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 1832-1878


RG 004:157, Weston 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 (Weston District)
Title: Weston Probate Court records
Dates: 1832-1878
Quantity: 3 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1832-1878; Probate files, None.
Identification: RG004_157
Accession: 2011-007
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Weston, Fairfield County, Town established in October 1787, Parent Town: Fairfield

The Weston Probate District was constituted May 22, 1832 from the Fairfield Probate District and merged with the Westport Probate District on July 22, 1875 to become part of the Westport District. The Westport Probate District serves the municipalities of Weston and Westport.

Town of Weston, Probate District chronology:

October 1787 - May 21, 1832, Fairfield District
May 22, 1832 - July 22, 1875, Weston District
July 23, 1875 - Present, Westport 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,1-4, 1832-1978. Volume 4 also contains records for the Easton Probate District. In 1875 when town of Westport became part of the Westport Probate District, the Eason probate Disctrict was created. Its records are recorded in Volume 4 starting on page 548. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, None. Probate files dated from 1832 to July 22, 1875 from the Weston Probate District are filed with the Easton Probate District. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

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Arrangement

Record books are numbered consecutively from 1 to 4. There is 1 unnumbered index volume.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Accession 2011-007, Record books, 1832-1878 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 -- Easton
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Weston

Places:

Easton (Conn.)
Weston (Conn.)

Alternate Creator:

Connecticut. Probate Court (Weston District)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-2, 1832-1858, 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 2011-007 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on July 26, 2010 from the Bridgeport District Probate Court.

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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.

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Container List

Record books, 1832-1878, Accessison: 2011-007, 3 cubic feet (5 volumes)
Volume
Weston Probate District records, 1832-1846 1
Weston Probate District records, 1846-1858 2
Weston Probate District records, 1858-1866 3
Weston and Easton Probate District records, 1866-1878 4
Weston and Easton index, 1832-1878 unnumbered