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 1850-1972, bulk 1850-1920


RG 004:077, Manchester Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Manchester District)
Title: Manchester Probate Court records
Dates: 1850-1972
Quantity: 27 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1850-1972, bulk 1850-1920; Probate files, None.
Identification: RG004_077
Accession: 2013-016
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Manchester, Hartford County, Town established in May 1823, Parent Town: East Hartford

The Manchester Probate District was constituted June 22, 1850, from the Hartford Probate District. On January 5, 2011 the Manchester Probate District merged with the Andover Probate District to create the Greater Manchester Probate District which serves the municipalities of Andover, Bolton, Columbia, and Manchester.

Town of Manchester, Probate District chronology:

May 1823 - June 21, 1850, Hartford District
June 22, 1850 - January 4, 2011, Manchester District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Greater Manchester 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 1-40, 1850-1920, and additional bond record books, volumes 47, 63, 75, 89, 103, 121, 136, 151, 166, 1924-1936. There are two volumes numbered 31, one being a bond record book. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 40. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, None.

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Arrangement

Record books in accession 2013-016 are numbered consecutively from 1 to 40. There are two volumes numbered 31, one being a bond record book. There are additional bond record books numbered 47, 63, 75, 89, 103, 121, 136, 151, 166.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Accession 2013-016, Record books, 1850-1972, 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 -- Manchester

Places:

Manchester (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 16, 17, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 32, 35, 1850-1916, 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 record books in accession 2013-016 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on October 11, 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.

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Container List

Record books, 1850-1972, bulk 1850-1920, Accession: 2013-016, 27 cubic feet (50 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1850-1877 1
Records, 1861-1871 2
Records, 1869-1878 3
Records, 1877-1887 4
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1877-1888 5
Bonds, 1881-1896 6
Records, 1887-1891 7
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1882-1891 8
Applications, 1884-1902 9
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1891-1893 10
Orders, 1890-1897 11
Wills, inventory, accts & distribution, 1893-1896 12
Orders, 1894-1899 13
Applications, 1894-1909 14
Bonds, 1896-1912 15
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1896-1899 16
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1898-1901 17
Orders, 1898-1904 18
Returns, 1902-1922 19
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1901-1903 20
Orders, 1902-1905 21
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1903-1904 22
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1905-1906 23
Orders, 1905-1908 24
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1906-1908 25
Orders, 1907-1911 26
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1908-1910 27
Applications, 1909-1919 28
Committal of insane & indigent paupers, 1907-1915 29
Commital of insane to private asylums, 1908-1933 30
Commital of insane & indigent paupers, 1913-1918 31
Bonds, 1912-1924 31
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1902-1911 32
Orders, 1910-1916 33
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1911 34
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1911-1916 35
Orders, 1912-1915 36
Orders, 1913-1917 37
Wills, inventory accts & distribution, 1916-1920 38
Orders, 1916-1918 39
Orders, 1917-1920 40
Bonds, 1924-1936 47
Bonds, 1936-1945 63
Bonds, 1945-1950 75
Bonds, 1950-1955 89
Bonds, 1955-1959 103
Bonds, 1955-1962 121
Bonds, 1962-1966 136
Bonds, 1966-1970 151
Bonds, 1970-1972 166