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RG 004:032, Coventry Probate Court
Inventory of Records
Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.
Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library
Coventry, Tolland County, Town established in 1712
The Coventry Probate District was constituted June 19, 1849, from the Hebron Probate District. The Coventry Probate District merged with the Mansfield Probate District on January 6, 1999 to form a single Mansfield Probate District. The Mansfield Probate District merged with the Tolland Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Mansfield - Tolland Probate District which serves the municipalities of Coventry, Mansfield, Tolland, and Willington.
Town of Coventry, Probate District chronology:
October 1711 - October 1719, Hartford District
For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.
Probate files, 1849-1932. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.
Inventory control book, 1849-1932 (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.
Probate files are arranged alphabetically in one series.
Restrictions on Access
Researchers should first consult use copies when available. See Alternate Form Available Section below.
Restrictions on Use
See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Coventry
Record books, Volumes 1-8, 10-11, 13-15, 1849-1917; probate files, 1849-1932 (Accession 1918-002); 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.
The probate files in accession 1918-002 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): August 8, 1918 (1849-1914); November 20, 1933 (1871-1932); November 16, 1934 (1869-1926). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.
Record Books: Index cards for the record books have been scanned. Ask History and Genealogy staff for assistance.
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 1918-002 are represented in this index.