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 1920-1954

Probate files 1830-1948

Inventory Control Book 1830-1948

Probate files 1925-1960


RG004:142, Tolland 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 (Tolland District)
Title: Tolland Probate Court records
Dates: 1830-1960
Quantity: 22.75 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1830-1920; Bond record books, 1867-1954; Probate files, 1830-1960.
Identification: RG004_142
Accession: 1911-012, 1984, 005, 2010-037
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Tolland, Tolland County, Town named 1715, Town established in May 1722

The Tolland Probate District was constituted June 4, 1830, from the Stafford Probate District. The Tolland Probate District merged with the Mansfield Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Mansfield - Tolland Probate District which serves the municipalities of Coventry, Mansfield, Tolland, and Willington.

Town of Tolland, Probate District chronology:

May 1715 - May 1759, Hartford District
May 1759 - June 3, 1830, Stafford District
June 4, 1830 - January 4, 2011, Tolland District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Mansfield - Tolland 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 1-12, 1830-1920; Bond record books, 1867-1954. Contact the probate court to access original record books afver volume 12. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1830-1960. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1830-1948 (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 accession 2010-037 are arranged numerically.

Probate files in accessions 1911-012 and 1974-005 are arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Accession 2010-037, Record books, 1830-1954, is 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 -- Tolland

Places:

Tolland (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-12, 1830-1920; probate files, 1830-1880 (Accession 1911-012); 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 1911-012 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): October 14, 1911 (1830-1910); January 31, 1922, (1899-1912); December 7. 1933 (1888-1929; Pctober 25, 1935 (1878-1937); March 24, 1936 (1878-1937); September 2, 1936 (1878-1936); July 6, 1937 (1878-1937); March 25, 1938 (1931-1937); November 23, 1938 (1932-1938); May 9, 1939 (1932-1938); August 7, 1940 (1937-1939); October 14, 1941 (1923-1941); June 7, 1944 (1933-1942); April 30, 1945 (1939-1944); April 8, 1947 (1935-1946); September 22, 1949 (1935-1948); April 21, 1950 (1906-1948).There were interfiled into one alphbetic sequence.

The probate files in accession 1974-005 were transferred to the Connectictu State Library on November 27, 1974.

The record books in accesion 2010-037 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on May 11, 2010.

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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 1911-012 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the files in accession 1974-005.

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Container List

Record books, 1920-1954, Accession: 2010-037, 7.5 cubic feet (15 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1830-1838 1
Records, 1838-1845 2
Records, 1846-1849 3
Records, 1849-1857 4
Records, 1856-1863 5
Records, 1863-1872 6
Records, 1872-1880 7
Records, 1880-1892 8
Records, 1892-1902 9
Records, 1902-1908 10
Records, 1908-1915 11
Records, 1915-1920 12
Bonds, 1867-1901 1
Bonds, 1900-1930 2
Bonds, 1928-1954 3
Probate files, 1830-1948, Accession: 1911-012, 11.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Abel - Balch 1
Baldwin - Binok 2
Bird - Bugbey, F. 3
Bugbey, G. - Chapman, M. 4
Chapman, N. - Cole 5
Comstock - Demead 6
Denman - Drake 7
Draper - Eldredge, E. 8
Eldridge, F. - Gaines 9
Galavin - Greene, N. 10
Greene, O. - Hall, A. 11
Hall, B.. - Hancock, G. 12
Hancock, H. - Herold, G. 13
Herold, H. - Hlobik, C. 14
Hlobik, D. - Hulett 15
Hull - Johnson, I. 16
Johnson, J. - Kempton 17
Kendall - Kwast 18
Labonte - Lillibridge, B. 19
Lillibridge, C. - Mardy 20
Marek - Morrison 21
Morse - Nowsch 22
Nye - Parizek 23
Parker - Potter, P. 24
Potter, Q. - Rider, D. 25
Rider, E. - Royce 26
Ruby - Slocum 27
Smith - Sparrow, J. 28
Sparrow, K.. - Sumner, J. 29
Sumner, K. - Underwood, F. 30
Underwood, G. - Webster, H. 31
Webster, I - Whitcomb 32
White - Winslow 33
Winter - Zusick; Miscellaneous 34
Inventory Control Book, 1830-1948, Accession: T003073
Index of the seventeen accessions of probate files merged into accession 1911-012
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, 1925-1960, Accession: 1974-005, 4 cubic feet
Box
Amidon - Downes, Roy M. 1
Downes, Maud E. - Kocarnik 2
Kollar - Parod 3
Pease - Zuscik 4