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 1836-1940

Record books 1918-1973

Probate files 1825-1907

Inventory Control Book 1825-1907

Probate files 1867-1937, bulk 1901-1933


RG 004:131, Southington 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 (Southington District)
Title: Southington Probate Court records
Dates: 1825-1973
Quantity: 81.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1836-1973; Probate files, 1825-1987 (Decedent estates, 1825-1933; trustee accounts, 1901-1957; wills, 1888-1973, trusts, 1948-1973; incapables, 1941-1950; miscellaneous records, 1867-1987).
Identification: RG004_131
Accession: 1922-002, 2007-073, 2011-096, 2012-022
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Southington, Hartford County, Town established in October 1779, Parent Town: Farmington

The Southington Probate District was constituted May 24, 1825, from the Farmington Probate District. The Southington Probate District merged with the Cheshire Probate District to create the Cheshire - Southington Probate District which serves the municipalities of Cheshire and Southington.

Town of Southington, Probate District chronology:

October 1779 - May 23, 1825, Farmington District
May 1825 - January 4, 2011, Southington District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Cheshire - Southington 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 1-79, 1836-1973. Contact the probate court to access original record books numbered after 79. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1825-1987 (Decedent estates, 1825-1933; trustee accounts, 1901-1957; wills, 1888-1973, trusts, 1948-1973; incapables, 1941-1950; miscellaneous records, 1867-1987). Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1825-1907 (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 in accessions 2011-096 and 2012-022 and are numnbered 1 to 32 and 33 to 79 respectively. There are two volumes numbered 15 and none numbered 16.

Probate files in accession 1922-002 are arranged alphabetically. Probate files in accession 2007-073 are arranged alphabetically within type of matter.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Accession 2011-076, Record books, 1836-1940; Accession 2012-022, Record books, 1918-1972; and Accession 2007-073, Probate files, 1867-1987, are stored at an off-site facility and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Probate files dated 1921 or later are RESTRICTED pending review by State Archives staff 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. Removals of parent as guardian of minor (all documents) and terminations of parental rights (all documents) from October 1, 1975 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance. 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 -- Southington

Places:

Southington (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-5, 7-8, 10-11, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 28, 1834-1919; probate files, 1825-1880 (Accession 1922-002); 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 1922-002 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 6, 1922.

The probate files in accession 2007-073 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on May 17, 2007.

The record books in accession 2011-096 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on January 11, 2011.

The record books in accession 2012-022 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on March 6, 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. 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 1922-002 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2007-073.

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Container List

Record books, 1836-1940, Accession: 2011-096, 16.5 cubic feet (31 volumes)
Volume
Wills and distributions, 1857-1873 1
Records, 1836-1843 2
Records, 1843-1851 3
Records, 1851-1877 4
Records, 1857-1865 5
Decrees, 1863-1872 6
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1863-1869 7
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1869-1874 8
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1872-1881 9
On spine: "Records"
Decrees, 1874-1879 10
On spine: "Records"
Decrees, 1879-1885 11
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1881-1887 12
On spine: "Records"
Bonds, 1881-1898 13
Records, 1885-1890 14
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1887-1893 15
Applications and returns, 1887-1905 15
Records, 1890-1895 17
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1893-1899 18
Records, 1895-1900 19
On spine: "Manuscript"
Bonds, 1898-1918 20
Decrees, 1899-1904 21
Records, 1900-1903 22
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1903-1907 23
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1904-1907 24
Applications, 1905-1923 25
Records, 1907-1913 26
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1909-1913 27
Records, 1913-1918 28
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1914-1922 29
Decrees, 1917-1926 30
Bonds, 1918-1933 31
Applications and returns; Sales of real estate, 1918-1940 32
Record books, 1918-1973, Accession: 2012-022, 28 cubic feet (48 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1918-1922 33
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1922-1926 34
On spine: "Manusscript"
Applications, 1924-1939 35
Records, 1924-1931 36
On spine: "Manusscript"
Decrees, 1926-1932 37
Records, 1931-1936 38
On spine: "Manusscript"
Orders and decrees, 1929-1942 39
Bonds, 1935-1948 40
Records, 1936-1940 41
On spine: "Manusscript"
Applications, 1940-1950 42
Records, 1940-1944 43
On spine: "Manusscript"
Applications and returns; Sale of real estate, 1934-1950 44
Orders and decrees, 1942-1948 45
Records, 1944-1948 46
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1948-1951 47
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1948-1955 48
Bonds, 1948-1959 49
Applications, 1950-1958 50
Applications and returns; Sale of real estate, 1951-1962 51
Records, 1951-1954 52
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1954-1957 53
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1955-1962 54
Records, 1957-1960 55
On spine: "Manuscript"
Applications, 1958-1964 56
Bonds, 1960-1970 57
Records, 1960-1962 58
On spine: "Manuscript"
Orders and decrees, 1962-1966 59
Applications and returns; Sale of real estate, 1962-1968 60
Records, 1962-1964 61
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1963-1964 62
On spine: "Manuscript"
Applications, 1964-1970 63
Records, 1964-1965 64
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1965-1966 65
On spine: "Manuscript"
Bonds, 1966-1972 66
Records, 1966-1967 67
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1967-1968 68
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1967-1968 69
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1968-1969 70
On spine: "Manuscript"
Bonds, undated 71
This volume is unused and contains blank forms only.
Applications, 1969-1972 72
Applicatins and returns; Sale of real estate, 1969-1971 73
Records, 1969 74
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1969-1970 75
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1970-1971 76
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1971 77
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1971-1972 78
On spine: "Manuscript"
Records, 1972-1973 79
On spine: "Manuscript"
Probate files, 1825-1907, Accession: 1922-002, 18.5 cubic feet
Drawer
Abell - Beman 1
Bemiss - De Neefe 2
Derby - Hitchcock, L. 3
Hitchcock, M. - Moore 4
Moran - Sloper, A. 5
Derby - Z. 6
Inventory Control Book, 1825-1907, Accession: T003073
Index of the probate files in ccession 1922-002
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, 1867-1937, bulk 1901-1933, Accession: 2007-073, 18.5 cubic feet
Box
Decedent estates, 1867-1933, bulk 1901-1933
Adams - Bailey 1
Baker - Bissell 2
Blakeslee - Bradley 3
Brady - Campbell 4
Campfield - Clark 5
Coleman - Culliney 6
Culver - Dlugoo 7
Dolan - Dutton 8
Eder - Fogg 9
Folcik - Giles 10
Gill - Hanley 11
Hardsay - Hopko 12
Horisk - Johnson 13
Johnston - Keltonic 14
Kennedy - Larouka 15
Latimer - Lowrey 16
Ludecke - McNessa 17
McNulty - Morse 18
Moss - Nichols 19
Nickerson - Oxley 20
Paddock - Plumb 21
Plummer - Richards 22
Richter - Shanahan 23
Shanley - Stannard 24
Starkey - Triano 25
Trustel - Warner 26
Waselkewices - Willette 27
William - Woodruff 28
Woolworth - Zwick 29
Trustee accounts, 1901-1957
Levi D. Frost, 1901-1911 30
Marcellus B. Wilcox, 1918-1957
Andrew W. Cook, 1902-1907
Wills, 1888-1973
Aldi - Zifcak 31
Trusts, 1948-1973
Andrus - Cushing 32
Daniels - Rubin 33
Salvatore - Yeamans 34
Incapables, 1941-1950
Adamowitz - Nettleton 35
Palmieri - Zygmunt 36
Miscellaneous records, 1867-1987