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Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Probate files circa 1845-1914

Inventory Control Book 1845-1914


RG 004:069, Killingly 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 (Killingly District)
Title: Killingly Probate Court records
Dates: circa 1845-1914
Quantity: 12 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, circa 1845-1914.
Identification: RG004_069
Accession: 1915-025
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Killingly, Windham County, Town established in May 1708

The Killingly Probate District was constituted June 4, 1830, from the Plainfield and Pomfret Probate Districts. The Killingly Probate District merged with the Plainfield Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Plainfield - Killingly Probate District which serves the municipalities of Canterbury, Killingly, Plainfield, and Sterling.

Town of Killingly, Probate District chronology:

May 1708 - October 1719, New London District
October 1719 - May 1747, Windham District
May 1747 - June 1830, Plainfield District
May 1752 - June 3, 1830, Pomfret District (covered the two north societies of Killingly which later became the Towns of Putnam and Thompson)
June 4, 1830 - January 4, 2011, Killingly District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Plainfield - Killingly 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, circa 1845-1914. Probate files, 1830-1845, were destroyed by fire. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1845-1914 (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

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.

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 -- Killingly

Places:

Killingly (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-22, 1835-1920; probate files, 1845-1914; 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 1915-025 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): June 3, 1915 (1845-1914).

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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 1915-025 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, circa 1845-1914, Accession: 1915-025, 12 cubic feet
Drawer
Adams - Amesbury 1
Anderson - Bailey 2
Baker - Batchelor 3
Bates - Bouquet 4
Bowen - Burdick 5
Burgess - Carpenter 6
Carr - Case, M. 7
Case, M. - Cook 8
Cooney - Danielson, H. 9
Danielson, I. - Day, J 10
Day, K. - Drew 11
Driscoll - Fessenden 12
Field - Gibson 13
Gilbert - Hale 14
Hall - Hasbrook 15
Hawkins - Howland 16
Hubbard - Jacques 17
James - Kershaw 18
Kies - Lannon 19
Larkin - Lloyd 20
Lockwood - Mason 21
Mathews - Mowry 22
Mulgrew - Palmer 23
Parker - Plank 24
Plunkett - Reed 25
Reynolds - Saunders 26
Sayles - Sherman 27
Shippee - Smith, G. 28
Smith, H. - Stearns 29
Steere - Tiffany 30
Tigue - Wade, M. 31
Wade, N. - Webb 32
Webster - Wheeler 33
Whelan - Williams 34
Wilson - Worden 35
Wright-Z.; Miscellaneous 36
Inventory Control Book, 1845-1914, Accession: T003073
Index of the probate files in accession 1915-025
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest