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 1831-1922

Probate files 1831-1898

Inventory control book 1831-1898


RG 004:049, Enfield 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 (Enfield District)
Title: Enfield Probate Court records
Dates: 1831-1971, bulk 1831-1922
Quantity: 26.75 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1831-1922, 1962-1971; Probate files, 1831-1898.
Identification: RG004_049
Accession: 1945-005 and 2011-052
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Enfield, Hartford County, Town established in 1683, Parent Town: Part of Massachusetts until May 1749

The Enfield Probate District was constituted May 26, 1831 from the East Windsor Probate District. The Enfield Probate District merged with the Stafford Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the North Central Connecticut Probate District which serves the municipalities of Enfield, Somers, Stafford, and Union.

Town of Enfield, Probate District chronology:

1683 - May 1749, Hampshire County Massachusetts Jurisdiction
May 1749 - May 1782, Hartford District
May 1782 - May 25, 1831, East Windsor District
May 26, 1831 - January 4, 2011, Enfield District
January 5, 2011 - Present, North Central Connecticut 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 1-24, 1831-1922, one unnumbered bond book, 1881-1899, and volume 74, bonds, 1962-1971. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 24. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1831-1898. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

Inventory control book, 1831-1898 (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 are numbered consecutively from 1 to 24. There is also one unnumbered bond volume and volume 74, which is also bonds.

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.

Accession 2011-052, Record books, 1831-1922 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 - Enfield

Places:

Enfield (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-2, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12-15, 17-21, 1831-1916; probate files 1831-1915; 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 1945-005 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): February 26, 1945 (1831-1998).

The record books in accession 2011-052 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 22, 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.

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 1945-005 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1831-1922, Accession: 2011-052, 13.5 cubic feet (26 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1831-1844 1
Records, 1844-1850 2
Records, 1850-1856 3
Orders and decrees, 1855-1869 4
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1856-1874 5
Orders and decrees, 1869-1878 6
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1873-1884 7
Orders and decrees, 1878-1887 8
On spine: "Records"
Guardians and wards, 1882-1891 9
Records, 1884-1893 10
Orders and decrees, 1887-1894 11
On spine: "Records"
Records, 1893-1896 12
Records, 1896-1899 13
Records, 1899-1903 14
Records, 1903-1905 15
Bonds, 1903-1922 16
On spine: "Records". Label on spine: "B:
Records, 1905-1908 17
Records, 1908-1911 18
Records, 1911-1913 19
Records, 1913-1915 20
Records, 1914-1916 21
Records, 1916-1917 22
Records, 1917-1919 23
Records, 1919-1921 24
Bonds, 1881-1899 unnumbered
Bonds, 1962-1971 74
Probate files, 1831-1898, Accession: 1945-005, 13.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbe - Burbank, J. 1
Burbank, J. - Gallagher 2
Gallo - Gorman 3
Gowdy - Harper 4
Harrington - Hibbard 5
Hickman - Kelliher 6
Kellogg - Kingsbury, C. 7
Kingsbury, D. - Lewis 8
Liddell - MacAviney 9
MacCarthy - Maher 10
Mallard - Mitchell 11
Mixter - O'Brien 12
O'Callahan - Parker 13
Parsons - Patterson 14
Payne - Phelps 15
Phillips - Prior 16
Prudden - Robbins 17
Roberts - Slamon 18
Slater - Stewart 19
Stillman - Taylor 20
Terry - Tryon 21
Tullar - Watton 22
Weir - Wood 23
Winnervisser - Zeist 24
Inventory control book, 1831-1898, Accession: T003073
Index of the probate files in accession 1945-005
Also known as the Godard Digest