TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Container List

Records 1723-1981

RG 062:159, Town of Wethersfield

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2007 by the Connecticut State Library



Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Wethersfield (Conn.)
Title: Town of Wethersfield records
Dates: 1723-1981
Quantity: 53 cubic feet
Abstract: Administrative, election, court, military, school, tax and vital records for the town of Wethersfield.
Identification: RG062_159
Accession: T000630
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

The town of Wethersfield was settled in 1634, named in 1637 and incorporated in May 1832.

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Scope and Content

Administrative, election, court, military, school, tax and vital records for the town of Wethersfield.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

These records 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

Alternate Creators:

Connecticut. Justice of the Peace (Wethersfield)

Subjects:

Deeds -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield
Elections -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield -- Statistics
Justices of the peace -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield
Local taxation -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield -- Registers
Property tax -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield -- Registers
Public welfare -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield
Slaves -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield
Soldiers -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield
Tax assessment -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield -- Registers
Taxation -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield -- Registers
Voting -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield -- Statistics
Voting registers -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield
Writs -- Connecticut -- Wethersfield

Places:

Wethersfield (Conn.) -- Records and correspondence
Wethersfield (Conn.) -- Statistics, Vital

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Container List

Records, 1723-1981
Calendared records, including town officers, boundaries, meeting house records, land transactions, taxes, highways and bridges, slaves, indentures, care of the poor and legal records, 1723-1821 Boxes 1-5
Town meeting records, including warnings for meetings and resolutions, 1815, 1915-1916 Box 6
Lists of voters, electors and freemen, 1798-1891
Voters at town meetings, 1837-1840
Election returns, 1802-1838
Selectmen's reports, 1852-1867
Records of appointment or election of town officers, 1784-1874
unprocesed
Indentures, 1779-1851 Box 7
Appointments of overseers, 1761-1881
Records relating to naming jurors and licensing taverns and retailers, 1823-1838
Records relating to roads, highways, ferries and bridges, 1822-1867
Records of military service, including enlistments, bounty receipts and surgeon's reports, 1862-1898
Deeds, 1807-1913
Records relating to care of the poor, including correspondence, bills and accounts, and records about administration of Hospitality Lodge, 1762-1829 Box 8
Records relating to care of the poor, 1762-1829 Box 9
Probate and estate papers, including the estates of Bulkley, Latimer and Woodhouse, 1838-1907
Abstracts of births, marriages and deaths, 1854-1891
Records relating to boundaries, church property, deposit fund, petitions for new towns, bonds, physician licenses, circa 1820-1902 Box 10
First School Society Treasurer's book, includes lists of burial plot owners, 1863-1909
School accounts, 1813-1891
Tax abstracts
1730-1749 Box 11
1750-1773 Box 12
1774-1789 Box 13
1790-1799 Box 14
1800-1809 Box 14a
1810-1818 Box 14b
Assessor's books
1824-1828 Box 14c
1828-1833 Box 14d
1833-1838 Box 15
1839-1843 Box 16
1824-1828 Box 17
1848, 1861-1864 Box 18
Third school district, 1849
Newington society, 1829, 1833-1842 Box 19
Newington, 1843-1847, 1849, 1853, 1863 Box 20
Rocky Hill, 1835-1836
Rate books,
1826, 1835-1836, 1887-1909 Box 21
1910-1922 Box 22
1925-1927 Box 23
Fire district, 1911, 1915-1916, 1918-1919, 1921-1929 Box 24
Wolcott Hill fire district, 1918-1928, 1931 Box 25
First Ecclesiastical Society taxes, 1842 Box 26
Personal tax, 1915-1919
Town tax, 1923-1924, 1928
Rate books for First School Society and Second, Third and Fourth School Districts, 1804, 1837-1841, 1892-1909 Box 27
Tax abatements, 1807-1858
Individual tax lists, 1800-1805
Grand lists, 1800-1804 Box 28
Register of tax liens, 1897-1907
Assorted tax records, 1785-1845
Writs of attachment, 1811-circa 1850
Writs of attachment, circa 1850-1922 Box 29
Justice of the Peace records, 1744-circa 1890 Boxes 30-41
Justice of the Peace records, circa 1890-1900 Box 42
Pound and dog registers, 1808-1907
Selectmen's account books, 1814-1856 Box 43
Ledger, 1829-1855
Town treasurer's reports, 1815-1883 Box 44
Bills, receipts and orders for payment, undated
Bills, receipts and orders for payment, 1780-1913, includes 2 record cartons Boxes 45-48
Town Clerk's correspondence, 1855-1876 Box 49
Historic District Commission minutes and administrative files, 1971-1981 Boxes 50-52
Tax abstracts, 1850 Box 53
Individual tax lists, 1846-1921, 89 volumes
These volumes are not boxed.
Volumes have varying titles on their covers such as: list, asssessment list, tax levys, assessment book, assessors book, grand list or no title at all.
Years 1847, 1850, 1863 are missing.
Years 1851-1852, 1854-1860, 1865-1869 have 2 volumes for each year.
There are 3 volumes for 1920: A-K, L-Z, non-residents. There is only one volume for 1921: non-residents.
Real estate property abstracts, 1956-1958, 3 volumes