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 1719-1900


RG 004:060, Guilford 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 (Guilford District)
Title: Guilford Probate Court records
Dates: 1719-1900
Quantity: 29.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1719-1900.
Identification: RG004_060
Accession: T003291
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Guilford, New Haven County, Town settled 1639; named July 1643

Guilford Probate District was constituted October 1719 from the New Haven Probate District. It also served the following municipalities at various times: Branford, October 1719 - June 20, 1850; Durham, October 1719 - May 1752; Killingworth, October 1719 - May 1780; Madison, May 1826 - May 21, 1834; North Branford, May 1831 - April 1937. The Guilford Probate District merged with the Madison Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Madison - Guilford Probate District which serves the municipalities of Guilford and Madison.

Town of Guilford, Probate District chronology:

1639 - October 1719, New Haven Colony, County Court & District
October 1719 - January 4, 2011, Guilford District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Madison - Guilford 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, 1719-1900. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

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Arrangement

Probate files in Accession T003291 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.

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 - Branford
Probate records -- Connecticut - Durham
Probate records -- Connecticut - Guilford
Probate records -- Connecticut - Killingworth
Probate records -- Connecticut - Madison
Probate records -- Connecticut - North Branford

Places:

Branford (Conn.)
Durham (Conn.)
Guilford (Conn.)
Killingworth (Conn.)
Madison (Conn.)
North Branford (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-31, 36, 38-39, 42, 45, 48, 52, 55, 1720-1920; and probate files, 1719-1880, 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.

Provenance

It is not known when the probate files in accession T003291 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library. It was likely circa 1950-1974.

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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 T003291 are represented in this index. The cards for the Guilford district indicate only individuals name, and year of probate.

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Container List

Probate files, 1719-1900, Accession: T003291, 29.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbot - Ayer 1
Babcock - Baldwin 2
Ball - Barker 3
Barnes - Bartlett, J. 4
Bartlett, K. - Beers 5
Bennet - Benton, L. 6
Benton, M. - Bishop, E 7
Bishop, F. - Blackstone, J. 8
Blackstone, K. - Bradley, S. 9
Bradley, T. - Buell, M. 10
Buell, N. - Bushnell, J. 11
Bushnell, K. - Bywater 12
Cadwell - Chapman 13
Chatfield - Chittenden, Anna H. 14
Chittenden, Anna H. - Chittenden, H. 15
Chittenden, I. - Clark, J. 16
Clark, M. - Conkling 17
Cook - Cowell 18
Cruttenden - Cuschoy 19
Dailey - Dolph 20
Doney - Dudley, D. 21
Dudley, E. - Dudley, L. 22
Dudley, M. - Dunn 23
Easlick - England 24
Evarts - Eves 25
Factor - Foot, E. 26
Foot, F. - Forsdick 27
Fowler, A. - Fowler, I. 28
Fowler, J. - Fowler, Seth 29
Fowler, Solomon - Frisbie, I. 30
Frisbie, J. - Fyler 31
Gardner - Gould, T. 32
Gould, U. - Griffing, F. 33
AGriffing, G. - Griswold, J. 34
Griswold, K. - Guy 35
Hachkin - Hall, S. 36
Hall, T. - Hand, Daniel 37
Hand, Daniel - Hand, Jemina 38
Hand, Joanna - Harrison, I. 39
Harrison, J. - Harrison, S. 40
Harrison, T. - Hill, H. 41
AHill, I. - Hoadley, R. 42
Hoadley, S. - Horton 43
Hotchkiss - Hubbard, D. 44
Hubbard, E. - Hull, O. 45
Hull, P. - Ives 46
Jackson - Johnson 47
Jones - Kelsey, R. 48
Kelsey, S. - Knowles 49
Labadie - Lanfare 50
Langdon - Leete, A. 51
Leete, B. - Leete, R. 52
Leete, S. - Linsley, E. 53
Linsley, F. - Linsley, Z. 54
Loisel - Lynde 55
Malacarne - Meigs, S. 56
Meigs, T. - Moran 57
Morehouse - Munger 58
Munson - Murray 59
Nail - Norton, H. 60
Norton, I. - Nott 61
O'Kelly - Palmer, G. 62
Palmer, H. - Pardee 63
Parker - Parmele, E. 64
Parmele, F. - Parmele, T. 65
Parmele, U. - Pond, M. 66
Pond, N. - Pynchon 67
Ranney - Rogers, D. 68
Rogers, E. - Rose, H. 69
Rose, I. - Rossi 70
Rossiter - Russell, D. 71
Russell, E. - Rutty 72
Sackett - Scranton, S. 73
Scranton, T. - Shelley 74
Shelton - Spencer, H. 75
Spencer, I. - Starr 76
Stedman - Stevens 77
Still - Stone, I. 78
Stone, J. - Stone, Z. 79
Storer - Sweet 80
Tabor - Townes 81
Trip - Tyler, I. 82
Tyler, J. - Tyler, Z. 83
U - Weld, E. 84
Weld, F. - Whenson 85
White - Wilcox, H. 86
Wilcox, I. - Williams, N. 87
Williams, O. - Z; Miscellaneous 88