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 1782-1923

Probate files 1782-1899

Inventory Control Book 1782-1899

Probate files 1900-1976


RG 004:047, East Windsor 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 (East Windsor District)
Title: East Windsor Probate Court records
Dates: 1782-1976
Quantity: 84.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1782-1923; Probate files, 1782-1976.
Identification: RG004_047
Accession: 1927-021, 2011-011, 2011-014
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

East Windsor, Hartford County, Town established in May 1768, Parent Town: Windsor

The East Windsor Probate District was constituted May 1782, from the Hartford and Stafford Probate Districts. At one time it also served the towns of Bolton, May 1782 - May 1789; East Hartford, May 1783 - May 1797; Ellington, May 1786 - May 1826; Enfield, May 1782 - May 30, 1831; Glastonbury, May 1782 - May 1797; and South Windsor, May 1845 - January 4, 2011. The East Windsor Probate District merged with the Windsor Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Region #4 Probate District which serves the municipalities of East Windsor, South Windsor, and Windsor.

Town of East Windsor, Probate District chronology:

May 1768 - May 1782, Hartford District
May 1768 - May 1782, Stafford District (covering Ellington Parish of East Windsor)
May 1768 - May 1786, Stafford District (covering the eastern part of Ellington Parish)
May 1782 - January 4, 2011, East Windsor District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Region #4 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 1-25, 1782-1923. Contact the probate court to access record books after Volume 25.

Probate files, 1782-1976. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. Includes a small number of files from the New Haven Probate District that pre-date the creation of the Bethany Probate District in 1854. Most of these files are for incompetency cases.

Inventory control book, 1782-1899 (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 25.

Probate files are arranged by accession. Accession 1927-021 is arranged alphabetically. Accession 2011-011 is arranged in two alphabetical series, the first containing decedent estates only and the second containing all matters including decedent estates.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Probate files from 1921-1976 are RESTRICTED as they may contain confidential documents. Tax returns (succession, transfer and estate tax returns and all attachments) from January 1, 1921 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §12-15. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Removals of parent as guardian of minor (all documents) and terminations of parental rights (all documents) from October 1, 1975 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

Accession 2011-014, Record books, 1782-1923; and Accession 2011-011, Probate files, 1900-1976, 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 - Bolton
Probate records -- Connecticut - East Hartford
Probate records -- Connecticut - East Windsor
Probate records -- Connecticut - Ellington
Probate records -- Connecticut - Enfield
Probate records -- Connecticut - Glastonbury
Probate records -- Connecticut - South Windsor Windsor

Places:

Bolton (Conn.)
East Hartford (Conn.)
East Windsor (Conn.)
Ellington (Conn.)
Enfield (Conn.)
Glastonbury (Conn.)
South Windsor (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-11, 13-14, 16-19, 21-23, 1782-1922; probate files 1782-1915 (Accession 1927-021 only); 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 1927-021 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): September 20, 1927 (1782-1899); October 14, 1927 (1782-1899). They were interfiled intoone alphabetic sequence.

The probate files in accession 2011-011 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on August 6, 2010 and August 25, 2010.

The record books in accession 2011-014 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on August 25, 2010.

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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.

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 1927-021 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2011-011.

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Container List

Record books, 1782-1923, Accessison: 2011-014, 13.5 cubic feet (25 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1782-1791 1
Records, 1791-1812 2
Records, 1805-1813 3
Records, 1813-1821 4
Records, 1817-1826 5
Records, 1825-1837 6
Records, 1837-1847 7
Records, 1838-1855 8
Records, 1855-1865 9
Records, 1861-1870 10
Records, 1870-1877 11
Orders and decrees, 1873-1881 12
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1877-1890 13
Orders and decrees, 1881-1890 14
On spine: "Records"
Bonds, 1881-1913 15
On spine: "Records"
Orders and decrees, 1890-1896 16
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1889-1907 17
Orders and decrees, 1896-1905 18
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1907-1913 19
Bonds, 1903-1923 20
On spine: "Records"
Orders and decrees, 1905-1912 21
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1911-1917 22
Orders and decrees, 1912-1918 23
Records, 1917-1923 24
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1918-1923 25
Probate files, 1782-1899, Accession: 1927-021, 9 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbe - Bancroft, T. 1
Bancroft, U. - Brown, J. 2
Brown, K. - Driscoll 3
Ducit - Green, J. 4
Green, K. - Lee 5
Leonard - Orcutt 6
Osborn - Robinson 7
Robertson - Talcott, F. 8
Talcott, G. - Zohn; Miscellaneous 9
Inventory Control Book, 1782-1899, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1927-021
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, 1900-1976, Accession: 2011-011, 62 cubic feet
Box
Decedent estates
Abbe - Barber, Mary Foster 1
Barber, Josephine K. - Bluzic 2
Boies - Burke 3
Burnham - Charlton 4
Chase - Crockett 5
Cummings - Dowd 6
Drake - Farrow 7
Felt - Geissler, Rose 8
Geissler, Rudolph C. - Griffin 9
Grimason - Hensel 10
Herbert - Jenkins 11
Jennings - Kilman 12
King - Lane, A. 13
Lane, H. - Malasky 14
Malinou - Meade 15
Mederos - Newberry, J. 16
Newberry, L. - Pasqualini 17
Patria - Potter 18
Potwin - Roe, E. 19
Roe, V. - Shepard, A. 20
Shepard, J. - Smith 21
Snow - Taylor 22
Tefft - Wadsworth, A. 23
Wadsworth, F. - Wojcak 24
Wojna - Zokites 25
All matters
Includes decedent estates
Abbe - Anderson 25
Andresen - Bancroft, Elizabeth 26
Bancroft, Ellen - Belknap 27
Bellemare - Bouchard 28
Boucher - Burkhart 29
Burnette - Chagnon 30
Chamberlain - Coope 31
Copage - Davids 32
Davidson - Dominick 33
Donihee - Elliott 34
Ellis - Fessoveist 35
Fetko - Gallagher 36
Gallo - Grant, E. 37
Grant, F. - Hanan 38
Handy - Hills 39
Hilt - Jennings 40
Jesseman - Kawa 41
Kayross - Kountes 42
Kovera - Lathrop, C. 43
Lathrop, H. - Luts 44
Lutwinas - Mastrangelo 45
Mastrio - McLoughlin 46
McNally - Mohn 47
Molloy - Nash 48
Nasuta - Nutter 49
Nutting - Pastula, J. 50
Pastula, T. - Pollak 51
Pollard - Rawson 52
Raymond - Roller 53
Rolocut - Schlicting 54
Schlude - Simler 55
Simmons - Spokes 56
Squires - Sunega 57
Surber - Tomashunas 58
Tomel - Waicunas 59
Waikznis - Widak 60
Wilcox - Zeleski 61
Zemaitis - Zysk 62