (23 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1829-1851 1
Records, 1841-1849 2
Records, 1849-1858 3
Orders and decrees, 1854-1866 4
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1858-1865 5
Records, 1864-1874 6
Orders and decrees, 1867-1877 7
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1873-1881 8
Orders and decrees, 1877-1887 9
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1881-1890 10
On spine: "Manuscript"
Bonds, 1881-1910 11
Orders and decrees, 1887-1898 12
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1887-1894 13
Records, 1893-1901 14
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1898-1908 15
Records, 1900-1907 16
On spine: "Manuscript"
Also contains certificates of election, 1910-1913
Records, 1908-1913 17
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1907-1915 16
Bonds, 1911-1937 19
Records, 1913-1915 20
On spine: "Manuscript"
Also contains certificates of election and oaths of office of judge of probate, 1914-2007
Orders and decrees, 1915-1923 21
Records, 1915-1920 22
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1920-1925 23
On spine: "Manuscript"
Record books, 1923-1972, Accession: 2012-021, 26 cubic feet (40 volumes)
Volumes titled "Records" below have "Manuscript" on the spine.
Volume
Records, 1925-1928 24
Orders and decrees, 1923-1936 25
Records, 1926-1932 26
Records, 1930-1935 27
Records, 1935-1938 28
Records, 1936-1947 29
Records, 1935-1938 28
Orders and decrees, 1936-1947 29
Bonds, 1937-1958 30
Records, 1938-1941 31
Records, 1941-1944 32
Records, 1941-1945 33
Records, 1945-1948 34
Records, 1948-1950 35
Orders and decrees, 1947-1954 36
Records, 1950-1952 37
Records, 1952-1955 38
Records, 1953-1955 39
Orders and decrees, 1955 40
Records, 1956-1960 41
Records, 1955-1958 42
Bonds, 1958-1972 43
Records, 1957-1959 44
Records, 1958-1960 45
Records, 1960-1962 46
Records, 1961-1963 47
Records, 1962-1963 48
Records, 1962-1964 49
Records, 1964-1965 50
Records, 1964-1967 51
Records, 1965-1967 52
Records, 1965-1967 53
Records, 1966-1968 54
Records, 1966-1968 55
Records, 1962-1969 56
Records, 1965-1969 57
Records, 1967-1970 58
Records, 1967-1970 59
Records, 1968-1971 60
Records, 1970-1971 61
Records, 1969-1972 62
Records, 1966-1972 63
Probate files, 1829-1912, Accession: 1915-023, 9.5 cubic feet
Drawer
Allen - Andrews 1
Anthony -Beach, B. 2
Beach, C. - Benham, L. 3
Benham, M. - Bradley, R. 4
Bradley, S. - Bristol, P. 5
Bristol, O. - Brown 6
Bryan - Clark 7
Coe - Cornwall 8
Cota - Doolittle, E. 9
Doolittle, F. - Few 10
Fields - Gaylord 11
Gellis - Hall 12
Hammick - Hitchcock, I. 13
Hitchcock, J. - Hotchkiss, D. 14
Hotchkiss, E. - Humiston, B. 15
Humiston, C. - Ives, H. 16
Ives, I. - Kimball 17
King - Lombra 18
Lord - Monson, L. 19
Monson, M. - Morse 20
Moss - Munson 21
Murphy - Pardee, G. 22
Pardee, H. - Platt, L. 23
Platt, M. - Rogers, J. 24
Rogers, K. - Smith, R. 25
Smith, S. - Terrill, B. 26
Terrell, C. - Tuttle, L. 27
Tuttle, M. - Wickham 28
Wildman - Z; Miscellaneous 29
Inventory control book, 1829-1912, Accession: T003073
Index of probate files in accession 1915-023
Also known as the Godard Digest