TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Probate Files 1853-1900


RG 004:057, Greenwich 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 (Greenwich District)
Title: Greenwich Probate Court records
Dates: 1853-1900
Quantity: 31 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1853-1900.
Identification: RG004_057
Accession: 1975-003
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Greenwich, Fairfield County, Town settled under jurisdiction of the Dutch at New Amsterdam 1642-1656; submitted to New Haven Colony October 6, 1656; united with Colony of Connecticut May 1665, Parent Town: Stamford

Greenwich Probate District was constituted July 4, 1853 from the Stamford Probate District. The Greenwich Probate District serves the municipality of Greenwich.

Town of Greenwich, Probate District chronology:

circa 1642 - 1656, New Netherlands Jurisdiction
1656 - 1665, New Haven Colony Jurisdiction
1662 - May 1666, Particular Court Jurisdiction
May 1666 - May 1728, Fairfield County Court and District
May 1728 - July 3, 1853, Stamford District
July 4, 1853 - Present, Greenwich District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, None. Contact the probate court to access original record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1853-1900. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

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Arrangement

Probate files in Accession 1975-003 are arranged alphebetically.

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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 1921-1900 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.Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

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 - Greenwich

Places:

Greenwich (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes A, 3, 5-6, 9, 11, 13-15, 18, 21-22, 24, 27-28, 31-32, 36-37, 41, 45-46, 58, 51, 53, 56, 1853-1925, and probate files, 1853-1900; have been 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. These probate file microfilms are located on the 16 MM films found in the second (1881-1915) probate series.

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1975-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 24, 1975.

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Other Finding Aid

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 1975-003 are represented in this index. The white index cards are stamped "Greenwich" and have no year indicated on them.

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Container List

Probate Files, 1853-1900, Accession: 1975-003, 31 cubic feet
Box
Acker - Banks 1
Barmore - Brigham, William H. 2
Brigham, William H. - Brush 3
Bucker - Carhart 4
Carll - Comar 5
Commerford - Delavan 6
Demille - Eickler 7
Eldridge - Ferris, Samuel H. 8
Ferris, Sarah - Fox 9
Franklin - Hancock 10
Hansen - Horne 11
Horton - Husted, Mills H. (1861) 12
Husted, Mills H. (1898) - June 13
Keane - Lally 14
Lane - Lounsbury 15
Lowden - Maltby 16
Manion - Mead, Augustus 17
Mead, Bertha - Mead, Lyman 18
Mead, Marcus - Mead, Zophar 19
Meier - Morrell 20
Morrie - Palmer 21
Parks - Peck 22
Pedersen - Redfield 23
Redman - Richter 24
Ridabock - Schnellman 25
Scherer - Sherwood 26
Sidney - Stephens 27
Stevens - Tompkins 28
Towner - White 29
Whiting - Winsor 30
Wojtik - Zoell 31