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 1807-1924

Probate files 1807-1925

Inventory Control Book 1807-1925

Probate files circa 1925-1958

Probate files circa 1912-1975, bulk 1955-1975


RG 004:056, Granby 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 (Granby District)
Title: Granby Probate Court records
Dates: 1807-1975
Quantity: 32 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1807-1924; Probate files, 1807-1975.
Identification: RG004_056
Accession: 1913-004, T003290, 2011-049, 2011-050
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Granby, Hartford County, Town established in October 1786, Parent Town: Simsbury

The Granby Probate District was constituted May 1807 from the Simsbury Probate District. It also served the following municipalities at various times: East Granby, June 1858 - July 3, 1865; Hartland, May 1807 - June 2, 1836; and the part of Suffield lying west of the mountain, May 1807 - May 1821. The Granby Probate District merged on January 5, 2011 with the Avon, Canton, and Simsbury Probate Districts to create the Simsbury Regional Probate District which serves the municipalities of Avon, Canton, Granby, and Simsbury.

Town of Granby, Probate District chronology:

October 1786 - May 1807, Simsbury District
May 1807 - January 4, 2011, Granby District
January 5, 2011 - Present, Simsbury Regional 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 1-16, 1807-1924. Contact the probate court to access record books after Volume 16.

Probate files, 1807-1975. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies.

Inventory control book, 1807-1925 (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 16.

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 1921-1975 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. Removals of parent as guardian of minor (all documents) and terminations of parental rights (all documents) from October 1, 1975 and later are confidential per Connecticut General Statutes §45a-754. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

Accession 2011-049, Record books, 1807-1924; and Accession 2011-050, Probate files, 1912-1975, 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 Granby
Probate records -- Connecticut - Granby
Probate records -- Connecticut - Hartland
Probate records -- Connecticut - Suffield

Places:

East Granby (Conn.)
Granby (Conn.)
Hartland (Conn.)
Suffield (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, Volumes 1-16, 1807-1924; probate files 1807-1915 (Accession 1913-004 only); 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 1912-003 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): November 3, 1913 (1807-1913); October 18, 1935 (1885, 1911-1925). They were interfiled into one alphabetic sequence.

The record books in accession 2011-049 and the probate files in accession 2011-050 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 23, 2010.

It is not known when the probate files in accession T003290 was 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.

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 1913-004 are represented in this index.

Probate Files: The History and Genealogy reference staff has access to an index for the probate files in accession 2011-050.

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Container List

Record books, 1807-1924, Accession: 2011-049, 10.6 cubic feet (16 volumes)
Volume
Records, 1807-1813 1
Records, 1803-1819 2
Records, 1818-1825 3
Records, 1825-1831 4
Records, 1831-1835 5
Records, 1835-1837 6
Records, 1837-1844 7
Records, 1842-1850 8
Records, 1840-1857 9
Records, 1856-1864 10
Records, 1864-1873 11
Records, 1873-1885 12
Records, 1885-1897 13
Records, 1895-1910 14
Records, 1906-1916 15
Records, 1914-1924 16
Probate files, 1807-1925, Accession: 1913-004, 11 cubic feet
Drawer
Abel - Baldwin 1
Banning - Beebe 2
Beman - Buttles 3
Cake-bread - Casen 4
Chapin - Clemons 5
Clifford - Cunningham 6
Curtis - Dewey, H. 7
Dewey, I. - Dibble, Q 8
Dibble, R. - Fairchild 9
Fancher - Gardiner 10
Gates - Godard, L. 11
Godard, M. - Griffin, G. 12
Griffin, H. - Hawley 13
Hayden - Hayes, I. 14
Hayes, J. - Higley 15
Hills - Holcomb, B. 16
Holcomb, C. - Holcomb, G. 17
Holcomb, H. - Holcomb, M. 18
Holcomb, N. - Higgins 19
Hull - Korn 20
Lamson - Loomis, D. 21
Loomis, E. - Messenger, J. 22
Messenger, K. - Olmstead 23
O'Meara - Pettibone, O. 24
Pettibone, P. - Pilahowski 25
Pinney - Reed, L. 26
Reed, M. - Rogers, D. 27
Rogers, E. - Skinner, R. 28
Skinner, S. - Struthers 29
Sudbury - Viets, F. 30
Viets, G. - Weed, E. 31
Weed, F. - Wilcox 32
AWilder - Z.; Miscellaneous 33
Inventory Control Book, 1807-1925, Accession: T003073
Index of the two accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1913-004
Also known as the Godard Digest
Probate files, circa 1925-1958, Accession: T003290, 11 cubic feet
There is no index for this accession.
Drawer
Abbey - Anteck 1
Benian - Callahan 2
Campbell - Clark, J. 3
Clark, K. - Cutter 4
Daniels - Forsyth 5
Fox - Godard, R. 6
Godard, S. - Guy 7
Halgreen - Holcomb, E. 8
Holcomb, F. - Janezyk 9
Jenkins - Long 10
Loomis - Messenger 11
Messerly - Parmelee, H. 12
Parmelee, I. - Rice, E. 13
Rice, F. - Shattuck, F. 14
Shattuck, G. - Tillotson 15
Tobey - Wilcox 16
AWilson - Z.; Miscellaneous 17
Probate files, circa 1912-1975, bulk 1955-1975, Accession: 2011-050, 5 cubic feet
Box
A - I 1
J - Miller, R.G. 2
Miller, Ronald - Shannon, E. 3
Shannon, J. - Z. 4
Unarranged 5
Records in Box 5 are in 8 bundles.