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 1748-1965

Probate files 1748-1896

Inventory Control Book 1748-1896


RG 004:104, Norwich Probate Court

Inventory of Records

Finding aid prepared by Connecticut State Library staff.

Copyright © 2012 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Connecticut. Probate Court (Norwich District)
Title: Norwich Probate Court records
Dates: 1748-1965
Quantity: 115.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Record books, 1748-1965; Probate files, 1748-1896.
Identification: RG004_104
Accession: 1914-007 and 2011-062
Language: The records are in English.

Historical Note

Norwich, New London County, Town settled 1659, established in May 1662, City incorporated May 1784

The Norwich Probate District was constituted October, 1748, from the New London Probate District. The Norwich Probate District serves the municipalities of Bozrah, Franklin, Griswold, Lisbon, Norwich, Preston, Sprague, and Voluntown.

City of Norwich, Probate District chronology:

1660 - May 1666, Particular Court Jurisdiction at Hartford, later at New London
May 1666 - October 1748, New London District
October 1748 - Present, Norwich District

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

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Scope and Content

Probate record books, 1748-1965. Contact the probate court to access record books not listed below. Volumes titled "Journal" record the proceedings of the court. Volumes titled "Estates" are orders and decrees.See Alternative Form Available note below.

Probate files, 1748-1896. Probate files may consist of estates, conservatorships, guardianships, commitments, and insolvencies. See Alternative Form Available note below.

Inventory control book, 1748-1896 (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 separately within the following: Journals; Records; Estates; Assigned estates; Guardians, conservators, etc.; Bonds.

Probate files in accession 1914-007 are arranged alphabetically.

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

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

The following volumes are RESTRICTED due to condition: Journals, all volumes except 6 and 19; Records, 2, 7-43; Estates, 1-16; Guardians, conservators, etc., 4. Contact State Archives staff for assistance.

Accession 2011-062, Record books, 1748-1965, 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 -- Bozrah
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Franklin
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Griswold
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Lisbon
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Norwich
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Preston
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Sprague
Probate records -- Connecticut -- Voluntown

Places:

Bozrah (Conn.)
Franklin (Conn.)
Griswold (Conn.)
Lisbon(Conn.)
Norwich (Conn.)
Preston (Conn.)
Sprague (Conn.)
Voluntown (Conn.)

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Administrative Information

Alternative Form Available

Record books, volumes 1-72, 1748-1917 and journals, volumes 1-17 except volume 2, 1748-1852, probate files, 1748-1880; 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. The journals on microfilm are titled "Administrations (daily blotters)".

Provenance

The probate files in accession 1914-007 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on the following dates (with date span of files): May 5, 1914 (1748-1896).

The record books in accession 2011-062 were transferred to the Connecticut State Library on November 30, 2010 and December 13, 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. 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 1914-007 are represented in this index.

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Container List

Record books, 1748-1965, Accession: 2011-062, 81 cubic feet (154 volumes)
See Restrictions on Access note above
Volume
Journal, 1748-1763 1
Journal, 1763-1773 2
Journal, Volume 2 does not exist as a separate item. Years 1763-1770 is bound with Records, Volume 3 and years 1770-1773 is bound with Records, Volume 4. This appears to have been done when these volumes received conservation treatment and were rebound.
Journal, 1774-1783 3
Journal, 1783-1793 4
Journal, 1793-1802 5
Journal, 1802-1811 6
Journal, 1811-1816 7
Journal, 1816-1820 8
Journal, 1820-1825 9
Journal, 1825-1829 10
Journal, 1829-1833 11
Journal, 1833-1836 12
Journal, 1836-1841 13
Journal, 1841-1844 14
Journal, 1844-1848 15
Journal, 1848-1850 16
Journal, 1850-1852 17
Journal, 1852-1855 18
Journal, 1855-1865 19
Records, 1748-1761 1
Records, 1761-1763 2
Records, 1764-1768 3
Part of Journal, Volume 2 is bound in reverse with Records, Volume 3
Records, 1769-1773 4
Part of Journal, Volume 2 is bound in reverse with Records, Volume 4
Records, 1773-1776 5
Records, 1776-1780 6
Records, 1780-1787 7
Records, 1787-1793 8
Records, 1787-1797 9
Records, 1795-1807 10
Records, 1806-1811 11
Records, 1811-1818 12
Records, 1818-1826 13
Records, 1826-1832 14
Records, 1832-1837 15
Records, 1837-1842 16
Records, 1842-1847 17
Records, 1847-1849 18
Records, 1849-1852 19
Records, 1852-1855 20
Records, 1855-1858 21
Records, 1858-1861 22
Records, 1861-1863 23
Records, 1863-1865 24
Records, 1865-1867 25
Records, 1867-1870 26
Records, 1870-1872 27
Records, 1872-1873 28
Records, 1873-1874 29
Records, 1875-1876 30
Records, 1876-1878 31
Records, 1878-1880 32
Records, 1880-1883 33
Records, 1882-1885 34
Records, 1885-1886 35
Records, 1886-1888 36
Records, 1888 37
Records, 1889-1890 38
Records, 1890-1891 39
Records, 1891-1892 40
Records, 1892 41
Records, 1893 42
Records, 1893-1894 43
Records, 1893-1895 44
Records, 1895 45
Records, 1895-1896 46
Records, 1896-1897 47
Records, 1897-1898 48
Records, 1898 49
Records, 1899-1900 50
Records, 1900 51
Records, 1900-1901 52
Records, 1901-1902 53
Records, 1902-1903 54
Records, 1903-1904 55
Records, 1904 56
Records, 1904-1905 57
Records, 1905-1906 58
Records, 1905-1906 59
Records, 1906-1907 60
Records, 1907 61
Records, 1907-1908 62
Records, 1909-1910 63
Records, 1910 64
Records, 1910-1911 65
Records, 1911-1912 66
Records, 1912-1913 67
Records, 1913-1914 68
Records, 1914 69
Records, 1914-1915 70
Records, 1915-1916 71
Records, 1916-1917 72
Records, 1917-1918 73
Records, 1918-1919 74
Records, 1919-1920 75
Records, 1920-1922 76
Estates, 1857-1860 1
Estates, 1860-1863 2
Estates, 1864-1870 3
Estates, 1870-1873, 1913 4
Estates, 1872-1879 5
Estates, 1875-1897 6
Estates, 1881-1893 7
Estates, 1885-1888 8
Estates, 1887-1893 9
Estates, 1890-1920 10
Estates, 1897-1898 11
Estates, 1894-1913 12
Estates, 1895-1913 13
Estates, 1897-1898 14
Estates, 1897-1901 15
Estates, 1897-1940 16
Estates, 1897-1913, 1965 17
Estates, 1812-1933 17A
Estates, 1899-1900 18
Estates, 1900-1902 19
Estates, 1901-1904 20
Estates, 1903-1904 21
Estates, 1904-1906 22
Estates, 1905-1907 23
Estates, 1906-1908 24
Estates, 1907-1909 25
Estates, 1909-1912 26
Estates, 1910-1912 27
Estates, 1911-1913 28
Estates, 1913-1914 29
Estates, 1914-1915 30
Estates, 1915-1916 31
Estates, 1916-1918 32
Estates, 1917-1918 33
Estates, 1918-1919 34
Estates, 1919-1920 35
Estates, 1920-1921 36
Assigned estates, 1875-1885 1
Assigned estates, 1885-1907 2
Guardians and wards, 1858-1871 1
Guardians and wards, 1871-1895 2
Guardians and wards, 1879-1886 3
Guardians & wards, conservators, trustees & insane, 1887-1893 4
Guardians, conservators, insane, etc., 1898-1905 5
Guardians, conservators, insane, etc., 1905-1911 6
Guardians, conservators, insane, etc., 1910-1919 7
Guardians, conservators, etc., 1919-1928 8
Bonds, 1883-1889 unnumbered
Bonds, 1881-1883 1
Bonds, 1882-1891 2
Bonds, 1882-1892 3
Bonds, 1891-1897 4
Bonds, 1897-1903 5
Bonds, 1902-1906 6
Bonds, 1906-1910 7
Bonds, 1910-1912 8
Bonds, 1914-1918 9
Bonds, 1918-1921 10
Receipt book, 1910-1930 unnumbered
Book of registrars, 1880-1940 unnumbered
Probate files, 1748-1896, Accession: 1914-007, 34.25 cubic feet
Drawer
Abbe - Albro 1
Alden - Ayer 2
Babbage - Beach 3
Beard - Blackburn 4
Blackman - Brewster, J. 5
Brewster, K. - Burdick, J. 6
Burdick, K. - Carr 7
Carroll - Cocheat 8
Cochran - Crary, J. 9
Crary, K. - Downer 10
Crary, K. - Downer 11
Fitch, F. - Gates, S. 12
Gates, T. - Halisay 13
Hall - Hill, R. 14
Hill, S. - Huntington, I. 15
Huntington, J. - Johnson, M. 16
Johnson, N. - Ladd, B. 17
Ladd, C. - Lawton, J. 18
Lawton, K. - Loveland 19
Lovell - Meech 20
Meeker - Myers 21
Mygatt - Park, G. 22
Park, H. - Phillips, L. 23
Phillips, M. - Reynolds 24
Rhodes - Rude 25
Ruge - Smith, I. 26
Smith, J. - Story, I. 27
Story, J. - Tracy, I. 28
Tracy, J. - Tracy, S. 29
Tracy, T. - Trudeau 30
True - Tucker 31
Tufts - Tyler, John 32
Tyler, Joseph - Utley 33
Vail - Wales 34
Walker - Washburn 35
Waterman - Watrous 36
Watson - Weldon 37
Wells - Whipple, R. 38
Whipple, S. - Whiting, F. 39
Whiting, G. - Wilcox, I. 40
Wilcox, J. - Williams, G. 41
Williams, H. - Williams, M. 42
Williams, N. - Willoughby 43
Wilson - Witter, B. 44
Witter, C. - Woodburn 45
Woodmansee - Woolsey 46
Worden - Young, B. 47
Young, C. - Zundel 48
Miscellaneous Papers 49
Inventory Control Book, 1748-1896, Accession: T003073
Index of the four accessions of probate files now merged into accession 1914-007
Date span is coverage
Also known as the Godard Digest