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 1824-1919

Record books 1915-1933

Probate files 1882-1976, bulk 1915-1976


RG 004:042, East Hampton 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 (East Hampton District)
Title: East Hampton Probate Court records
Dates: 1824-1976
Quantity: 39 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1832-1933; Probate files, 1882-1976, bulk 1915-1976.
Identification: RG004_042
Accession: 2011-116, 2011-118, and 2012-045
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

East Hampton, Middlesex County, Town established in October 1767, Parent Town: Middletown, Name of town was Chatham until 1915

The Chatham Probate District was constituted June 1, 1824, from the Middletown and East Haddam Probate Districts. The Chatham Probate District changed its name to the East Hampton Probate District in 1921. The East Hampton Probate District merged with the East Haddam, Marlborough and Portland Probate Districts on January 5, 2011 to create the Region #14 Probate District which serves the municipalities of East Haddam, East Hampton, Marlborough and Portland.

Town of East Hampton, Probate District chronology:

October 1767 - May 31, 1824, Middletown District (partial)
October 1767 - May 31, 1824, East Haddam District (covering area south of Salmon River)
May 1820-January 4, 2011, East Hampton District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Region # 14 District

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

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Scope and Content

Record books:

Accession 2011-116 contains Volumes 1-24, 1824-1919 and 2 unnumbered volumes of bonds, 1880-1918. These are volumes of the Chatham Probate District that held court in Portland.

Accession 2011-118 contains Volumes 1-3, 1915-1933. These are volumes of the Chatham/East Hampton Probate District. The Chatham District was renamed to the East Hampton District in 1921. In 1913 the Portland District was constituted from the Chatham District. The Chatham District had been holding probate court in Portland and that is where the record books were kept. The new Portland District continued the numbering of the original sequence of Chatham volumes. At that time the Chatham, later East Hampton, District began a new sequence of record books starting with Volume 1. Contact the probate court to access record books after Volume 3 in this series.

See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1882-1976, bulk 1915-1976. Most of the probate files of the Chatham Probate District prior to January 6, 1915 are located among the Portland Probate District. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

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Arrangement

Record books are arranged in two series, each in a different Accession. Accession 2011-116 contains Volumes 1-24, 1824-1919 and 2 unnumbered bond volumes, 1880-1918. Accession 2011-118 contains Volumes 1-3, 1915-1933. See Scope and Content note for explanation.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Accession 2011-116, Record books, 1824-1919 and Accession 2011-118, Record books, 1915-1933, and Accession 2012-045, Probate files, 1882-1976, bulk 1915-1976, 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 -- East Hampton

Places:

East Hampton (Conn.)

Alternate Creator:

Connecticut. Probate Court (Chatham District)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 1824-1922, 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 Accessions 2011-116 and 2011-118 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on March 30, 2011. The record books in Accession 2011-116 had previously been stored at the Portland Probate Court.

The probate files in Accession 2012-045 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on May 29, 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. Note: CSL does not hold any original record books. See Alternate Form Available section for volumes available on microfilm.

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Container List

Record books, 1824-1919, Accessison: 2011-116, 13.5 cubic feet (26 volumes)
The spine on all volumes reads: "Chatham Probate Records"
Volume
Records, 1824-1830 1
Records, 1830-1842 2
Records, 1842-1853 3
Records, 1853-1864 4
Decrees, 1855-1870 5
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1864-1873 6
Decrees, 1870-1877 7
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1873-1889 8
Decrees, 1877-1887 9
On spine: "Records"
Decrees, 1887-1892 10
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1889-1894 11
Decrees, 1892-1898 12
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1894-1897 13
Records, 1897-1900 14
Decrees, 1898-1904 15
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1900-1903 16
Records, 1903-1905 17
Decrees, 1904-1908 18
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1905-1908 19
Decrees, 1907-1912 20
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1908-1910 21
Records, 1910-1912 22
Decrees, 1912-1919 23
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1912-1915 24
Bonds, 1880-1904 unnumbered
Bonds, 1904-1918 unnumbered
Record books, 1915-1933, Accessison: 2011-118, 1.5 cubic feet (3 volumes)
The spine on all volumes reads: "Chatham Probate Records"
Volume
Records, 1824-1830 1
On spine: "Manuscript"
Decrees, 1915-1924 2
Bonds, 1918-1933 3
Probate files, 1882-1976, bulk 1915-1976, Accession: 2012-045, 24 cubic feet
Box
Ananonson - Begley 1
Behm - Bromley 2
Brooks - Chapman 3
Charlson - Curtis 4
Dahlquist - Donovan 5
Eaton - Fuller 6
Gallivan - Gustafson 7
Haglund - Hollister 8
Holm - Hyde 9
Ingraham - Kavanaugh 10
Keane - Kuritz 11
Lagerstrom - Lynch 12
Lynch - Morassini 13
Morey - Palumed 14
Paonessa - Quinn 15
Raab - Schwartz 16
Schultz - Standish 17
Staff - Turner 18
Ulm - Westcott 19
Wheaton - Zykowski 20
Trusts 21
Conservators 22
TPO, A - L 23
TPO, M - Z 24