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 1677-1849

Daily blotters 1863-1887

Journals 1829-1832

Ledgers 1863-1884

Estate of Joseph Church 1876-1900

Estate of Lawson C. Ives 1904-1906

A digest of the early Connecticut probate records / compiled by Charles William Manwaring 1904

Probate Files 1641-1920

Inventory Control Book 1641-1920

Probate Files 1920-1940

Probate Files 1935


RG 004:064, Hartford 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 (Hartford District)
Title: Hartford Probate Court records.
Dates: 1641-1940
Quantity: 735.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1677-1849; Probate files, 1641-1940.
Identification: RG004_064
Accession: Multiple
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Hartford, Hartford County, Town settled by English 1635, named 1637, City incorporated May 1784

The Hartford Probate District was constituted 1666, as a County Court. The Hartford Probate District presently serves the municipality of Hartford.

City of Hartford, Probate District chronology:

1635 - May 1666 Hartford Colonial Jurisdiction
May 1666 - Present Hartford County Court & District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, 1677-1849. Contact the probate court for access to record books after Volume 50. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Other volumes include daily botters, 1863-1887, a journal, 1829-1832, and ledgers, 1863-1884.

Probate files, 1641-1940. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1641-1814 (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. This item is very incomplete from 1800 on.

Partial index, 1800-1920. This item was never completed. It covers surnames Abbate to Babcock, Adeline.

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Arrangement

Record Books:

The record books are numbered consecutively from 4 to 50. There is also a Volume 39A.

The daily blotters and ledgers are not numbered but run chronologically.

The probate files are in two accessions, 1641-1920 and 1920-1940. Files are arranged alphabetically within each.

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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 1921-1940 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. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

The probate files 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 -- Hartford

Places:

Hartford (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 4-127*, 1677-1917; probate files 1651-1915 (Accession T003017 only); and inventory control book (Godard Digest) have been 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.

*The following volumes are not on microfilm: 56-57, 59-60, 62, 68, 69-71, 73, 75, 77-78, 81-83, 86-88, 90-93, 95-96, 98-99, 102-103, 105, 107-110, 112-114, 116, 118-122, 124, 126-129, 131-134, 136, 138-142, 144-151, 154-157, 159-162, 164-167, 169-173, 175-176, 178-181, 184-188, 190-191, 193-195, 197-201, 203, 205-209, 211, 213-216, 218-221, 224-235, 237-245, 247-259. 261-263, 265-275.

Provenance

The daily blotters and ledgers were deposited in the Connecticut State Library on March 31, 1925. The journal was deposited on December 19, 1938. It is not known when the record books, other volumes, or probate files were deposited.

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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 T003017 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1677-1849, Accession: T003096, 15.25 cubic feet (48 volumes)
Volumes 4, 5, and 6 contain records for Hartford County County Court as well as for the Probate Court.
Volume
Records, 1677-1697 4
Records, 1689-1696 5
Records, 1697-1702 6
Records, 1700-1709 7
Records, 1707-1716 8
Records, 1692-1722 9
Records, 1723-11729 10
Records, 1729-1734 11
Records, 1727-1737 12
Records, 1736-1742 13
Records, 1742-1753 14
Records, 1742-1753 15
Records, 1742-1753 16
Records, 1753-1757 17
Records, 1757-1764 18
Records, 1761-1770 19
Records, 1764-1770 20
Records, 1770-1774 21
Records, 1774-1788 22
Records, 1774-1788 23
Records, 1777-1793 24
Records, 1793-1800 25
Records, 1800-1802 26
Records, 1802-1806 27
Records, 1808-1811 28
Records, 1809-1811 29
Records, 1811-1813 30
Records, 1813-1815 31
Records, 1815-1818 32
Records, 1818-1821 33
Records, 1821-1824 34
Records, 1824-1826 35
Records, 1826-1829 36
Records, 1829-1831 37
Records, 1831-1833 38
Records, 1833-1834 39
Records, 1833-1834 39A
Records, 1634-1836 40
Records, 1836-1838 41
Records, 1838-1839 42
Records, 1839-1841 43
Records, 1841-1842 44
Records, 1842-1843 45
Records, 1843-1844 46
Records, 1844-1846 47
Records, 1846-1847 48
Records, 1847-1848 49
Records, 1849 50
Daily blotters, 1863-1887, Accession: 1925-022, 2.5 cubic feet (9 volumes)
Judge J. Hurlburt White
Volumes are not numbered
Former call number: 345.42 fc753d
Original accession numbers: 126535 through 126543
1863-1868
1868-1870
1870-1873
1873-1875
1875-1877
1877-1880
1880-1882
1882-1885
1885-1887
Journals, 1829-1832, Accession: 1938-002, .25 cubic feet (1 volume)
Volume is not numbered
Former call number: 345.42 fc753j
Original accession number: 213177
1829-1832
Ledgers, 1863-1884, Accession: 1925-023, 1 cubic foot (4 volumes)
Judge J. Hurlburt White
Volumes are not numbered
Former call number: 345.42 fc753j
Original accession numbers: 126544 through 126547
1863-1864
1866-1868
1867-1873
1873-1884
Estate of Joseph Church, 1876-1900, Accession: T003301, 1 cubic foot (3 volumes)
Journal, 1876-1891
Journal, 1892-1900
Ledger, 1876-1900
Estate of Lawson C. Ives, 1904-1906, Accession: T003302, .25 cubic feet (1 volume)
Trustee accounts, 1904-1906
A digest of the early Connecticut probate records / compiled by Charles William Manwaring, 1904, Accession: T003303, 1 cubic foot (3 volumes)
Presented by compiler to the Connecticut State Library, 1904.
A copy is available at [CSL call number StLib History Reference F93 .M29 1995] and also at [CSL call number StLib Stacks F93 .M29]
Volume
1635-1700 1
1700-1729 2
1729-1750 3
Probate Files, 1641-1920, Accession: T003017, 339.5 cubic feet
Box
Probate files, 1641-1920 1-679
Arranged alphabetically.
Inventory Control Book, 1641-1920, Accession: T003073
Index of the accessions now merged into T003017.
Also known as the Godard Digest
There are 2 items for Hartford Probate.
Probate Files, 1920-1940, Accession: T002501, 374 cubic feet
There is no index for these files.
Box
Probate files, 1920-1940 1-748
Arranged alphabetically.
There are 2 boxes numbered 744.
Probate Files, 1935, Accession: T003267, .5 cubic feet
Box
Estate of Harriet Day Hansel, 1935 1