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 1826-1943

Probate files 1826-1922

Inventory Control Book 1826-1922


RG 004:071, Lebanon 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 (Lebanon District)
Title: Lebanon Probate Court records
Dates: 1826-1943
Quantity: 14.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1826-1943; Probate files, 1826-1922.
Identification: RG004_071
Accession: 1913-005 and 2012-031
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Lebanon, New London County, Town established in October 1700

The Lebanon Probate District was constituted June 2, 1826, from the Windham Probate District. The Lebanon Probate District merged with the Colchester Probate District on January 8, 2003 to create a single enlarged Colchester Probate District. The Colchester Probate District merged with the Eastford (part), Hampton, and Windham Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Windham - Colchester Probate District, which serves the municipalities of Chaplin, Colchester, Hampton, Lebanon, Scotland, and Windham.

Town of Lebanon, Probate District chronology:

October 1700 - October 1719, New London District
October 1719 - June 1, 1826, Windham District
May 1790 - December 1790, Hebron District (covered the part of Andover Society belonging to Lebanon)
June 2, 1826 - January 7, 2003, Lebanon District
January 8, 2003 - January 4, 2011, Colchester District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Windham - Colchester District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, 1826-1922; Bonds, 1887-1943. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 14. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1826-1922. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1826-1922 (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 from 1 to 14. There are 2 volumes of Bonds lettered A and B. There is one unnumbered Ledger volume.

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.

Probate files from 1921-1922 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. 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 -- Lebanon

Places:

Lebanon (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-13, 1826-1917; probate files, 1826-1915; 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 1913-005 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): November 7, 1913 (1826-1906); September 4, 1929 (1869-1922). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

The record books in accession 2012-031 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on April 19, 2012.

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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 1913-005 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1826-1943, Accession: 2012-031, 9 cubic feet (17 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1826-1840 1
Records, 1840-1849 2
Records, 1849-1853 3
Records, 1853-1858 4
Records, 1858-1865 5
Records, 1863-1868 6
Records, 1869-1876 7
Records, 1876-1887 8
Records, 1887-1893 9
Records, 1893-1898 10
Records, 1898-1905 11
Records, 1905-1910 12
Records, 1910-1916 13
Records, 1916-1922 14
Bonds, 1881-1912 A
Bonds, 1912-1943 B
Ledger, 1846-1850 unnumbered
Probate files, 1826-1922, Accession: 1913-005, 5.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Abel - Cook, C. 1
Cook, D. - Hull, J. 2
Hull, K. - MacCormac, C. 3
MacCormac, D. - Segar 4
Seymour - Wightman 5
Wilcox - Z; Miscellaneous 6
Inventory Control Book, 1826-1922, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1913-005
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest