TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Historical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Other Finding Aid

Container List

Probate files 1756-1891

Inventory Control Book 1756-1891


RG 004:034, Danbury Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2011 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Danbury)
Title: Danbury Probate Court records
Dates: 1756-1891
Quantity: 21 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, none; Probate files, 1756-1891.
Identification: RG004_034
Accession: 1933-003
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Danbury, Fairfield County, Town settled in 1685, named October 1687, City incorporated January 1889

The Danbury Probate District was constituted May 1744, from the Fairfield Probate District. The Danbury Probate District serves the municipality of Danbury. At one time it also served the towns of Bethel, May 1855 - July 3, 1859; Brookfield, May 1788 - May 1820; New Fairfield, May 1744 - January 6, 1975; Newtown, May 1744 - May 1820; Redding, January 1782 - May 23, 1839; Ridgefield, October 1746 - June 9, 1841.

City of Danbury, Probate District chronology:

October 1687 - May 1744, Fairfield District
May 1744 - Present, Danbury District

For Probate Court contact information and hours of operation see, Probate Court Directory.

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, None. Contact the probate court to access original record books. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1756-1891. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1756-1891 (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

Probate files are arranged alphabetically in one series.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

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 -- Bethel
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Brookfield
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Danbury
Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Fairfield
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Newtown
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Redding
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Ridgefield

Places:

Bethel (Conn.)
Brookfield (Conn.)
Danbury (Conn.)
New Fairfield (Conn.)
Newtown (Conn.)
Redding (Conn.)
Ridgefield (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-76, 1739-1916, except for volumes 27, 29, 31, 35, 37, 40, 43, 46, 48, 51, 55-56, 58, 60, 62, 64, 67, 70, 72, 75; probate files, 1756-1891, 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 1933-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): November 29, 1933 (1756-1891); January 18, 1934 (1756-1891). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

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Other Finding Aid

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 1933-003 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Probate files, 1756-1891, Accession: 1933-003, 21 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbott - Barberry, B. 1
Barberry, C. - Beers, H. 2
Beers, I. - Botsford, F. 3
Botsford, G. - Cogswell 4
Cohen - Dibble, H. 5
Dibble, I. - Gardner 6
Garrett - Hatch, J. 7
Hatch, K. - Hubble, Q. 8
Hubble, R. - Keeler, T. 9
Keeler, U. - Mallory, D. 10
Mallory, E. - Northrop, E. 11
Northrop, F. - Pierce, L. 12
Pierce, M. - Sanford, J. 13
Sanford, K. - Smith, C. 14
Smith, D. - Smith, John 15
Smith, Jonah - Sparks 16
Spencer - Starr, D. 17
Starr, E. - Starr, M. 18
Starr, N. - Stebbins 19
Stedman - Stevens, I. 20
Stevens, J. - Stevens, T. 21
Stevens, U. - Stone, T. 22
Stone, U. - Sturges, J. 23
Sturges, K. - Taylor, E. 24
Taylor, F. - Taylor, P. 25
Taylor, Q. - Tivenin 26
Tobias - Turkington 27
Turner - Viel 28
Vincent - Washburn, D. 29
Washburn, E. - Wellman 30
Wells - White, E. 31
White, F. - Whitlock, M. 32
Whitlock, N. - Wildman, E. 33
Wildman, F. - Wildman, S. 34
Wildman, T. - Wilson, E. 35
Wilson, F. - Wood, R. 36
Wood, S. - Zorkowski; Miscellaneous 37
Inventory Control Book, 1756-1891, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1933-003
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest