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 1769-1908

Inventory control book 1769-1908

Probate files circa 1908-1940

Probate files circa 1940-1948

Probate files 1870-1987


RG 004:052, Farmington 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 (Farmington District)
Title: Farmington Probate Court records
Dates: 1769-1987
Quantity: 41.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, None; Probate files, 1769-1987.
Identification: RG004_052
Accession: 1911-004, 2012-014, T003288, T003289
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Farmington, Hartford County, Town settled 1640, established in December 1645

The Farmington Probate District was constituted January 1769 from the Hartford Probate District. In addition to processing probate matters for the municipality of Farmington, it also did so for the following municipalities at various times: Avon, May 1830 - May 1844; Berlin, May 1785 - June 1, 1824; Bristol, May 1785 - June 3, 1830; Burlington, May 1806 - June 2, 1834; New Hartford, January 1769 - October 1808; Plainville, May 1869 - May 1909; October 1779 - May 23, 1825. The Farmington Probate District merged with the Burlington Probate District on January 5, 2011 to create the Farmington and Burlington Probate District which serves the municipalities of Burlington and Farmington.

Town of Farmington, Probate District chronology:

1640 - May 1666, Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
May 1666 - January 1769, Hartford County Court & District
January 1769 - January 4, 2011, Farmington District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Farmington and Burlington 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, 1769-1987. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

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Arrangement

Probate Files are arranged by accession. Each accession is arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

Probate files from 1921-1987 are RESTRICTED as they may contain confidential documents. Tax returns (succession, transfer and estate tax returns and all attachments) from January 1, 1921 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §12-15. Adoptions (all documents) from January 1, 1944 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

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 -- Avon
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Berlin
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Bristol
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Burlington
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Farmington
Probate records -- Connecticut -- New Hartford
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Plainville
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Southington

Places:

Avon (Conn.)
Berlin (Conn.)
Bristol (Conn.)
Burlington (Conn.)
Farmington (Conn.)
Newe Hartford (Conn.)
Plainville (Conn.)
Southington (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-17, 20-22, 26, 28, 30-31, 1767-1926; probate files 1769-1908 (Accession 1911-004); 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 1911-004 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): November 13, 1911 (1769-1878); October 22, 1935 (1769-1908). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

The probate files in accession 2012-014 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on January 18, 2012.

It is not known when the probate files in accessions T003288 and T003289 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library.

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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.

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 1911-004 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2012-014.

Probate Files: There is no index for the probate files in Accessions T003288 and T003289.

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Container List

Probate files, 1769-1908, Accession: 1911-004, 17 cubic feet
Drawer
Ackley - Belden, J. 1
Belden, K. - Butcher 2
Butler - Cook, J. 3
Cook, K. - Curtis, L. 4
Curtis, M. - Freeman, J. 5
Freeman, K. - Griswold, J. 6
Griswold, K. - Hearne 7
Heath - Ives 8
Jackson - Lewis, J. 9
Lewis, K. - Miller, G. 10
Miller, H. - Oley 11
Olmsted - Porter, R. 12
Porter, S. - Scott, D. 13
Scott, E. - Stone, J. 14
Stone, K. - Wadsworth, S. 15
Wadsworth, T. - Winchel, L. 16
Winchel, M. - Z; Miscellaneous 17
Inventory control book, 1769-1908, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1911-004
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, circa 1908-1940, Accession: T003288, 15 cubic feet
There is no index for this accession
Drawer
Abaghian - Anderson, L. 1
Anderson, M. - Barnes 2
Barney - Bauer 3
Beach - Blum 4
Bombara - Broadbent 5
Brockett - Byington 6
Campbell - Calhoun 7
Chapin - Chase 8
Chidsey - Clark 9
Cleary - Corcoran 10
Coupland - Curtis 11
Dahl - Deming, E 12
ADeming, F. - Eddy 13
Edge - Flynn 14
Ford - Gallagher 15
Gamache - Goodale 16
Goodfield - Guiden 17
Hackney - Harper 18
Hart - Hepworth 19
Hester - Hird 20
Hitchcock - Hurlburt 21
Hurley - Jones 22
Jordan - Kittenbeck 23
Klauser - Lascari 24
Laurensen - Locks 25
Loomis - McKenney 26
McKissick - Miglietti 27
Mikolojcoik - Munson 28
Murdock - O'Shea 29
Palache - Pembrook 30
Pendleton - Pope 31
Porter - Quigley 32
Rafferty - Roach 33
Robbins - Roarke, D. 34
Rourke, E. - Sanford, C. 35
Sanford, D. - Selden 36
Shanley - Smith, M. 37
Smith, N. - Smith, Z. 38
Soby - Strong, Theodore P. 39
Strong, Theodore, P. - Tharau 40
Thayer - Thomson 41
Thompson - Wadsworth 42
Wall - White 43
Whitmore - Woodford, D. 44
Woodford, E. - Zamniska; Miscellaneous 45
Probate files, circa 1940-1948, Accession: T003289, 5.25 cubic feet
There is no index for this accession
Drawer
Abaghian - Betz 1
Bidwell - Bower 2
Broadbent - Chauvy 3
AChurchill - Cushman 4
Davis - Gresh 5
Grocki - Hawley 6
Hayden - Horton 7
Hotchkiss - Lanson 8
Lawler -Morgan 9
Lawler -Morgan 10
Omallao - Riddle, I. 11
Riddle, J. - Skinner 12
Skoglund - Strong, S. 13
Strong, T. - Vibert, Robert K. 14
Vibert, Robert K. - Wells. 15
Whaples - Zimmerman; Miscellaneous 16
Probate files, 1870-1987, Accession: 2012-014, 4 cubic feet
Box
Wills: A-H 1
Wills: I-R 2
Wills: S-Z 3
Probate files 4