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 1648-1755

Probate files 1649-1911

Inventory Control Book 1649-1911


RG 004:051, Fairfield 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 (Fairfield District)
Title: Fairfield Probate Court records
Dates: 1648-1911
Quantity: 35.5 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1648-1755; Probate files, 1649-1911.
Identification: RG004_051
Accession: 1929-003 and 1929-004
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Fairfield, Fairfield County, Town established 1639

The Fairfield Probate District was constituted May 1666 session, as a County Court. The Fairfield Probate District serves the municipality of Fairfield. It also served the following municipalities at various times: Danbury, October 1687 - May 1744; Greenwich, May 1666 - May 1728; New Canaan, May 1801 - May 1802; New Fairfield, May 1740 - May 1744; Newtown, October 1711 - May 1744; Norwalk, May 1666 - May 1802; Redding, May 1767 - January 1782; Ridgefield, October 1709 - May 1728; Stamford, May 1666 - May 1728; Stratford, May 1666 - May 1782; Weston, October 1787 - May 21, 1832; Woodbury, 1698 - October 1719.

Town of Fairfield, Probate District chronology:

1639 - circa 1648, Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
Circa 1648 - May 1666, Fairfield Particular Court
May 1666 - Present, Fairfield County Court & District

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

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Scope and Content

Record books, Volumes 1-10, 1648-1755. Contact the probate court to access original record books after Volume 10. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1649-1911. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

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Arrangement

Record books are numbered consecutively from 1 to 10.

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 -- Danbury
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Fairfield
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Greenwich
Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Canaan
Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Fairfield
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Newtown
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Norwalk
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Redding
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Ridgefield
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Stamford
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Stratford
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Weston
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Woodbury

Places:

Danbury (Conn.)
Fairfield (Conn.)
Greenwich (Conn.)
New Canaan (Conn.)
New Fairfield (Conn.)
Newtown (Conn.)
Norwalk (Conn.)
Redding (Conn.)
Ridgefield (Conn.)
Stamford (Conn.)
Stratford (Conn.)
Weston (Conn.)
Woodbury (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-39, 41-42, 44-45, 48-50, 52-53, 55-56, 58-63, 1648-1916; probate files, 1648-1880; 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 1929-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): December 9, 1929 (1649-1911); March 27, 1936 (1693-1838). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

The record books in accession 1929-004 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on December 9, 1929.

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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 1929-003 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1648-1755, Accessison: 1929-003, 2.5 cubic feet (10 volumes)
Previously catalogued as 345.42 fC753f
Volume
Records, 1648-1664 1
Records, 1664-1675 2
Records, 1676-1690 3
Records, 1690-1702 4
Records, 1702-1750 5
Records, 1717-1735 6
Records, 1721-1750 7
Records, 1725-1740 8
Records, 1741-1748 9
Records, 1748-1755 10
Probate files, 1649-1911, Accessison: 1929-003, 33 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbot - Alexander 1
Allen - Alvord, J. 2
Alvord, K. - Arnold, E. 3
Arnold, F. - Banks, B. 4
Arnold, F. - Banks, B. 5
Banks, Joseph - Banks. T. 6
Banks, U. - Beach, B. 7
Banks, U. - Beach, B. 8
Beardslee, J. - Beers, I. 9
Beers, J. - Benedict, D. 10
Benedict, E. - Bennett, K. 11
Bennett, L. - Betts, J. 12
Betts, K. - Birdseye 13
Bisbom - Booth, N. 14
Booth, O. - Bradley, D. 15
Bradley, E. - Bradley, L. 16
Bradley, M. - Brewster 17
Briggs - Brush 18
Bryant - Bulkley, I. 19
Bulkley, J. - Burnitt 20
Burr, A. - Burr, D. 21
Burr, E. - Burr, I. 22
Burr, J. - Burr, N. 23
Burr, O. - Burr, Z. 24
Burrall - Cable, E. 25
Cable, F. - Capers 26
Cardwell - Clark, S. 27
Clark, T. - Collyer 28
Colwell - Couch 29
Cowel - Curtis, I. 30
Curtis, J. - DeForest, C. 31
DeForest, D. - Dimon, I. 32
Dimon, J. -Downs, R. 33
Downs, S. - English 34
Everitt - Fairweather 35
Fanton - Fitch, E. 36
Fitch, F. - Frost, D. 37
Frost, E. - Godfrey, I. 38
Godfrey, J. - Gold, A. 39
Gold, B. - Gratis 40
Gray - Gregory, A. 41
Gregory, B. - Hale 42
Hall - Hanford, D. 43
Hanford, E. - Hawley, D. 44
Hawley, E. - Haynes, S. 45
Haynes, T. - Hide 46
Higgins - Hill 47
Hillyer - Holmes, D. 48
Holmes, E. - Hoyt 49
Hubbard - Hubbell, M. 50
Hubbell, N. - Hull, J. 51
Hull, K. - Hurlbutt, J 52
Hurlbutt, K. - Jeanes 53
Jennings, A. - Jennings, G. 54
Jennings, H. - Jennings, M. 55
Jennings, N. - Johnson, M. 56
Johnson, N. - Judson, M. 57
Judson, N. - Kellogg 58
Kennedy - Knapp, S. 59
Knapp, T. - Leathers 60
Leavensworth - Lewis 61
Lines - Lockwood, J. 62
Lockwood, K. - Lyon, A. 63
Lyon, B. - Lyon, T. 64
Lyon, U. - Mallory, B. 65
Mallory, C. - Mead, J. 66
Mead, K. - Meeker, M. 67
Meeker, N. - Middlebrooks, E. 68
Middlebrooks, F. - Moore 69
Morehouse, A. - Morehouse, Jesse 70
Morehouse, John - Morehouse, T. 71
Morehouse, U. - Newman 72
Nichols, A. - Nichols, H. 73
Nichols, I. - Nichols, Z. 74
Nickleson - Ogden, L. 75
Ogden, M. - Osborn, A. 76
Osborn, B. - Osborn, J. 77
Osborn, L. - Raymond, B. 78
Raymond, C. - Sanford, B. 79
Sanford, C. - Sherwood, C. 80
Sherwood, D. - Squire, A. 81
Squire, B. - Thompson 82
Osborn, B. - Wakeman, J. 83
Wakeman, K. - Whitehead, J. 84
Whitehead, K. - Zimmerman; Miscellaneous 85
Inventory Control Book, 1649-1911, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1929-003
Also known as the Godard Digest